The 11th Linguistic Annotation Workshop

Event Notification Type: 
Call for Papers
Abbreviated Title: 
Monday, 3 April 2017
Nathan Schneider
Nianwen Xue
Submission Deadline: 
Saturday, 21 January 2017

The 11th Linguistic Annotation Workshop (LAW XI)

Held in conjunction with EACL 2017,
Valencia, Spain, April 3, 2017

Sponsored by the ACL Special Interest Group on Annotation (SIGANN)


Linguistic annotation of natural language corpora is the backbone of supervised methods for statistical natural language processing. It also provides valuable data for evaluation of both rule-based and supervised systems and can help formalize the study of linguistic phenomena by both clarifying old tasks defining new ones.

The LAW provides a forum for presentation and discussion of innovative research on all aspects of linguistic annotation, including but not limited to the creation/evaluation of annotation schemes, methods for automatic and manual annotation, use and evaluation of annotation software and frameworks, representation of linguistic data and annotations, and evaluation of manual and automatically-produced annotations.

We also invite proposals for a shared task to be hosted at LAW 2018. These should be submitted as short papers (up to 4 pages). The program will include a panel discussion of potential shared tasks.


We welcome submissions of long and short papers, posters, and demonstrations relating to any aspect of linguistic annotation, including:

- Annotation procedures
- Annotation evaluation
- Annotation access and use
- Annotation schemes, guidelines and standards
- Annotation software and frameworks

See the website at for more details, including submission instructions. If you have any questions, please feel free to contact the program co-chairs Nathan Schneider (Georgetown University) and Nianwen Xue (Brandeis University) at


All submission deadlines are at 11:59 p.m. PST
Jan. 21, 2017: Workshop Paper Due Date
Feb. 20, 2017: Notification of Acceptance
March 6, 2017: Camera-ready papers due
April 3, 2017: Workshop Date