The TextLink COST Action addresses Discourse Relational Devices (DRDs) in terms of resources, annotation models (including their comparability), and tools both for annotating DRDs and interconnecting annotated data. With a network covering research on no less than 20 different languages, written as well as spoken discourse, in a variety of genres and registers, and corpora that range from "in construction" to "fully annotated", the second Action Conference will constitute a milestone in (re)defining the objectives that need to be reached in view of constructing a TextLink Portal that make these resources and tools more widely known and available.
The meeting is open to everyone, both current members of TextLink and other researchers and practitioners working in the area.
In addition to the main meeting, there will be a WG2/WG3 workshop on 14-15 April 2016, focusing on the comparison of annotation schemes and their interfacing.
Invited speakers :
Andrei Popescu-Belis (IDIAP Research institute, Martigny, Switzerland)
Nina Vyatkina (University of Kansas, Lawrence KS, United States)
Important Dates :
Registration for authors and MC : 12 February 2016
Call for participation sent : 12 February 2016
Registration for participants : 19 February 2016
Deadline for registration fee : 20 March 2016
Information regarding venue, accommodation, registration fees will be communicated in the call for participation.
Program Committee :
Maria Josep Cuenca (University of Valencia)
Liesbeth Degand (University of Louvain)
Peter Furkó (Károli Gáspár University of the Reformed Church in Hungary)
Daniel Hardt (Copenhagen Business School)
Jiří Mírovský (Charles University in Prague)
Philippe Muller (University of Toulouse)
Piotr Pezik (University of Łódź)
Hannah Rohde (University of Edinburgh)
Ted Sanders (Utrecht University)
Manfred Stede (Potsdam University)
Jacqueline Visconti (University of Genoa)
Bonnie Webber (University of Edinburgh)
Deniz Zeyrek (Middle East Technical University)
Sandrine Zufferey (Fribourg University)
The conference handbook contains abstracts of everything that will be presented at the conference, as well as local information.