Call for Papers
Tenth Meeting of the
ACL Special Interest Group
in Computational Morphology
Ohio State University
June 19 or 20, 2008
This is SIGMORPHON's first workshop whose scope reflects the SIG's new charter, which has expanded with ACL's approval to include morphology and phonetics as well as phonology.
The purpose of the workshop is to bring together researchers interested in applying computational techniques to problems in morphology, phonology, and phonetics. Papers will be on substantial, original, and unpublished research on these topics, potentially including strong work in progress.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, or computational treatments of existing linguistic
formalisms * Probabilistic models and machine learning * Unsupervised or semi-supervised learning of linguistic knowledge * Analysis or exploitation of multilingual, multi-dialectal, or
diachronic data * Algorithms, including finite-state methods * Speech technologies relating to phonetics or phonology * Instructional technologies for second-language learners * Psycholinguistics and speech science (both production and
comprehension) * Machine transliteration and back-transliteration * Corpus linguistics * Integration of morphology, phonology, or phonetics with other NLP
tasks * Tools and resources
One of the missions of SIGMORPHON is to encourage interaction between work in computational linguistics and work in theoretical and empirical linguistics. Our recent meetings have been successful in this regard, and we hope to see this continue in 2008. Many mainstream linguists studying phonetics, phonology, and morphology are now asking and answering computational questions. We hope that this workshop will allow the CL community to consider their problems, tools, and models.
This workshop will be the tenth meeting of SIGMORPHON (formerly called SIGPHON). We will hold a full-day workshop consisting of approximately 10 half-hour presentations.
The workshop will be held on June 19 or 20, immediately after the ACL 2008 meetings at Ohio-State University in Columbus, Ohio.
The workshop website is: http://phonology.cogsci.udel.edu/sigmorphon2008/
Important Dates --------------- * Submission Deadline: March 17, 2008, 23:59 EST * Notification: April 16, 2008 * Camera-ready Copy Due: April 30, 2008 * Workshop: June 19 or 20, 2008
Paper Submission ---------------- Content: Papers should be original, topical, and clear. Completed work is preferable to intended work, but in any event the paper should clearly indicate the state of completion of the reported results. Authors are encouraged to study the actual form used by reviewers (http://phonology.cogsci.udel.edu/sigmorphon2008/review-form.html) to assess papers.
Submission Format: The only accepted format for submitted papers is Adobe PDF. Submissions should follow the two-column format of ACL proceedings, and should not exceed eight (8) pages. One additional page is allowed for the References section. Thus, your PDF file may be 9 pages. However, all material other than the bibliography must fall within the first 8 pages! We strongly recommend the use of the LaTeX style files or Microsoft Word document template that are available on the ACL conference web site (http://www.ling.ohio-state.edu/acl08/stylefiles.html). We reserve the right to reject submissions that do not conform to these styles, including font size restrictions.
Anonymous Review: The paper should not include the authors' names and affiliations. Furthermore, self-references that reveal the author's identity, e.g., "We previously showed (Smith, 1991) ...", should be avoided. Instead, use citations such as "Smith previously showed (Smith, 1991) ...". Papers that do not conform to these requirements will be rejected without review.
Conflicts of Interest: Authors should mark on the submission page any program committee member with whom they have a conflict of interest, such as a recent collaborator, a recent colleague at the same institution, or a close personal friend.
Double Submitting: Papers that have been or will be submitted to other meetings or publications must provide this information on the START online submission page. Papers may not be submitted to SIGMORPHON 2008 if they are currently or will be submitted to other meetings or publications and that other meeting or publication prohibits multiple submission. If SIGMORPHON 2008 accepts a paper, authors must notify the program chairs *immediately* indicating which meeting they choose for presentation of their work. SIGMORPHON 2008 cannot accept for publication or presentation work that will be (or has been) published elsewhere.
Submission Procedure: Authors must submit papers online here: https://www.softconf.com/acl08/ACL08-WS06/submit.html
The submission deadline is Monday March 17, 2008 23:59 EST. Papers submitted after the deadline will not be reviewed.
Organizers and Program Committee --------------------------------
This year's program committee consists of the following individuals:
Adam Albright, MIT Lynne Cahill, University of Brighton Mathias Creutz, Helsinki University of Technology Jason Eisner, Johns Hopkins University (co-chair) Mark Ellison, University of Western Australia Eric Fosler-Lussier, Ohio State University John Goldsmith, University of Chicago Sharon Goldwater, Stanford University Nizar Habash, Columbia University Jeffrey Heinz, University of Delaware (co-chair) Katrin Kirchhoff, University of Washington Greg Kondrak, University of Alberta Kimmo Koskenniemi, University of Helskinki Ying Lin, University of Arizona Mike Maxwell, University of Maryland John Nerbonne, University of Groningen Kemal Oflazer, Sabanci University Gerald Penn, University of Toronto Jason Riggle, University of Chicago Richard Sproat, University of Illinois Richard Wicentowski, Swarthmore University Shuly Wintner, University of Haifai
The program chairs may invite additional reviewers as necessary to obtain relevant expertise and avoid conflicts of interest.