Umeå University, Sweden
4–6 September 2017
The Workshop on Tree-Adjoining Grammars and Related Formalisms (TAG+) is a workshop series, inaugurated in 1990, that fosters exchange of ideas among linguists, psycholinguists, and computer scientists interested in modelling natural language using formal grammars. The scope of the workshop includes Tree-Adjoining Grammars as well as other string, tree, and graph grammar formalisms, such as Combinatory Categorial Grammar (CCG), Head-Driven Phrase Structure Grammar (HPSG), Lexical Functional Grammar (LFG), Minimalist Grammar (MG), and dependency grammars; hence the ‘+’ in the name of the workshop.
Past workshops have helped identify similarities and differences between the above formalisms, leading to the shared development of broad-coverage grammars, transfer of parsing and machine learning algorithms from one formalism to another and to new insights into the properties of different formalisms and their capacity for linguistic explanation. Additionally, the workshop will enable further cross-fertilisation of ideas that combine the representational flexibility of TAG-like grammar formalisms with the robustness afforded by machine learning techniques to produce a deeper insight into modelling of natural language.
This edition of TAG+ will be co-located with the 13th International Conference on Finite-State Methods and Natural Language Processing (FSMNLP), fostering the scientific exchange between the two research communities. The meeting will include a number of joint tutorial presentations, designed to introduce attendees to a range of topics relevant to both communities. TAG+ is endorsed by the ACL Special Interest Groups on Finite-State Methods (SIGFSM) and on Mathematics of Language (SIGMOL).