Universals of Linguistic Idiosyncrasy in Multilingual Computational Linguistics
[22 December 2021] The report of the Dagstuhl Seminar 21351 has been published online.
[23 September 2021] The summaries of talks and open problems presented at the workshop are due today. They will appear in a Dagstuhl Reports volume. For more details, see the instructions received per email from the collectors.
[23 July 2021] A draft schedule is now available.
[29 June 2021] The Dagstuhl Seminar 'Universals of Linguistic Idiosyncrasy in Multilingual Computational Linguistics' (20261) has been transformed into a smaller totally online workshop, to be held on August 30-31, 2021, still under the auspices of Dagstuhl.
[30 October 2020] The Dagstuhl Seminar 'Universals of Linguistic Idiosyncrasy in Multilingual Computational Linguistics' (20261) has been re-scheduled for 29 August to 3 September 2021. Its new identifier is 21351.
[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, initially planned for 21-26 June 2020 in Dagstuhl, Wadern, Germany, rescheduled to 29 August to 3 September 2021 due to COVID, and finally transformed into an online workshop on 30-31 August 2021.
- Invitees - this list contains the names of the people who officially confirmed their participation with the Dagstuhl officers. If you have been invited and intend to participate but your name does not appear on the list, please follow the instructions sent to you by Jutka Gasiorowski (service+jg AT dagstuhl DOT de).
- Working group (WG) co-leaders -- see the list of WGs
- Collectors (editorial coordinators supporting the workshop organizers in preparing the report):
- Meagan Vigus (University of New Mexico, Alburquerque, USA)
- Artur Kulmizev (Uppsala University, SE)
- Dagstuhl scientific officer: Andreas Dolzmann
- Dagstuhl administrative officer: Jutka Gasiorowski
The framing objectives of this initiative (which we hope to further purse in the future) 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.
As a first step towards these framing objectives, the particular objective for the current workshop is to create synergies between three distinct though partly overlapping communities:
- experts in typology
- experts in cross-lingual morphosyntactic annotation
- experts in multiword expressions
The current workshop is also meant to prepare the background for future events, possibly including a full-fledged Dagstuhl seminar.
- Schedule of the workshop
- Working groups and their discussion issues
- Instructions for the participants:
- Research questions of the seminar/workshop
- Recommended readings
- Issues for discussion
- Structure of the seminar (deprecated)
- Expected outcomes (deprecated)
- 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:
2026121351 (transformed into an online workshop)
Arrival: (prev. Sunday, June 21, 2020) August 29, 2021 (afternoon) Departure: Friday, (prev. June 26, 2020) September 3, 2021 (noon)
- Address: online
Schloss Dagstuhl, Wadern, Germany