The 7th Linguistic Annotation Workshop & Interoperability with Discourse

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Call for Participation
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8 Aug 2013 - 9 Aug 2013

Call for Participation: The 7th Linguistic Annotation Workshop & Interoperability with Discourse (LAW VII & ID)
Sponsored by the ACL Special Interest Group on Annotation (SIGANN)

Held in Conjunction with the 51st Annual Association for Computational Linguistics Conference (ACL'13) Sofia, Bulgaria August 8-9 2013

Featuring papers on sparse annotations and error correction, comparison & evaluation, discourse and semantic annotations and novel annotation methods.
The special theme this year is interoperability between diverse annotations and discourse, introducing a hands on shared task and discussion.

For the full programme see below.

August 8, 2013
8:45–9:00 Opening Remarks

9:00–9:40 Christopher Manning (invited talk): Improving the Linguistics of Linguistic Annotation: Opportunities and Limits

9:40–10:05 Ramy Eskander, Nizar Habash, Ann Bies, Seth Kulick and Mohamed Maamouri: Automatic Correction and Extension of Morphological Annotations

10:05–10:30 Marcel Bollmann: POS Tagging for Historical Texts with Sparse Training Data

10:30–11:00 Coffee break

11:00–11:07 Quy Nguyen, Ngan Nguyen and Yusuke Miyao: Utilizing State-of-the-art Parsers to Diagnose Problems in Treebank Annotation for a Less Resourced Language

11:07–11:14 Arne Skjærholt: Influence of preprocessing on dependency syntax annotation: speed and agreement

11:15–11:40 Yvette Graham, Timothy Baldwin, Alistair Moffat and Justin Zobel: Continuous Measurement Scales in Human Evaluation of Machine Translation

11:40–12:05 Rohan Ramanath, Monojit Choudhury and Kalika Bali: Entailment: An Effective Metric for Comparing and Evaluating Hierarchical and Non-hierarchical Annotation Schemes

12:05–12:30 Nathan Schneider, Brendan O’Connor, Naomi Saphra, David Bamman, Manaal Faruqui, Noah A. Smith, Chris Dyer and Jason Baldridge: A Framework for (Under)specifying Dependency Syntax without Overloading Annotators

12:30–14:00 Lunch

14:00–14:25 Cristina Bosco, Simonetta Montemagni and Maria Simi: Converting Italian Treebanks: Towards an Italian Stanford Dependency Treebank

14:25–14:50 Hen-Hsen Huang, Chi-Hsin Yu, Tai-Wei Chang, Cong-Kai Lin and Hsin-Hsi Chen: Analyses of the Association between Discourse Relation and Sentiment Polarity with a Chinese Human-Annotated Corpus

14:50–15:15 Claudiu Mihăilă, Georgios Kontonatsios, Riza Theresa Batista-Navarro, Paul Thompson, Ioannis Korkontzelos and Sophia Ananiadou: Towards a Better Understanding of Discourse: Integrating Multiple Discourse Annotation Perspectives Using UIMA (LAW VII and ID Challenge Award)

15:15–15:22 Rafal Rak and Sophia Ananiadou: Making UIMA Truly Interoperable with SPARQL

15:22–15:29 Arne Neumann, Nancy Ide and Manfred Stede: Importing MASC into the ANNIS linguistic database: A case study of mapping GrAF

15:30–16:00 Coffee break

16:00–18:00 Maria Lakata and Sampo Pyysalo: Introduction to the task and hands-on work

August 9, 2013

9:00–9:25 Anna Nedoluzhko: Generic noun phrases and annotation of coreference and bridging relations in the Prague Dependency Treebank

9:25–9:50 Varada Kolhatkar, Heike Zinsmeister and Graeme Hirst: Annotating Anaphoric Shell Nouns with their Antecedents

9:50–10:15 Isin Demirsahin, Adnan Ozturel, Cem Bozsahin and Deniz Zeyrek: Applicative Structures and Immediate Discourse in the Turkish Discourse Bank

10:15–10:22 Gülşen Eryiğit, Fatih Samet Çetin, Meltem Yanık, Tanel Temel and İlyas Çiçekli: TURKSENT: A Sentiment Annotation Tool for Social Media

10:22–10:29 Stephen Tratz, Douglas Briesch, Jamal Laoudi and Clare Voss: Tweet Conversation Annotation Tool with a Focus on an Arabic Dialect, Moroccan Darija

10:30–11:00 Coffee break

11:00–11:25 Yuka Tateisi, Yo Shidahara, Yusuke Miyao and Akiko Aizawa: Relation Annotation for Understanding Research Papers

11:25–11:50 Francis Bond, Shan Wang, Eshley Huini Gao, Hazel Shuwen Mok and Jeanette Yiwen Tan: Developing Parallel Sense-tagged Corpora with Wordnets

11:50–12:15 Itisree Jena, Riyaz Ahmad Bhat, Sambhav Jain and Dipti Misra Sharma: Animacy Annotation in the Hindi Treebank

12:15–12:22 Sophie Rosset, Cyril Grouin, Thomas Lavergne, Mohamed Ben Jannet, Jérémy Leixa, Olivier Galibert and Pierre Zweigenbaum: Automatic Named Entity Pre-annotation for Out-of-domain Human Annotation

12:22–12:29 Laura Banarescu, Claire Bonial, Shu Cai, Madalina Georgescu, Kira Griffitt, Ulf Hermjakob, Kevin Knight, Philipp Koehn, Martha Palmer and Nathan Schneider: Abstract Meaning Representation for Sembanking

12:30–14:00 Lunch

14:00–14:25 Rebecca J. Passonneau and Bob Carpenter: The Benefits of a Model of Annotation

14:25–14:50 Andreas Peldszus and Manfred Stede: Ranking the annotators: An agreement study on argumentation structure

14:50–15:15 Martin Tschirsich and Gerold Hintz: Leveraging Crowdsourcing for Paraphrase Recognition

15:15–15:40 Ryu Iida, Koh Mitsuda and Takenobu Tokunaga: Investigation of annotator’s behaviour using eye-tracking data

15:40–16:00 Coffee break

16:00–16:07 Marine Damiani and Delphine Battistelli: Enunciative and modal variations in newswire texts in French: From guideline to automatic annotation

16:07–16:14: Amália Mendes, Iris Hendrickx, Agostinho Salgueiro and Luciana Ávila: Annotating the Interaction between Focus and Modality: the case of exclusive particles

16:15–17:15 Posters and Demos

17:15–17:30 Concluding Remarks