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Welcome to the website of the First Workshop on Syntactic Analysis of Non-Canonical Language (SANCL) which will take place at NAACL-HLT 2012 in Montreal on June 8, 2012.

Latest news:  Talks by Chris Manning and Keith Hall

The SANCL 2012 workshop aims to provide a forum for all researchers interested in syntactic analysis and parsing of language that is non-canonical.  By that term we mean structures with characteristics deviating from the standard written form of the language. A case in point is spoken language, but also the language of social media, computer-mediated communication in general, the interlanguage produced by language learners or historical data. These all have their own specific properties and all pose challenges for parsing models trained on edited newspaper text as well as for the theoretical analysis of these structures.

A section of the workshop will be specifically devoted to the first shared task on parsing English web text. The main aim of the shared task is to make progress in parsing web text in order to quickly and reliably translate and extract information from the web. However, it is expected that the findings of the shared task will also contribute towards the wider problem of parsing non-canonical language and discussions arising during the shared task sessions will tie in well with the workshop questions.

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