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TAG+ 2010 : The Tenth International Workshop on Tree Adjoining Grammar and Related Formalisms


When Jun 10, 2010 - Jun 12, 2010
Where New Haven, Connecticut, USA
Abstract Registration Due Mar 15, 2010
Submission Deadline Apr 19, 2010
Notification Due May 3, 2010
Categories    NLP   linguistics   computational linguistics

Call For Papers

The Tenth International Workshop on Tree Adjoining Grammar and
Related Formalisms (TAG+10)

10-12 June 2010
Yale University, New Haven, Connecticut, USA


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. These discussions have helped
identify similarities and differences between formalisms, led 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.

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. Additionally, these lexicalized representations offer strong
and unique underpinnings for computational models of language,
complementing the present day predominance of statistical models. The
linguistic and mathematical sophistication of these formalisms in
conjunction with the computational grammars that have been
implemented for many languages offer an unprecedent resource to
practitioners in natural language processing and machine learning
communities. It is our expectation that this workshop will enable
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 natural language.

The first day of the workshop will be devoted to a series of
tutorials, designed to introduce participants to a range of aspects of
TAG and related formalisms. Currently planned tutorials include
Formal Aspects of Mildly Context-Sensitive Grammars, Syntax and TAG,
Semantics and TAG, Parsing with TAG, Machine Learning of Syntactic

We especially welcome the participation of student researchers in this
workshop, both from the TAG community and beyond, and expect to be
able to provide funding for students with accepted paper to attend the
tutorials and workshop.

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

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.

Proceedings including full papers for accepted abstracts (including
both oral and poster presentations) will be available on-line and at
the workshop. In addition, we will explore possibilities for
subsequent publication of workshop articles.

Important dates:

* Deadline for submission of abstracts: March 15, 2010.
* Notification to authors of decision: April 19, 2010.
* Deadline for camera-ready submission: May 3, 2010.
* Workshop dates: June 10 to 12, 2010.

Contact Information:

The workshop website is at

Email contact:


Program Chairs

Srinivas Bangalore, AT&T Research (USA)
Maribel Romero, University of Konstanz (Germany)


Local Arrangements Chair

Robert Frank, Yale University (USA)

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