isa-11 :
Eleventh Joint ACL - ISO Workshop on Interoperable Semantic Annotation

London, UK, April 214 2015, in conjunction with IWCS 2015

isa-11, the Eleventh Workshop on Interoperable Semantic Annotation, is the eleventh edition of a series of joint workshops of the ACL SIGSEM Working Group "The Representation of Multimodal Semantic Information" and ISO TC 37/SC 4 (Language Resources) WG 2: Semantic annotation.

These workshops bring together experts in the annotation of semantic information as expressed in text, speech, gestures, graphics, video, images, and in multiple modalities combined. Examples of semantic annotation include the markup of events, time, space, dialogue acts, discourse relations, and semantic roles, for which the ISO organization pursues the establishment of annotation standards, in order to support the creation of interoperable semantic resources.

See also the most recent previous ISA workshops:

  • ISA-11 in Reykjavik, Iceland, 2015;
  • ISA-10 in London, UK, 2014;
  • ISA-8 in Potsdam, Germany, 2013;
  • ISA-8 in Pisa, Italy, October 2012;
  • ISA-7 in Istanbul, Turkey, May 2012;
  • ISA-6 in Oxford, UK, 2011; and
  • ISA-5 in Hong Kong, 2010.
    ==> Workshop proceedings now available here


    08:45 - 09:00 On-site registration
    09:00 - 09:15 Opening
    09:00 - 10:30 Session A
    09:15 - 10:00 Harry Bunt: A On the Principles of Semantic Annottion
    10:00 - 10:45 Kiyong Lee:: The annotation of measure expressions in ISO standards

    10:45 - 11:15 coffee break

    11:15 - 11:45 Session B
    11:15 - 11:45 Elisabetta Jezek and Rossella Varvara: Instrument subjects without Instrument role
    11:45 - 12:15 Jeremy Trione, Frederic Bechet, Benoit Favre and Alexis Nasr: Rapid FrameNet annotation of spoken conversation transcripts
    12:15 - 12:30 Steven Nea.e, Joao Silva and Antonio Branco: An accessible interface tool for manual word sense annotation
    12:30 - 13:00 Julia Gil and James Pustejovsky: The Semantics of Immage Annotation

    13:00 - 14:00 lunch break

    14:00 - 16:00 Session C
    14:00 - 14:30 Ludivine Crible and Sandrine Zufferey: Using a unified taxonomy to annotate discourse markers in speech and writing
    14:30 - 15:00 Rashmi Prasad and Harry Bunt: From Semantic relations in discourse: The current state of ISO 24617-8
    15:00 - 15:20 Jet Hoek and Sandrine Zufferey: Factors influending implicitation of discourse relations across languages
    15:20 - 15:50 tea break

    15:50 - 16:20 Kiyong Lee: Measure in ISO standards
    16:20 - 16:50 Hegler Tissot, Angus Roberts, Leon Derczynski, Genevieve Gorrell and Marcus Didonet Del Fabro: Analysis of Temporal Expressions in Clinical Notes
    16:50 - 17:10 Volker Gast, Lennart Bierkundt and Christoph Rzymski: Creating and retrieving tense and aspect annotations with GraphAnno, a lightweight tool for multilevel annotation
    17:10 - 17:30 Kiyong Lee and Harry Bunt: Possible new ISO projects in areas of semantic annotation 17:30 Workshop closing

    Registration is via the on-line registration site of the LREC conference.

    Accomodation and travel:
    For travel and accomodation information see the LREC 2014 website.

    The Harpa Conference Center at the harbour of Reykjavik, where LREC 2014 is held.


    7 January 2013: Deadline for submitting papers (PASSED)
    4 February 2013: Notification of acceptance (PASSED)
    25 February 2013: Submission of camera-ready papers (PASSED)
    14 April 2015: isa-11 Workshop

    Harry Bunt
    Kiyong Lee
    James Pustejovsky
    Laurent Romary
    Jan Alexandersson
    Collin Baker
    Harry Bunt (chair)
    Nicoletta Calzolari
    Jae-Woong Choe
    Thierry Declerck
    Alex Fang
    Robert Gaizauskas
    Koiti Hasida
    Nancy Ide
    Aravind Joshi
    Michael Kipp
    Kiyong Lee
    Inderjeet Mani
    Martha Palmer
    Volha Petukhova
    Andrei Popescu-Belis
    Rashmi Prasad
    James Pustejovsky
    Laurent Romary
    Ted Sanders
    Thorsten Trippel
    Piek Vossen

    For background information see also the websites of recent workshops in the ISA-series, such as
    ISA-8, October 2012, Pisa
    ISA-7, May 2012, Istanbul
    ISA-6, January 2011, Oxford
    ISA-5: January 2010, Hong Kong

    For any questions contact the workshop chair: