LINGUIST List 22.4550

Mon Nov 14 2011

Calls: Austronesian, Computational Linguistics/Indonesia

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        1.     Meladel Mistica , Computational Linguistics Workshop on Austronesian Languages

Message 1: Computational Linguistics Workshop on Austronesian Languages
Date: 14-Nov-2011
From: Meladel Mistica <>
Subject: Computational Linguistics Workshop on Austronesian Languages
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Full Title: Computational Linguistics Workshop on Austronesian Languages Short Title: CLW/AL 2012
Date: 02-Jul-2012 - 06-Jul-2012 Location: Bali, Indonesia Contact Person: Meladel Mistica
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Linguistic Field(s): Computational Linguistics

Other Specialty: Austronesian Languages

Call Deadline: 13-Feb-2012

Meeting Description:

Computational Linguistics Workshop on Austronesian LanguagesCLW/AL 2012 12ICAL

The Computational Linguistics Workshop on Austronesian Languages will be collocated with 12ICAL at Udayana University (Denpasar Campus), Bali, Indonesia (

In comparison to English and a number of widely spoken languages of Europe, languages of South East Asia and the Oceanic regions are relatively under-resourced in the development of natural language processing applications. As such, the text processing for these languages requires a more linguistically informed approach, incorporating more knowledge about the structure and meaning of the language.

This workshop aims to spark a more cross-disciplinary approach to computational linguistics and natural language processing, as well as contribute to the body of work that applies computational methods to inform, as well as drive linguistic analysis.

Call for Papers:

We invite the submission of papers on original and unpublished research on various aspects of computational linguistics and natural language processing for languages in the Pacific and Oceanic regions.

Topics include, but not limited to:

- Phonology, morphology, syntax, semantics, pragmatics, and discourse- Lexicography and computational lexicography- Interpreting spoken and written language- Natural language generation- Linguistic formalisms and grammar engineering- Engineering solutions for field linguists- Linguistic, mathematical, and psychological models of language- Corpus-based and statistical language modelling- Machine translation and translation aids- Question answering and information extraction- Natural language interfaces and dialogue systems- Summarisation

We welcome submissions on any topic that is of interest to the Computational Linguistics and Austronesian Linguistics community. We especially encourage submissions that integrate aspects of both disciplines.

Important Dates:

February 13 - Submission deadlineApril 2 - Notification of acceptanceApril 7- ICAL early registration closesApril 30 - Final camera-ready copyJuly 2-6 - ICAL main conference, panels, and workshops

Program Chairs:

Francis Bond (Nanyang Technological University, Singapore)Meladel Mistica (The Australian National University, Australia)

Program Committee:

Andrew MacKinlay (NICTA and The University of Melbourne, Australia)Avery Andrews (The Australian National University, Australia)Anto Satriyo Nugroho (PTIK-BPPT, Indonesia)Chris Biemann (Universit├Ąt Leipzig, Germany)Chooi Ling Goh (NICT, Japan)Emily Bender (The University of Washington, USA)Farah Akbar (The University of Essex, UK)Hammam Riza (PTIK-BPPT, Indonesia)I Wayan Arka (The Australian National University, Australia)Lauri Karttunen (Stanford University, USA)Mary Dalrymple (Oxford University, UK)Michael Ewing (The University of Melbourne, Australia)Michiko Yasukawa (Gunma University, Japan)Miriam Butt (Universit├Ąt Konstanz, Germany)Mirna Adriani (University of Indonesia, Indonesia)Preslav Nakov (National University of Singapore, Singapore)Rebecca Dridan (The University of Oslo, Norway)Tan Tien Ping (Universiti Sains Malaysia, Malaysia)Timothy Baldwin (The University of Melbourne, Australia)Tracy Holloway King (eBay, USA)

Organising Committee:

I Wayan Arka (The Australian National University, Australia)David Gil (Max Planck Institute, Germany)

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