META-RESEARCH Workshop on Advanced Treebanking (LREC 2012) - Call for papers
Many EU and world-wide projects and research groups are creating, standardizing, converting and/or using treebanks, thereby often tackling the same issues and reinventing methods and tools. The workshop has been conceived by four projects, namely T4ME, META-NORD, CESAR and META4U, which under the META-NET umbrella project strive to make many treebanks and other LRT available for R&D. However, the workshop is not limited to participants of META-NET, but it is widely open: papers of authors of any origin will be welcome to share their experiences among those working in this area. Also, papers on using treebanks in innovative ways and/or analyzing issues with current treebanks (both in content and format) will be welcome, to provide feedback to treebank developers. The emphasis is not on linguistic theory or grammar, but on treebanks as language resources.
As part of the LREC’2012 Language Resources Conference, to be held in Istanbul, Turkey, the META-RESEARCH Workshop on Advanced Treebanking (http://www.meta-net.eu/meta-research/events/lrec2012-treebanking-workshop) invites papers on all aspects of treebanking, especially but not limited to
- Treebank annotation (manual, semi-automatic, automatic) and related issues such as quality control, searching large collections of treebanks, parallel treebanks
- Treebank conversion between different linguistic representations (e.g. dependency vs. phrase-based) and between different formats
- Treebank standardization and format unification across languages and styles
- Combinations of treebanks and other annotations – including but not limited to semantic role labeling, named entity annotation, discourse annotation, information structure
- Tools and online web services for the management of treebanks, visualization, search, processing, upload and download, etc.
- Innovative use of treebanks in all areas of natural language research and applications
- Reuse of treebank annotation for non-traditional purposes and in related disciplines (cognitive science, psycholinguistics, etc.)
- Improving the use of current treebanks in linguistic and computational R&D.
Oral presentations will have around 20 minutes each; demonstrations and poster presentations will be encouraged (but optional) in addition to the oral presentations, during the entire workshop in the meeting room to stimulate discussions.
Submissions cannot be more than 8 pages long and will be reviewed using the START system in the usual double-blind fashion, with at least three reviews for each submission by the members of the Programme Committee. Authors will be asked to provide details about the resources used when preparing material for the paper (see http://www.lrec-conf.org/lrec2012/?LRE-Map-2012) and to the Language Library, the new initiative of LREC 2012.
Jan Hajic, firstname.lastname@example.org, Charles Univ., Prague, Czech Rep.
Koenraad De Smedt, email@example.com, Univ. of Bergen, Norway
Marko Tadic, firstname.lastname@example.org, Univ. of Zagreb, Croatia
Antonio Branco, Antonio.email@example.com, University of Lisbon, Portugal
Submission: Monday, February 20, 2012
Decision: Monday, March 19, 2012
Camera Ready in START: Wednesday, March, 28, 2012
Workshop date: Tuesday, May 22, 2012
Programme Committee (to be extended)
Antonio Branco, Portugal
Silvie Cinkova, Czech Rep.
Dan Cristea, Romania
Koenraad De Smedt, Norway
Rebecca Dridan, Australia
Jan Hajic, Czech Rep.
Silvia Hansen-Schirra, Germany
Nancy Ide, USA
Daisuke Kawahara, Japan
Valia Kordoni, Germany
Sandra Kuebler, USA
Krister Linden, Finland
Adam Meyers, USA
Joakim Nivre, Sweden
Stephan Oepen, Norway
Marco Passarotti, Italy
Adam Przepiorkowski, Poland
Eirikur Rognvaldsson, Iceland
Victoria Rosen, Norway
Marko Tadic, Croatia
Barbora Vidova Hladka, Czech Rep.
Juergen Wedekind, Denmark
Fei Xia, USA
Daniel Zeman, Czech Rep.