13th Meeting on the Mathematics of Language

Event Notification Type: 
Call for Papers
Abbreviated Title: 
MoL 13
Friday, 9 August 2013
Contact Email: 
András Kornai
Marco Kuhlmann
Submission Deadline: 
Friday, 26 April 2013

The 13th Meeting on the Mathematics of Language (MoL 13)
August 9, 2013
Sofia, Bulgaria

Second Call for Papers

MoL 13 is the 13th Meeting on the Mathematics of Language. MoL meetings are organized biennially by SIGMOL, the ACL Special Interest Group on Mathematics of Language. This year, MoL will be collocated with the 51st Annual Meeting of the Association for Computational Linguistics (ACL).

Important Dates

* Paper submission deadline: April 26, 2013
* Notification of acceptance: May 24, 2013
* Camera-ready copy deadline: June 7, 2013
* Conference: August 9, 2013 (after ACL 2013)


MoL is devoted to the study of mathematical structures and methods that are of importance to the description of language. Contributions to all areas of this field are welcome. Specific topics within the scope of the conference include, but are not limited to the following:

* generative capacity, computational complexity, and learnability of grammar formalisms
* formal analysis of linguistic theories and frameworks
* model-theoretic and proof-theoretic methods in linguistics
* mathematical foundations of statistical and stochastic approaches to language analysis
* formal models of language use and language change

This year we are actively seeking contributions addressing the theoretical underpinnings of the main tasks and methods of natural language processing, such as speech analysis, (shallow) parsing, POS tagging, named entity recognition, natural language understanding, and machine translation.


We invite the submission of papers on substantial, original, completed, and unpublished research.

Submitted papers may consist of up to eight (8) pages of content, plus two (2) extra pages for references. We require conformance with the official ACL 2013 style guidelines, and the use of the ACL 2013 LaTeX or Microsoft Word style files.

Authors of accepted submissions are to produce a final paper; this paper will be published in the proceedings of the conference and distributed by the ACL.

Accepted papers must be presented at the conference in order to appear in the proceedings. At least one author must register for the conference and present the paper. Please do not submit a paper if you do not plan to attend the conference.

Papers that have been or will be submitted to other meetings or publications must indicate this at submission time. We will not accept papers that have been or will be published elsewhere. The contact author of an accepted paper that has also been submitted elsewhere will need to promptly inform the program co-chairs whether he or she intends the accepted paper to appear in MoL 13. An accepted paper that is submitted to be included in MoL 13 must be withdrawn from other conferences.

Conference Chairs

András Kornai
Computer and Automation Research Institute
Hungarian Academy of Sciences

Marco Kuhlmann
Department of Linguistics and Philology
Uppsala University

Contact email: mol13@googlegroups.com

Program Committee

Ash Asudeh (Carleton University, Canada)
David Chiang (ISI/USC, USA)
Alexander Clark (King’s College, UK)
Annie Foret (University of Rennes 1, France)
Daniel Gildea (University of Rochester, USA)
Gerhard Jäger (University of Tübingen, Germany)
Aravind Joshi (University of Pennsylvania, USA)
Makoto Kanazawa (National Institute of Informatics, Japan)
Greg Kobele (University of Chicago, USA)
András Kornai (Hungarian Academy of Sciences, Hungary)
Marcus Kracht (Bielefeld University, Germany)
Marco Kuhlmann (Uppsala University, Sweden)
Andreas Maletti (University of Stuttgart, Germany)
Carlos Martin-Vide (University Rovira i Virgili, Spain)
Jens Michaelis (Bielefeld University, Germany)
Gerald Penn (University of Toronto, Canada)
Carl Pollard (The Ohio State University, USA)
Jim Rogers (Earlham College, USA)
Giorgio Satta (University of Padua, Italy)
Noah Smith (Carnegie Mellon University, USA)
Ed Stabler (UCLA, USA)
Mark Steedman (Edinburgh University, UK)
Sylvain Salvati (INRIA, France)
Anssi Yli-Jyrä (University of Helsinki, Finland)

Conference Webpage

For more information about MoL 13, see the conference web page: