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[eu_members at aclweb dot org] Bulgaria: Workshop on Partial Parsing 2, at RANLP 2009 -- DEADLINE EXTENSION

Workshop on Partial Parsing 2: Between Chunking and Deep Parsing

**** Extended Deadline: 21 June 2009 ****


After the success of the first Workshop on Partial Parsing, we are  happy to announce Partial Parsing 2. Partial parsing has become a standard means of integrating syntactic knowledge into high level applications such as information retrieval, machine translation, or question answering,  for which efficiency and robustness is of importance. In comparison with  chunking and deep parsing, partial parsing consists in finding structure that is  richer than chunks but less exhaustive than full syntactico-semantic parses: partial parsing may involve constructing nested structures (unlike simple  chunking) without creating the full parse of a sentence. However, partial  parsing is not a single concept but rather an area ranging from chunking to almost full parsing. This workshop will bring together researcher who work on partial parsing in its different interpretations.


The main areas of interest of the workshop include (but are not  restricted to):
- Linguistic richness of partial parsers for various applications:  
syntactic and semantic headedness, the degree of hierarchical structure, semantic information (anaphora, disambiguation);
- Development methodologies for partial parsers: manual, machine  learning, hybrid;
- The usability of language resources for the development of partial parsers;
- Multi-lingual development of partial parsers, etc.;
- Experience and utilization of existing tools for building partial parsers for new languages;
- Technical aspects of partial parsers: robustness, scalability; time and space complexity; expressiveness of partial parsing formalisms (regular vs. context-free rules; unification; type hierarchies; etc.);
- Applications of partial parsers: information extraction, question answering, machine translation, web text mining, acquisition of lexical  information, etc.;
- Evaluation methodologies for partial parsers: gold standards,  application-specific, reusability of evaluation resources for different partial parsing tasks, etc.;
- Ways of combining multiple partial parsers;
- Comparison (classification) of partial parsers.


Authors are invited to submit original research papers. Papers should  indicate the state of completion of the reported results. In particular, any  overlap with previously published work should be clearly mentioned.  Submissions will be judged on correctness, novelty, technical strength, clarity of presentation, and significance/relevance to the workshop.

Submissions should be no longer than 7 pages typeset in an 10pt font.
Guidelines are available at the RANLP 2009 web page:

Submission of papers will be handled using the START system, at

Important Dates

Submission deadline: 21 June 2009
Notification of acceptance: 20 July 2009
Camera-ready version due: 24 August 2009
Workshop: 17 September 2009


- Sandra Kübler (Indiana University)
- Jakub Piskorski (Institute of Computer Science, Polish Academy of  Sciences)
- Adam Przepiórkowski (Institute of Computer Science, Polish Academy of Sciences)

Programme Committee

Steven Abney (University of Michigan, Ann Arbor)
Salah Aït-Mokhtar (Xerox Research Centre Europe, Grenoble)
Gosse Bouma (Rijksuniversiteit Groningen)
António Branco (University of Lisbon)
Erhard Hinrichs (University of Tübingen)
Hannah Kermes (University of Stuttgart)
Sandra Kübler (Indiana University)
Vladislav Kuboň (Charles University, Prague)
Hrafn Loftsson (Reykjavik University)
Petya Osenova (Bulgarian Academy of Sciences and Sofia University)
Jakub Piskorski (Institute of Computer Science, Polish Academy of Sciences)
Adam Przepiórkowski (Institute of Computer Science, Polish Academy of Sciences)
Ulrich Schäfer (DFKI GmbH, Saarbrücken)
Anssi Yli Jyrä (University of Helsinki)