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Category:   E-CFP
Subject:   GEAF09 1st Call for Papers
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Email:   Marianne.Santaholma_(on)_unige.ch
Date received:   22 Jan 2009
Deadline:   01 May 2009
Start date:   06 Aug 2009

1st Call for Papers Workshop on Grammar Engineering Across Frameworks - Geaf 2009 on August 6 at the ACL/IJCNLP 2009 Conference, Singapore http://www-csli.stanford.edu/~thking/GEAF09/ Workshop Topics This workshop aims to bring together grammar engineers from different frameworks to compare research and methodologies, particularly around the themes of evaluation, modularity, maintainability, relevance to theoretical and computational linguistics, and applications of "deep" grammars to real-world domains and NLP tasks. Recent years have seen the development of techniques and resources to support robust, deep grammatical analysis of natural language in real-world domains and applications. The demands of these types of tasks have resulted in significant advances in areas such as parser efficiency, hybrid statistical/symbolic approaches to disambiguation, and the acquisition of large-scale lexicons. The effective acquisition, development, maintenance and enhancement of grammars is a central issue in such efforts, and the size and complexity of realistic grammars makes these tasks extremely challenging; indeed, these tasks are often tackled in ways that have much in common with software engineering. This workshop aims to bring together grammar engineers from different frameworks --- for example LFG, HPSG, TAG, CCG, dependency grammar --- to compare their research and methodologies. The workshop will solicit submissions for papers on the following themes: 1. Evaluation: Proposals concerning evaluation methodologies and metrics which can capture the added benefits of deep linguistic analysis; evaluation techniques which can compare grammars across varieties/languages; 2. Modularity: Reflections on which aspects of linguistic structure can most easily be separated out from each other, why and how the analyses of separate linguistic phenomena are interconnected/interdependent, and the role of frameworks in promoting or inhibiting modularity; 3. Maintainability: Techniques for improving long-term and multi-developer maintainability of grammars; impacts of considerations of maintainability on choices of linguistic analysis; 4. Relevance to theoretical and computational linguistics: Reflections on how to present grammar engineering work to other research communities; 5. Regression testing: Evaluation for internal purposes; methodologies and techniques for test suite construction, role of test suites in day-to-day progress on grammars. 6. Multilingualism: Approaches, techniques and tools improving development and maintainability of grammars for multiple system languages. Important Dates Paper submission deadline: 1 May, 2009 Notification of acceptance of papers: 1 June, 2009 Camera-ready copy of papers due: 7 June, 2009 Demo session requests due: 8 May, 2009 ACL-IJCNLP 2009 Workshops: Aug 6, 2009 Paper Submission All papers must be submitted via the START system at: https://www.softconf.com/acl-ijcnlp09/GEAF/submit.html Style files for submission are available at: http://www.acl-ijcnlp-2009.org/main/authors/stylefiles/ Submissions are 8 pages with one extra page for references. Please submit pdf (not Word). Demo session requests will not be published in the proceedings but will be listed in the program. The requests should contain a one page description of the demo. Programme Committee * Emily Bender, Washington * Miriam Butt, Konstanz * John Carroll, Sussex * Stephen Clark, Oxford * Ann Copestake, Cambridge * Berthold Crysmann, Bonn * Mary Dalrymple, Oxford * Stefanie Dipper, Bochum * Dan Flickinger, Stanford * Josef van Genabith, Dublin * Julia Hockenmaier, Illinois * Ron Kaplan, Powerset * Montserrat Marimon, Barcelona * Yusuke Miyao, Tokyo * Jun'ichi Tsujii, Tokyo / Manchester Organizers and Contacts for Inquiries * Tracy Holloway King, Microsoft / Powerset: Tracy [dot] King [at] microsoft [dot] com * Marianne Santaholma, Geneva University: marianne [dot] santaholma [at] unige [dot] ch Proceedings Accepted papers will form part of the workshop proceeedings and will be available on the conference CD+hard copy. _______________________________________________ Elsnet-list mailing list Elsnet-list_(at)_elsnet.org http://mailman.elsnet.org/mailman/listinfo/elsnet-list
 

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