LINGUIST List 6.1548

Fri Nov 3 1995

Calls: Computational Phonology

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 2nd Meeting of the Special Interest Group in Computational Phonology


			 Friday, June 28, 1996

 	 in conjunction with the 34th Annual Meeting of the
		 Association for Computational Linguistics
		 University of California, Santa Cruz
			 Santa Cruz, California, USA

	Sponsored by the Association for Computational Linguistics


As anyone who has worked on both computational linguistics and speech
technology can attest, there often seems to be a large gulf between
the two communities of researchers, making it difficult sometimes for
work that is of potential interest to both communities, to be fully
appreciated in either. Nowhere is this more true than in areas related
to phonology and phonetics. Speech researchers working on speech
recognition or speech synthesis have traditionally had little interest
in the theoretical issues involved in building, for example,
grapheme-to-phoneme conversion systems. Computational phonologists,
on the other hand, have usually been more concerned with the
relationship between computational models of phonology and theoretical
phonology than they have in seemingly more mundane applications of
their results. In recent years, however, there has been an increasing
body of work that is informed by ideas and methods of both
computational phonology and speech technology. This workshop will
provide an excellent opportunity to air such work as well as to make
contact between the speech and computational linguistics communities.

Papers are solicited that demonstrate the application of ideas from
theoretical or computational phonology in practical speech
applications, including, but not limited to, text-to-speech synthesis,
and speech recognition; also welcome are papers that can demonstrate
implications for (computational) phonology of results in speech


Chair:		Richard Sproat, AT&T Bell Laboratories
Members:	John Coleman, Oxford University
		Mark Ellison, University of Edinburgh
		Andras Kornai, IBM Almaden Research Center
		Alex Monaghan, Dublin City University
		Colin Wightman, New Mexico Institute of Mining and Technology


The workshop will be a full-day event consisting of about 12 half-hour
papers, selected by the program committee.


Papers should describe unique work; completed work is preferable to
intended work, but in any event the paper should clearly indicate the
state of completion of the reported results. Papers must not exceed
3200 words (exclusive of references). Overlength papers may be
rejected without review.

Due to tight time constraints, initial submissions and reviewing will
be handled exclusively electronically. The initial submission may
either be in PLAIN ASCII, or else should be a UUENCODED LATEX FILE
following the ACL submission style (aclsub.sty) retrievable from the
ACL LISTSERV server (access to which is described below), which
requires TeX 3.14 or LaTeX 2.09 or higher. A model submission
modelsub.tex is also provided in the archive, as well as bibliography
style files fullname.sty and fullname.bst. (Note, however, that the
bibliography for a submission should not be submitted as a separate
.bib file; the bibliography entries should be inserted in the
submitted LaTeX source file.) Postscript figures following psfig.sty
may be included. Submissions that include separate postscript figure
files must be packaged using the aclpkg.script (also available from
the LISTSERV). No other style files, besides the standard TeX
3.14/LaTeX 2.09 ones and the ones mentioned above, should be used.
The first page of the submission should be a title page containing the
title, a short (5 line) abstract, and author names and addresses.

Ascii or uuencoded latex submissions should be sent via email to:

(For ascii files, please ensure no lines are longer than 80
characters, as some mailers insert linebreaks.) Submissions should
include the following information, formatted as follows:

 Subject: SIGPHON 96 Submission
 --text follows this line--
 title: <title of submission>
 authors: <authors as they appear on the title page>
 abstract: <copy of abstract as it appears on the title page>
 word count:
 email: <email address of author to whom correspondence should be directed>
 <Body of submission>

Notification of receipt will be sent to the email address listed in
the "email:" slot of the message soon after receipt of the submission.

Final papers that have been accepted for inclusion in the workshop
should be sent in camera-ready form, prepared in a double-column
format following the ACL proceedings style, which is available from
the LISTSERV (at the time of writing in the directory
/acl-l/Styfiles/Proceedings). Final papers must be accompanied by a
signed copyright release statement, transferring copyright to the
Association for Computational Linguistics. Final papers should be sent

	c/o Richard Sproat
	AT&T Bell Laboratories, Room 2d-451
	600 Mountain Avenue
	Murray Hill, NJ 07974, USA


MARCH 1, 1996		Initial submissions to
APRIL 3, 1996 	 	Notification of acceptance
MAY 1, 1996 		Receipt of final accepted papers

Late papers cannot be considered.


email to

							Regular	Student
Early registration (by May 1, 1996):			US$ 40 30
Late registration (May 1, 1996 - June 20, 1996):	US$ 45 35
On-site registration:					US$ 50 40

Price of workshop includes proceedings, coffee breaks and a boxed
lunch. We request that information on any special dietary
requirements be provided on the enclosed registration form.

Payment may be made either by check in US$ made out to the
"Association for Computational Linguistics", or by Visa or Mastercard.


An overhead projector will be available. Requests for other A/V
equipment should be directed to


LISTSERV is a facility set up at Columbia University's Department of
Computer Science to allow access to an electronic document archive by
electronic mail. Requests for files from the archive should be sent as
e-mail messages to:

with an empty subject field and the message body containing the
request command. The most useful requests are "help" for general help
on using LISTSERV, "index ACL96" for the current contents of the ACL
archive and "get ACL96 <file>" to get a particular file named <file>
from the archive. For example, to get the ACL96 modelsub.tex file,
send a message with the following body:

 get acl-l/ACL96 modelsub.tex

Answers to requests are returned by e-mail. Since the server may have many
requests for different archives to process, requests are queued up and may take
awhile (say, overnight) to be fulfilled. The ACL archive can also be accessed
by anonymous FTP. Here is an example of how to get the same file by FTP:

 $ ftp
 Name( anonymous < not echoed >
 ftp> cd acl-l/ACL96
 ftp> get modelsub.tex.Z
 ftp> quit
 $ uncompress modelsub.tex.Z

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Regular Mail Address:		

[ ] I (intend to submit/have submitted) a paper.

[ ] I am a student

[ ] I will pay by check in US dollars made payable to
 "Association for Computational Linguistics" (see below for
 mailing address)

 <early registration (prior to May 1, 1996)
	US$40 for regular attendees, US$30 for students
 late registration (May 1, 1996 - June 20, 1996)
	US$45 for regular attendees, US35 for students>

[ ] I will pay by VISA/MASTERCARD
 Card #:	 	
 Name on card:	
 Expiration date:	

[ ] I will pay on site

 on-site registration will be $50/$40

[ ] I have special dietary requirements (vegetarian, ...): ___________

Please return this form via email to
with the Subject line "SIGPHON 96 Registration"

Send checks to:

	c/o Richard Sproat
	AT&T Bell Laboratories, Room 2d-451
	600 Mountain Avenue
	Murray Hill, NJ 07974, USA

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