[Elsnet-list] Extended deadline (Feb 25)-- LREC Workshop: Second Linguistic Annotation Workshop (LAW II)

Nancy Ide ide at cs.vassar.edu
Mon Feb 18 20:09:00 CET 2008



The 2nd Linguistic Annotation Workshop (The LAW II)


Held in conjunction with LREC 2008, Marrakech, Morocco

Sponsored by the ACL Special Interest Group on Annotation (SIGANN)

SIGANN Working Groups and Demo/Poster session, afternoon of May 26, 2008

Paper presentations, full day May 27, 2008

Linguistic annotation of natural language corpora is the backbone of  
supervised methods of statistical natural language processing.  
Annotation encodes human knowledge about linguistic phenomena that can  
be modeled statistically and reproduced by automatic procedures. This  
meeting will provide a forum for annotation researchers to work  
towards standardization, best practices and interoperability, as well  
as to share innovative research in corpus annotation.

We invite submissions of long (8  pages) and short (4 pages) papers,  
posters, and demonstrations relating to all aspects of the linguistic  
annotation of corpora, including:

·      New and innovative annotation schemes
·      Machine learning and knowledge-based methods for automation of  
corpus annotation

·      Linguistic considerations for merging of annotation of  
distinct  phenomena

·      Comparison of annotation schemes

·      Evaluation considerations for corpus annotation

·      Comparison and/or evaluation of existing annotation systems,  
including functionality, common/missing features, accommodation of  
different input/output formats and resource types(lexicons,knowledge  
bases, ontologies, etc.)

·      Creation, maintenance, and interactive exploration of annotation

·      structures and annotated data

·      Representation formats/structures for merged annotations of  
different phenomena, and means to explore/manipulate them

·      Assessment of, and potential means to achieve, interoperability  
of annotation formats/frameworks among different systems as well as  
different tasks, frameworks, modalities, and languages

Full length or short papers, including position papers, proposals,  
evaluations, etc., are also solicited as input to the sessions of the  
SIGANN Shared Corpus Working Group and the SIGANN Working Group on  
Best Practices. We urge members of the community interested in working  
on any aspect of harmonization of linguistic annotations to participate.

The workshop will begin with a half-day session (afternoon of May 26)  
devoted to SIGANN working group sessions on Shared Corpus Annotation  
and Best Practice Guidelines, together with a poster/demo session. A  
full-day session (May 27) will be devoted to paper presentations.


Long paper submissions should not exceed 8 pages in length. Short  
papers and demo descriptions should not exceed 4 pages. Format  
requirements will be the same as for full papers of LREC 2008. For  
details, please consult the submission section on the workshop website.


Submission deadline:                         25 February 2008

Notification of acceptance:                16 March 2008

Camera-ready version due:                3 April 2008

SIGANN Meeting:                             26 May (afternoon) 2008

Workshop:                                        27 May (full day) 2008


          Nancy Ide (Vassar College)

          Adam Meyers (New York University)


           Inderjeet Mani (MITRE Corporation)

Antonio Pareja-Lora (SIC, UCM / OEG, UPM)

          Sameer Pradhan (BBN Technologies)

          Manfred Stede (Universitat Potsdam)

          Nianwen Xue (University of Colorado)


David Ahn (Powerset)

Lars Ahrenberg (Linkoping University)

Timothy Baldwin (University of Melbourne)

Francis Bond (NICT)

Kalina Bontcheva (University of Sheffield)

Matthias Buch-Kromann (Copenhagen Business School)

Paul Buitelaar (DFKI)

Jean Carletta (University of Edinburgh)

Christopher Cieri (Linguistic Data Consortium/University of  

Hamish Cunningham (University of Sheffield)

David Day (MITRE Corporation)

Thierry Declerck (DFKI)

Ludovic Denoyer (LIP6 - University of Paris 6)

Richard Eckart (Darmstadt University of Technology)

Tomaz Erjavec (Jozef Stefan Institute)

David Farwell (New Mexico State University)

Alex Chengyu Fang (City University Hong Kong)

Chuck Fillmore (International Computer Science Institute)

John Fry (San Jose State University)

Claire Grover (University of Edinburgh)

Ed Hovy (Information Sciences Institute)

Baden Hughes (University of Melbourne)

Emi Izumi (NICT)

Aravind Joshi (University of Pennsylvania

Ewan Klein (University of Edinburgh)

Mike Maxwell (University of Maryland)

Stephan Oepen (University of Oslo)

Martha Palmer (University of Colorado)

Manfred Pinkal (Saarland University)

James Pustejovsky (Brandeis University)

Owen Rambow (Columbia University)

Laurent Romary (Max-Planck Digital Library)

Erik Tjong Kim Sang (University of Amsterdam)

Graham Wilcock (University of Helsinki)

Theresa Wilson (University of Edinburgh)
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