IWPT 2020 : The 16th International Conference on Parsing Technologies

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Conference Information

Submission Deadline Wednesday 01 Apr 2020 Proceedings indexed by :
Conference Dates Jul 9, 2020 - Jul 9, 2020
Conference Address Seattle, United States
Conference & Submission Link http://iwpt20.sigparse.org
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Conference Call for Papers

he 16th International Conference on Parsing Technologies (IWPT 2020)

July 9, 2020; Seattle, WA, USA

http://iwpt20.sigparse.org

CALL FOR PAPERS

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.

INVITED TALKS

+ Paola Merlo, University of Geneva

+ Emily Pitler, Google AI

IWPT 2020 SHARED TASK

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

https://universaldependencies.org/iwpt20/

SUBMISSIONS

Submit your paper through the following submission page:

https://www.softconf.com/acl2020/iwpt/

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

transduction

+ 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

systems

+ 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

languages:

+ Neural Network Models for linguistic structure predictions

+ Combining distributional and symbolic signals for linguistic

structure prediction

+ Multilingual and Universal Parsing, Parsing typologically different

languages

+ Parsing low-resource languages and cross-lingual or domain transfer

+ Unblackboxing deep learning models to probe their level of linguistic

analysis

+ 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.

SCHEDULE

+ 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

SUBMISSION FORMAT

All submissions must follow the ACL 2020 guidelines. Style templates

for LaTeX and Microsoft Word are available at the following web site.

http://acl2020.org/calls/papers/

All submissions must follow the ACL 2020 guidelines. Style templates

for LaTeX and Microsoft Word are available at the following web site.

http://acl2020.org/calls/papers/

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:

https://www.softconf.com/acl2020/iwpt/

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.

ORGANIZERS

+ 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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