The 14th Linguistic Annotation Workshop
Co-located with COLING 2020 – 12 December 2020 – Barcelona
Linguistic annotation of natural language corpora is the backbone of supervised methods of statistical natural language processing. The Linguistic Annotation Workshop (LAW) is the annual workshop of the ACL Special Interest Group on Annotation (SIGANN), and it provides a forum for the presentation and discussion of innovative research on all aspects of linguistic annotation, including the creation and evaluation of annotation schemes, methods for automatic and manual annotation, use and evaluation of annotation software and frameworks, representation of linguistic data and annotations, semi-supervised “human in the loop” methods of annotation, crowd-sourcing approaches, and more. As in the past, the LAW will provide a forum for annotation researchers to work towards standardization, best practices, and interoperability of annotation information and software.
Special Theme: Breaking the Mold
This year's special theme is “Breaking the Mold”, promoting novel or less studied types of annotations and data. In addition to general papers, we encourage papers on less common annotations (for example metaphor, sense anaphora, gesture, humor); annotations in understudied settings or data types (new text types or novel collection methods); and annotation for languages other than English, especially beyond tagging/treebanking.
Papers must be of original, previously-unpublished work. Papers must be anonymized to support double-blind reviewing. If the paper is available as a preprint, this must be indicated on the submission form but not in the paper itself. In addition, COLING’2020 will follow the same policy as ACL'2018 establishing an anonymity period (from submission to author notification) during which non-anonymous posting of preprints is not allowed. Also included in that policy are instructions to reviewers to not rate papers down for not citing recent preprints. Authors are asked to cite published versions of papers instead of preprint versions when possible.
All submission deadlines are 11:50 p.m. PDT.
27 November 2020: Added abstract for invited talk
11 November 2020: Posted complete program with papers
07 November 2020: Updated workshop program
28 October 2020: Added virtual conference information
18 October 2020: Published list of accepted papers
13 October 2020: Final submissions: Both long papers and short papers can have one extra page for addressing the reviewers' comments.
28 August 2020: Updated dual submission policy
15 July 2020: Updated submission format
6 April 2020: Updated deadlines (The conference and workshop have been postponed to December)
11 February 2020: Updated author responsibilities