[Ura-list] CfP: Fifth workshop on Computational Linguistics of Uralic Languages (IWCLUL2019)

Tommi A Pirinen tommi.antero.pirinen at uni-hamburg.de
Fri Aug 3 10:02:44 EDT 2018

Dear colleagues,

I attach here the CfP of our fifth workshop in Computational Linguistics
of Uralic Languages, this time in Tartu ülikool. The deadline of full
paper submissions is in Novembe and the workshop is in early January, I
hope you have time to write and participate. Also, apologies if you
receive multiple copies, here's the CfP from the web-site:


   IWCLUL 2019

   Fifth International Workshop on Computational Linguistics for Uralic
   Languages is organised by ACL SIGUR (and University of Tartu)
   on January, 2019, Tartu, Estonia

   The final proceedings version will be available in the ACL SIGUR
   section of ACL anthology.


   Via Easychair:

    Important dates
     * 29 June 2018: Call for papers announced
     * 1st October 2018 2nd call for papers
     * 12th November 2018: Paper submission deadline
     * 6th December 2018: Paper notification
     * 21st December 2018: Camera-ready deadline
     * 7th–8th January 2019: Workshop held in Tartu

   Call for papers

    The purpose of the conference series International Workshop on

   Linguistics for Uralic Languages is to bring together researchers
   working on

   computational approaches to working with these languages. We accept
   long and

   short papers as well as tutorial proposals working on the following

   Finnish, Hungarian, Estonian, Võro, the Sámi languages, Komi (Zyrian,

   Mordvin (Erzya, Moksha), Mari (Hill, Meadow), Udmurt, Nenets (Tundra,

   Enets, Nganasan, Selkup, Mansi, Khanty, Veps, Karelian (Olonets),

   Ingrian (Izhorian), Votic, Livonian, Ludic, and other related

    All Uralic languages exhibit rich morphological structure, which makes

   processing them challenging for state-of-the-art computational

   approaches, the majority also suffer from a lack of resources and many


    Research papers should be original, substantial and unpublished
   research, that

   can describe work-in-progress systems, frameworks, standards and

   schemes. Demos and tutorials will present systems and standards towards
   the goal

   of interoperability and unification of different projects, applications

   research groups Appropriate topics include (but are not limited to):

    * Parsers, analysers and processing pipelines of Uralic languages

   * Lexical databases, electronic dictionaries

   * Finished end-user applications aimed at Uralic languages, such as
   spelling or

     grammar checkers, machine translation or speech processing

   * Evaluation methods and gold standards, tagged corpora, treebanks

   * Reports on language-independent or unsupervised methods as applied to


   * Surveys and review articles on subjects related to computational

     for one or more Uralic languages

   * Any work that aims at combining efforts and reducing duplication of

   * How to elicit activity from the language community, agitation
   campaigns, games

     with a purpose

    To maximise the possibility of reproducibility, replication and reuse,

   particularly encourage submissions which present free/open-source

   resources and make use of free/open-source software.  One of the aims
   of this

   gathering is to avoid unnecessary duplicated work in field of
   Uralistics by

   establishing connections and interoperability standards between
   researchers and

   research groups working at different sites. We have also identified a

   lack of gold standards and evaluation metrics for all Uralic languages

   those with national support, any work towards better resources in these

   will be greatly appreciated.

    In this year’s edition, we encourage people to present comparative

   of different NLP methods as applied to Uralic languages. With all the
   buzz around

   neural and deep-learning methods: Are they applicable to Uralic
   languages, which

   in general have very little training data --- even monolingual data ---
   and also

   richer morphology than the more widely treated Indo-European languages.

Submission of papers

    Language of submission: Submissions should be made in English or
   Russian with an

   obligatory abstract in at least one of the Uralic Language(s).

    Double submission: To maximise the impact of work in the field of

   linguistics for the Uralic languages we are open to the possibility of

   submission, or submission of work which has been partially published

   Any double submission should however be reported to the programme
   committee at

   the time of submission. In the advent of double acceptance the authors

   choose in which venue to publish.

    Publication venue: Proceedings of the workshop will be published
   open-access in

   ACL anthology, SIG proceedings for SIGUR.

    Conflicts of interest: The reviewing process will be anonymous

   peer review).


    Programme committee


    Local organisers

   Kadri Vare

   Heiki-Jaan Kaalep


    Organisers can be reached via google group:
   [4]iwclul at googlegroups.com. Local

   organisers should be contacted directly: firstname dot lastname att ut
   dot ee

   [5]Sisu at UT[6]Login


   1. https://sisu.ut.ee/iwclul2019/proceedings
   2. https://sisu.ut.ee/iwclul2019#main-content
   3. https://easychair.org/conferences/?conf=iwclul2019
   4. mailto:iwclul at googlegroups.com
   5. https://sisu.ut.ee/
   6. https://sisu.ut.ee/user/login?destination=iwclul2019

Doktor Tommi A Pirinen, Computational Linguist,
<https://flammie.github.io/purplemonkeydishwasher/>, Universität
Hamburg, Hamburger Zentrum für Sprachkorpora <http://hzsk.de>. CLARIN-D
Entwickler.  President of ACL SIGUR SIG for Uralic languages
I tend to follow inline-posting style in desktop e-mail messages.
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