2010Q3 Reports: SIGANN

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SIGANN, the ACL Special Interest Group for ANNotation, is an umbrella for research and activities associated with all aspects of the creation and use of linguistic annotations for language data, and is especially interested in fostering the identification of best practice guidelines for linguistic annotation.

SIGANN has a mailing list (sigann@cs.vassar.edu) to communicate with members, a web page (http://www.cs.vassar.edu/sigann), and a wiki (http://nlp.cs.nyu.edu/wiki/corpuswg). Approximately 200 people are on the SIGANN mailing list.

The third LAW, a 1.5 day workshop held in conjunction with ACL in Singapore, had approximately 55 participants. The fourth LAW will be held in Uppsala in conjunction with ACL 2010; at the end of early registration there were 56 registered. Nianwen Xue and Massimo Poesio served as Program Committee co-chairs. We received a record number of submissions (46 long papers, 8 demos and 6 posters), and accepted 20 papers and 22 posters.

In 2009-10 SIGANN co-sponsored the International Conference on Global Interoperability for Language Resources (ICGL 2010), Generative Lexicon 2009 (GL 2009), and the Language Resources and Evaluation Conference (LREC 2010).

SIGANN Officers: President: Nancy Ide (Vassar College) Secretary: Adam Meyers (New York University) SIGANN Committee: Chu-Ren Huang (The Hong Kong Polytechnic University / Academia Sinica) Antonio Pareja-Lora (SIC, UCM / OEG, UPM) Massimo Poesio (University of Trento) Sameer Pradhan (BBN Technologies) Manfred Stede (Universitat Potsdam) Nianwen Xue (Brandeis University)