LINGUIST List 24.4829

Fri Nov 29 2013

Calls: Computational Ling, Psycholing, Cognitive Sci, Text/Corpus Ling, General Ling/USA

Editor for this issue: Bryn Hauk <>

Date: 28-Nov-2013
From: Timothy O'Donnell <>
Subject: Cognitive Modeling and Computational Linguistics 2014
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Full Title: Cognitive Modeling and Computational Linguistics 2014 Short Title: CMCL-2104
Date: 26-Jun-2014 - 26-Jun-2014 Location: Baltimore, Maryland, USA Contact Person: Timothy O'Donnell
Meeting Email: < click here to access email >
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Linguistic Field(s): Cognitive Science; Computational Linguistics; General Linguistics; Psycholinguistics; Text/Corpus Linguistics

Call Deadline: 15-Mar-2014

Meeting Description:

Cognitive Modeling and Computational Linguistics (CMCL) 2014 is a one-day workshop to be held in conjunction with the Annual Meeting of the Association for Computational Linguistics (ACL), Baltimore, Maryland on June 26, 2014. This workshop provides a venue for work in computational psycholinguistics: computational and mathematical modeling of linguistic representation, development, and processing.

Call for Papers:

Cognitive Modeling and Computational Linguistics 2014 (CMCL-2014)
A workshop to be held at the Annual Meeting of the Association for Computational Linguistics (ACL)
June 26, 2014
Baltimore, Maryland, USA

We are inviting contributions that apply methods from computational linguistics to problems in the modeling of any and all natural language abilities.

The workshop invites a broad spectrum of work on the modeling of language, at all levels of analysis from sounds to discourse and on both learning and processing. Topics include, but are not limited to:

- Incremental parsers for diverse grammar formalisms
- Derivations of quantitative measures of comprehension difficulty, or predictions regarding generalization in language learning
- Stochastic models of factors encouraging one production or interpretation over its competitors
- Models of semantic/pragmatic interpretation, including psychologically realistic notions of word meaning, phrase meaning, composition, and pragmatic inference
- Models and empirical analysis of the relationship between mechanistic psycholinguistic principles and pragmatic or semantic adaptation
- Models of human language acquisition and/or adaptation in a changing linguistic environment
- Models of linguistic information propagation and language change in communication networks
- Models of lexical acquisition, including phonology, morphology, and semantics
- Psychologically motivated models of grammar induction or semantic learning

Submissions are especially welcomed that combine computational modeling work with empirical data (e.g., corpora or experiments) to test theoretical questions about the nature of human language acquisition, comprehension, and/or production.


This call solicits full papers reporting original and unpublished research that combines cognitive modeling and computational linguistics. Accepted papers are expected to be presented at the workshop and will be published in the workshop proceedings. They should emphasize obtained results rather than intended work, and should indicate clearly the state of completion of the reported results. A paper accepted for presentation at the workshop must not be presented or have been presented at any other meeting with publicly available proceedings. If essentially identical papers are submitted to other conferences or workshops as well, this fact must be indicated at submission time. No submission should be longer than necessary, up to a maximum 8 pages plus two additional pages containing references.

To facilitate double-blind reviewing, submitted manuscripts should not include any identifying information about the authors.

Submissions must be formatted using ACL 2014 style files available at:

Contributions should be submitted in PDF via the submission site:

The submission deadline is 11:59PM Pacific Time on March 15, 2014.

Important Dates:

Submission deadline: March 15, 2014
Notification of acceptance: April 11, 2014
Camera-ready versions due: April 28, 2014
Workshop: June 26, 2014

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