[Corpora-List] Third international workshop on computational linguistics for the Uralic languages

Tommi A Pirinen tommi.antero.pirinen at uni-hamburg.de
Sat Jul 2 18:06:35 CEST 2016

[Apologies for multi-posting and duplicates you may receive.]

Third International Workshop on Computational Linguistics for Uralic Languages (IWCLUL2017) and ACL SIGUR meeting

23–24th January, 2017, St. Petersburg, Russia

Call for papers

The purpose of the conference series International Workshop on

Computational Linguistics for Uralic Languages is to bring together

researchers working on computational approaches to working with

these languages. We accept long and short papers as well as tutorial

proposals working on the following languages: Finnish, Hungarian,

Estonian, Võro, the Sámi languages, Komi (Zyrian, Permyak), Mordvin

(Erzya, Moksha), Mari (Hill, Meadow), Udmurt, Nenets (Tundra,

Forest), Enets, Nganasan, Selkup, Mansi, Khanty, Veps, Karelian

(Olonets), Karelian, Ingrian (Izhorian), Votic, Livonian, Ludic, and

other related languages.

All Uralic languages exhibit rich morphological structure, which

makes processing them challenging for state-of-the-art computational

linguistic approaches, the majority also suffer from a lack of

resources and many are endangered.

Research papers should be original, substantial and unpublished

research, that can describe work-in-progress systems, frameworks,

standards and evaluation schemes. Demos and tutorials will present

systems and standards towards the goal of interoperability and

unification of different projects, applications and research groups .

Appropriate topics include (but are not limited to):

* Parsers, analysers and processing pipelines of Uralic languages

* Lexical databases, electronic dictionaries

* Finished end-user applications aimed at Uralic languages, such as

spelling or grammar checkers, machine translation or speech


* Evaluation methods and gold standards, tagged corpora, treebanks

* Reports on language-independent or unsupervised methods as

applied to Uralic languages

* Surveys and review articles on subjects related to computational

linguistics for one or more Uralic languages

* Any work that aims at combining efforts and reducing duplication

of work

* How to elicit activity from the language community, agitation

campaigns, games with a purpose

To maximise the possibility of reproducibility, replication and

reuse, we particularly encourage submissions which present

free/open-source language resources and make use of free/open-source


One of the aims of this gathering is to avoid unnecessary duplicated

work in field of Uralistics by establishing connections and

interoperability standards between researchers and research groups

working at different sites. We have also identified a serious lack of

gold standards and evaluation metrics for all Uralic languages

including those with national support, any work towards better

resources in these fields will be greatly appreciated. In this year's

edition we particularly encourage researchers of minority Uralic

languages in Russia to participate.

Important Dates

* 3nd July 2016: Call-for papers announced

* 1st October 2016: Second Call-for papers announced

* 1st November 2016: Paper submission deadline

* 1st December 2016: Paper notification

* 14th December 2016: Camera-ready deadline

* 23–24th January 2017: Workshop held in St. Petersburg

Submission of papers

Language of submission: Submissions should be made in English or

Russian with optional additional abstract(s) in Uralic language(s).

Submission format: There are multiple submission types: long and

short research papers, and software demonstrations and tutorials.

Research papers should be up to 18 pages in length excluding

references, the descriptions for demonstrations and tutorials up to

5 pages. Submissions should be formatted using LaTeX default article

style with b5paper option. Citations should be managed with bibtex

and e.g., unsrt bibliography style. Linguistic glosses should follow

Leipzig glossing rules and preferably use expex LaTeX package (make

sure to update expex regularly as it is developed actively).

Preferred LaTeX version is XeLaTeX and therefore you should use

UTF-8 encoded Unicode in your sources rather than TeX encoded

characters where possible. You will find the workshop template here.

If you do not have access to LaTeX text processign system, please

contact us for alternative templates and instructions.

Paper submissions can be made here (tba)[1] using the

EasyChair conference management system.

Publication venue: Will be announced later

Conflicts of interest: The reviewing process will be anonymous

(double-blind peer review) and authors should state in their

submission all conflicts of interest with members of the programme

committee. Members of the programme committee are also expected to

state their conflicts of interest during review bidding. If the

programme committee finds themselves unable to review some of the

submissions, external reviewers may be called.

Double submission: To maximise the impact of work in the field of

computational linguistics for the Uralic languages we are open to the

possibility of double submission, or submission of work which has

been partially published elsewhere. Any double submission should

however be reported to the programme committee at the time of

submission. In the advent of double acceptance the authors should

choose in which venue to publish.


The workshop will be held at The Norwegian University Centre in St.


Registration: Information coming later

To register for the workshop please fill out [8]this form. The registration fee is will be announced later. For participants in the Russian Federation and ... can participate with reduced fares of 0 € in the case that the fee would be prohibitive factor for participation.


Participants from outside Russia area may require a visa to

visit Russia. If you require an invitation letter confirming your

participation, please get in contact with the organising committee.

A small number of travel stipends will be available for authors of

accepted papers. After submitting your paper please contact the

organising committee to request consideration.

Invited speaker

* Heiki-Jaan Kaalep, Tartu ülikool


* Tommi A. Pirinen, Universität Hamburg

* Francis M. Tyers, UiT Norgga árktalaš universitehta

* Trond Trosterud, UiT Norgga árktalaš universitehta

Local organisers

* Илья Сергеевич Николаев, Санкт-Петербургский государственный


* Michael Rießler, Albert-Ludwigs-Universität Freiburg

Programme committee

to be announced


Any questions should be directed to the organising committee at [10]

__________________________________________________________________ [1] http://easuchair.org [8] http://goo.gl/forms/2p7WKZ6KJwQhMk743 [10] iwclul at groups.google.com or iwclul at googlegroups.com or see google

groups -> iwclul organisers

-- Doktor Tommi A Pirinen <http://www.computing.dcu.ie/~tpirinen/>. Computational Linguist, Universität Hamburg, Hamburger Zentrum für Sprachkorpora <http://corpora.uni-hamburg.de/>. President of ACL SIGUR SIG for Uralic languages <http://gtweb.uit.no/sigur/>.

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