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TAG+11 2012 : The Eleventh International Workshop on Tree Adjoining Grammars and Related Formalisms


When Sep 26, 2012 - Sep 28, 2012
Where Paris, France
Submission Deadline Jun 17, 2012
Notification Due Jul 30, 2012
Final Version Due Sep 7, 2012
Categories    NLP

Call For Papers

The Eleventh International Workshop
on Tree Adjoining Grammars
and Related Formalisms

26-28 September 2012
University Paris-Diderot
Paris, France

The Workshop on Tree-Adjoining Grammars and related formalisms (TAG+) is a biennial workshop series that fosters exchange of ideas among linguists, psycholinguists and computer scientists interested in modeling natural language using formal grammars. The workshop series, since 1990, has demonstrated productive interactions among researchers and practitioners interested in various aspects of the Tree-Adjoining Grammar formalism and its relationship to other grammar formalisms, such as combinatory categorial grammar, dependency grammars, Minimalist grammars, HPSG, and LFG; hence the "+" in the name of the workshop.

Tree-Adjoining Grammars (TAG) and related lexicalized grammar formalisms provide mathematical tools to model natural language and the scaffolding to encode linguistic generalizations in a principled manner. In the past, this workshop has helped identify similarities and differences between the above formalisms, leading to the shared development of broad-coverage grammars, transfer of parsing and machine learning algorithms from one formalism to another and to new insights into the properties of different formalisms and their capacity for linguistic explanation. It is our expectation that this edition of the workshop will continue enabling cross-fertilization of ideas that combine the representational flexibility of TAG-like grammar formalisms with the robustness afforded by machine learning techniques to produce a deeper insight into modeling of natural language.

The first day of the meeting will be devoted to a series of tutorial presentations, designed to introduce attendees to a range of TAG-related topics.

Invited Speakers:

* Kevin Knight, University of Southern California (USA)
* Bonnie Webber, University of Edinburgh (Scotland)

Tutorial Speakers:

* David Chiang – USC Information Sciences Institute (USA)
* Laura Kallmeyer – University of Düsseldorf (Germany)
* Andreas Maletti – University of Stuttgart (Germany)

Topics of Interest:

We invite submissions on all aspects of TAG and related grammatical formalisms including the following topics:

* syntactic and semantic theory;
* mathematical properties;
* computational and algorithmic studies of parsing, interpretation and
language generation;
* machine learning models using TAG-like representations;
* corpus-based research and grammar development using TAG;
* psycholinguistic modeling; and
* applications to natural language processing or biological sequence modeling.

Special Session:

We plan to organize a special session on formalisms based on synchronous tree rewriting. We especially encourage submissions on topics related to synchronous tree rewriting, including theoretical aspects, applications to machine translation and syntax-semantics interface.

Submission Details:

Anonymous abstracts may be submitted for two types of presentations at the workshop: oral presentations and poster presentations. Poster presentations are particularly appropriate for brief descriptions of specialized implementations, resources under development and work in progress.

Regardless of the type of submission, abstracts may not exceed two pages in length (not including data, figures and references). Both one-column or two-column abstracts are permissible. However do not use a font that is smaller than 11pt. If you are using LaTeX for document preparation, then any recent ACL style file can be used. The final camera ready version of the full paper for the proceedings must be in two-column format conforming to the most recent ACL style file.

The abstract must be submitted electronically in PDF format, using the EasyChair electronic submission website at

The submission instructions can be found at

Proceedings including full papers for accepted abstracts (both oral and poster presentations) will be available on-line before the workshop dates.

Important dates:

* Deadline for submission of abstracts: June 15, 2012.
* Notification to authors of decision: July 30, 2012.
* Deadline for camera-ready submission: September 7, 2012.
* Workshop dates: September 26 to 28, 2012.

Contact Information:

The workshop website is at

Email contact:


Program Chairs

* Chung-hye Han, Simon Fraser University (Canada)
* Giorgio Satta, University of Padova (Italy)

Program Committee

* Srinivas Bangalore, AT&T Research (USA)
* Rajesh Bhatt, UMass (USA)
* David Chiang, USC Information Sciences Institute (USA)
* Benoit Crabbé University Paris-Diderot (France)
* Robert Frank, Yale University (USA)
* Claire Gardent, Loria (France)
* Daniel Gildea, University of Rochester (USA)
* Julia Hockenmaier, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign (USA)
* Liang Huang, USC Information Sciences Institute (USA)
* Aravind Joshi, University of Pennsylvania (USA)
* Laura Kallmeyer, University of Duesseldorf (Germany)
* Makoto Kanazawa, National Institute of Informatics (Japan)
* Alexander Koller, University of Potsdam (Germany)
* Marco Kuhlmann, Uppsala University (Sweden)
* Andreas Maletti, University of Stuttgart (Germany)
* Yusuke Miyao, University of Tokyo (Japan)
* Mark-Jan Nederhof, University of St Andrews (Scotland)
* Steve DeNeefe, USC Information Sciences Institute (USA)
* Owen Rambow, Columbia University (USA)
* Maribel Romero, University of Konstanz (Germany)
* Tatjana Scheffler, DFKI (Germany)
* Anoop Sarkar, Simon Fraser University (Canada)
* William Schuler, The Ohio State University (USA)
* Stuart Shieber, Harvard University (USA)
* Mark Steedman, University of Edinburgh (UK)
* Matthew Stone, Rutgers University (USA)
* Sylvain Salvati, INRIA Bordeaux Sud-Ouest (France)
* Bonnie Webber, University of Edinburgh (UK)
* Fei Xia, University of Washington (USA)

Local Arrangements Chairs

* Éric de la Clergerie – INRIA Paris Rocquencourt
* Djamé Seddah – University Paris Sorbonne Paris 4
* Laurence Danlos, University Paris-Diderot
* Chantal Girodon, INRIA Paris Rocquencourt

TAG+ 11 is endorsed by EACL (the European Chapter of the Association for Computational Linguistics).

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