Universals of Linguistic Idiosyncrasy in Multilingual Computational Linguistics
[NEW: 31 March 2020] Due to the Corona/COVID-19 pandemic and the unclear and difficult international travel situation the meeting facilities at Schloss Dagstuhl are temporarily closed. The Dagstuhl Seminar 'Universals of Linguistic Idiosyncrasy in Multilingual Computational Linguistics' (20261) has to be postponed.
This is the official website of the Dagstuhl Seminar entitled Universals of Linguistic Idiosyncrasy in Multilingual Computational Linguistics,
which will take place on initially planned for 21-26 June 2020 in Dagstuhl, Wadern, Germany.
The objectives of this seminar are threefold:
- Theoretical: To deepen the understanding of language universals, and of linguistic idiosyncrasy in particular, so as to further promote unified modelling while preserving diversity.
- Practical: To harness idiosyncrasy in treebanking frameworks, in computationally tractable ways and, thus, to foster high quality NLP tools for very many languages.
- Networking: To promote a higher degree of convergence to universalism-driven initiatives, while focusing on three main aspects of language modelling: morphology, syntax and semantics.
- Universal Dependencies (UD) - an open community effort with over 200 contributors who address cross-linguistically consistent grammatical annotation and have already produced more than 100 treebanks in over 60 languages
- PARSEME - a European scientific network dedicated to MWEs and parsing, with 200 researchers from 31 countries; funded in 2013-2017 in the framework of the IC 1207 COST action
- UniMorph - a collaborative effort to improve how NLP processes complex morphology in the world's languages, particularly those which are low-resourced.
- Event's Dagstuhl webpage
- Seminar number: 20261
- Arrival: Sunday, June 21, 2020 (afternoon)
- Departure: Friday, June 26, 2020 (noon)
- Address: Schloss Dagstuhl, Wadern, Germany
- Scientific officer: Andreas Dolzmann
- Administrative officer: Jutka Gasiorowski