7th Discourse Anaphora and
Anaphor Resolution Colloquium

November 5-6, 2009, Goa, India
hosted by AU-KBC Research Centre, Anna University, Chennai

2007 Lagos (Algarve)   |   2004 S. Miguel (Azores)   |   2002 Lisbon   |   2000 Lancaster   |   1998 Lancaster   |   1996 Lancaster

***** Selected Papers Announced *****
Call for papers

Anaphora is a central topic in the study of natural language and has long been the object of research in a wide range of disciplines such as theoretical, corpus and computational linguistics, philosophy of language, cognitive science, psycholinguistics and cognitive psychology. On the other hand, the correct interpretation of anaphora has played an increasingly vital role in real-world natural language processing applications including machine translation, automatic abstracting, information extraction and question answering. As a result, the processing of anaphora has become one of the most popular and productive topics of multi- and inter-disciplinary research, and has enjoyed increased interest and attention in recent years.

In this context, the Discourse Anaphora and Anaphor Resolution Colloquia (DAARC) have emerged as the major regular forum for presentation and discussion of the best research results in this area. Initiated in 1996 at Lancaster University, taken over in 2002 by the University of Lisbon, and moving out of Europe for the first time in 2009, to Goa, India, the DAARC series established itself as a specialised and competitive forum for the presentation of the latest results on anaphora processing, ranging from theoretical linguistic approaches through psycholinguistic and cognitive work to corpus studies and computational modelling. The series is unique in that it covers anaphora from such a variety of multidisciplinary perspectives.

The seventh Discourse Anaphora and Anaphor Resolution Colloquium (DAARC’2009) will take place in Goa, India, in November 2009. We would like to invite anyone currently researching in the areas of discourse anaphora and anaphor resolution, from any methodological perspective or framework, to submit a paper to DAARC'2009.

Important dates


November 11, 2008: 1st Call for papers

April 22, 2009 : Extended Deadline for Paper Submission (GMT 12:00)

June 25, 2009: Notification of acceptance

July 3, 2009: At least one author per selected paper is due to register

July 10, 2009: Delivery of selected and registered papers for publication

Click here to view the list of Accepted papers

Instructions for authors


Formatting guidelines for the papers to be included in the Proceedings Volume and Springer Volume, should follow the LNAI formatting guidelines.

Please read the default author instructions file. Click Here for Author instructions file

The formatting instructions for authors and the Latext class files can be obtained from the Springer Verlag website. Click here to obtain Latex class files from Springer Verlag Website

Please follow strictly the author instructions of Springer-Verlag when preparing the final version.

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