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12 May 2020, 16th Joint ACL - ISO Workshop on Interoperable Semantic Annotation (ISA-16), Cancelled

Date: Tuesday 12 May 2020
Location: Marseille, France
Deadline: Tuesday 25 February 2020

ISA-16 is the sixteenth edition of a series of joint workshops of the ACL Special Interest Group in Semantics (SIGSEM) and the International Organisation for Standardisation ISO. ISA-workshops bring together experts in the annotation of semantic information as expressed in text, speech, gestures, graphics, video, images, and in communicative behaviour where multiple modalities are combined. Examples of semantic annotation include the markup of events, time, space, dialogue acts, discourse relations, semantic roles, coreference, quantification phenomena, and other aspects of meaning for which the ISO organisation pursues the establishment and application of standardised annotation methods and representation schemes, in order to support the creation of interoperable semantic and pragmatic resources.

Besides a main track, ISA-16 will feature two specialised tracks, focused on (a) the annotation of quantification (and quantified modification) in natural language and (b) the design and representation of data structures for generating visualisations of linguistically represented objects, properties, and events. Both specialised tracks will consist of a pre-conference on-line portion and an on-site portion during the ISA-16 workshop.

As the LREC 2020 conference has been cancelled, due to the Covid-19 outbreak, so has the ISA-16 workshop. The workshop proceedings are however published according to the original schedule.

Three types of submission are invited:
- Research papers, describing original research in the area of semantic annotation; these can be either long (6-8 pages) or short (3-5 pages);
- Project notes, describing recent, ongoing or planned projects involving semantic annotation;
- Commented annotations/representations for the special tracks.

Submission of papers is in PDF form through the ISA-16 submission site. All submitted papers should be formatted using the LREC 2020 stylesheet. Authors will have the possibility, when submitting a paper, to upload Language Resources in a special LREC repository and have them assigned an International Standard Language Resource Number (ISLRN).

For more information, see or contact Harry Bunt at .

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