[Elsnet-list] ACL Workshop on Computational Morphology and Phonology

Lynne Cahill lynneca at sussex.ac.uk
Fri Jan 22 18:08:24 CET 2010

Apologies for cross-posting

Call for Papers 

                   ACL 2010 
               Uppsala, Sweden 
                   July 15 

               Eleventh Meeting of the 
              ACL Special Interest Group 
             in Computational Morphology, 
               Phonology and Phonetics 

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unpublished research on these topics, potentially including strong work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: 

* Unsupervised, semi-supervised or machine learning of linguistic 
* New formalisms, computational treatments, or probabilistic models 
  of existing linguistic formalisms 
* Models of psycholinguistic, experimental results 
* Models of historical sound change 
* Morpheme identification and word segmentation 
* 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 
* Integration of morphology, phonology, or phonetics with other NLP 
* Tools and resources 

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 2010.  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. 

This workshop will be the eleventh meeting of SIGMORPHON (formerly
called SIGPHON). We will hold a full-day workshop consisting of
approximately 12 half-hour presentations. 

The workshop will be held on July 15, immediately after the ACL 2010
meetings at Uppsala University in Uppsala, Sweden. 

The workshop website is:

Important Dates 

* Submission Deadline: April 25, 2010, 23:59 EDT 
* Notification: May 19, 2010 
* Camera-ready deadline: June 2, 2010 
* Workshop: July 15 or 16, 2010 

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/sigmorphon2010/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://acl2010.org/authors.html).  We
reserve the right to reject submissions that do not conform to these
styles, including font size restrictions. 

Anonymous Review: Reviewing of papers will be double-blind. Therefore,
the paper must not include the authors' names and affiliations.
Furthermore, self-references that reveal the author's identity, e.g.,
"We previously showed (Smith, 1991) ...", must be avoided. Instead, use
citations such as "Smith (1991) previously showed ...". 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 2010
if they are currently or will be submitted to other meetings or
publications and that other meeting or publication prohibits multiple
submission. If SIGMORPHON 2010 accepts a paper, authors must notify the
program chairs *immediately* indicating which meeting they choose for
presentation of their work. SIGMORPHON 2010 cannot accept for
publication or presentation work that will be (or has been) published

Submission Procedure: Authors must submit papers online here: 

The submission deadline is Sunday April 25, 2010 23:59 EDT. Papers 
submitted after the deadline will not be reviewed. 


Jeffrey Heinz (University of Delaware) 
Lynne Cahill (University of Brighton) 
Richard Wicentowski (Swarthmore College) 

Program Committee 

This year's program committee consists of the following individuals: 

* Adam Albright, MIT 
* Jason Eisner, Johns Hopkins University 
* Mark Ellison, University of Western Australia 
* Sharon Goldwater, University of Edinburgh 
* Grzegorz Kondrak, University of Alberta 
* Kimmo Koskenniemi, University of Helskinki 
* Karen Livescu, Toyota Technological Institute and University of 
* Mike Maxwell, University of Maryland 
* Jason Riggle, University of Chicago 
* Shuly Wintner, University of Haifa 

The program chairs may invite additional reviewers as necessary to
obtain relevant expertise and avoid conflicts of interest. 

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