[Ura-list] CfP: Sixth workshop on Computational Linguistics of Uralic Languages (IWCLUL 2020)

Jeremy Bradley jeremy.moss.bradley at univie.ac.at
Tue Aug 20 18:23:00 EDT 2019


Dear colleagues,

I'm happy to announce the Sixth workshop on Computational Linguistics of 
Uralic Languages (IWCLUL 2020), to be held in Vienna on 10-11 January 
2020. Scroll down for the CfP; more details can be found on our website 
at https://iwclul.univie.ac.at/. Papers are due by 18 November.

All the best,
Jeremy Bradley

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The purpose of the conference series International Workshop on 
Computational 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 languages: Finnish, Hungarian, Estonian, Võro, 
the Sámi languages, Komi (Zyrian, Permyak), Mordvin (Erzya, Moksha), 
Mari (Hill, Meadow), Udmurt, Nenets (Tundra, Forest), Enets, Nganasan, 
Selkup, Mansi, Khanty, Veps, Karelian (Olonets), Karelian, Ingrian 
(Izhorian), Votic, Livonian, Ludic, and other related languages. All 
Uralic languages exhibit rich morphological structure, which makes 
processing them challenging for state-of-the-art computational 
linguistic approaches, the majority also suffer from a lack of resources 
and many are endangered. Research papers should be original, substantial 
and unpublished research, that can describe work-in-progress systems, 
frameworks, standards and evaluation schemes. Demos and tutorials will 
present systems and standards towards the goal of interoperability and 
unification of different projects, applications and 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 Uralic languages
  * Surveys and review articles on subjects related to computational
    linguistics for one or more Uralic languages
  * Any work that aims at combining efforts and reducing duplication of
    work
  * How to elicit activity from the language community, agitation
    campaigns, games with a purpose

To maximise the possibility of reproducibility, replication and reuse, 
we particularly encourage submissions which present free/open-source 
language 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 serious lack of gold standards and evaluation 
metrics for all Uralic languages including those with national support, 
any work towards better resources in these fields will be greatly 
appreciated.


-- 
Jeremy Bradley, Ph.D.
University of Vienna

http://www.mari-language.com
jeremy.moss.bradley at univie.ac.at

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