LINGUIST List 26.4849

Mon Nov 02 2015

Calls: Uralic, Computational Ling/Hungary

Editor for this issue: Ashley Parker <ashleylinguistlist.org>


Date: 02-Nov-2015
From: Eszter Simon <simon.eszterkegmail.com>
Subject: 2nd International Workshop on Computational Linguistics for Uralic Languages
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Full Title: 2nd International Workshop on Computational Linguistics for Uralic Languages
Short Title: SIWCLUL

Date: 20-Jan-2016 - 20-Jan-2016
Location: Szeged, Hungary
Contact Person: Eszter Simon
Meeting Email: < click here to access email >
Web Site: http://rgai.inf.u-szeged.hu/iwclul2016

Linguistic Field(s): Computational Linguistics

Language Family(ies): Uralic

Call Deadline: 15-Nov-2015

Meeting Description:

The purpose of the Second International Workshop on Computational Linguistics for Uralic Languages is to bring together researchers working on computational approaches to working with these languages.

All Uralic languages exhibit rich morphological structure, which makes processing them challenging for state-of-the-art computational linguistic approaches, the majority also suffer from a lack of resources and many are endangered.

The invited talk will be given by András Kornai.

Final Call for Papers:

DEADLINE EXTENSION!

The purpose of the Second International Workshop on Computational Linguistics for Uralic Languages is to bring together researchers working on computational approaches to working with these languages. We accept papers and tutorial proposals working on the following languages: Finnish, Hungarian, Estonian, Voru, Setu, the Sámi languages, Komi (Zyrian, Permyak), Mordvin (Erzya, Moksha), Mari (Hill, Meadow), Udmurt, Nenets (Tundra, Forest), Enets (Tundra, Forest), Nganasan, Selkup, Mansi, Khanty, Veps, Karelian, Ingrian (Izhorian), Votic, Livonian, Ludic, Kven and other related languages.

All Uralic languages exhibit rich morphological structure, which makes processing them challenging for state-of-the-art computational linguistic approaches, the majority also suffer from a lack of resources and many are endangered.

Research papers should be original, substantial and unpublished research, that can describe work-in-progress systems, frameworks, standards and evaluation schemes. Demos and tutorials will present systems and standards towards the goal of interoperability and unification of different projects, applications and research groups. Appropriate topics include (but are not limited to):

- Parsers, analysers and processing pipelines of Uralic languages
- Lexical databases, electronic dictionaries
- Finished end-user applications aimed at Uralic languages, such as spelling or grammar checkers, machine translation or speech processing
- Evaluation methods and gold standards, tagged corpora, treebanks
- Reports on language-independent or unsupervised methods as applied to Uralic languages
- Surveys and review articles on subjects related to computational linguistics for one or more Uralic languages
- Any work that aims at combining efforts and reducing duplication of work
- How to elicit activity from the language community, agitation campaigns, games with a purpose

To maximise the possibility of reproducibility, replication and reuse, we particularly encourage submissions which present free/open-source language resources and make use of free/open-source software.

One of the aims of this gathering is to avoid unnecessary duplicated work in field of Uralistics by establishing connections and interoperability standards between researchers and research groups working at different sites. We have also identified a serious lack of gold standards and evaluation metrics for all Uralic languages including those with national support, any work towards better resources in these fields will be greatly appreciated.

The invited talk will be given by András Kornai.

Important Dates

1 July 2015: Call-for-papers announced
DEADLINE EXTENSION!
NEW DEADLINES:
15 November 2015: Paper submission deadline
10 December 2015: Paper notification
31 December 2015: Camera-ready deadline

20 January 2016: Workshop held in Szeged, Hungary

Any questions should be directed to the organising committee on iwclul-2016googlegroups.com.
For further details see the website of the event: http://rgai.inf.u-szeged.hu/iwclul2016



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