Linguistic annotation of natural language corpora is the backbone of supervised methods of statistical natural language processing. The Sixth LAW will provide a forum for presentation and discussion of innovative research on all aspects of linguistic annotation, including 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, etc. As in the past, the LAW will provide a forum for annotation researchers to both work towards standardization, best practices, and interoperability of annotation information and software.
Annotation access and use:
Annotation guidelines and standards:
Annotation software and frameworks:
The papers should report original and unpublished research on topics of interest for the workshop. Accepted papers are expected to be presented at the workshop, and will be published in the workshop proceedings. They should emphasize obtained results rather than intended work, and should indicate clearly the state of completion of the reported results.
A paper accepted for presentation at the workshop must not be presented or have been presented at any other meeting with publicly available proceedings.
4.1 Submission Format: All submissions must be electronic in PDF and must be
formatted using the ACL 2012 style files, which are available at
4.2 Maximum Length: The maximum length of a submitted paper is
eight (8) pages of content for long papers or four (4) pages of
content for short papers and demonstrations,
plus up to two (2) pages of references.
4.3 Anonymous Review: Reviewing of papers will be double-blind. Therefore,
the paper must not include the authors' names and affiliations.
Furthermore, self-references that reveal the author's identity, e.g.,
"We previously showed (Smith, 1991) ...", must be avoided. Instead, use
citations such as "Smith (1991) previously showed ...". Papers that do
not conform to these requirements will be rejected without review.
4.4 Double Submitting: Papers that have been or will be submitted to other
meetings or publications must provide this information on the START
online submission page. If the LAW VI accepts a paper, authors must
notify the program chairs *immediately* indicating which meeting they
choose for presentation of their work. The LAW VI cannot accept for
publication or presentation work that will be (or has been) published
4.5 Submission site: Authors must submit papers online at
4.6 Submission deadline is at 23:59 GMT-11 on March 28, 2012. Papers submitted after the deadline will not be reviewed.