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IWPT 2020 : The 16th International Conference on Parsing Technologies


Conference Series : International Workshop/Conference on Parsing Technologies
When Jul 9, 2020 - Jul 9, 2020
Where Seattle, WA, USA
Submission Deadline Apr 1, 2020
Notification Due May 4, 2020
Final Version Due May 18, 2020
Categories    NLP

Call For Papers

he 16th International Conference on Parsing Technologies (IWPT 2020)
July 9, 2020; Seattle, WA, USA


The ACL Special Interest Group on Natural Language Parsing (SIGPARSE)
invites submissions to its biennial conference on parsing
technologies. IWPT 2020 will be the 16th conference in a series that
started in 1989. The conference will be held as a co-located ACL event
on July 9, 2020, in Seattle, USA.


+ Paola Merlo, University of Geneva
+ Emily Pitler, Google AI


The IWPT 2020 Shared Task will be on Multilingual Parsing into Enhanced
Universal Dependencies (EUD). In recent years, Universal Dependencies
(UD)—the de-facto standard target representations in surface-syntactic
dependency parsing—have grown a second layer of structure, called
enhanced dependencies, where grammatical relations that cannot be
adequately represented in pure rooted trees are encoded, for example
control relations and argument sharing in relative clauses, shared
dependencies involving coordinate structures, and dependencies
involving ellipsis. Enhanced dependencies call for non-tree graphs
with reentrancies, cycles, and empty nodes.

Data for the shared task consists of at least the treebanks in UD
release 2.5 that contain enhanced annotation, and potentially xUD
annotations for one or more additional languages. The task will be
parsing from raw strings into xUD (according to the UD 2.5
guidelines). Evaluation will measure performance per phenomenon and
will take into account the fact that not all treebanks cover all of the
phenomena listed in the EUD guidelines.

The IWPT 2020 Shared Task maintains its own schedule and submission
rules. For full details, please seee


Submit your paper through the following submission page:

IWPT addresses all aspects of structural analysis of natural language,
including but not limited to:

+ Parsing of natural language (phonological, morphological, syntactic,
semantic, discourse, etc.)
+ Formal models and algorithms for recognition, parsing and
+ Machine learning techniques for syntax and parsing
+ Complexity of languages, models and algorithms
+ Learning of recursive structure (linguistic/latent)
+ Parsing in machine translation (synchronous parsing; alignment by
parsing; translation by parsing, etc.)
+ Cognitive models of language processing
+ Multilingual and multimodal perspectives on syntax and parsing
+ Domain and genre adaptation, portability and robustness of parsing
+ Practical applications of parsing technology
+ Parser evaluation (across languages and frameworks)

For IWPT 2020, we particularly encourage submissions on the following
topics, targeted to advance our understanding of how to apply deep
learning most effectively for the structural analysis of natural

+ Neural Network Models for linguistic structure predictions
+ Combining distributional and symbolic signals for linguistic
structure prediction
+ Multilingual and Universal Parsing, Parsing typologically different
+ Parsing low-resource languages and cross-lingual or domain transfer
+ Unblackboxing deep learning models to probe their level of linguistic
+ Integrating morphology via character-based models, subword
embeddings, and beyond

Paper submissions can be made in two distinct tracks:

+ regular papers on substantial, original, and unpublished research,
including empirical evaluation results, where appropriate; and
+ short papers on smaller, focused contributions, work in progress,
negative results, or opinion pieces.

Papers accepted for presentation at the conference will be included in
the IWPT 2020 proceedings, which will be published by the ACL and
included in the ACL Anthology.


+ April 10, 2020: Paper submission deadline
+ May 4, 2020: Notification of acceptance
+ May 18, 2020: Camera-Ready versions due
+ July 9, 2020: One-day conference


All submissions must follow the ACL 2020 guidelines. Style templates
for LaTeX and Microsoft Word are available at the following web site.

All submissions must follow the ACL 2020 guidelines. Style templates
for LaTeX and Microsoft Word are available at the following web site.

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

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

The page limits for submissions are: up to nine pages of content for
regular papers, and up to four pages of content for short papers; any
additional number of pages can be used for bibliographic references.


+ Kenji Sagae (General Chair)
+ Weiwei Sun (Programme Co-Chair)
+ Anders Søgaard (Programme Co-Chair)
+ Stephan Oepen (Publicity Chair)
+ Yuji Matsumoto
+ Reut Tsarfaty

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