LINGUIST List 26.5609

Thu Dec 17 2015

Confs: Computational Ling/Hungary

Editor for this issue: Ashley Parker <>

Date: 17-Dec-2015
From: Eszter Simon <>
Subject: 2nd International Workshop on Computational Linguistics for Uralic Languages
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2nd International Workshop on Computational Linguistics for Uralic Languages
Short Title: SIWCLUL

Date: 20-Jan-2016 - 20-Jan-2016
Location: Szeged, Hungary
Contact: Eszter Simon
Contact Email: < click here to access email >
Meeting URL:

Linguistic Field(s): Computational Linguistics

Language Family(ies): Uralic

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.


Invited talk
András Kornai: Computational linguistics of borderline vital languages in the Uralic family

Poster boasters

Demo and poster session & coffee break

Jeremy Bradley: Automatic transcriptions and transliterations for Mari, Tatar, Russian, and more

Lene Antonsen, Trond Trosterud, Marja-Liisa Olthuis and Erika Sarivaara: Modelling the Inari Saami morphophonology as a finite state transducer

Thierry Poibeau and Svetlana Toldova: Exploring Natural Language Processing Methods for Finno-Ugric Languages

Kristian Kankainen: Demonstration of Minority Translate, a tool for making small Wikipedias bigger

Tommi A Pirinen, Antonio Toral and Raphael Rubino: Rule-Based and Statistical Morph Segments in English-to-Finnish SMT

Axel Wisiorek and Zsófia Schön: Obugric Database: Corpus and Lexicon Databases of Khanty and Mansi Dialects

12:00-13:00 Session 1
Peter Smit, Juho Leinonen, Kristiina Jokinen, Mikko Kurimo: Automatic Speech Recognition for Northern Sámi with comparison to other Uralic Languages

Johannes Dellert: Uralic and its Neighbors as a Test Case for a Lexical Flow Model of Language Contact

13:00-14:00 lunch

14:00-15:00 Session 2
Kadri Muischnek, Kaili Müürisep, Tiina Puolakainen and Krista Liin: Parsing Estonian: Tools and Resources

Francis Tyers, Tommi A Pirinen: Intermediate representation in rule-based machine translation for the Uralic languages

15:00-15:30 Demo and poster session & coffee break

15:30-16:30 Tutorial 1
Trond Trosterud: Building grammatical analysers for Uralic languages

16:30-17:30 Tutorial 2
Veronika Vincze, Filip Ginter et al.: Universal Dependencies for Finno-Ugrian Languages

SIGUR meeting & closing remarks

20:00- Dinner

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