LINGUIST List 27.3825

Tue Sep 27 2016

Calls: Comp Ling, Lang Doc/USA

Editor for this issue: Kenneth Steimel <kenlinguistlist.org>


Date: 26-Sep-2016
From: Antti Arppe <arppeualberta.ca>
Subject: 2nd Workshop on Computational Methods for Endangered Languages
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Full Title: 2nd Workshop on Computational Methods for Endangered Languages
Short Title: ComputEL-2

Date: 06-Mar-2017 - 07-Mar-2017
Location: Honolulu, Hawaii, USA
Contact Person: Antti Arppe
Meeting Email: computelualberta.ca
Web Site: http://altlab.ualberta.ca/computel-2

Linguistic Field(s): Computational Linguistics; Language Documentation

Call Deadline: 16-Oct-2016

Meeting Description:

The deadline for submission to ComptEL-2 has been extended to October 16 2016.

The ComputEL-2 workshop will focus on the use of computational methods in the
study, support, and revitalization of endangered languages. The primary aim of
the workshop is to continue narrowing the gap between computational linguists
interested in working on methods for endangered languages, field linguists
working on documenting these languages, and the language communities who are
striving to maintain their languages.

We take seriously the goal of reaching all relevant communities. To support
this goal, ComputEL aims to alternate between co-location with computational
linguistics conferences and with language documentation conferences.
ComputEL-2 will immediately follow the International Conference on Language
Documentation and Conservation (ICLDC) hosted by the University of Hawaii,
March 2-5, 2017.

The first ComputEL workshop was co-located with the main conference of the
Association for Computational Linguistics in Baltimore in 2014.
(http://www.acsu.buffalo.edu/~jcgood/ComputEL.html) . The proceedings of
ComputEL-1 were published online by ACL and are available at:
http://aclweb.org/anthology/W/W14/#2200.

Important Dates:

Paper/abstract submission deadline: October 16, 2016
Notification of acceptance: November 16, 2016
Deadline for camera-ready articles for proceedings: January 31 2017
Workshop dates: March 6-7, 2017

Organizing Committee:

Antti Arppe (University of Alberta)
Jeff Good (University at Buffalo)
Mans Hulden (University Colorado at Boulder)
Jordan Lachler (University Alberta)
Alexis Palmer (University of North Texas)
Lane Schwartz (University of Illinois)

For more information, see our website: http://altlab.ualberta.ca/computel-2.


2nd Call for Papers:

Submission deadline extended until October 16, 2016

Papers are invited which explore the interface and intersection of
computational linguistics, documentary linguistics, and community-based
language revitalization efforts. The committee encourages submissions which do
any of the following:

(i) Examine the use of specific methods in the analysis of data from
low-resource languages, with a focus on endangered languages, or propose new
methods for analysis of such data
(ii) Propose new models for the collection, management, and deployment of data
in endangered language settings
(iii) Consider what concrete steps are required to allow for a more fruitful
interaction between computer scientists, documentary linguists, and language
communities.

The intention of the workshop is not merely to allow for the presentation of
research on these topics, but also to continue building a network of
computational linguists, documentary linguists, and community language
activists who are able to effectively join together to serve their common
interests.

Presentations:

Presentations will be 20 minutes long, with 10 minutes for discussion.

Submissions:

In line with our goal of reaching different academic communities, we offer two
different modes of submission. The mode of submission does not influence
likelihood of acceptance. Camera-ready versions will be the same length for
both submission modes.

Submissions must be uploaded via
https://easychair.org/conferences/?conf=computel2 no later than October 16,
2016, 11:59PM (UTC-11, time zone of American Samoa). Please indicate clearly
which of the two modes (Extended abstract or Full paper) you are submitting
to.

All submissions must be anonymous and will be peer-reviewed by the scientific
committee. Notification of acceptance will be sent out by November 16, 2016.

A. Extended abstract:

Please submit anonymous abstracts of up to 1500 words.

B. Full paper:

Please submit (anonymously) either long papers (max. 8 pages plus references)
or short papers (max. 4 pages plus references) according to the style and
formatting guidelines provided in the ACL 2014 Style Files (URL:
http://acl2014.org/CallforPapers.htm) which have template files for both LaTeX
and Microsoft Word (browse down to ''ACL 2014 Style Files''). Authors will be
allowed one extra page for the final version.

Proceedings:

Authors whose presentations are selected for the conference will be eligible
to submit their papers for online publication via the open-access ACL
Anthology. Camera-ready version of the articles will be due on January 31,
2017.

Funding:

We anticipate being able to support travel costs in some cases for students
whose papers are accepted as well as scholars from lower income countries.
Please contact the organizers at computelualberta.ca for further information.

Important Dates:

Paper/abstract submission deadline: extended to October 16, 2016
Notification of acceptance: November 16, 2016
Deadline for camera-ready articles for proceedings: January 31 2017
Workshop dates: March 6-7, 2017

Organizing Committee:

Antti Arppe (University of Alberta)
Jeff Good (University at Buffalo)
Mans Hulden (University Colorado at Boulder)
Jordan Lachler (University Alberta)
Alexis Palmer (University of North Texas)
Lane Schwartz (University of Illinois)

For more information, see our website: http://altlab.ualberta.ca/computel-2

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