The 8th SIGHAN Workshop on Chinese Language Processing (SIGHAN-8)

Event Notification Type: 
Call for Papers
immediately following ACL/IJCNLP 2015
Thursday, 30 July 2015 to Friday, 31 July 2015
Liang-Chih Yu
Zhifang Sui
Yue Zhang
Vincent Ng
Submission Deadline: 
Thursday, 7 May 2015

The 8th SIGHAN Workshop on Chinese Language Processing (SIGHAN-8) at ACL-IJCNLP 2015, July 30-31, 2015, Beijing, China

Growing interest in Chinese language processing is leading to the development of linguistic corpora and automatic tools. As more resources have become available recently, it is crucial to create a platform that allows easy exchange of information and data and the comparison of different approaches to various NLP tasks. Among about 20 SIGs within the Association for Computational Linguistics, SIGHAN (Special Interest Group on Chinese Language Processing) provides an umbrella for researchers in industry and academia working in various aspects of Chinese language processing. SIGHAN workshop provides an international forum for both researchers and practitioners to report their latest innovations, summarize state-of-the-art in the field, as well as exchange ideas, results, and visions in all aspects of Chinese language processing.


The previous SIGHAN workshop series were started in 2002. SIGHAN-1 was held in conjunction with COLING-02 (Taipei, Taiwan); SIGHAN-2 was held in conjunction with ACL-03 (Sapporo, Japan); SIGHAN-3 was held in conjunction with ACL-04 (Barcelona, Spain); SIGHAN-4 was held in conjunction with IJCNLP-05 (Jeju Island, Korea); SIGHAN-5 was held in conjunction with ACL-COLING-06 (Sydney, Australia); SIGHAN-6 was held in conjunction with IJCNLP-08 (Hyderabad, India); SIGHAN-7 was held in conjunction with IJCNLP-13 (Nagoya, Japan). Following the successes of previous SIGHAN workshops, ACL-IJCNLP 2015 in Beijing, China will provide yet another ideal opportunity to bring together again influential as well as aspiring researchers from Asia Pacific, and those from many others from Europe and USA, to deliberate and interact on a range of research issues.


The purpose of the SIGHAN-8 is to identify challenging problems facing the development of Chinese language processing systems, and to shape future research directions through the publication of high quality, applied and theoretical research findings. We encourage submissions of papers on all topics in the general areas related to computational linguistics and speech/text processing of Chinese natural languages. Topics of interest include, but are not limited to:

l   Discourse and pragmatics

l   Generation and summarization

l   Information retrieval and extraction

l   Language resources and evaluation

l   Lexical semantics

l   Lexicon acquisition

l   Machine learning for NLP

l   Machine translation

l   NLP applications

l   NLP for the Web and social media

l   Question answering

l   Spoken language processing

l   Sentiment analysis and opinion mining

l   Text categorization

l   Tagging, Chunking, and Parsing

l   Word sense disambiguation


Paper Submission Due: May 7, 2015

Notification of Acceptance: June 4, 2015

Camera-Ready Due: June 21, 2015

Workshop Date: July 31, 2015


Workshop Co-organizers

Liang-Chih Yu, Yuan Ze University

Zhifang Sui, Peking University

Yue Zhang, Singapore University of Technology and Design

Vincent Ng, University of Texas at Dallas