[Corpora-List] Call for Papers: Cognitive Modeling and Computational Linguistics (CMCL), August 2013

Levy, Roger rlevy at ucsd.edu
Fri Feb 8 01:40:30 CET 2013

Cognitive Modeling and Computational Linguistics (CMCL-2013)

A workshop to be held August 8, 2013 at the Annual Meeting of the Association for Computational Linguistics (ACL) in Sofia, Bulgaria




This workshop provides a venue for work in computational psycholinguistics. ACL Lifetime Achievement Award recipient Martin Kay described this topic as "build[ing] models of language that reflect in some interesting way on the ways in which people use language." The 2013 workshop follows in the tradition of several previous meetings

the computational psycholinguistics meeting at CogSci in Berkeley in 1997

the Incremental Parsing workshop at ACL 2004

the first three CMCL workshops at ACL 2010, ACL 2011, and NAACL-HLT 2012

in inviting contributions that apply methods from computational linguistics to problems in the cognitive modeling of any and all natural language abilities.


The workshop invites a broad spectrum of work in the cognitive science of language, at all levels of analysis from sounds to discourse. Topics include, but are not limited to

* incremental parsers for diverse grammar formalisms

* derivations of quantitative measures of comprehension difficulty, or predictions regarding generalization in language learning

* stochastic models of factors encouraging one production or interpretation over its competitors

* models of semantic/pragmatic interpretation, including psychologically realistic notions of word meaning, phrase meaning, composition, and pragmatic inference

* models and empirical analysis of the relationship between mechanistic psycholinguistic principles and pragmatic or semantic adaptation, usually in dialogue

* models of human language acquisition and/or adaptation in a changing linguistic environment

* models of linguistic information propagation and language change in communication networks

Submissions are especially welcomed that combine computational modeling work with empirical data (e.g., corpora or experiments) to test theoretical questions about the nature of human linguistic acquisition, comprehension, and/or production.


This call solicits full papers reporting original and unpublished research that combines cognitive modeling and computational linguistics. Accepted papers are expected to be presented at the workshop and will be published in the workshop proceedings. They should emphasize obtained results rather than intended work, and should indicate clearly the state of completion of the reported results. A paper accepted for presentation at the workshop must not be presented or have been presented at any other meeting with publicly available proceedings. If essentially identical papers are submitted to other conferences or workshops as well, this fact must be indicated at submission time. No submission should be longer than necessary, up to a maximum 8 pages plus two additional pages containing references.

To facilitate double-blind reviewing, submitted manuscripts should not include any identifying information about the authors.

Submissions must be formatted using ACL 2013 style files available at


Contributions should be submitted in PDF via the submission site:


The submission deadline is 11:59PM Pacific Time on April 26, 2013.


The best paper whose first author is a student will receive a Best Student Paper award, sponsored by the Cognitive Science Society.


All accepted CMCL papers will be published in the workshop proceedings as is customary at ACL conferences.


Submission deadline: 26 April 2013 Notification of acceptance: 24 May 2013 Camera-ready versions due: 7 June 2013 Workshop: 8 August 2013


Roger Levy, Department of Linguistics, University of California at San Diego Vera Demberg, Multimodal Computing and Interaction Cluster of Excellence, Saarland University


Afra Alishahi Tilburg University Klinton Bicknell UC San Diego Matthew Crocker Saarbruecken University Brian Dillon University of Massachussetts Afsaneh Fazly University of Toronto Naomi Feldman University of Maryland Michael C. Frank Stanford University Stefan Frank Radboud University Nijmegen Sharon Goldwater Edinburgh University Noah Goodman Stanford University John T. Hale Cornell University T. Florian Jaeger University of Rochester Frank Keller University of Edinburgh Jeffrey Heinz University of Delaware Richard L. Lewis University of Michigan Brian Edmond Murphy CMU Timothy John O'Donnell MIT Sebastian Padó University of Heidelberg Ulrike Pado Hochschule fuer Technik, Stuttgart Steven Piantadosi University of Rochester David Reitter Penn State University William Schuler The Ohio State University Nathaniel Smith University of Edinburgh Ed Stabler UCLA Whitney Tabor University of Connecticut and Haskins Laboratories Hal Tily Nuance

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