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Category:   E-CFP
Subject:   Frontiers in Linguistically Annotated Corpora 2006
From:   Timothy Baldwin
Email:   tim_(on)_csse.unimelb.edu.au
Date received:   14 Feb 2006
Deadline:   31 Mar 2006
Start date:   22 Jul 2006

++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++ Call for Workshop Papers Frontiers in Linguistically Annotated Corpora 2006 A Merged Workshop with 7th International Workshop on Linguistically Interpreted Corpora (LINC-2006) and Frontiers in Corpus Annotation III Coling/ACL 2006 Sydney Convention and Exhibition Centre Sydney, Australia July 22, 2006 +++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++ Large linguistically interpreted corpora play an increasingly important role for machine learning, evaluation, psycholinguistics as well as theoretical linguistics. Many research groups are engaged in the creation of corpus resources annotated with morphological, syntactic, semantic, discourse and other linguistic information for a variety of languages. In the tradition of previous LINC (http://www.delph-in.net/events/05/linc/) and Frontiers (http://nlp.cs.nyu.edu/meyers/Frontiers_Workshop.html) workshops, we aim to bring together these activities in order to identify and disseminate best practice in the development and utilization of linguistically interpreted corpora. The goals of the workshop are two-fold: (1) to exchange and propagate research results with respect to the annotation, conversion and exploitation of corpora taking into account different applications and theoretical investigations in the field of language technology and research; and (2) work towards a consensus on issues crucial to the advancement of the field of corpus annotation. In particular, we would like to focus on questions like: - How can a system developer take advantage of the multitude of annotation efforts with completely different underlying assumptions, annotation schemata, etc.? - How might one merge different annotation of the same data into one single unified representation? - How can closely related schemes be applied across languages? The workshop will include presentations of long (8 page) and short (4 page) papers, invited presentations by "working groups", as discussed below, followed by an open discussion. All papers should use the same formating guidelines as ACL (http://www.acl2006.mq.edu.au). It is not necessary to make the corpus itself anonymous, just the authors. Long papers on any aspect of linguistically interpreted corpora including: - creation of practical annotation schemes - efficient annotation techniques - automation of corpus annotation - tools supporting corpus conversions - validation including consistency checking of corpora - browsing corpora and searching for instances of linguistic - phenomena - interpretation of quantitative results - automatic induction of linguistic competence through machine learning techniques. - application of the same linguistic schema to multiple languages Short papers on these same topics. However, preliminary work and pilot studies will also be considered. There will be a few invited "working group" presentations. Each working group will consist of a group of researchers with the expressed purpose of laying out the dimensions of some crucial problem facing the field of corpus annotation, particularly problems involving merging annotation and extending annotation to new languages, genres and modalities. The actual final inventory of working group topics will appear on our website within the next month. Our preliminary topics include: - A roadmap of the compatibility of current annotation schemes with each other. This will include a discussion of how they should be expected to be compatible, e.g., for the past 50 years, a partial alignment between surface and predicate/argument relations has been assumed - A discussion of low density languages and the problems associated with them (resource limitation, segmentation issues, spelling variation, etc.) - A discussion how the concept of "level of representation" (semantic level, surface level, etc.) applies to annotation. We will attempt to lay out clearly and precisely the assumptions on such topics held by members of the annotation community and in doing so, we hope to both: (1) lay the foundations for the meaningful integration of annotation resources; and (2) assess the limitations of integrated approaches. We will also be giving an Innovative Student Annotation Award to one student presenter -- please indicate if your paper is a student paper. This includes waiving of the workshop fee for one student. WORKSHOP WEBSITE: http://www.cs.mu.oz.au/%7Etim/events/frontiers2006/ TARGET AUDIENCE: Those interested in creating and using existing and future annotated corpora. This includes annotators, lexicographers, system developers and those designing NLP system evaluation tasks for the NLP community. SUBMISSIONS Long paper submissions should not exceed 8 pages in length and short papers should not exceed 4 pages. Format requirements will be the same as for full papers of ACL 2006. See http://www.acl2006.mq.edu.au for style files. For details of the submission procedure, please consult the submission webpage reachable via the workshop website. Please indicate: 1) long or short paper; 2) choose all applicable paper categories from the following list: syntax, semantics, predicate-argument structure, morphology, anaphora, discourse; 3) indicate the language(s) your work applies to, e.g., those being annotated as well and those you plan to annotate in the future. LANGUAGE: All papers must be written and presented in English IMPORTANT DATES Papers due: March 31, 2006 Acceptance/rejection notification: April 29, 2006 Final version due: May 20, 2006 Conference: July 22, 2006 Chairs: Adam Meyers (New York University) Shigeko Nariyama (University of Melbourne) Timothy Baldwin (University of Melbourne) Francis Bond (NTT) Program Committee: Lars Ahrenberg (Linkvpings Universitet) Kathy Baker (U.S. Dept. of Defense) Steven Bird (University of Melbourne) Alex Chengyu Fang (City University Hong Kong) David Farwell (Computing Research Laboratory, New Mexico State University) Chuck Fillmore (International Computer Science Institute, Berkeley) Anette Frank (DFKI) John Fry (SRI International) Eva Hajicova (Center for Computational Linguistics, Charles University, Prague) Erhard W. Hinrichs (University of Tuebingen) Ed Hovy (International Sciences Institute) Baden Hughes (University of Melbourne) Emi Izumi (NICT) Tsai Jia-Lin (Tung Nan Institute of Technology) Avarind Joshi (University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia) Sergei Nirenburg (University of Maryland, Baltimore County) Stephan Oepen (University of Oslo) Boyan A. Onyshkevych (U.S. Dept. of Defense) Kyonghee Paik (KLI) Martha Palmer (University of Colorado) Gerald Penn (University of Toronto) Manfred Pinkal (DFKI) Massimo Poessio (University of Essex) James Pustejovsky (Brandeis University) Owen Rambow (Columbia University) Peter Rossen Skadhauge (Copenhagen Business School) Beth Sundheim (SPAWAR Systems Center) Janice Wiebe (University of Pittsburgh) Nianwen Xue (University of Pennsylvania) CONTACT INFORMATION: Please refer any questions to frontiers-colacl2006_(on)_unimelb.edu.au _______________________________________________ Elsnet-list mailing list Elsnet-list_(on)_elsnet.org http://mailman.elsnet.org/mailman/listinfo/elsnet-list

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