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TLT 2019 : 17th International Workshop on Treebanks and Linguistic Theories


When Dec 13, 2019 - Dec 14, 2018
Where Oslo, Norway
Submission Deadline Oct 1, 2018
Notification Due Nov 5, 2018
Final Version Due Nov 26, 2018
Categories    NLP

Call For Papers

[with apologies for cross-posting]

17th International Workshop on Treebanks and Linguistic Theories (TLT)
(Not Limited to Morphology and Syntax)

Thursday, December 13, and Friday, December 14, 2018
University of Oslo, Norway


For the 17th time in about as many years, the International Workshop on
Treebanks and Linguistic Theories (TLT) will bring together developers
and users of linguistically annotated natural language corpora. TLT17
will be held on Thursday and Friday, December 13 and 14, 2018, on the
campus of the University of Oslo (Norway). Please mark your calendars!


As part of the main workshop, there will be two invited keynotes, one
from a mostly syntactic, another one from a more semantic perspective.

Thursday evening (December 13, 2018) will feature a coference banquet
in downtown Oslo; Friday afternoon, upon completion of the scientific
programme, there will be the opportunity for cross-country skiing.


TLT addresses all aspects of treebank design, development, and use. As
‘treebanks’ we consider any pairing of natural language data (spoken or
written) with annotations of linguistic structure at various levels of
analysis, ranging from e.g. morpho-phonology to 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.

We invite paper submissions in three distinct tracks:

+ regular papers on substantial, original, and unpublished research,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; and
+ demonstration papers, showcasing a novel data resource or software
system that will be shown interactively during the workshop.

All papers accepted for presentation at the workshop will be included
in the TLT17 proceedings volume, which will be published as part of the
NEALT Proceedings Series by Linköping University Electronic Press. The
TLT proceedings will also be injected into the ACL Anthology.


The TLT workshop series has always encompassed linguistic annotations
beyond morpho-syntax. To reflect growing community interest in natural
language understanding, TLT17 aims to arrange a thematic session on the
interface between syntax and semantics and on ‘meaning banking’ and its
applications. Submissions on annotation and processing of semantic and
pragmatic structure, thus, are heartily encouraged.


+ Monday, October 1, 2018: Paper Submission
+ Monday, November 5, 2018: Author Notification
+ Monday, November 26, 2018: Camera-Ready Papers


All submissions must follow the TLT17 style files, which are available
for LaTeX (preferred), Libre Office, or MS Word and can be retrieved
from the following address:

Submissions of full and short papers must be anonymous, i.e. not reveal
author(s) on the title page or through self-references. Demonstration
papers need not be anonymous. Papers must be submitted digitally, in
PDF, and uploaded through the on-line conference system:

Submissions that violate either of these requirements will be returned
without review.

Page limits for submissions are: up to twelve pages for regular papers,
and up to eight pages for short and demonstration papers. For all
three submission types, these page limits do /not/ include additional
pages with bibliographic references. Please note that TLT17 adapts a
single-column, smaller page format, optimized for on-screen reading.
In terms of actual word counts, the above page numbers correspond to
approximately eight and six pages, respectively, in a more ‘classic’,
two-column conference proceedings layout.


Reviewing of submissions and selection of the conference programme will
be managed by the TLT17 Programme Committee, duly co-chaired by:

+ Marie Candito, Université Paris Diderot, France
+ Jan Hajič, Charles University, Czech Republic
+ Dag Haug, University of Oslo, Norway
+ Stephan Oepen, University of Oslo, Norway
+ Lilja Øvrelid, University of Oslo, Norway

All submissions will be double-blind reviewed by at least three experts
in the field. To inquire about the submission and reviewing process or
the conference more generally, please email ‘’.

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