6th Discourse Anaphora and
Anaphor Resolution Colloquium

March 29-30, 2007, Lagos (Algarve), Portugal
hosted by the University of Lisbon, Faculty of Sciences

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

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 and taken over in 2002 by the University of Lisbon, 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 sixth Discourse Anaphora and Anaphor Resolution Colloquium (DAARC’2007) will take place in Lagos (Algarve) , Portugal, in March 2007. 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'2007.

Important dates


May 1, 2006: 1st Call for papers

September 12, 2006: 2nd Call for papers

October 16, 2006: Closing date for submission (GMT 12:00)

December 15, 2006: Notification of acceptance

January 8, 2007: At least one author per selected paper is due to register

January 15, 2007: Delivery of selected and registered papers for publication

29-30 March, 2007: DAARC2007 takes place

Instructions for authors


Formatting guidelines for the papers to be included in the proceedings volume are identical to those adopted in other conferences, such as LREC:

(N.B.: no contribution for the LNAI volume is included, in any version, in this proceedings volume; the instructions below do not apply to such LNAI papers, which follow a different set of guidelines, sent to their authors by email)


Author's kit

Download the Word template (33 Ko).
Download the LaTeX template package (31 Ko).
Download the PDF version (41 Ko) of LREC 2006 Author’s Kit.



Authors are requested to format their submissions according to the guidelines specified in this style sheet.

Abstract: Each article must include an abstract of 150 to 200 words in Times 9 pt with interlinear spacing of 10 pt. The heading Abstract should be centred, font Times 10 boldface.

Format: The fully justified text should be formatted in two parallel columns, each 8.25 cm wide, and separated by a space of 0.63 cm. Left, right, and bottom margins should be 1.9 cm. and the top margin 2.5 cm. The font for the main body of the text should be Times 10 pt with interlinear spacing of 11 pt.

  • Final versions of accepted papers must be at most 6 pages in length.

Page numbering: Please do not include page numbers in your article.

Title: The title of the article is in Times 14 pt boldface, and should appear in the centre of the page, 3 cm from the top. All content words of the title are to be capitalised.

Authors’ data: The authors’ data are centred under the title, in the following format:

  • Name(s): Times 12 pt boldface
  • Affiliation: Times 10 pt regular
  • Address: Times 10 pt regular
  • E-mail address: Times 10 pt regular.

There should be no spaces left between paragraphs.

Headings 1: Level 1 headings should be capitalised in the same way as the main title, and centred within the column. The font used is Times 12 boldface. There should also be a space of 12 pt between the title and the preceding section, and a space of 3 pt between the title and the text following it.

Headings 2: The format for level 2 headings is basically the same as for level 1 headings. However, the font is Times 11, and the heading is justified to the left of the column.

Headings 3: The format for level 3 headings is the same as for level 2 headings, except that the font is Times 10, and there should be no space left between the heading and the text.

References within the text: All references within the text should be placed in parentheses containing the author’s surname followed by a comma before the date of publication (Martin, 1996). If the sentence already includes the author’s name, then it is only necessary to put the date in parentheses: Martin (1996). When several authors are cited, those references should be separated with a semicolon: (Martin, 1996; Chibout & Masson, 1995). When the reference has more than three authors, only cite the name of the first author followed by et al.

Footnotes: Footnotes are indicated within the text by a number in superscript. They should be in Times 9, and appear at the bottom of the same page as their corresponding number. Footnotes should also be separated from the rest of the text by a horizontal line 5 cm long.

Figures and Tables: All figures should be centred and clearly distinguishable. They should never be drawn by hand, and the lines must be very dark in order to ensure a high-quality printed version. Figures should be numbered in the text, and have a caption in Times 10 pt underneath. A space must be left between each figure and its respective caption.

Acknowledgements: Place all acknowledgements (including those concerning research grants and funding) in a separate section at the end of the article.

Bibliographical References: Bibliographical references should be listed in alphabetical order at the end of the article. The title of the section, "References", should be a level 1 heading. The first line of each bibliographical reference should be justified to the left of the column, and the rest of the entry should be indented by 0.35 cm.

The following examples (of fictitious references) illustrate the basic format required for conference proceedings, books, journals, articles, Ph.D. theses, and chapters of books respectively:

Martin, L.E. (1990). Knowledge Extraction. In Proceedings of the Twelfth Annual Conference of the Cognitive Science Society. Hillsdale, NJ: Lawrence Erlbaum Associates, pp. 252-262.

Chercheur, J.L. (1994). Case-Based Reasoning. San Mateo, CA: Morgan Kaufman Publishers.

Castor, A., Pollux, L.E. (1992). The use of user modelling to guide inference and learning. Applied Intelligence, 2(1), pp. 37-53.

Zavatta, A. (1992). Un Générateur d’Insultes s’intégrant dans un Système de Dialogue Humain-Machine. Thèse de Doctorat en Informatique. Université Paris-sud, Centre d’Orsay.

Grandchercheur, L.B. (1983). Vers une modélisation cognitive de l’être et du néant. In S.G Paris, G.M. Olson, H.W. Stevenson (Eds.), Fondement des Sciences Cognitives. Hillsdale, NJ: Lawrence Erlbaum Associates, pp. 6-38.

Copyrights: DAARC’s policy is to acquire copyright for all contributions. In assigning your copyright, you are not forfeiting your right to use your contribution elsewhere. This you may do without seeking permission and is subject only to normal acknowledgement to the DAARC proceedings.

Your submission of a finalized contribution for inclusion in the DAARC proceedings automatically assigns the above-mentioned copyright to their publisher.

Page numbers: The papers should not bear page numbers.


Final file formats

Your contribution should be sent in two copies: in a .rtf format file and in .pdf unprotected format file. Please name the files after the last name of the first author, with the appropriate file name extension, e.g. "mitkov.rtf" and "mitkov.pdf".

These two files should be sent to Fátima Silva via mhenri@XPTO (where "letras.up.pt" goes in slot "XPTO").


Deadlines: registering and sending

Registering: Please note that for a contribution to be included in the final Conference Program, and the corresponding article to appear in the proceedings, at least one of its authors must register until January 8, 2007.

Sending: The final camera-ready versions of your contribution should be turned in no later than January 15, 2007. RECALL: the papers should not bear page numbers.

Your files should be sent to Fátima Silva via mhenri@XPTO (where "letras.up.pt" goes in slot "XPTO").


Poster format

Up to 80 cm wide x 120 cm high.


For any other question concerning contribution to the proceedings please contact Fátima Silva via mhenri@XPTO (where "letras.up.pt" goes in slot "XPTO").