LINGUIST List 29.938

Tue Feb 27 2018

Calls: Comp Ling, Gen Ling, Ling Theories/USA

Editor for this issue: Kenneth Steimel <>

Date: 26-Feb-2018
From: M. Dolores Jiménez-López <>
Subject: Workshop on Linguistic Complexity and Natural Language Processing
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Full Title: Workshop on Linguistic Complexity and Natural Language Processing
Short Title: LC&NLP

Date: 20-Aug-2018 - 25-Aug-2018
Contact Person: M. Dolores Jiménez-López
Meeting Email: < click here to access email >
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Linguistic Field(s): Computational Linguistics; General Linguistics; Linguistic Theories

Call Deadline: 25-May-2018

Meeting Description:

The workshop “Linguistic Complexity and Natural Language Processing“” will be held at COLING 2018 in Santa Fe, New-Mexico, USA.

The workshop focuses on linguistic complexity and its relevance in the field of natural language processing. We propose a cross-discipline workshop that foster exchange of ideas between people in the area of artificial intelligence and natural language processing and people dealing with natural language complexity from a cognitive or a theoretical point of view. The main objective of this workshop is to bring together researchers from different areas that have in common their interest on linguistic complexity (from a practical or theoretical perspective) boosting the interchange of knowledge and methods between specialists that have approached complexity from different viewpoints. We want to promote interdisciplinarity among researchers that are dealing with any type of language complexity.

Call for Papers:

In this workshop, we are interested in contributions introducing new methods, models, definitions and measures to assess natural languages complexity (in human and automatic processing). We are especially interested in computational and formal approaches to linguistic complexity.

Topics include (but are not limited to):

- Complexity in human natural language processing
- Complexity in automatic natural language processing
- Formal tools for measuring linguistic complexity
- Natural language processing tools for measuring linguistic complexity
- Machine learning tools for measuring linguistic complexity
- Information theory measures of linguistic complexity
- Complex systems theory measures for linguistic complexity
- Typological approaches to linguistic complexity
- Psycholinguistic approaches to linguistic complexity
- Cognitive approaches to linguistic complexity


Authors are invited to submit unpublished work including original research contributions, applications, surveys, state-of-the-art papers, position papers and work in progress papers.

Submission types:

- Long papers: up to 8 pages of content, plus two additional pages containing references.
- Short papers/Demos: up to 4 pages of content, plus two additional pages containing references.
- Position papers: up to 4 pages of content, plus two additional pages containing references.

Submitted papers must be formatted according to COLING 2018 style guidelines which can be found at

All proposed papers must be submitted electronically, in PDF format, through

Accepted papers will be published in the workshop proceedings and available in the ACL Anthology.

Review Process:

All submitted papers will undergo a thorough review process; each paper will be refered by at least two experts in the field based on relevance, originality, significance, quality and clarity.


- Paper submission deadline: May 25, 2018.
- Notification of acceptance: June 20, 2018.
- Camera-ready papers due: June 30, 2018.
- Workshop dates: August 20-21, 2018.

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