[Elsnet-list] call for papers: RANLP Workshop on Partial Parsing 2

Sandra Kuebler skuebler at indiana.edu
Mon Apr 20 22:30:17 CEST 2009

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                        1ST CALL FOR PAPERS

                       RANLP 2009 Workshop on

                          PARTIAL PARSING 2:
                 Between Chunking and Deep Parsing

                            Borovets, Bulgaria
                          17 September 2009


                  Submission deadline: 5 June 2009


After the success of the first Workshop on Partial Parsing, we are  
happy to announce Partial Parsing 2. 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.


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  

. 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.


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 7 pages typeset in an 10pt font.  
Guidelines are available at the RANLP 2009 web page:

Submission of papers will be handled using the START system, which  
will be accessible from the workshop webpage.


Submission deadline:              5 June 2009
Notification of acceptance:    20 July 2009
Camera-ready version due:  24 August 2009
Workshop:                                17 September 2009


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


. Steven Abney (University of Michigan, Ann Arbor)
. 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)
. Hrafn Loftsson (Reykjavik University)
. Petya Osenova (Bulgarian Academy of Sciences and Sofia University)
. Jakub Piskorski (Institute of Computer Science, Polish Academy of  
. Adam Przepiórkowski (Institute of Computer Science, Polish Academy  
of Sciences)
. Ulrich Schäfer (DFKI GmbH, Saarbrücken)
. Anssi Yli Jyrä (University of Helsinki)



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

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