LINGUIST List 23.5196

Wed Dec 12 2012

Calls: Computational Linguistics/Bulgaria

Editor for this issue: Alison Zaharee <>

Date: 11-Dec-2012
From: Sebastian Krause <>
Subject: ACL 2013 Student Research Workshop
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Full Title: ACL 2013 Student Research Workshop Short Title: ACL SRW 2013
Date: 05-Aug-2013 - 07-Aug-2013 Location: Sofia, Bulgaria Contact Person: Eva Vecchi
Meeting Email: < click here to access email >
Web Site:
Linguistic Field(s): Computational Linguistics

Call Deadline: 03-Mar-2013

Meeting Description:

ACL 2013 Student Research Workshop
August 5-7, 2013, Sofia, Bulgaria
To be held during the 51st Annual Meeting of the Association for Computational Linguistics

The ACL Student Session provides a venue for student researchers investigating topics in Computational Linguistics and Natural Language Processing to present their research, to meet potential advisors, and to receive feedback from the international research community.

2nd Call for Papers:

Submission deadline: Sunday, March 3, 2013

The workshop’s goal is to aid students at multiple stages of their education: from those in the final stages of undergraduate training to those who are preparing their graduate thesis proposal. Towards this goal, we invite papers in two separate categories.

1. Thesis/Research Proposals: This category is appropriate for experienced students who wish to get feedback on their proposal and broader ideas for the field in order to strengthen their final research.

2. Research Papers: Most appropriate for students who are new to academic conferences. Papers in this category can describe completed work or work in progress with preliminary results.

Subject to the availability of established researcher volunteers, each accepted paper will be assigned a mentor, who will provide feedback on the work to the student at the conference. Separately, the committee will do its best to assign pre-submission mentors to students who wish to get feedback before the paper deadline. This service will be available on a first come, first served basis and does not guarantee acceptance into the workshop. Students who wish to take advantage of this opportunity should let the co-chairs know via email (to: acl-srw-2013 at no later than Saturday, December 29, 2012 and should submit a paper draft no later than Friday, January 18, 2013.


Relevant topics for the workshop include, but are not limited to, the following areas (in alphabetical order):

- Cognitive modeling of language processing and psycholinguistics
- Dialogue and interactive systems
- Discourse, coreference and pragmatics
- Evaluation methods
- Information retrieval
- Language resources
- Lexical semantics and ontologies
- Low resource language processing
- Machine translation: methods, applications and evaluation
- Multilinguality in NLP
- NLP applications
- NLP and creativity
- NLP for the languages of Central and Eastern Europe and the Balkans
- NLP for the Web and social media
- Question answering
- Semantics
- Sentiment analysis, opinion mining and text classification
- Spoken language processing
- Statistical and Machine Learning methods in NLP
- Summarization and generation
- Syntax and parsing
- Tagging and chunking
- Text mining and information extraction
- Word segmentation

Submission Guidelines:

See our site:

Important Dates:

Pre-submission mentoring service application: December 29, 2012
Pre-submission mentoring paper deadline: January 18, 2013
Submission deadline: March 3, 2013
Notification of acceptance: April 24, 2013
Camera-ready submission deadline: May 24, 2013
Conference dates: August 5-7, 2013 (The workshop will be held during the main conference, in a mode similar to the conference’s regular sessions.)

Travel Funding:

We will be able to provide student authors of accepted papers with a limited amount of travel support. Details on how to apply for this will be part of the acceptance notification distributed in April 2013.

Organising Committee:

Student Chairs:

Anik Dey, The Hong Kong University of Science & Technology
Sebastian Krause, German Research Center for Artificial Intelligence
Ivelina Nikolova, Bulgarian Academy of Sciences
Eva Vecchi, Universita di Trento

Faculty Advisors:

Steven Bethard, University of Colorado Boulder & KU Leuven
Preslav I. Nakov, Qatar Computing Research Institute
Feiyu Xu, German Research Center for Artificial Intelligence

Program Committee:

See our site:


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