23.94, Calls: Computational Linguistics/Canada

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Subject: 23.94, Calls: Computational Linguistics/Canada

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Date: 22-Dec-2011
From: Lynne Cahill [L.Cahill at brighton.ac.uk]
Subject: Workshop on Computational Phonology and Morphology

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Date: Thu, 05 Jan 2012 14:06:04
From: Lynne Cahill [L.Cahill at brighton.ac.uk]
Subject: Workshop on Computational Phonology and Morphology

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Full Title: Workshop on Computational Phonology and Morphology 
Short Title: SIGMORPHON 2012 

Date: 07-Jun-2012 - 07-Jun-2012
Location: Montreal, Quebec, Canada 
Contact Person: Lynne Cahill
Meeting Email: sigmorphon2012 at nltg.org.uk
Web Site: http://www.nltg.brighton.ac.uk/research/sigmorphon2012/ 

Linguistic Field(s): Computational Linguistics 

Call Deadline: 26-Mar-2012 

Meeting Description:

12th Meeting of the ACL Special Interest Group in Computational Morphology, Phonology and Phonetics
NAACL 2012
Montreal, Quebec, Canada
June 7, 2012

One of the missions of SIGMORPHON is to encourage interaction between work in computational linguistics and work in theoretical phonetics, phonology and morphology, and to ensure that each of these fields profits from the interaction. Our recent meetings have been successful in this regard, and we hope to see this continue in 2012.  Many mainstream linguists studying phonetics, phonology and morphology are employing computational tools and models that are of considerable interest to computational linguists. Similarly, models and tools developed by and for computational linguists may be of interest to theoretical linguists working in these areas.  This workshop provides a forum for these researchers to interact and become exposed to each other's ideas and research.

This workshop will be the twelfth meeting of SIGMORPHON (formerly called SIGPHON). We will hold a full-day workshop consisting of approximately 12 half-hour presentations.

The workshop will be held on June 7, immediately after the NAACL 2012 meeting at Le Centre Sheraton, Montreal, Canada.

The workshop website is http://www.nltg.brighton.ac.uk/research/sigmorphon2012/.

The organizers can be contacted at sigmorphon2012 at nltg.org.uk. 

Call for Papers:

The purpose of the workshop is to bring together researchers interested in applying computational techniques to problems in morphology, phonology, and phonetics. Work that addresses orthographic issues are also welcome. Papers will be on substantial, original, and unpublished research on these topics, potentially including strong work in progress. Appropriate topics include (but are not limited to) the following as they relate to the areas of the workshop:

- New formalisms, computational treatments, or probabilistic models of existing linguistic formalisms
- Unsupervised, semi-supervised or machine learning of linguistic knowledge
- Models of psycholinguistic experiments
- Morpheme identification and word segmentation
- Algorithms, including finite-state methods
- Corpus linguistics
- Machine transliteration and back-transliteration
- Speech technologies relating to phonetics or phonology
- Speech science (both production and comprehension)
- Analysis or exploitation of multilingual, multi-dialectal, or diachronic data
- Instructional technologies for second-language learners
- Integration of morphology, phonology, or phonetics with other NLP tasks
- Tools and resources
- Approaches to orthographic variation

Important Dates:

Submission Deadline: March 26, 2012, 23:59 EDT
Notification: April 23, 2012
Camera-ready deadline: May 4, 2012
Workshop: June 7, 2012

Paper Submission:

Papers should be original, topical, and clear. Completed work is preferable to intended work, but in any event the paper should clearly indicate the state of completion of the reported results. Authors are encouraged to study the actual form used by reviewers (http://www.nltg.brighton.ac.uk/research/sigmorphon2012/review-form.html) to assess papers.

The only accepted format for submitted papers is Adobe PDF. Submissions should follow the two-column format of ACL proceedings, and should not exceed eight (8) pages. One additional page is allowed for the References section. Thus, your PDF file may be 9 pages. However, all material other than the bibliography must fall within the first 8 pages! We strongly recommend the use of the LaTeX style files or Microsoft Word document template that are available on the ACL conference web site (http://www.naaclhlt2012.org/conference/conference.php). We reserve the right to reject submissions that do not conform to these styles, including font size restrictions.

Reviewing of papers will be double-blind. Therefore, the paper must not include the authors' names and affiliations. Furthermore, self-references that reveal the author's identity, e.g., 'We previously showed (Smith, 1991) ...', must be avoided. Instead, use citations such as 'Smith (1991) previously showed ...'. Papers that do not conform to these requirements will be rejected without review.

Authors should mark on the submission page any program committee member with whom they have a conflict of interest, such as a recent collaborator, a recent colleague at the same institution, or a close personal friend.

Papers that have been or will be submitted to other meetings or publications must provide this information on the START online submission page. Papers may not be submitted to SIGMORPHON 2012 if they are currently or will be submitted to other meetings or publications and that other meeting or publication prohibits multiple submissions. If SIGMORPHON 2012 accepts a paper, authors must notify the program chairs -immediately- indicating which meeting they choose for presentation of their work. SIGMORPHON 2012 cannot accept for publication or presentation work that will be (or has been) published elsewhere.

Online submission will be available shortly.

The submission deadline is Monday, March 26, 2012 23:59 EDT. Papers submitted after the deadline will not be reviewed.


Lynne Cahill (University of Brighton)
Richard Wicentowski (Swarthmore College)
Adam Albright (MIT)

Program Committee:

Adam Albright, MIT (co-organizer)
Lynne Cahill, University of Brighton (co-organizer)
Jason Eisner, Johns Hopkins University
Jeffrey Heinz, University of Delaware
Greg Kondrak, University of Alberta
Richard Wicentowski, Swarthmore University (co-organizer)
Mark Ellison, University of Western Australia
Sharon Goldwater, University of Edinburgh
Kimmo Koskenniemi, University of Helskinki 
Karen Livescu, Toyota Technological Institute at University of Chicago
Shuly Wintner, University of Haifa
Roger Evans, University of Brighton
Jon Herring, British Library
William Idsardi, University of Maryland
Greg Kobele, University of Chicago
Katya Pertsova, University of North Carolina
Mikko Kurimo, TKK Finland
Gaja Jarosz, Yale University
Giorgio Magri, IJN, ENS, France
Jason Riggle, University of Chicago

The program chairs may invite additional reviewers as necessary to obtain relevant expertise and avoid conflicts of interest.

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