The SynSem research group at the Oslo Center for Advanced Study (CAS) holds a working meeting with parts of the (enhanced) Universal Dependencies (UD) initiative, to discuss meaning construction on top of UD syntax. The meeting will be held from Monday, March 19, to Wednesday, March 21, 2018, at Hotel Gabelshus in Oslo. We expect to start the programme on Monday morning after breakfast, i.e. encourage everyone to travel to Oslo on Sunday already; on Wednesday, we will wrap up the meeting at lunch time (say 13:00), so that for most people it should be possible to still catch flights back home that day.




From OSL

First Meal

Last Meal


Johan Bos

Gosse Bouma

Marie Candito

Dan Flickinger

Matthew Gotham

Jan Hajic

Dag Haug

Matt Lamm

Marie de Marneffe

Sunday, 14:00

Thursday, 17:55

Joakim Nivre

Sunday, 15:00 (SK867)

Thursday, 17:50 (SK884)

Stephan Oepen

seafood allergy

Adam Przepiórkowski

Siva Reddy

Vijay Saraswat

Djamé Seddah

Sebastian Schuster

Dan Zeman

Lilja Øvrelid


Participants are expected to make their own travel arrangements to Oslo and submit transportation receipts for reimbursement upon completion of the meeting. SynSem has earmarked up to EUR 1000 per participant traveling from outside Europe and up to EUR 400 per participant from within Europe; in case you find it impossible to make travel arrangements to Oslo within these limits, please make contact with Dag and Stephan as soon as possible. Accomodation and meals while in Oslo will be covered by SynSem directly.


We expect to prepare the programme collectively, with presentation (or maybe demonstration) and discussion slots as obvious building blocks. All participants are invited to (though not required) to present on their ongoing work, possibly in collaborating teams (e.g. Dag and Matthew on glue semantics for UD). In a first instance, we welcome suggestions for programme elements (of any type, not limited to the above examples), which we will collect incrementally.

SynSem/MeaningConstruction (last edited 2018-01-17 12:38:44 by StephanOepen)

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