[apologies for cross-posting]

Second workshop on Universal Dependencies, October 31 or November 1, 2018
(Brussels, Belgium)

Website: http://universaldependencies.org/udw18/

Submission deadline: July 13, 2018

Universal Dependencies (UD) is a framework for cross-linguistically
consistent treebank annotation that has so far been applied to over 60

The framework is aiming to capture similarities as well as idiosyncracies
among typologically different languages (e.g., morphologically rich
languages, pro-drop languages, and languages featuring clitic doubling).
The goal in developping UD was not only to support comparative evaluation
and cross-lingual learning but also to facilitate multilingual natural
language processing and enable comparative linguistic studies.

Since the release of the first guidelines in October 2014, and the
subsequent release of the first 10 treebanks, we have seen rapid growth
towards a collection of over 100 treebanks.


The Second workshop on Universal Dependencies is co-located with EMNLP 2018
in Brussels, Belgium.

We invite papers on all topics relevant to UD, including but not limited to:

*    theoretical foundations and universal guidelines
*    linguistic analysis of specific languages and/or constructions
*    language typology and linguistic universals
*    treebank annotation, conversion and validation
*    word segmentation, morphological tagging and syntactic parsing
*    downstream applications in natural language processing

Priority will be given to papers that adopt a cross-lingual perspective.



We solicit two types of papers: regular workshop papers and
cross-submissions. Papers will be presented as oral presentations or
posters, but only regular workshop papers will be included in the
proceedings, where no distinction will be made on the basis of mode of

The regular workshop papers can be long papers (maximum length of eight (8)
pages of content) as well as short papers (maximum length of four (4) pages
of content), and should report substantially original research. Reviews
will be double-blind.

In addition to unpublished work, in the spirit of promoting discussion in
the UD community, we also solicit papers on related topics that have
already appeared elsewhere. The selection of these papers will solely be
determined by the organizing committee.


IMPORTANT : New Submission Guidelines

Please note that UDW-18 adopts ACL’s new policies for submission, review,
and citation.

Submissions that violate any of these policies will be rejected without
review. Most importantly, the policies refer to the anonymity period, which
starts on June 13, 2018 for UDW-18.



* Submission Deadline: Friday, July 13
* Notification of Acceptance: Saturday, August 18
* Camera-ready Papers Due: Friday, August 31
* Workshop: Oct 31/ Nov 1



Workshop Chairs:

   - Teresa Lynn, Dublin City University, Ireland
   - Marie-Catherine de Marneffe, The Ohio State University, USA

Organising Committee:

   - Joakim Nivre, Uppsala Univeristy, Sweden
   - Filip Ginter, University of Turku, Finland
   - Yoav Goldberg, Bar Ilan University, Israel
   - Jan Hajic, Charles University in Prague, Czech Republic
   - Sampo Pyysalo, University of Cambridge, UK
   - Sebastian Schuster, Stanford University, USA
   - Reut Tsarfaty, Open University of Israel, Israel
   - Francis Tyers, Higher School of Economics, Moscow, Russia
   - Dan Zeman, Charles University in Prague, Czech Republic




on behalf of the organising committee,
Teresa Lynn
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