Project abstract

The IC1207 COST Action PARSEME is an interdisciplinary scientific network devoted to the role of multi-word expressions (MWEs) in parsing.
  • It gathers interdisciplinary experts (linguists, computational linguists, computer scientists, psycholinguists, and industrials) from 30 countries which have signed the Memorandum of Understanding.
  • It represents 29 languages and 6 dialects from 10 language families.
  • It covers different parsing frameworks: CCG (Combinatory Categorial Grammar), DG (Dependancy Grammar), GG (Generative Grammar), HPSG (Head-driven Phrase Structure Grammar), LFG (Lexical Functional Grammar), TAG (Tree Adjoining Grammar)...
  • It addresses different methodologies (symbolic, probabilistic and hybrid parsing) and language technology applications (machine translation, information retrieval...).
Duration: 8 March 2013 – 7 March 2017

PARSEME is structured in 4 Working Groups. Its main activities include scientific meetings, short-term scientific missions, workshops and training schools. It promotes gender balance and it adheres to COST policy in promoting early-stage researchers.

Steering Committee

  • MC chair: Dr Agata Savary (France)
  • MC vice-chair: Prof Adam Przepiórkowski (Poland)
  • Working Group leaders and vice-leaders:
    • WG 1: Prof. Manfred Sailer (Germany), Gyri Smørdal Losnegaard (Norway)
    • WG 2: Dr Yannick Parmentier (France), Jakub Waszczuk (France)
    • WG 3: Mr Michael Rosner (Malta), Matthieu Constant (France)
    • WG 4: Prof. Victoria Rosén (Norway), Petya Osenova (Bulgaria)
  • Representatives of Early-Stage Researchers (ESRs): Veronika Vincze (Hungary), substitute to be defined.
  • Coordinator of Short Term Scientific Missions (STSMs): Cvetana Krstev (Serbia)
  • Dissemination Coordinator: Prof Miriam Butt (Germany)