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Category:   E-CFP
Subject:   The Eighth International Workshop on Tree Adjoining Grammar and Related Formalisms (TAG+8)
From:   Timothy Baldwin
Email:   tim_(on)_csse.unimelb.edu.au
Date received:   14 Feb 2006
Deadline:   07 Apr 2006
Start date:   15 Jul 2006

The Eighth International Workshop on Tree Adjoining Grammar and Related Formalisms (TAG+8) endorsed by The Association for the Mathematics of Language (ACL SigMoL) 15-16 July 2006 Sydney, Australia CALL FOR PAPERS An important subfield of computational linguistics and natural language processing is research that centers around formal machinery for describing language. This covers a wide range of interdisciplinary work in the cognitive science of language, including the mathematical and algorithmic properties of this machinery, the grammatical description of natural language, and the mechanisms of human language use. The results of this research will often drive more applied and empirical areas such as efficient algorithms and models for machine learning. Tree Adjoining Grammar (TAG) is a prominent formalism in the study of natural language because of its attractive formal properties and its extended domain of locality. TAG has been studied extensively in the last three decades with respect to both its mathematical properties and computational applications, as well as its role in constructing grammatical theories, models of language processing and applications. This workshop, the latest in a series that has been running successfully since 1990, aims at bringing together researchers interested in various aspects of the TAG formalism including relations to other grammar formalisms -- this is the reason for the "+" in the workshop's name. In the past, interaction between such formalisms has been productive, leading for example to the development of broad-coverage grammars, and to new insights into properties of different formalisms. Such related formalisms would include minimalist syntax, categorial grammar, dependency grammars, HPSG, LFG, and others which share with TAG general properties such as lexicalization of syntactic structure, a simple notion of local grammatical dependency, or mildly context sensitive generative capacity. Invited speakers: * Mark Johnson, Brown University * TBA We invite submissions on all aspects of TAG and related systems and anticipate holding sessions devoted to: * syntactic and semantic theory; * mathematical properties; * computational and algorithmic studies of parsing, interpretation and generation; * psycholinguistic modeling; and * applications to natural language processing. A key goal is thus to deepen knowledge of the formalisms that can be used to describe natural language; the intention is for this workshop to act as a forum for doing this, in the context of an increasing empirical focus in the fields of computational linguistics and natural language processing. Equally, however, it is a goal of the workshop to encourage the connection of formal results to this empirical work. Anonymous abstracts may be submitted for two sorts of presentations at the workshop: spoken presentations and poster presentations. Poster presentations are particularly appropriate for brief descriptions of specialized implementations, resources under development and work in progress. Regardless of type of submission, abstracts may not exceed two pages in length (not including data, figures and references). All abstracts are to be submitted electronically using the ACL START conference submission system. The workshop website is at http://www.sfb441.uni-tuebingen.de/TAG+8/. The ACL website is at http://www.acl2006.mq.edu.au/. Important dates: * Deadline for submission of abstracts: April 7 2006. * Notification of acceptance: May 9 2006. * Deadline for camera-ready submission: June 6 2006. * Workshop dates: July 15 to 16 2006. Proceedings including full papers for accepted abstracts (including both oral presentations and poster presentations) will be available on-line and at the workshop. In addition, we will explore possibilities for subsequent publication of workshop articles, for example through a special issue of a journal. Organization: Local Arrangements Chair Mark Dras, Macquarie University Program Committee Tilman Becker (co-chair), DFKI Laura Kallmeyer (co-chair), University of Tuebingen Srinivas Bangalore, AT&T Research Eric de la Clergerie, INRIA Dan Flickinger, CSLI, Stanford University Robert Frank, Johns Hopkins University Akio Fujiyoshi, Ibaraki University Claire Gardent, LORIA Chung-Hye Han, Simon Fraser University Karin Harbusch, University of Koblenz Geert-Jan Kruijff, Charles University Vincenzo Lombardo, University of Turin David McDonald Martha Palmer, University of Colorado Owen Rambow, Columbia University Frank Richter, University of Tuebingen James Rogers, Earlham College Maribel Romero, University of Pennsylvania Anoop Sarkar, Simon Fraser University Giorgio Satta, University of Padua Stuart Shieber, Harvard College Mark Steedman, University of Edinburgh Matthew Stone, Rutgers University Yuka Tateisi, University of Tokyo David Weir, University of Sussex Vijay-Shanker, University of Delaware Naoki Yoshinaga, University of Tokyo Previous TAG+ meetings have been held at: * Dagstuhl (1990) * Philadelphia (1992) * Paris (1994) * Philadelphia (1998) * Paris (2000) * Venice (2002) * Vancouver (2004) _______________________________________________ Elsnet-list mailing list Elsnet-list_(on)_elsnet.org http://mailman.elsnet.org/mailman/listinfo/elsnet-list

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