News / Second call for papers
04/06/2015 20:58

Dear colleagues,
We remind you that the 3rd International Conference on Computer Processing of Turkic Languages TurkLang'2015 will be held in Kazan, Russia on September 19-20, 2015.

By popular request of the participants, the deadline for paper submission and registration for TurkLang'2015 has been extended until June 20, 2015.

Therefore, there are changes in the key dates:
Submission of full papers: until June 20.
Notification of review results: June 30.
Submission of final papers for Proceedings: until July 10.
Notification of conference agenda: September 5.
Сonference dates: September 17-19.

As part of the conference, the traditional UniTurk seminar will be held.

During previous UniTurk seminars (Kazan, 2014; Istanbul, 2014), the problems of a unified morphological text annotation in Turkic languages for corpora and other automatic text processing systems were discussed. Such a unified annotation system would also serve as a universal means for text examples glossing (for instance, in international publications).

In February 2014 in Kazan, a working version of morphological annotation was adopted followed up with a discussion of its certain points (through a series of face-to-face and virtual seminars). The adopted annotation version focuses on the morphemic structure of a Turkic wordform and it is designed to fully reflect the diversity of different Turkic languages. The following questions are suggested for discussion at the next Uniturk seminar:

1. Grammatical (morphological and word-formative) and semantic annotation. Differentiation of semantic and grammatical tags (categories of numerals, voices, etc.). Representation of polyfunctional affixes.
2. The degree of completeness and specification of the annotation.
3. The problem of synthetic and analytical expression of certain categories in different languages (for example, the so-called “instrumental case”, ways of expressing interrogation, modality, etc.).
4. Representation of verbal affixes: preparing comparative tables.

We welcome your suggestions on the unification of annotation systems, which will be posted on the website of the seminar.

The existing annotation systems and publications on this topic are available on the webpage of the seminar. The conference will be held at the Academy of Sciences of the Republic of Tatarstan and Kazan Federal University. Please provide information about the conference to all interested colleagues.

Information about the conference, as well as requirements for presenting abstracts, can be viewed at the conference site http://turklang.antat.ru/.

Organizing Committee