The Eighteenth Joint ACL - ISO Workshop on Interoperable Semantic Annotation

Full Day Workshop @ LREC 2022 | Marseille, France | 20 June, 2022

June 20, 2022: Physical event in Marseille.

Previous ISA Workshops

ISA-17 (@IWCS 2021)

ISA-16 (@LREC 2020)

ISA-15 (Gothenburg, 2019)

ISA-14 (Santa Fe (NM), 2018)

ISA-13 (Montpellier, 2017)

ISA-12 (Portoroz, 2016)

ISA-11 (London, 2015)

ISA-10 (Reykjavik, 2014)

ISA-9 (Potsdam, 2013)

ISA-8 (Pisa, 2012)

ISA-7 (Istanbul, 2012)

ISA-6 (Oxford, 2011)

ISA-5 (Hong Kong, 2010)

ISA-4 (Tilburg, 2009)

ISA-3 (Marina del Rey, 2008)

ISA-2 (Tilburg, 2007)

ISA-1 (Tilburg, 2005)


Welcome to ISA-18, the Eighteenth Workshop on Interoperable Semantic Annotation. This is the 2022 edition of a series of joint workshops of the ACL Special Interest Group on Computational Semantics (SIGSEM) 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, motion, dialogue acts, discourse relations, semantic roles, coreference, and quantification phenomena, for which the ISO organization pursues the establishment of standardised annotation methods and representation schemes, to support the creation of interoperable semantic resources.

Program and Proceedings

The ISA-18 proceedings are available here. They will also be published as part of the LREC 2022 proceedings and in the ACL Anthology.
The individual papers are also directly accessible below from the workshop program.

Monday, June 20, Room: Estaque (first floor)

09:00 Opening
Session 1
09:10 Jutta Stock, Volha Petukhova and Dietrich Klakow Assessment of Sales Negotiation Strategies with ISO 24617-2 Dialogue Act Annotations
09:40 Hafiza Erum Manzoor and Volha Petukhova What Is Going through Your Mind? Metacognitive Events Classification in Human-Agent Interactions
10:05 Marco Antonio Stranisci, Enrico Mensa, Rossana Damiano, Daniele P. Radicioni and Ousmane Diakite Guidelines and a Corpus for Extracting Biographical Events
10:30 Coffee break
Session 2
10:55 Florian Barth, Hanna Varachkina, Tillmann Dönicke and Luisa Gödeke Levels of Non-Fictionality in Fictional Texts
11:15 Session 3: Flash poster presentations
Damir Cavar, Ali Aljubailan, Ludovic Mompelat, Yuna Won, Billy Dickson, Matthew Fort, Andrew Davis and Soyoung Kim Event Sequencing Annotation with TIE-ML
Rodolfo Delmonte and Nicolò Busetto Measuring Similarity by Linguistic Features rather than Frequency
Min Dong, Xiaoyan Liu and Alex Chengyu Fang Testing the Annotation Consistency of Hallidayan Transitivity Processes: A Multi-variable Structural Approach
António Leal, Purificação Silvano, Evelin Amorim, Inês Cantante, Fátima Silva, Alípio Mario Jorge and Ricardo Campos The place of ISO-Space in a multilayered annotation scheme
Anna Lindahl Do machines dream of artificial agreement?
Costanza Marini CroaTPAS: A Survey-based Evaluation
Joram Meron Simplifying Semantic Annotations of SMCalFlow
Ut Seong Sio and Luís Morgado da Costa Multilingual Reference Annotation: A Case between English and Mandarin Chinese
12:15 Poster visits
13:00 Lunch break
Session 4
14:00 Maxime Amblard, Bruno Guillaume, Siyana Pavlova and Guy Perrier Graph Querying for Semantic Annotations
14:25 Harry Bunt Intuitive and Formal Transparency in Annotation Schemes
14:50Siyana Pavlova, Maxime Amblard and Bruno Guillaume How much of UCCA can be predicted from AMR?
15:15 Julian Moreno-Schneider, Rémi Calizzano, Florian Kintzel, Georg Rehm, Dimitris Galanis and Ian Roberts Towards Practical Semantic Interoperability in NLP Platforms
15:40 Kana Koyano, Hitomi Yanaka, Koji Mineshima and Daisuke Bekki Annotating Japanese Numeral Expressions for a Logical and Pragmatic Inference Dataset
16:00 Coffee/tea break
Session 5
16:30 Marta Ricchiardi and Elisabetta Jezek Annotating Propositional Attitude Verbs and their Arguments
16:55 Rossella Varvara, Justine Salvadori and Richard Huyghe Annotating complex words to investigate the semantics of derivational processes
17:20 Closing

Submission information

All submissions should be subnmitted in pdf, using the LREC 2022 format, at the ISA-18 submission site.

Types of Submission

The following types of submission are invited:
  • Research papers, describing original research in the area of semantic annotation; these can be either:
    • long (6-8 pages, with additional pages for references references), or
    • short (3-5 pages, plus references)
  • Project notes:
    • describing recent, ongoing or planned projects involving semantic annotation (2-4 pages including references).


The ISA-18 workshop is hosted by the LREC 2022 conference in Marseille, held at the conference center Le Palais du Pharo in Marseille.

Further information:

For any questions contact the workshop chair, at the address

Organizing Committee

  • Harry Bunt (Chair)
  • Nancy Ide
  • Kiyong Lee
  • Volha Petukhova
  • James Pustejovsky
  • Laurent Romary

Program Committee

  • Jan Alexandersson
  • Johan Bos
  • Harry Bunt (chair)
  • Jae-Woong Choe
  • Robin Cooper
  • Ludivine Crible
  • Rodolfo Delmonte
  • David DeVault
  • Simon Dobnik
  • Jens Edlund
  • Alex Fang
  • Robert Gaizauskas
  • Koiti Hasida
  • Nancy Ide
  • Elisabetta Jezek
  • Nikhil Krishnaswamy
  • Kiyong Lee
  • Paul Mc Kevitt
  • Philippe Muller
  • Rainer Osswald
  • Parizia Paggio
  • Catherine Pelachaud
  • Guy Perrier
  • Volha Petukhova
  • Massimo Poesio
  • Andrei Popescu-Belis
  • Laurent Prevot
  • Stephen Pulman
  • Maria da Purificacao Silvano
  • James Pustejovsky
  • Laurent Romary
  • Ielka van der Sluis
  • Matthew Stone
  • Thorsten Trippel
  • Carl Vogel
  • Menno van Zaanen
  • Annie Zaenen
  • Heike Zinsmeister