Workshop on

Grammar Engineering Across Frameworks - GEAF 2009

on August 6 at the ACL/IJCNLP 2009 Conference, Singapore

Workshop Program

Workshop Topics

Paper Submission (closed)

The workshop will solicit submissions for papers on the following themes:

  1. Evaluation: Proposals concerning evaluation methodologies and metrics which can capture the added benefits of deep linguistic analysis; evaluation techniques which can compare grammars across varieties/languages;

  2. Modularity: Reflections on which aspects of linguistic structure can most easily be separated out from each other, why and how the analyses of separate linguistic phenomena are interconnected/interdependent, and the role of frameworks in promoting or inhibiting modularity;

  3. Maintainability: Techniques for improving long-term and multi-developer maintainability of grammars; impacts of considerations of maintainability on choices of linguistic analysis;

  4. Relevance to theoretical and computational linguistics: Reflections on how to present grammar engineering work to other research communities;

  5. Regression testing: Evaluation for internal purposes; methodologies and techniques for test suite construction, role of test suites in day-to-day progress on grammars.

  6. Multilingualism: Approaches, techniques and tools improving development and maintainability of grammars for multiple system languages.

All papers must be submitted via the START system at:

Style files for submission are available at:

Submissions are 8 pages with one extra page for references. Please submit pdf (not Word).

Demo Request Submission (closed)

The demo session is meant to allow grammar engineers to describe and demonstrate implemented grammar-based applications and tools, their design, development, functionality etc. in an interactive setting. Demo session will comprise a "quick fire" presentation of each demo after which the workshop participants have time to check out the demos individually.

The requests should contain a one page description of the demo and they must be submitted via the START system at:

Please submit pdf (not Word).

Demo session requests will not be published in the proceedings but will be listed in the program.

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