NoDaLiDa Workshop on Universal Dependencies (UDW 2017)

NoDaLiDa 2017, Gothenburg, Monday May 22

Universal Dependencies (UD) is a framework for cross-linguistically consistent treebank annotation that has so far been applied to over 50 languages.

The framework is aiming to capture similarities as well as idiosyncracies among typologically different languages (e.g., morphologically rich languages, pro-drop languages, and languages featuring clitic doubling). The goal in developing UD was not only to support comparative evaluation and cross-lingual learning but also to facilitate multilingual natural language processing and enable comparative linguistic studies.

After a period of very rapid growth since the release of the first guidelines in October 2014, it is now time to take stock and reflect on the theory and practice of UD, its use in research and development, and its future goals and challenges.

The first workshop on Universal Dependencies is co-located with NoDaLiDa 2017 in Gothenburg, Sweden.