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Depling 2019

Depling 2019 will be held at the SyntaxFest in Paris, on August 27 and 28, 2019.

We will be in the center of Paris, in the "Grand amphitheatre du Monde anglophone" of the Sorbonne Nouvelle, at 5 rue de l’École de médecine, 75006 Paris View Larger Map

Depling is a bi-annual conference dedicated to dependency-based approaches in linguistics and natural language processing. Dependencies, directed labeled graph structures representing hierarchical relations between morphemes, words or semantic units, have now become the standard representation of syntactic resources and NLP technologies. Depling has become the central event for people discussing the linguistic significance of these structures, their theoretical and formal foundations, their processing, and their use in NLP tools.

Depling 2019 is the fifth conference in the Depling series (the previous four conferences being held in Barcelona in 2011, Prague in 2013, Uppsala in 2015 and Pisa in 2017).

Selected topics of interest

Topics include but are not limited to:
  • The use of dependency trees in syntactic analysis, parsing, and generation;
  • Corpus annotation and development of dependency-based treebanks and other linguistic resources of written and spoken texts;
  • Cross-lingual dependency parser evaluation, with particular emphasis on intrinsic evaluation metrics;
  • The use of semantic, valency-based or predicate-argument graph structures;
  • The elaboration of formal lexicons for dependency-based syntax and semantics, including descriptions of collocations and paradigmatic relations;
  • Dependency-like structures beyond the sentence, for example, to model discourse phenomena;
  • Description and formalization of semantic and pragmatic phenomena related to information structure;
  • History, epistemology, and psycholinguistic relevance of dependency grammar;
  • Dependency grammar and its relation to other formalisms.
  • Dependency, linguistic universals, and typology.

A short introduction to dependency can be found here.

Important Dates

  • Submission deadines: April 28, 2019 May 5, 2019 for long papers and June 5, 2019 June 12, 2019 for short papers.
  • Long papers reviews due: June 1
  • Acceptance notification: June 4
  • Camera-ready version: June 26
  • Final version of papers due: TBA
  • Depling conference: August 28-29, 2019. Attendants are encouraged but not obliged to participate in the whole SyntaxFest (August 26-30, 2019)


Papers should describe original work; they should emphasize completed work rather than intended work, and should indicate clearly the state of completion of the reported results. Submissions will be judged on correctness, originality, technical strength, significance and relevance to the conference, and interest to the attendees.

Papers must be submitted in PDF format through the SyntaxFest submission page.

On the submission page, authors submit their paper only once for the whole SyntaxFest, composed of 4 conferences, but they can uncheck conferences they do not wish their paper to be considered for. If the paper is deemed appropriate for more than one of the selected conferences, the SyntaxFest joint organization committee decides on the final placement of the paper, which implies the day of the presentation and the proceedings the paper will appear in.

We invite two types of submissions: Long papers and short papers. Long papers may consist of up to 10 pages of content (excluding references). Short papers may consist of up to 6 pages of content (excluding references).

All submissions should follow the one-column format and the style guidelines. We strongly recommend the use of the LaTeX style files, OpenDocument, or Microsoft Word templates created for the SyntaxFest 2019.
Reviewing of papers will be double-blind. Therefore, the paper must not include the authors' names and affiliations. Furthermore, self-references that reveal the author's identity, e.g., "We previously showed (Zeng, 2018) ...", must be avoided. Instead, use citations such as "Zeng (2018) previously showed ...". Papers that do not conform to these requirements will be rejected without review.

All submissions will be done on the https://easychair.org website. The link will be published here shortly.


Depling 2019 Proceedings will be published in the ACL Anthology.


  • Kim Gerdes, Sorbonne Nouvelle
  • Sylvain Kahane, Université Paris Nanterre
  • Marie Candito, Université Paris-Diderot (co-chair)
  • Kim Gerdes, Sorbonne Nouvelle (co-chair)
  • Sylvain Kahane, Université Paris Nanterre (co-chair)
  • Djamé Seddah, University Paris-Sorbonne (co-chair)
  • Marine Courtin, Sorbonne Nouvelle
  • Yixuan Li, Sorbonne Nouvelle
  • Luigi (Yu-Cheng) Liu, Université Paris Nanterre
  • Chunxiao Yan, Université Paris Nanterre


Email: depling2019@depling.org
Web site: https://depling.org/depling2019/