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1. Depling 2017

Depling 2017 will be held in Pisa, Italy, on September 18-20, 2017.

The conference is organized by the University of Pisa and the Institute for Computational Linguistics “A. Zampolli” of the Italian National Research Council (ILC-CNR).

Depling 2017 is the fourth conference in the Depling series (the previous three conferences being held in Barcelona in 2011, Prague in 2013 and Uppsala in 2015. The series responds to the growing need for linguistic meetings dedicated to approaches in syntax, semantics and the lexicon that are centered around dependency structures as a central linguistic notion.

2. Selected topics of interest

  • The use of dependency trees in syntactic analysis, parsing, generation, and corpus annotation of written and spoken texts;
  • Cross-lingual dependency parser evaluation, with particular emphasis on intrinsic evaluation metrics;
  • The use of semantic valency-based predicate and actancy graph structures and their link to classical logic;
  • The elaboration of formal dictionaries for dependency-based syntax and semantics, including descriptions of collocations and paradigmatic relations;
  • Links to morphology and linearization of dependency structures, using, for example, topological field theories;
  • Dependency-like structures beyond the sentence, for example, to model discourse phenomena;
  • The description and formalization of semantic and pragmatic phenomena related to information structure;
  • History, epistemology, and psycholinguistic relevance of dependency grammar, including its relation to generative approaches to language;
  • Dependency grammar and linguistic universals.

A short introduction to dependency can be found here.

3. Related event

The conference Depling 2017 will be held in conjunction with the International Workshop on Parsing Technologies (IWPT 2017), which will take place immediately after Depling 2017 from the 20th to 22nd of September 2017. The two conferences will have an overlapping day, September 20th, in which the results will be reported of a joint shared task playing the role of Depling-IWPT “bridge event”.

4. Invited speakers

Yoav Goldberg, Bar Ilan University

Eva Hajičová, Charles University in Prague

5. Proceedings

Published by Linköping University Electronic Press
Series Linköping Electronic Conference Proceedings
ISSN: 1650-3686, eISSN: 1650-3740
ISBN: 978-91-7685-467-9

Available as “open access” publication on different online platforms:

6. Important Dates

Submission deadline: May 5, 2017
Extended submission deadline: May 19, 2017
Notification of acceptance: June 23, 2017
Final version of papers due: July 23, 2017
Depling conference: September 18-20, 2017

7. Organizers

Local organizing committee:

Giuseppe Attardi, University of Pisa
Felice Dell’Orletta, ILC-CNR, Pisa
Alessandro Lenci, University of Pisa
Simonetta Montemagni, ILC-CNR, Pisa
Maria Simi, University of Pisa.

Program committee co-chairs:

Simonetta Montemagni, ILC-CNR, Pisa
Joakim Nivre, Uppsala University

8. Contact

Email: depling2017@depling.org
Web site: http://depling.org/depling2017/
Local organization web site: http://depling-iwpt2017.di.unipi.it/