The 17th Linguistic Annotation Workshop
Co-located with ACL 2023 in Toronto – July 13, 2023
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.
Papers must be of original, previously-unpublished work.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. There will be an anonymity period during which non-anonymous posting of preprints is not allowed.
SponsorsThe LAW XVII is kindly supported by:
Makers of Prodigy, a fully scriptable annotation tool for machine learning
The Bosch Center for Artificial Intelligence (BCAI) is leading among the industrial AI research centers in Europe. BCAI develops modern AI technologies for Bosch products and services "invented for life." Together with experts from all over the globe, Bosch conducts cutting edge research in applied AI.
All submission deadlines are 11:59 p.m. UTC-12:00 "anywhere on Earth."
22nd May 2023: We are now calling on authors of accepted Findings papers to submit their relevant camera-ready papers for presentation at LAW. Deadline: June 1. Selected and presented Findings papers will NOT appear in the LAW proceedings.
22nd May 2023: Notifications for regular papers have been sent. Please submit your camera-ready versions by May 29!
15th April 2023: Submission has closed. We received an amazing number of 53 valid submissions! The review process has started.
18th February 2023: Submission site open (both direct and ARR commitment), new contact email
15th February 2023: Submission deadline and workshop day confirmed
20th December 2022: Website goes live