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Depling 2017 : Fourth International Conference on Dependency Linguistics


When Sep 19, 2017 - Sep 20, 2017
Where Pisa, Italy
Submission Deadline May 5, 2017
Notification Due Jun 23, 2017
Final Version Due Jul 15, 2017
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Call For Papers

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Depling 2017

Fourth International Conference on Dependency Linguistics

Pisa, Italy

18-20 September 2017

Conference web site: [1]



The Depling conference responds to the growing need for a conference
dedicated to dependency-based approaches in linguistics and natural language
processing. In the past decade, dependencies, directed labeled graph
structures representing hierarchical relations between morphemes, words or
semantic units, have become very widespread in natural language processing.
However, the linguistic significance of these structures often remains vague,
and the need to discuss the theoretical and formal foundations of
dependency-based concepts is felt strongly by many people working in these


Topics include but are not limited to:

- The use of dependency trees in syntactic analysis, parsing, generation, and
corpus annotation of written and spoken texts;

- Cross-lingual dependency parser evaluation, with particular emphasis on
intrinsic evaluation metrics;

- The use of semantic valency-based predicate and actancy graph structures
and their link to classical logic;

- The elaboration of formal dictionaries for dependency-based syntax and
semantics, including descriptions of collocations and paradigmatic relations;

- Links to morphology and linearization of dependency structures, using, for
example, topological field theories;

- Dependency-like structures beyond the sentence, for example, to model
discourse phenomena;

- The description and formalization of semantic and pragmatic phenomena
related to information structure;

- History, epistemology, and psycholinguistic relevance of dependency
grammar, including its relation to generative approaches to language;

- Dependency grammar and linguistic universals.


This year Depling is co-located with the "International Workshop on Parsing
Technologies" (IWPT 2017), which will take place immediately after Depling
2017. The two conferences will have an overlapping day, September 20th, in
which the results will be reported of a joint shared task playing the role of
Depling-IWPT “bridge event” and focusing on “Extrinsic Parser
Evaluation” (EPE). The goal of this shared task is to try to shed light on
the relative ‘utility’ of different types of dependency representations
for downstream applications that depend on grammatical analysis. For
background and information on participation, see: [2]


Papers 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.

Papers must be submitted in PDF format through the Depling2017 EasyChair site
( [3]).

Papers may consist of up to 10 pages of content (including references). All
submissions should follow the two-column format and the style guidelines. We
strongly recommend the use of the LaTeX style files, OpenDocument or
Microsoft Word templates created for the Depling 2017 conference.

Reviewing of papers will be double-blind. Therefore, the paper must not
include the authors' names and affiliations. Furthermore, self-references
that reveal the author's identity, e.g., "We previously showed (Smith, 1991)
...", must be avoided. Instead, use citations such as "Smith (1991)
previously showed ...". Papers that do not conform to these requirements will
be rejected without review.


Submission deadline: May 5, 2017

Notification of acceptance: June 23, 2017

Final version of papers due: July 15, 2017

Depling conference: September 18-20, 2017

For the shared task timetable, see website.


Simonetta Montemagni, Istituto di Linguistica Computazionale “A.
Zampolli” - CNR

Joakim Nivre, Uppsala University


Giuseppe Attardi, University of Pisa

Felice Dell’Orletta, Istituto di Linguistica Computazionale “A.
Zampolli” - CNR

Alessandro Lenci, University of Pisa

Simonetta Montemagni, Istituto di Linguistica Computazionale “A.
Zampolli” - CNR

Maria Simi, University of Pisa

Email contact: [4]

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