LINGUIST List 23.4845

Tue Nov 20 2012

Calls: Computational Linguistics/UK

Editor for this issue: Alison Zaharee <>

Date: 20-Nov-2012
From: Mark-Jan Nederhof <>
Subject: Finite-State Methods and Natural Language Processing
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Full Title: Finite-State Methods and Natural Language ProcessingShort Title: FSMNLP 2013

Date: 15-Jul-2013 - 17-Jul-2013Location: St Andrews (Scotland), United KingdomContact Person: Mark-Jan NederhofMeeting Email: fsmnlp2013gmail.comWeb Site:

Linguistic Field(s): Computational Linguistics

Call Deadline: 12-Apr-2013

Meeting Description:

The international conference series Finite-State Methods and Natural Language Processing (FSMNLP) is the premier forum of the ACL Special Interest Group on Finite-State Methods (SIGFSM). It serves researchers and practitioners working on natural language processing (NLP) applications or language resources, theoretical and implementational aspects, or their combinations that have obvious relevance or an explicit relation to finite-state methods.

Call for Papers:

The conference invites papers related to themes including but not limited to:

- NLP applications and linguistic aspects of finite-state methods- Finite-state models of language- Practices for building morphological models for the world’s languages using finite-state technology- Machine learning of finite-state models of natural language- Finite-state manipulation software and tools with relevance to NLP


Papers should present original, unpublished research and implementation results. Simultaneous submission to other venues with published proceedings is prohibited. FSMNLP accepts two kinds of submissions:

- Long papers (8 pages including references) reporting completed, significant research- Short papers (4 pages including references) reporting ongoing work and partial results, implementations, grammars, practical tools, interactive software demos, etc.

Short papers are expected to be presented as system demos in demo sessions, posters and/or short presentations, while long papers are presented in longer presentations.

All submissions are electronic and in PDF format via a web-based submission server. Authors are strongly encouraged to use the latest ACL style (available for LaTeX and Word) in producing the PDF document. Awaiting availability of the 2013 style, the 2012 templates are available at:

Information about the author(s) and other identifying information such as obvious self-references (e.g., ‘We showed in [12] ...’) and financial or personal acknowledgements should be omitted in the submitted papers whenever feasible.

Papers will be submitted electronically in PDF using the EasyChair system. A paper may contain a clearly marked appendix and data files to support its claims. This material will not be published. While reviewers are urged to consult this extra material for better comprehension, it is at their discretion whether they do so. Such extra material should also be anonymized to the extent feasible.

Use the following link for submission:

All accepted papers will be published in FSMNLP 2013 proceedings and archived in the ACL Anthology. The publication of selected, revised versions of accepted papers in a special journal issue is planned.

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