THE SEVENTH INTERNATIONAL WORKSHOP ON TREEBANKS AND LINGUISTIC THEORIES

JANUARY 23-24, 2009
GRONINGEN, THE NETHERLANDS

FINAL CALL FOR PAPERS

The Seventh International Workshop on Treebanks and Linguistic Theories will be held on January 23 to 24, 2009 in Groningen, the Netherlands. Submissions are invited for papers, posters and demonstrations presenting high quality, previously unpublished research in the topics described below. Contributions should focus on results from completed as well as ongoing research, with an emphasis on novel approaches, methods, ideas, and perspectives, whether descriptive, theoretical, formal or computational. Papers and poster abstracts will be published in paper as well as online proceedings.

WORKSHOP MOTIVATION AND AIMS

Treebanks are language resources that include annotations at levels of linguistic structure beyond the word level. They typically provide syntactic constituent or dependency structures for sentences and sometimes functional and predicate-argument structures. Treebanks have become crucially important for the development of data-driven approaches to natural language processing, human language technologies, grammar extraction and linguistic research in general. There are a number of ongoing projects aiming at compiling representative treebanks for specific languages. In addition, there are projects that develop tools or explore annotation beyond syntactic structure and beyond a single language.

Experiences in building syntactically processed corpora have shown that there is a relation between formal linguistic theory and the practice of syntactic annotation. Therefore the connection between treebank development and linguistic theories and paradigms merits attention.

This series of workshops aims at being a forum for researchers and advanced students working in these areas. We encourage interested potential participants to read the proceedings of the previous workshops (see the webpage for links).

WORKSHOP TOPICS

The workshop invites submissions that discuss relevant innovative work in treebanking, including the relations and links between, and possibly merging of, various aspects of morphological, syntactic, semantic, and pragmatic annotation; furthermore, submissions describing work on parallel treebanks and/or cross-language annotation schemas, on the relation between linguistic theory and the practice of annotation, and on applications of information in treebanks are encouraged as well.

INVITED SPEAKERS

Adam Przepiórkowski (confirmed)
Robert Malouf (confirmed)

LOCAL ORGANISERS

Gertjan van Noord, Gosse Bouma, Barbara Plank, Tim van de Cruys, Jelena Prokić, Çağrı Çöltekin, Erik Tjong Kim Sang (University of Groningen, the Netherlands)
Ineke Schuurman (University of Leuven, Belgium)

PROGRAM COMMITTEE

PC chairs:
Frank Van Eynde, University of Leuven, Belgium
Anette Frank, University of Heidelberg, Germany
Koenraad De Smedt, University of Bergen, Norway

PC members:
Anne Abeillé, France
Gosse Bouma, the Netherlands
Aoife Cahill, Germany
Stefanie Dipper, Germany
Josef van Genabith, Ireland
Jan Hajič, Czech Republic
Erhard Hinrichs, Germany
Julia Hockenmaier, USA
Sandra Kübler, USA
Domen Marinčič, Slovenia
Yuji Matsumoto, Japan
Detmar Meurers, USA
Yusuke Miyao, Japan
Joakim Nivre, Sweden
Stephan Oepen, Norway
Adam Przepiórkowski, Poland
Victoria Rosén, Norway
Yvonne Samuelsson, Sweden
Kiril Simov, Bulgaria
Manfred Stede, Germany
Yannick Versley, Germany

IMPORTANT DATES

INSTRUCTIONS FOR SUBMISSION, LOCAL ORGANIZATION AND FURTHER INFORMATION

For more information on the submission procedure, instructions for authors, venue and other aspects of the workshop, please see the workshop website: http://www.let.rug.nl/tlt/submit.php

INFORMATION ABOUT CO-LOCATED EVENTS

TLT will be co-located with CLIN (Computational Linguistics in the Netherlands), which will be held on January 22, 2009, in Groningen. Please forward this call to colleagues of yours who may be interested.