TLT 2023 : The 21st International Workshop on Treebanks and Linguistic Theories
Call For Papers
The 21st International Workshop on Treebanks and Linguistic Theories – THIRD
CALL FOR PAPERS
deadline (extended): Nov 15th, 2022
speakers announced (scroll down)
International Workshop on Treebanks and Linguistic Theories (TLT) will bring together developers and users of linguistically annotated natural language corpora and take place during the week of March 9th–12th,
2023 in Washington D.C. on the campus of Georgetown University as part of GURT 2023.
Georgetown University Round Table on Linguistics (GURT) is a peer-reviewed annual linguistics conference held continuously since 1949 at Georgetown University in Washington DC, with topics and co-located events varying from year to year. Under an overarching
theme of ‘Computational and Corpus Linguistics’, GURT 2023 will feature four events, which are workshops or conferences focused on computational and corpus approaches to syntax but also covering theoretical issues: Universal Dependency Workshop (UDW), Depling,
Treebanks and Linguistic Theory (TLT), and CxGs+NLP. All talks from all events will take place in a single (non-parallel) plenary session, with the papers from one event being presented contiguously. The goal of co-locating these events is to promote cross-fertilization
of ideas across subcommunities. Proceedings will be published separately for each event, and will be available in the ACL Anthology.
order to support rich discussions and networking with minimal overhead and cost, GURT will be primarily an
event; we will, however, accommodate a limited number of live/synchronous remote presentations, prioritizing those with circumstances that prevent travel. University policies regarding COVID safety will be in force during the event.
University is located in a historic neighborhood in the heart of the nation’s capital. The city is a premier tourist destination, and the region is served by Reagan National (DCA), Dulles (IAD), and Baltimore-Washington (BWI) airports.
Jonathan Dunn, University of Canterbury, New
Guy Perrier, Loria, France (Depling)
Joan Bresnan, Stanford University, USA (TLT)
Joakim Nivre, Uppsala University, Sweden (UDW)
addresses all aspects of treebank design, development, and use. As ‘treebanks’ we consider any pairing of natural language data (spoken, signed, or written) with annotations of linguistic structure at various levels of analysis, including, e.g., morpho-phonology,
syntax, semantics, and discourse. Annotations can take any form (including trees or general graphs), but they should be encoded in a way that enables computational processing. Reflections on the design of linguistic annotations, methodology studies, resource
announcements or updates, annotation or conversion tool development, or reports on treebank usage are but some examples of the types of papers we anticipate for TLT.
should describe original work; they should emphasize completed work rather than intended work, and should indicate clearly the state of completion of the reported results. Submissions will be judged on correctness, originality, technical strength, significance
and relevance to the conference, and interest to the attendees.
invite paper submissions in two distinct tracks:
long papers on substantial, original, and unpublished
research, including empirical evaluation results, where appropriate;
short papers on smaller, focused contributions,
work in progress, negative results, surveys, or opinion pieces.
papers accepted for presentation at the workshop will be included in the TLT 2023 proceedings volume, which will be part of the ACL Anthology.
papers may consist of up to 8 pages of content (excluding references and appendices). Short papers may consist of up to 4
pages of content (excluding references
and appendices). Accepted papers will be given an additional page to address reviewer comments.
submissions should follow the two-column format and the ACL style guidelines. We strongly recommend the use of the LaTeX style files, OpenDocument, or Microsoft Word templates created for ACL:
papers must be anonymous, i.e., not reveal author(s) on the title page or through self-references. So, e.g., “We previously showed (Smith, 2020) …”, should be avoided. Instead, use citations such as “Smith (2020) previously showed …”. Papers must be submitted
digitally, in PDF, and uploaded through the on-line conference system:
submission policy: We will accept submissions that have been or will be submitted elsewhere, but require that the authors notify us, including information on where else they are submitting. We also require that authors withdraw work that will be published
elsewhere (no double publication).
that violate these requirements will be rejected without review.
papers will be refereed through a double-blind peer review process with final acceptance decisions made by the workshop organizers. Submissions may be selected for publication in a GURT venue other than TLT at the discretion of the organizers.
and short paper submission deadlines: November 15th,
Due: December 17th,
of acceptance: January 11th,
version of papers due: February 1st,
Daniel Dakota, Indiana University
Kilian Evang, Heinrich Heine University
Sandra Kübler, Indiana University
Lori Levin, Carnegie Mellon University