Treebanks and Linguistic Theory 2023 (TLT21)


Paper Submission

Call for Papers

The 21st International Workshop on Treebanks and Linguistic Theories (TLT) will bring together developers and users of linguistically annotated natural language corpora and take place during the week of March 9th-12, 2023. The workshop will be part of GURT 2023 which will take place in Washington D.C.


TLT addresses all aspects of treebank design, development, and use. As “treebanks” we consider any pairing of natural language data (spoken, signed, or written) with annotations of linguistic structure at various levels of analysis, including e.g., morpho-phonology, syntax, semantics, and discourse. Annotations can take any form (including trees or general graphs), but they should be encoded in a way that enables computational processing. Reflections on the design of linguistic annotations, methodology studies, resource announcements or updates, annotation or conversion tool development, or reports on treebank usage are but some examples of the types of papers we anticipate for TLT.

Papers should describe original work; they should emphasize completed work rather than intended work, and should indicate clearly the state of completion of the reported results. Submissions will be judged on correctness, originality, technical strength, significance and relevance to the conference, and interest to the attendees.

Types of papers we anticipate include reflections on the design of linguistic annotations, methodology studies, resource announcements or updates, annotation or conversion tool development, and reports on treebank usage. The workshop invites the submission of papers, posters and software demonstrations on original and unpublished research on the following topics, including, but not limited to:

We invite paper submissions in two distinct tracks:

All papers accepted for presentation at the workshop will be included in the TLT 2023 proceedings volume, which will be part of the ACL Anthology.

Long papers may consist of up to 8 pages of content (excluding references and appendices). Short papers may consist of up to 4 pages of content (excluding references and appendices). Accepted papers will be given an additional page to address reviewer comments. All submissions should follow the two-column format and the ACL style guidelines. We strongly recommend the use of the LaTeX style files, OpenDocument, or Microsoft Word templates created for ACL:

All papers must be anonymous, i.e., not reveal author(s) on the title page or through self-references. So, e.g., “We previously showed (Smith, 2020) …”, should be avoided. Instead, use citations such as “Smith (2020) previously showed …”. Papers must be submitted digitally, in PDF, and uploaded through the on-line conference system (link forthcoming).

Double submission policy: We will accept submissions that have been or will be submitted elsewhere, but require that the authors notify us, including information on where else they are submitting. We also require that authors withdraw work that will be published elsewhere (no double publication).

Submissions that violate either of these requirements will be rejected without review.

All papers will be refereed through a double-blind peer review process with final acceptance decisions made by the workshop organizers. Submissions may be selected for publication in a GURT venue other than TLT at the discretion of the organizers.