2012Q3 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 maintains 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 230 people are on the SIGANN mailing list.

The fifth LAW, a 1.5 day workshop held in conjunction with ACL in Portland, Oregon, was chaired by Sameer Pradhan and Katrin Tomanek. The program included 15 long papers and 5 short papers. The sixth LAW will be held in Jeju, Korea in conjunction with ACL 2012.

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), Katrin Tomanek (Friedrich-Schiller-Universitat Jena), Fei Xia (University of Washington), Nianwen Xue (Brandeis University).