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LINGUIST List 25.799

Tue Feb 18 2014

Calls: Modified: Computational Linguistics, Text/Corpus Linguistics/Ireland

Editor for this issue: Bryn Hauk <brynlinguistlist.org>

Date: 18-Feb-2014
From: Marcos Zampieri <marcos.zampieriuni-koeln.de>
Subject: 1st Workshop on Applying NLP Tools to Similar Languages, Varieties and Dialects
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Full Title: 1st Workshop on Applying NLP Tools to Similar Languages, Varieties and Dialects
Short Title: VarDial

Date: 23-Aug-2014 - 24-Aug-2014
Location: Dublin, Ireland
Contact Person: Marcos Zampieri
Meeting Email: < click here to access email >
Web Site: http://corporavm.uni-koeln.de/vardial/

Linguistic Field(s): Computational Linguistics; Text/Corpus Linguistics

Call Deadline: 02-May-2014

Meeting Description:

The VarDial workshop will be held at the next edition of COLING in Dublin, Ireland. Within the scope of the VarDial Workshop we will also be organizing the DSL Shared Task (Discriminating between Similar Languages).

More information at:

VarDial Workshop: http://corporavm.uni-koeln.de/vardial/
DSL Shared Task: http://corporavm.uni-koeln.de/vardial/sharedtask.html

Program Committee:

Željko Agić (University of Potsdam, Germany)
Jorge Baptista (University of Algarve and INESC-ID, Portugal)
Francis Bond (Nanyang Technological University, Singapore)
Aoife Cahill (Educational Testing Service, United States)
Paul Cook (University of Melboune, Australia)
Liviu Dinu (University of Bucarest, Romania)
Stefanie Dipper (Ruhr University Bochum, Germany)
Sascha Diwersy (University of Cologne, Germany)
Tomaž Erjavec (Jozef Stefan Institute, Slovenia)
Mikel L. Forkada (University of Alicante, Spain)
Binyam Gebrekidan Gebre (Max Planck Institute for Psycholinguistics, Holland)
Nitin Indurkhya (University of New South Wales, Australia)
Jeremy Jancsary (Nuance Communications, Austria)
Marco Lui (University of Melbourne, Australia)
Preslav Nakov (Qatar Computing Research Institute, Qatar)
Santanu Pal (Saarland University, Germany)
Sebastian Padó (University of Stuttgart, Germany)
Reinhard Rapp (University of Mainz, Germany and University of Aix-Marsaille, France)
Felipe Sánchez Martínez (University of Alicante, Spain)
Kevin Scanell (Saint Louis University, USA)
Yves Scherrer (University of Geneva, Switzerland)
Serge Sharoff (Leeds University, United Kingdom)
Kiril Simov (Bulgarian Academy of Sciences, Bulgaria)
Elke Teich (Saarland University, Germany)
Joel Tetreault (Nuance Communications, USA)
Francis Tyers (University of Alicante, Spain)
Cristina Vertan (University of Hamburg, Germany)
Torsten Zesch (University of Duisburg-Essen, Germany)


Marcos Zampieri (Saarland University, Germany)
Liling Tan (Saarland University, Germany)
Nikola Ljubešić (University of Zagreb, Croatia)
Jörg Tiedemann (Uppsala University, Sweden)

Call for Papers:

The interest in language resources and computational models for the study of similar languages, varieties and dialects has been growing substantially in the last few years. The VarDial workshop aims to provide a forum for scholars working on a range of topics related to the study of linguistic variation.

We welcome papers dealing with one or more topics of the VarDial workshop:

1) Language Resources and Tools for Varieties and Dialects
- Corpus compilation (comparable, parallel)
- Adaptation of tools (taggers, parsers) for similar languages, varieties and dialects
- Evaluation of LR and tools applied to language varieties
- Reusability of LR in NLP applications (e.g. machine translation)
- Corpus-driven studies in dialectology and language variation

2) NLP Tasks and Applications
- Identification of lexical variation and lexicon induction
- Automatic classification of language varieties
- Domain adaptation between language varieties
- Identification of false friends
- Machine translation between varieties and dialects

Along with the VarDial workshop we will also be organizing the Discriminating between Similar Languages (DSL) shared task. We will release a specific call for participation soon. More information: http://corporavm.uni-koeln.de/vardial/sharedtask.html

Instruction for Authors:

Papers should contain a maximum of 8 pages + 2 additional pages for references. The templates are available at the COLING website. For better presentation we strongly recommend papers to be prepared using LaTeX. The review process will be double blind, submissions should be anonymous.

Important Dates:

Paper Submission: May 2, 2014
Notification of Acceptance: June 6, 2014
Camera-Ready Version: June 27, 2014
Workshop: August 23rd-24, 2014

Contact: vardialworkshopgmail.com

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