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 The Tenth International Workshop on Tree Adjoining Grammar and
 Related Formalisms (TAG+10)

 10-12 June 2010
 Yale University, New Haven, Connecticut, USA

 CALL FOR PAPERS

 The Workshop on Tree-Adjoining Grammars and related formalisms (TAG+)
 is a biennial workshop series that fosters exchange of ideas among
 linguists, psycholinguists and computer scientists interested in
 modeling natural language using formal grammars. The workshop series,
 since 1990, has demonstrated productive interactions among
 researchers and practitioners interested in various aspects of the
 Tree-Adjoining Grammar formalism and its relationship to other
 grammar formalisms, such as combinatory categorial grammar,
 dependency grammars, Minimalist grammars, HPSG, and LFG; hence the
 ``+'' in the name of the workshop.  These discussions have helped
 identify similarities and differences between formalisms, led to
 the shared development of broad-coverage grammars, transfer of
 parsing and machine learning algorithms from one formalism to another
 and to new insights into the properties of different formalisms and
 their capacity for linguistic explanation.

 Tree-Adjoining Grammars (TAG) and related lexicalized grammar
 formalisms provide mathematical tools to model natural language and
 the scaffolding to encode linguistic generalizations in a principled
 manner. Additionally, these lexicalized representations offer strong
 and unique underpinnings for computational models of language,
 complementing the present day predominance of statistical models. The
 linguistic and mathematical sophistication of these formalisms in
 conjunction with the computational grammars that have been
 implemented for many languages offer an unprecedent resource to
 practitioners in natural language processing and machine learning
 communities. It is our expectation that this workshop will enable
 cross-fertilization of ideas that combine the representational
 flexibility of TAG-like grammar formalisms with the robustness
 afforded by machine learning techniques to produce a deeper insight
 into modeling natural language.

 The first day of the workshop will be devoted to a series of
 tutorials, designed to introduce participants to a range of aspects of
 TAG and related formalisms.  Currently planned tutorials include
 Formal Aspects of Mildly Context-Sensitive Grammars, Syntax and TAG,
 Semantics and TAG, Parsing with TAG, Machine Learning of Syntactic
 Structure.

 We especially welcome the participation of student researchers in this
 workshop, both from the TAG community and beyond, and expect to be
 able to provide funding for students with accepted paper to attend the
 tutorials and workshop.


 Topics of Interest:

 We invite submissions on all aspects of TAG and related grammatical
 formalisms including the following topics:

 * syntactic and semantic theory;
 * mathematical properties;
 * computational and algorithmic studies of parsing, interpretation and
language generation;
 * machine learning models using TAG-like representations;
 * corpus-based research and grammar development using TAG;
 * psycholinguistic modeling; and
 * applications to natural language processing or biological sequence
modeling.

Submission Details:

 Anonymous abstracts may be submitted for two types  of presentations
 at the workshop: oral presentations and poster presentations.
 Poster presentations are particularly appropriate for brief
 descriptions of specialized implementations, resources under
 development and work in progress.

 Regardless of the type of submission, abstracts may not exceed two
 pages in length (not including data, figures and references).  Both
 one-column or two-column abstracts are permissible. However do not
 use a font that is smaller than 11pt. If you are using LaTeX for
 document preparation, then any recent ACL style file can be used. The
 final camera ready version of the full paper for the proceedings must
 be in two-column format conforming to the most recent ACL style file.

 Proceedings including full papers for accepted abstracts (including
 both oral and poster presentations) will be available on-line and at
 the workshop. In addition, we will explore possibilities for
 subsequent publication of workshop articles.

 Important dates:

 * Deadline for submission of abstracts: March 15, 2010.
 * Notification to authors of decision: April 19, 2010.
 * Deadline for camera-ready submission: May 3, 2010.
 * Workshop dates: June 10 to 12, 2010.

 Contact Information:

 The workshop website is at http://sites.google.com/site/tagplus10/

 Email contact: tagplus10 at gmail dot com

Organization:

 Program Chairs

 Srinivas Bangalore, AT&T Research (USA)
 Maribel Romero, University of Konstanz (Germany)

 Organization:

 Local Arrangements Chair

 Robert Frank, Yale University (USA)