co-located with ACL 2016 Berlin, Germany August 11, 2016
sigmorphon2016 at gmail.com
The purpose of the workshop is to bring together researchers interested in applying computational techniques to problems in morphology, phonology, and phonetics. Work that addresses orthographic issues is also welcome. Papers will be on substantial, original, and unpublished research on these topics, potentially including strong work in progress.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, computational treatments, or probabilistic models of existing linguistic formalisms * Unsupervised, semi-supervised or machine learning of linguistic knowledge * Models of psycholinguistic experiments * Morpheme identification and word segmentation * Algorithms, including finite-state methods * Corpus linguistics * Machine transliteration and back-transliteration * Speech technologies relating to phonetics or phonology * Speech science (both production and comprehension) * Analysis or exploitation of multilingual, multi-dialectal, or diachronic data * Instructional technologies for second-language learners * Integration of morphology, phonology, or phonetics with other NLP tasks * Tools and resources * Approaches to orthographic variation
One of the missions of SIGMORPHON is to encourage interaction between work in computational linguistics and work in theoretical phonetics, phonology and morphology, and to ensure that each of these fields profits from the interaction. Our recent meetings have been successful in this regard, and we hope to see this continue in 2014. Many mainstream linguists studying phonetics, phonology and morphology are employing computational tools and models that are of considerable interest to computational linguists. Similarly, models and tools developed by and for computational linguists may be of interest to theoretical linguists working in these areas. This workshop provides a forum for these researchers to interact and become exposed to each others' ideas and research.
Important Dates ---------------
8 May 2016, 23:59 EDT: Paper submission deadline
5 June 2016: Notification of acceptance 22 June 2016: Camera-ready papers due 11 August 2016: Workshop
Paper Submission ----------------
Content: We solicit long and short paper. Long 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. We also encourage short submissions, which can cover research in progress, or can describe important problems (new or old).
Submission Format: The only accepted format for submitted papers is Adobe PDF. Submissions should follow the two-column format of ACL proceedings, and long papers should not exceed eight (8) pages, short papers should not exceed four (4) pages. One additional page is allowed for the References section in both cases. However, all material other than the bibliography must fall within the first 8/4 pages! We strongly recommend the use of the LaTeX style files or Microsoft Word document template that will available on the ACL conference web site. cfpSigmorphon.txt. We reserve the right to reject submissions that do not conform to these styles, including font size restrictions.
Online submission is available at: https://www.softconf.com/acl2016/sigmorphon16/
Organizers ---------- Micha Elsner, The Ohio State University Sandra Kübler, Indiana University
Email address to contact workshop organizers: sigmorphon2016 at gmail.com
Program Committee ----------------- Cagri Coltekin, University of Tübingen Jason Eisner, Johns Hopkins University Jeffrey Heinz, University of Delaware Mike Hammond, University of Arizona Colin de la Higuera, University of Nantes Greg Kondrak, University of Alberta Kimmo Koskenniemi, University of Helsinki Shuly Wintner, University of Haifa Greg Kobele, University of Chicago Kemal Oflazer, CMU Qatar Adam Albright, MIT Karen Livescu, TTI Chicago Gaja Jarosz, Amherst Reut Tsarfaty, Weizmann Institute Richard Sproat, Google Andrea Sims, OSU
Shared Task: Morphological Reinflection ---------------------------------------
SIGMORPHON is hosting a shared task on morphological reinflection in 2016, held at ACL in Berlin, Germany.
More information about the shared task is available at: http://ryancotterell.github.io/sigmorphon2016/. Questions about the shared task can be sent to sigmorphon-shared-task-2016-organizers at googlegroups.com.
Shared Task: Organizers -----------------------
Ryan Cotterell (Johns Hopkins University) Mans Hulden (University of Colorado) Christo Kirov (Johns Hopkins University) John Sylak-Glassman (Johns Hopkins University)
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