[Elsnet-list] First CFP: Sixth Linguistic Annotation Workshop (LAW VI)

Nancy Ide ide at cs.vassar.edu
Sun Dec 4 19:13:12 CET 2011

Please note that the url for LAWVI was incorrect in the original call; it is http://faculty.washington.edu/fxia/LAWVI

Contact email address: lawvi at uw.edu

On Dec 1, 2011, at 11:45 AM, Nancy Ide wrote:

> The 6th  Linguistic Annotation Workshop (The LAW VI)
> Sponsored by the ACL Special Interest Group on Annotation (SIGANN)
> http://faculty.washington.edu/fxia/LAWVI
> July 12-13, 2012
> ICC Jeju
> Jeju, Republic of Korea
> Linguistic annotation of natural language corpora is the backbone of supervised methods of statistical natural language processing. The Sixth LAW will provide a forum for presentation and discussion of innovative research on all aspects of linguistic annotation, including creation/evaluation of annotation schemes, methods for automatic and manual annotation, use and evaluation of annotation software and frameworks, representation of linguistic data and annotations, etc. As in the past, the LAW will provide a forum for annotation researchers to both work towards standardization, best practices, and interoperability of annotation information and software. 
> The special theme for LAW VI is Collaborative Annotation (both community-based and crowd-sourced). The workshop will include a special session on this topic. We invite submissions relating to this theme as well as any aspect of linguistic annotation, including:
> Collaborative annotation
> •	Issues, strategies, and results for community-based annotation of common (shared) resources 
> •	Issues, strategies, and results for crowd-sourcing linguistic annotations
> Annotation procedures:
> •	Innovative automated and manual strategies for annotation
> •	Machine learning and knowledge-based methods for automation of corpus annotation
> •	Creation, maintenance, and interactive exploration of annotation structures and annotated data
> Annotation evaluation:
> •	Inter-annotator agreement and other evaluation metrics and strategies 
> •	Qualitative evaluation of linguistic representation
> Annotation access and use:
> •	Representation formats/structures for merged annotations of different phenomena, and means to explore/manipulate them
> •	Linguistic considerations for merging annotations of distinct phenomena 
> Annotation guidelines and standards:
> •	Best practices for annotation procedures and/or development and documentation of annotation schemes
> •	Interoperability of annotation formats and/or frameworks among different systems as well as different tasks, frameworks, modalities, and languages
> Annotation software and frameworks:
> •	Development, evaluation and/or innovative use of annotation software frameworks
> Annotation schemes:
> •	New and innovative annotation schemes 
> •	Comparison of annotation schemes
> Submission information
> Submissions of long and short papers (8 and 4 pages respectively, excluding references) and demonstrations (4 pages) should be submitted electronically through the system at https://www.softconf.com/acl2012/law-6/. Submissions should conform to the official ACL 2012 style guidelines and be submitted in PDF. Reviewing will be blind, so submissions must not include the authors' names and affiliations.  Please see the guidelines for submissions to the general ACL conference at http://www.acl2012.org/call/sub01.asp for more information.
> Important dates
> Submission deadline: 18 March 2012 
> Acceptance Notification: 15 April, 2012 
> Camera ready deadline: 30 April 2012 
> Program Committee Co‐Chairs 
> Nancy Ide (Vassar College) 
> Fei Xia (University of Washington)
> Contact
> lawvi at uw.edu
> Program Committee (to be confirmed)
> Collin Baker (ICSI/UC Berkeley)
> Timothy Baldwin (University of Melbourne)
> Emily Bender (University of Washington)
> Chris Callison-Burch (Johns Hopkins University)
> Nicoletta Calzolari (ILC/CNR)
> Steve Cassidy (Macquarie University)
> Christopher Cieri (Linguistic Data Consortium/University of Pennsylvania)
> Mona Diab (Columbia University)
> Stefanie Dipper (Ruhr-Universitaet Bochum)
> Richard Eckart (Darmstadt University of Technology)
> Tomaz Erjavec (Josef Stefan Institute)
> Katrin Erk (University of Texas at Austin)
> Alex Chengyu Fang (City University of Hong Kong)
> Christiane Fellbaum (Princeton University)
> Dan Flickinger (Stanford University)
> Anete Frank (Universität Heidelberg)
> Udo Hahn (Friedrich‐Schiller‐Universität Jena)
> Chu‐Ren Huang (Hong Kong Polytechnic)
> Aravind Joshi (University of Pennsylvania)
> Lluís Marquez (Universitat Politècnica de Catalunya)
> Adam Meyers (New York University)
> Eric Nyberg (Carnegie‐Mellon University)
> Antonio Pareja‐Lora (UCM / ATLAS-UNED)
> Martha Palmer (University of Colorado)
> Christopher Potts (Stanford University)
> Sameer Pradhan (BBN Technologies)
> James Pustejovsky (Brandeis University)
> Owen Rambow (Columbia University)
> Manfred Stede (Universität Potsdam)
> Mihai Surdeanu (Yahoo! Research, Barcelona)
> Theresa Wilson (University of Edinburgh)
> Andreas Witt (IDS Mannheim)

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