Linguistic annotation of natural language corpora is the backbone of supervised methods for statistical natural language processing. It also provides valuable data for evaluation of both rule-based and supervised systems and can help formalize and study linguistic phenomena.
The LAW provides 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.
LAW X is the annual workshop for the ACL Special Interest Group on Annotation (SIGANN).
LAW X is co-located with ACL 2016 in Berlin, Germany.
This year's special theme is Evaluation of Annotation Quality -- see Call for Papers.