LINGUIST List 33.355

Fri Jan 28 2022

Calls: Computational Linguistics, Language Documentation/Ireland

Editor for this issue: Everett Green <>

Date: 27-Jan-2022
From: Sarah Moeller <>
Subject: Fifth Workshop on the Use of Computational Methods in the Study of Endangered Languages
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Full Title: Fifth Workshop on the Use of Computational Methods in the Study of Endangered Languages
Short Title: ComputEL-5

Date: 26-May-2022 - 27-May-2022
Location: Dublin, Ireland
Contact Person: Sarah Moeller
Meeting Email: < click here to access email >
Web Site:

Linguistic Field(s): Computational Linguistics; Language Documentation

Call Deadline: 25-Feb-2022

Meeting Description:

The ComputEL-5 workshop focuses 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 methods for endangered languages, field linguists 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 co-location with computational linguistics conferences and language documentation conferences. ComputEL-5 will be co-located with the 60th Annual Meeting of the Association for Computational Linguistics (ACL 2022) in Dublin, Ireland (

Workshop format/venue and the COVID-19 pandemic

Our current intention is for ComputEL-5 to take place in person following the main conference hosted in Dublin. See ACL 2022 conference programme for exact date:
However, due to the continued uncertainty caused by the COVID-19 pandemic, we are also considering various options for holding ComputEL-5 as a fully virtual or virtual/in-person hybrid workshop. We plan to announce a final decision about the workshop format by April 1, 2022.

2nd Call for Papers:

Workshop format/venue and the COVID-19 pandemic

ComputEL-5 will be co-located with the 60th Annual Meeting of the Association for Computational Linguistics (ACL 2022) in Dublin, Ireland ( The workshop will be a virtual/in-person hybrid event. Ability to attend the workshop in person will not affect consideration of submissions.

Submissions are invited which explore the interface and intersection of computational linguistics, documentary linguistics, and community-based language revitalization and conservation efforts. The organizing committee encourages submissions which:
(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, or
(iii) consider what concrete steps are required to allow for a more fruitful interaction between computer scientists, documentary linguists, and language communities.


Presentation will be in both oral sessions and a poster session. The decision on whether a presentation for a paper will be oral and/or poster will be made by the Organizing Committee on the advice of the Program Committee, taking into account the subject matter and how the content might be best conveyed. Oral and poster presentations will not be distinguished in the Proceedings.


In line with our goal of reaching different academic communities, we offer two modes of submission: extended abstract and full paper. The mode of submission does not influence the likelihood of acceptance. Either can be submitted to one of the workshop’s tracks: (a) language community perspective and (b) academic perspective. Please indicate in the submission which of the two modes (Extended abstract or Full paper) and which track you are submitting to.
Submissions must be uploaded to OpenReview no later than February 25, 2022, 11:59PM (UTC-12, “anywhere on earth”):
Previous submissions to ACL’s OpenReview must be committed to this workshop no later than March 15, 2022 along with reviews and meta-reviews.
All submissions must be anonymous following ACL guidelines and will be peer-reviewed by the scientific committee.
Notification of acceptance will be sent out by April 1, 2022.
A. Extended abstract:
Please submit anonymous abstracts of up to 1500 words, excluding references.
B. Full paper:
Please submit anonymously either a) a long paper (max. 8 pages excluding references and appendices) or b) a short paper (max. 4 pages excluding references) according to the style and formatting guidelines provided in by ACL Style Files (download template files for LaTeX or Microsoft Word:


The authors of selected accepted full papers (long or short) will be invited by the Organizing Committee to submit their papers for online publication via the open-access ACL Anthology. Final versions of long and short papers will be allotted one additional page (altogether 5 and 9 pages) excluding references. Extended abstracts will be allowed an additional 500 words. Proceedings papers should be revised and improved versions of the work that was submitted for, and which underwent, review. Any revisions should concern responses to reviewer comments or the addition of relevant details and clarifications, but not entirely new, unreviewed content. Camera-ready versions of the articles for publication will be due on April 22, 2022.

Important Dates:

25-February-2022 Deadline for submission of papers or short abstracts
15-March-2022 Commitment deadline for ARR papers with reviews & meta-reviews
1-April-2022 Notification of acceptance
22-April-2022 Camera-ready papers due
26 & 27 May-2022 Workshop

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