The 11th International Workshop on Treebanks and Linguistic Theories

TLT serves as a venue for new and ongoing research on the topic of linguistics and tree banks. TLT 11 has taken place in Lisbon, Portugal on November 30 - December 1, 2012, and was hosted by CLUL at the university of Lisbon.

The proceedings of the workshop are available and can be downloaded:

Proceedings TLT11

Treebanks are language resources that provide annotations at various levels of linguistic structure beyond the word level. They typically provide syntactic constituent or dependency structures for sentences, and often extend to functional and predicate-argument structure. Treebanks have become crucially important for the development of data-driven approaches to natural language processing, human language technologies, grammar extraction and linguistic research in general. A growing number of projects explore annotation beyond syntactic structure (including, for instance, semantic, pragmatic and rhetorical annotation) and beyond a single language (for instance, parallel treebanks).

Experiences in building treebanks have shown that there is a relation between formal linguistic theory and the practice of annotation. Since the practices of building treebanks have proved that aiming at more detailed descriptions of the data becomes more and more theory-dependent, the connections between treebank development and linguistic theories need to be tightly connected in order to ensure the necessary information flow between them. This series of workshops aims to provide a forum for researchers and advanced students working in these areas.

Important dates

  • Conference: November 30 and Dec 1, 2012
  • Deadline for Paper submission: September 9, 2012
  • Notification of acceptance: October 10, 2012
  • Camera-ready paper submission: October 28, 2012
  • Conference Registration deadline: November 10, 2012

Previous editions of TLT

TLT10 The tenth International Workshop on Treebanks and Linguistic Theories, Heidelberg, Germany website

TLT9 The nineth International Workshop on Treebanks and Linguistic Theories, 3-4 December 2010, University of Tartu, Estonia website

TLT8 The eigth International Workshop on Treebanks and Linguistic Theories, 4-5 December 2009, Milan, Italy website

TLT7 The seventh International Workshop on Treebanks and Linguistic Theories, Groningen, NL website

TLT6 The sixth International Workshop on Treebanks and Linguistic Theories, December 7–8, 2007 in Bergen, Norway website

TLT5, Prague, The 5th International Workshop on Treebanks and Linguistic Theories, December 1-2, 2006, Prague, Czech Republic website

TLT3 The Third Workshop on Treebanks and Linguistic Theories, 10-11 December 2004, Tübingen, Germany website

TLT2 The Second Workshop on Treebanks and Linguistic Theories, 14-15 November 2003, Vaxjo, Sweden website

TLT1 The First Workshop on Treebanks and Linguistic Theories, 20-21 September 2002, Sozopol, Bulgaria website

Program Committee

Iris Hendrickx, University of Lisbon, Portugal (co-chair)
Sandra Kübler, Indiana University, USA (co-chair)
Kiril Simov, Bulgarian Academy of Sciences, Bulgaria (co-chair)

Eckhard Bick, University of Southern Denmark, Denmark
Johan Bos, Universtity of Amsterdam, The Netherlands
Gosse Bouma, Universtity of Groningen, The Netherlands
António Branco, University of Lisbon, Portugal
Ernestina Carrilho, University of Lisbon, Portugal
Koenraad De Smedt, Bergen University, Norway
Markus Dickinson, Indiana University, USA
Stefanie Dipper, Bochum University, Germany
Dan Flickinger, Stanford University, USA
Anette Frank, Heidelberg University, Germany
Eva Hajičová, Charles University, Czech Republic
Erhard Hinrichs, University of Tuebingen, Germany
Julia Hockenmaier, University of Illinois, USA
Valia Kordoni, Saarland University, Germany
Nuno Mamede, IST / INESC-ID, Portugal
Amalia Mendes, University of Lisbon, Portugal
Detmar Meurers, University of Tuebingen, Germany
Yusuke Miyao, University of Tokyo, Japan
Kaili Muurisep, Tartu University, Estonia
Kemal Oflazer, Carnegie Mellon University, Qatar
Sebastian Padó, Heidelberg University, Germany
Marco Passarotti, Catholic University of the Sacred Heart, Italy
Petya Osenova, Sofia University, Bulgaria
Adam Przepiórkowski,Polish Academy of Sciences, Poland
Victoria Rosén, Bergen University, Norway
Caroline Sporleder, Saarland University, Germany
Manfred Stede, University of Potsdam, Germany
Gertjan van Noord, Universtity of Groningen, The Netherlands
Martin Volk, University of Zurich, Switzerland
Heike Zinsmeister, Konstanz University, Germany

Paper Submission

More information on how to submit a paper can be found here.


To register for the conference, please fill out the registration form that can be found here.