LINGUIST List 26.3244

Thu Jul 09 2015

Calls: Computational Linguistics, Morphology/Austria

Editor for this issue: Erin Arnold <>

Date: 09-Jul-2015
From: Olivier Bonami <>
Subject: Workshop on Computational Methods for Descriptive and Theoretical Morphology
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Full Title: Workshop on Computational Methods for Descriptive and Theoretical Morphology

Date: 18-Feb-2016 - 21-Feb-2016
Location: Vienna, Austria
Contact Person: Olivier Bonami
Meeting Email: < click here to access email >
Web Site:

Linguistic Field(s): Computational Linguistics; Morphology

Call Deadline: 14-Sep-2015

Meeting Description:

While computational morphology is a respected and well-established subfield of computational linguistics with important applications in NLP, this line of research has developed in parallel rather than in tight interaction with descriptive and theoretical morphology. This has led to situations of mutual misunderstandings and missed opportunities. While the situation has improved over the last decade, there is still room for much cross-fertilization among descriptive, theoretical, and computational approaches to morphology.

2nd Call for Papers:

Extended Deadline: 14 September 2015

This workshop is meant as a forum for presentation of work in any other area where computational methods are put to use to address descriptive or theoretical issues in morphology. These include, but are not limited to:

- Implemented morphological grammar fragments
- Quantitative assessment of the properties of morphological systems
- Quantitative approaches to morphological typology
- Design and use of large scale morphological lexica
- Use of machine learning techniques to bootstrap the morphological description of under-resourced languages

Submissions are welcome that present a computational method or electronic resource, use such a method or resource in original research, or both.

Invited Speaker:

Rob Malouf (SDSU)


Abstracts should be in PDF format and at most 4 page long, including figures and references. All abstracts should be submitted via:

Please direct any questions to the program committee chairs at

All abstracts will be reviewed anonymously by at least two reviewers. Abstracts should not include the authors' names, and authors are asked to avoid transparent self-reference.

Important Dates:

Abstract Submission Deadline: September 14, 2015
Notification of Acceptance: October 31, 2015
Workshop: February 18-21, 2016

Program Committee:

Delphine Bernhard, Emily Bender, Olivier Bonami (co-chair), Dunstan Brown, Roger Evans, Nabil Hathout, Rob Malouf, Fiammetta Namer, Benoît Sagot (co-chair), Andrea Sims, Gregory Stump, Géraldine Walther


The workshop will take place within the Seventeenth International Morphology Meeting. For more information on IMM 17, see:

It is organized in the context of French LabEx (Excellency Cluster) ''Empirical Foundations of Linguistics'', in relation with research operation ''Empirical Assessment of Inflectional Complexity.'' More information at the following address:

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