LINGUIST List 27.2120

Mon May 09 2016

Calls: Computational Ling, Morphology, Phonetics, Phonology/Germany

Editor for this issue: Ashley Parker <>

Date: 08-May-2016
From: Micha Elsner <>
Subject: 14th SIGMORPHON Workshop on Computational Research in Phonetics, Phonology, and Morphology
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Full Title: 14th SIGMORPHON Workshop on Computational Research in Phonetics, Phonology, and Morphology

Date: 11-Aug-2016 - 11-Aug-2016
Location: Berlin, Germany
Contact Person: Sandra Kuebler
Meeting Email: < click here to access email >

Linguistic Field(s): Computational Linguistics; Morphology; Phonetics; Phonology

Call Deadline: 15-May-2016

Meeting Description:

The purpose of the workshop is to bring together researchers interested in applying computational techniques to problems in morphology, phonology, and phonetics. Work that addresses orthographic issues is also welcome. Papers will be on substantial, original, and unpublished research on these topics, potentially including strong work in progress. Appropriate topics include (but are not limited to) the following as they relate to the areas of the workshop:

- New formalisms, computational treatments, or probabilistic models of existing linguistic formalisms
- Unsupervised, semi-supervised or machine learning of linguistic knowledge
- Models of psycholinguistic experiments
- Morpheme identification and word segmentation
- Algorithms, including finite-state methods
- Corpus linguistics
- Machine transliteration and back-transliteration
- Speech technologies relating to phonetics or phonology
- Speech science (both production and comprehension)
- Analysis or exploitation of multilingual, multi-dialectal, or diachronic data
- Instructional technologies for second-language learners
- Integration of morphology, phonology, or phonetics with other NLP tasks
- Tools and resources
- Approaches to orthographic variation

One of the missions of SIGMORPHON is to encourage interaction between work in computational linguistics and work in theoretical phonetics, phonology and morphology, and to ensure that each of these fields profits from the interaction. Our recent meetings have been successful in this regard, and we hope to see this continue in 2014. Many mainstream linguists studying phonetics, phonology and morphology are employing computational tools and models that are of considerable interest to computational linguists. Similarly, models and tools developed by and for computational linguists may be of interest to theoretical linguists working in these areas. This workshop provides a forum for these researchers to interact and become exposed to each others' ideas and research.


Micha Elsner, The Ohio State University
Sandra Kübler, Indiana University

Email address to contact workshop organizers:

Program Committee:

Cagri Coltekin, University of Tübingen
Jason Eisner, Johns Hopkins University
Jeffrey Heinz, University of Delaware
Mike Hammond, University of Arizona
Colin de la Higuera, University of Nantes
Greg Kondrak, University of Alberta
Kimmo Koskenniemi, University of Helsinki
Shuly Wintner, University of Haifa
Greg Kobele, University of Chicago
Kemal Oflazer, CMU Qatar
Adam Albright, MIT
Karen Livescu, TTI Chicago
Gaja Jarosz, Amherst
Reut Tsarfaty, Weizmann Institute
Richard Sproat, Google
Andrea Sims, OSU

Shared Task: Morphological Reinflection

SIGMORPHON is hosting a shared task on morphological reinflection in 2016, held at ACL in Berlin, Germany.

More information about the shared task is available at:
Questions about the shared task can be sent to

Shared Task: Organizers

Ryan Cotterell (Johns Hopkins University)
Mans Hulden (University of Colorado)
Christo Kirov (Johns Hopkins University)
John Sylak-Glassman (Johns Hopkins University)

Final Call for Papers:

The deadline for SIGMORPHON submissions has been extended by a week, to 15 May 2016 (23:59 EST).

For details, see the first call:

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