[Elsnet-list] LREC 2008 Workshop on Partial Parsing

Sandra Kuebler skuebler at indiana.edu
Wed Jan 23 22:33:51 CET 2008


                       SECOND CALL FOR PAPERS

                         LREC 2008 Workshop on

                            PARTIAL PARSING
                   Between Chunking and Deep Parsing

                           Marrakech, Morocco
                              1 June 2008

                    http://langtech.jrc.it/PaPa2008/

                 Submission deadline: 17 February 2008


MOTIVATION
==========

Partial parsing has become a standard means of integrating syntactic  
knowledge into high level applications such as information retrieval,  
machine translation, or question answering, for which efficiency and  
robustness is of importance. In comparison with chunking and deep  
parsing, partial parsing consists in finding structure that is richer  
than chunks but less exhaustive than full syntactico-semantic parses:  
partial parsing may involve constructing nested structures (unlike  
simple chunking) without creating the full parse of a sentence.  
However, partial parsing is not a single concept but rather an area  
ranging from chunking to almost full parsing.  This workshop will  
bring together researcher who work on partial parsing in its  
different interpretations.


SCOPE:
=====

The main areas of interest of the workshop include (but are not  
restricted to):

. linguistic richness of partial parsers for various applications:
   syntactic and semantic headedness, the degree of hierarchical
   structure, semantic information (anaphora, disambiguation);

. development methodologies for partial parsers: manual,
   machine learning, hybrid;

. the usability of language resources for the development of
   partial parsers;

. multi-lingual development of partial parsers, etc.;

. experience and utilization of existing tools for building
   partial parsers for new languages;

. technical aspects of partial parsers:
   . robustness, scalability;
   . time and space complexity;
   . expressiveness of partial parsing formalisms (regular vs.
     context-free rules; unification; type hierarchies; etc.);

. applications of partial parsers: information extraction,
   question answering, machine translation, web text mining,
   acquisition of lexical information, etc.;

. evaluation methodologies for partial parsers: gold standards,
   application-specific, reusability of evaluation resources for
   different partial parsing tasks, etc.;

. ways of combining multiple partial parsers;

. comparsion (classification) of partial parsers.


SUBMISSIONS:
===========

Authors are invited to submit original research papers.  Papers  
should indicate the state of completion of the reported results. In  
particular, any overlap with previously published work should be  
clearly mentioned. Submissions will be judged on correctness,  
novelty, technical strength, clarity of presentation, and  
significance/relevance to the workshop.

Submissions should be no longer than 8 pages typeset in an 11pt font  
and 1 inch margins. The preferred format is the LREC 2008 format,  
which will become available on the LREC main web page and on the  
workshop web page at the beginning of February. Submission is via the  
START system, a link to the submission page can be found at the  
workshop page.

The publication of selected papers in a special issue of a journal is  
planned.


IMPORTANT DATES:
===============

Submission deadline:        17 February 2008
Notification of acceptance: 16 March 2008
Camera-ready version due:    3 April 2008
Workshop:                    1 June 2008


ORGANISERS:
==========

. Sandra Kübler (Indiana University)
. Jakub Piskorski (Joint Research Center)
. Adam Przepiórkowski (Institute of Computer Science, Polish Academy  
of Sciences)


PROGRAMME COMMITTEE:
===================

. Salah Aït-Mokhtar (Xerox Research Centre Europe, Grenoble)
. Gosse Bouma (Rijksuniversiteit Groningen)
. António Branco (University of Lisbon)
. Erhard Hinrichs (University of Tübingen)
. Hannah Kermes (University of Stuttgart)
. Sandra Kübler (Indiana University)
. Vladislav Kuboň (Charles University, Prague)
. Petya Osenova (Bulgarian Academy of Sciences and Sofia University)
. Jakub Piskorski (Joint Research Center)
. Adam Przepiórkowski (Institute of Computer Science, Polish Academy  
of Sciences)
. Ulrich Schäfer (DFKI GmbH, Saarbrücken)
. Wojciech Skut (Google Inc., Mountain View)
. Anssi Yli Jyrä (CSC -- Scientific Computing Ltd., Espoo)


CONTACT:
=======

PaPa2008 _at_ bach.ipipan.waw.pl




--------------------------------
Sandra Kuebler
Indiana University
Department of Linguistics
Memorial Hall 322
1021 E. Third Street
Bloomington IN 47405
USA
phone: (812) 855-3268
fax: (812) 855-5363
email: skuebler at indiana.edu



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