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TAG+ 2016 : The Twelfth International Workshop on Tree Adjoining Grammars and Related Formalisms


When Jun 29, 2016 - Jul 1, 2016
Where Düsseldorf, Germany
Submission Deadline Apr 8, 2016
Notification Due May 18, 2016
Final Version Due Jun 10, 2016
Categories    NLP

Call For Papers

Call for Papers

The Twelfth International Workshop on Tree Adjoining Grammars and Related Formalisms (TAG+12)

29 June to 1 July 2016

Heinrich Heine University, Düsseldorf, Germany

The Workshop on Tree-Adjoining Grammars and Related Formalisms (TAG+) is a biennial workshop series, inaugurated in 1990, that fosters exchange of ideas among linguists, psycholinguists, and computer scientists interested in modeling natural language using formal grammars. The scope of the workshop includes Tree-Adjoining Grammars as well as other string, tree, and graph grammar formalisms, such as combinatory categorial grammar, dependency grammars, Minimalist grammars, HPSG, and LFG; hence the ”+” in the name of the workshop.

Past workshops have 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. Additionally, the workshop will enable further 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.

This edition of TAG+ is endorsed by the ACL Special Interest Groups on Mathematics of Language (SIGMOL) and Finite-State Methods (SIGFSM).

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, semantic analysis, 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 other areas.

Submission Details:

Anonymous manuscripts (note: not abstracts as in past years) should follow the format of the ACL 2016 proceedings ( and may not exceed eight pages in length (not including references); papers that are shorter than eight pages are also acceptable.

Papers must be submitted electronically in PDF format, using the EasyChair electronic submission website (

Simultaneous submissions to TAG+ and to a conference (but not another workshop) are allowed. According to the ACL double submission policy (, doubly-submitted papers should indicate this fact on the title page. If accepted at the other conference, these papers may be withdrawn from TAG+ no later than 25 May.

Papers may be presented at the workshop in one of two formats, as determined by the program committee: oral presentations and poster presentations. Poster presentations are particularly appropriate for brief descriptions of specialized implementations, resources under development and work in progress.

Proceedings including full papers will be available on-line in the ACL Anthology ( before the workshop.

Important dates:

• Deadline for submission of papers: 8 April 2016
• Notification to authors of decision: 18 May 2016
• Deadline for camera-ready submission: 10 Jun 2016
• Workshop dates: 29 June to 1 July 2016

Contact Information:

Workshop Website:

Program Chairs:


Program Chairs

• David Chiang, University of Notre Dame (USA)
• Alexander Koller, University of Potsdam (Germany)

Program Committee

• Anne Abeillé, University Paris VII (France)
• Srinivas Bangalore, Interactions Labs (USA)
• Daniel Bauer, Columbia University (USA)
• Rajesh Bhatt, University of Massachusetts (USA)
• Stephen Clark, University of Cambridge (UK)
• Vera Demberg, Saarland University (UK)
• Frank Drewes, Umeå University (Sweden)
• Robert Frank, Yale University (USA)
• Claire Gardent, CNRS/LORIA, Nancy (France)
• Daniel Gildea, University of Rochester (USA)
• Chung-Hye Han, Simon Fraser University (Canada)
• Liang Huang, Oregon State University (USA)
• Aravind Joshi, University of Pennsylvania (USA)
• Makoto Kanazawa, National Institute of Informatics (Japan)
• Marco Kuhlmann, Linköping University (Sweden)
• Adam Lopez, University of Edinburgh (UK)
• Andreas Maletti, University of Stuttgart (Germany)
• Yusuke Miyao, National Institute of Informatics (Japan)
• Mark-Jan Nederhof, University of St. Andrews (UK)
• Owen Rambow, Columbia University (USA)
• Maribel Romero, University of Konstanz (Germany)
• Sylvain Salvati, INRIA Bordeaux Sud-Ouest (France)
• Anoop Sarkar, Simon Fraser University (Canada)
• Tatjana Scheffler, University of Potsdam (Germany)
• William Schuler, Ohio State University (USA)
• Mark Steedman, University of Edinburgh (UK)
• Matthew Stone, Rutgers University (UK)
• Heiko Vogler, TU Dresden (Germany)
• Bonnie Webber, University of Edinburgh (UK)
• Luke Zettlemoyer, University of Washington (USA)

Local Arrangements Chair

• Laura Kallmeyer, University of Düsseldorf (Germany)

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