1st CFP - 5th Workshop on South and Southeast Asian Natural Language Processing (WSSANLP)

Event Notification Type: 
Call for Papers
Abbreviated Title: 
Helix Conference Center at Dublin City University (DCU)
Saturday, 23 August 2014
Christian Boitet
M. G. Abbas Malik
Submission Deadline: 
Friday, 30 May 2014

1st Call for Paper

5th Workshop on South and Southeast Asian Natural Language Processing (WSSANLP)

a collocted event at

the 25th International Conference on Computational Linguistics (COLING 2014)

Call for papers: www.sanlp.org/wssanlp2014/cfp.html

The main motive behind the organization of South and Southeast Asian Natural Languages Processing workshops (WSSANLP) is to bring together the community working on the South and Southeast Asian languages covering all aspects of natural language processing, computational linguistics and linguistics such as development of computational resources, morphology, syntax, semantics and machine translation. This is a long term commitment and goal. WSSANLP is an annual event collocated with one of the major Computational Linguistics conferences and focusing on NLP issues of South and Southeast Asian languages. We have successfully organized the 1stWorkshop on South and Southeast Asian NLP at COLING 2010 in Beijing, China; 2nd Workshop on South and Southeast Asian NLP at IJCNLP 2011 in Chang Mai, Thailand; 3rd Workshop on South and Southeast Asian NLP at COLING 2012 in Mumbai, India; and 4th Workshop on South and Southeast Asian NLP at 6th IJCNLP 2013 in Nagoya, Japan. The 5th WSSANLP has been accepted as a collocated event in the 25th International Conference on Computational Linguistics (COLING 2014) August 23 - 29, 2014 at the Helix Conference Centre at Dublin City University (DCU), Dublin, Ireland. This conference is organized under the auspices of the International Committee on Computational Linguistics (ICCL).

Topic of Interest
WSSANLP 2014 solicits papers, posters and demonstrations on original and unpublished research on the following topics related to South and Southeast Asian languages, including, but not limited to:
1. Under-resourced languages
2. Morphology & POS tagging
3. The complexity of word level processing
4. Frameworks for morphological processing
5. Universal morphotactic phenomena across South and Southeast Asian languages
6. Lexicon and Rule-basis for morphological analysis
7. New formalisms, or computational treatments of existing linguistic formalisms for the said languages
8. Probabilistic models and machine learning for morphology and segmentation
9. Analysis or exploitation of multilingual, multi-dialectal, and diachronic data
10. Algorithms, including finite-state methods
11. Algorithms and methods for automatic development of morphological analysis from the corpus
12. Generic morphological analyzer for South and Southeast Asian Languages
13. Communication of morpho-tactics with its neighboring layers in the linguistic process (i.e. Morpho-syntactics and Morpho-phonemics) for the said languages
14. Usability or extensibility of existing tools like KIMMO, XFST, ATEF, etc. for the development of morphological analyzer for South and Southeast Asian languages
15. Parsing
16. Resources and annotation
17. Machine translation
18. Information retrieval
19. Named Entity recognition
20. Word Sense Disambiguation
21. Speech recognition and synthesis
22. Software internationalization & localization

Instructions for Authors
Authors are invited to submit substantial, original and completed research work relevant to the topics of the workshop in form of Regular Papers. Authors are also invited to submit a small, focused contribution, work in progress, a negative result and an opinion piece in form of Short Papers.
1. Two communication formats: Regular Papers (8 A4 sized pages of the main text and with additional 2 pages for references), Short Papers (4 A4 sized pages of the main text and with 2 additional pages of reference).
2. Two presentation formats: Oral for Regular Paper, Poster for Short Paper.
3. Papers that do not confirm to the specified length and formatting requirements are subject to be rejected without review.
4. If you do include any author names on the title page, your submission will be automatically rejected.
6. Papers are in English.
7. Download the STYLE files from www.sanlp.org/wssanlp2014/cfp.html
8. Submission and reviewing will be on-line, managed by the START system. The only accepted format for submitted papers is PDF. Supplementary material- if any, in the form of tools or resources- must be in the form of a single .zip or a .tgz archive file with a maximum size of 10MB; otherwise there are no constraints on its format. Submissions, together with all supplementary material, must be uploaded on the START system by the submission deadlines; submissions after that time will not be reviewed. To minimize network congestion, we request authors to upload their submissions as early as possible (especially if they contain large supplementary material files).
9. Submission link: https://www.softconf.com/coling2014/WS-5/

Important Dates
Submission Date May 30, 2014 (23:59 Pacific time, GMT -27
Author Notification Date June 30, 2014
Camera-ready Paper due July 11, 2014
Workshop Date August 23 or 24, 2014 (to be confirmed by COLING Organizers)

All queries can be sent at wssanlp {at} sanlp.org