Exploring Syntactically Annotated Corpora

Workshop to be held on July 14th

CORPUS LINGUISTICS 2005, University of Birmingham, 14-17 July


Workshop Programme


Workshop motivation and aims

A lot of syntactically annotated corpora have been created recently for various languages. Therefore, the question of applicability and usefulness of such resources seems to have become of big importance. Syntactically annotated corpora can be viewed in two ways: 1) as a reliable base for resource creation: further annotation (for example, semantic and discourse annotation); automatic extraction of linguistic knowledge (grammar and lexicon extraction; creation of automatic parsing tools etc.) and environment for testing tools.; 2) as a base for navigation and search: query languages and support engines.

We envisage a one-day workshop and 10-12 presentations.

Topics of interest:

  • creation of resources on top of syntactic corpora;
  • various kinds of knowledge extraction;
  • creation and testing of parsing tools;
  • search languages;
  • symbolic and subsymbolic methods for syntactic corpora exploration;
  • software systems for management and accessibility to syntactically annotated corpora;
  • various applications of syntactic corpora

Important dates

Deadline for workshop abstract submission: 3rd June 2005

Notification of acceptance: 15th June 2005

Final version of paper: 30th June 2005


Papers should describe existing research connected to the topics of the workshop. The presentation at the workshop will be 30 minutes long (25 minutes for presentation and 5 minutes for questions and discussion). Each submission should show: title; author(s); affiliation(s); and contact author’s e-mail address, postal address, telephone and fax numbers. Abstracts (maximum 500 words, plain-text format) should be sent to:

Petya Osenova
Email: petya@bultreebank.org

Program committee

Gosse Bouma (Groningen)
Montserrat Civit (Barcelona)
Dimitar Kazakov (York)
Stephan Kepser (Tübingen)
Valia Kordoni (Saarbrücken)
Sandra Kübler (Tübingen)
Joakim Nivre (Växjö)
Petya Osenova (Sofia)
Adam Przepiórkowski (Warsaw)
Kiril Simov (Sofia)
Tamás Váradi (Budapest)

Organizing committee

Kiril Simov
BulTreeBank Project
Linguistic Modelling Laboratory, IPP,
Bulgarian Academy of Sciences

Dimitar Kazakov
Dept. of Computer Science,
University of York

Petya Osenova
BulTreeBank Project
Linguistic Modelling Laboratory, IPP,
Bulgarian Academy of Sciences