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- Bamberg (Germany)
16. September 2019 - 18. September 2019
Annotation of Non-Standard Corpora: Prospects and Challenges
International Workshop "Annotation of Non-Standard Corpora: Prospects and Challenges"
University of Bamberg, Germany, Sept 16-18, 2019

Full workshop description and preliminary programme: https://http://www.uni-bamberg.de/germ-ling/veranstaltungen/annotation-of-non-standard-corpora/

Workshop description:

Corpus linguistics is enjoying growing popularity in virtually all branches of linguistics. However, most corpora still represent just a tiny fraction of linguistic reality as they usually consist of samples of present-day written standard language. This workshop aims at bringing together researchers working on the (manual or automatic) annotation of non-standard corpora. These include, for example, historical corpora, corpora of spoken language and co-speech gesture, chat corpora, learner corpora, or corpora of signed languages. In particular, we focus on the peculiarities of syntactic and semantic annotation, with the goal of discussing best-practice models in dealing with issues of normalization and uncertainty in non-standard data.
The topics of the workshop encompass (i) challenges of (semi-)automatic preprocessing, (ii) annotation and data representation strategies for non-standard data, and the treatment of ambiguities, and (iii) issues of transparency and re-usability of annotations and tag sets, especially in semantic annotation.
Our workshop aims to provide a discussion forum for these and other open questions relating to the annotation of non-standard corpora. In addition, its goal is to establish a network between researchers from different linguistic disciplines facing similar challenges on very different datasets.

Call for poster contributions:

In addition to the oral presentations (see programme at tinyurl.com/ansc2019), we invite abstracts for poster presentations by early-career researchers (advanced MA students as well as PhD students). If you are working on a project that is relevant to the subject area of the workshop and that you would like to present as a poster, please send a short abstract (~500 words) to stefan1.hartmann@uni-bamberg.de by June 15, 2019. Notifications of acceptance/rejection can be expected by the end of June.


Stefan Hartmann, University of Bamberg
Eric Engel, University of Cologne
Fahime Same, University of Cologne

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