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LINGUIST List 21.5211

Tue Dec 21 2010

Calls: Computational Linguistics, Text/Corpus Linguistics/USA

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        1.     Sameer Pradhan , 5th Linguistic Annotation Workshop (The LAW V)

Message 1: 5th Linguistic Annotation Workshop (The LAW V)
Date: 20-Dec-2010
From: Sameer Pradhan <sameer.pradhancolorado.edu>
Subject: 5th Linguistic Annotation Workshop (The LAW V)
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Full Title: 5th Linguistic Annotation Workshop (The LAW V)
Short Title: LAW V

Date: 23-Jun-2011 - 24-Jun-2011
Location: Portland, OR, USA
Contact Person: Sameer Pradhan
Meeting Email: sameer.pradhancolorado.edu
Web Site: http://cemantix.org/workshop/law-v

Linguistic Field(s): Computational Linguistics; Text/Corpus Linguistics

Call Deadline: 01-Apr-2011

Meeting Description:

Annual workshop on linguistic annotations methodologies in Computational

Sponsored by the ACL Special Interest Group on Annotation (SIGANN)

Linguistic annotation of natural language corpora is the backbone of supervised
methods of statistical natural language processing, as well as other types of
corpus-based research. The Fifth LAW will provide a forum for presentation and
discussion of innovative research on all aspects of linguistic annotation,
including creation/evaluation of annotation schemes, methods for automatic and
manual annotation, use and evaluation of annotation software and frameworks,
representation of linguistic data and annotations, etc. As in the past, the LAW
will provide a forum for annotation researchers to work towards standardization,
best practices, and interoperability of annotation information and software.

Call for Papers

The 5th Linguistic Annotation Workshop (The LAW V)
Held in conjunction with ACL/HLT 2011, Portland, Oregon, June 23-24.

We invite submissions of long (8 pages) and short (4 pages) papers, posters, and
demonstrations relating to any aspect of the linguistic annotation, including:

Annotation procedures

- Innovative automated and manual strategies for annotation
- Machine learning and knowledge-based methods for automation of corpus annotation
- Creation, maintenance, and interactive exploration of annotation structures
and annotated data

Annotation evaluation

- Inter-annotator agreement and other evaluation metrics and strategies
- Qualitative evaluation of linguistic representation

Annotation access and use

- Representation formats/structures for merged annotations of different
phenomena, and means to explore/manipulate them
- Linguistic considerations for merging annotations of distinct phenomena

Annotation guidelines and standards

- Best practices for annotation procedures and/or development and documentation
of annotation schemes
- Interoperability of annotation formats and/or frameworks among different
systems as well as different tasks, frameworks, modalities, and languages

Annotation software and frameworks

- Development, evaluation and/or innovative use of annotation software frameworks

Annotation schemes

- New and innovative annotation schemes
- Comparison of annotation schemes

The special themes for LAW V

- Solutions for interoperability of different annotations schemes
- Using combinations of different annotation layers to improve accuracy of
automatic annotation software


Long paper submissions are limited 8 pages in length plus references. Posters
and demo descriptions are limited to 4 pages plus references. Format
requirements are the same as for full papers of HLT/ACL 2011. See
http://www.acl2011.org/call.shtml#submission for style files. Submission will be
electronic, using the Workshop's submission webpage at START:
https://www.softconf.com/acl2011/law/ Please indicate on the front page:
- long paper, poster, or demonstration proposal;
- all applicable paper categories from the following list (indicate multiple
categories if appropriate): annotation frameworks and/or physical formats,
annotation scheme design (on linguistic grounds), annotation tools and systems,
corpus annotation, syntax, semantics, predicate-argument structure, morphology,
anaphora, discourse, opinion/sentiment;
- language(s) your work applies to, as well and those you plan to handle in the
If your work is language independent, indicate this as well;
- any non-standard equipment needed for your paper or demonstration.
All papers must be written and presented in English.


The reviewing of the papers will be blind. The paper should not include the
authors' names and affiliations. Furthermore, self-citations and other
references (e.g. to projects, corpora, or software) that could reveal the
author's identity should be avoided. For example, instead of 'We previously
showed (Smith, 1991)...', write 'Smith previously showed (Smith, 1991) ...'.

Important Dates

April 01, 2011 Papers due
April 25, 2011 Notification of Acceptance
May 06, 2011 Camera-ready final version due


Nancy Ide (Vassar College)
Adam Meyers (New York University)

Organizing Committee Members

Chu-Ren Huang (The Hong Kong Polytechnic University)
Antonio Pareja-Lora (SIC, UCM / OEG, UPM)
Massimo Poesio (University of Trento)
Sameer Pradhan (BBN Technologies)
Manfred Stede (Universitat Potsdam)
Nianwen Xue (Brandeis University)

Program Committee Co-Chairs

Sameer Pradhan (BBN Technologies)
Katrin Tomanek (Friedrich-Schiller-Universit├Ąt Jena)

Program Committee Members

Pushpak Bhattacharyya (IIT Bombay)
Nicoletta Calzolari (ILC/CNR)
Tomaz Erjavec (Josef Stefan Institute)
Alex Chengyu Fang (City University of Hong Kong)
Christiane Fellbaum (Princeton University)
Charles Fillmore (ICSI/UC Berkeley)
Chu-Ren Huang (Hong Kong Polytechnic)
Nancy Ide (Vassar College)
Richard Johansson (Lund University)
Aravind Joshi (University of Pennsylvania)
Edward Loper (BBN Technologies)
Adam Meyers (New York University)
Antonio Pareja-Lora (Universidad Complutense de Madrid)
Martha Palmer (University of Colorado)
Massimo Poesio (University of Trento)
Sameer Pradhan (BBN Technologies)
James Pustejovsky (Brandeis University)
Manfred Stede (Universit├Ąt Potsdam)
Nianwen Xue (Brandeis University)
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