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LINGUIST List 22.1477

Wed Mar 30 2011

Calls: Cognitive Sci, Computational Ling, Psycholing/USA

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        1.     Frank Keller , Cognitive Modeling and Computational Linguistics

Message 1: Cognitive Modeling and Computational Linguistics
Date: 29-Mar-2011
From: Frank Keller <kellerinf.ed.ac.uk>
Subject: Cognitive Modeling and Computational Linguistics
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Full Title: Cognitive Modeling and Computational Linguistics
Short Title: CMCL

Date: 23-Jun-2011 - 23-Jun-2011
Location: Portland, Oregon, USA
Contact Person: Frank Keller
Meeting Email: < click here to access email >
Web Site: http://www.psy.cmu.edu/~cmcl/

Linguistic Field(s): Cognitive Science; Computational Linguistics; Psycholinguistics

Call Deadline: 08-Apr-2011

Meeting Description:

Cognitive Modeling and Computational Linguistics (CMCL) and TopiCS special issue Models of Language Comprehension

A workshop to be held
June 23, 2011
at the Association for Computational Linguistics meeting
in Portland, Oregon

This workshop provides a venue for work in computational psycholinguistics. ACL Lifetime Achievement Award recipient Martin Kay described this topic as 'build[ing] models of language that reflect in some interesting way, on the ways in which people use language.'

The 2010 workshop follows in the tradition of several previous meetings

(1) The computational psycholinguistics meeting at CogSci in Berkeley in 1997
(2) The Incremental Parsing workshop at ACL 2004
(3) The first CMCL workshop at ACL 2010

in inviting contributions that apply methods from computational linguistics to problems in the cognitive modeling of any and all natural language abilities.

Workshop Chairs:

Frank Keller, School of Informatics, University of Edinburgh
David Reitter, Department of Psychology, Carnegie Mellon University

Program Committee:

Steven Abney, Michigan
Harald R. Baayen , Alberta
Matthew Crocker, Saarland
Vera Demberg, Saarland
Tim O'Donnell, Harvard
Amit Dubey, Edinburgh
Mike Frank, Stanford
Ted Gibson, MIT
John Hale, Cornell
Keith Hall, Google
Florian Jaeger, Rochester
Lars Konieczny, Freiburg
Roger Levy, San Diego
Richard Lewis, Michigan
Stephan Oepen, Oslo
Ulrike Pado, VICO Research
Douglas Roland, Buffalo
William Schuler, Ohio State
Mark Steedman, Edinburgh
Patrick Sturt, Edinburgh
Shravan Vasishth, Potsdam

Call for Papers:

Deadline Extended to April 8, 2011

Scope and Topics:

The workshop invites a broad spectrum of work in the cognitive science of language, at all levels of analysis from sounds to discourse. Topics include, but are not limited to:

- Incremental parsers for diverse grammar formalisms; models of comprehension difficulty derived from such parsers
- Models of factors favoring particular productions or interpretations over their competitors
- Models of semantic interpretation, including psychologically realistic notions of word and phrase meaning
- Models of human language acquisition, including the prediction of generalizations and time course in acquisition
- Applications of cognitive models of language, e.g., in tutoring systems, human evaluation, clinical and cognitive neuroscience settings


This call solicits 8-page, full papers reporting original and unpublished research that combines cognitive modeling and computational linguistics. Accepted papers are expected to be presented at the workshop and will be published in the workshop proceedings. They should emphasize obtained results rather than intended work, and should indicate clearly the state of completion of the reported results. A paper accepted for presentation at the workshop must not be presented or have been presented at any other meeting with publicly available proceedings. If essentially identical papers are submitted to other conferences or workshops as well, this fact must be indicated at submission time.

To facilitate double-blind reviewing, submitted paper should not include any identifying information about the authors.

Submissions must be formatted using ACL 2011 style files available at:


Contributions should be submitted in PDF via the submission site:


The submission deadline is 11:59PM Eastern Time on April 08, 2011.

Best Student Paper:

The best paper whose first author is a student will receive the Best Student Paper award, sponsored by the Cognitive Science Society. The award consists of USD 250 and a one-year membership to the Cognitive Science Society.

Pathway to Journal Publication:

All accepted CMCL papers will be published in the workshop proceedings as is customary at ACL. However, CMCL presenters whose work holds broad interest for the wider cognitive science community will be encouraged to prepare extended versions of their papers (16 pages in APA format). If approved by a second round of reviewing, these extended papers will appear in a forthcoming issue of TopiCS, a Journal of the Cognitive Science Society, entitled entitled 'Models of Language Comprehension'. These expanded papers will need to be substantially adapted to address the broader TopiCS readership. The Program Committee will be assisted by additional experts, as needed, to apply this and other review criteria.

Important Dates:

Submission deadline: April 08, 2011 (deadline extended)
Notification of acceptance: April 25, 2011
Camera-ready versions due: May 06, 2011
Workshop: June 23, 2011, at ACL 2011

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