ACL 2012 Workshop on Multilingual Modeling

Event Notification Type: 
Call for Papers
Abbreviated Title: 
Friday, 13 July 2012
Republic of Korea
Contact Email: 
Jeju Island
Submission Deadline: 
Sunday, 15 April 2012

      First Workshop on Multilingual Modeling (MM-2012)
     In conjunction with ACL 2012, Jeju Island, Republic of Korea

The burgeoning community of multilingual users poses variety of new problems and
also enables new opportunities. The large number of multilingual corpora
requires effective and scalable ways for organizing them. This additional data
in different languages provides a different perspective. Resource poor languages
can utilize the training data available in other languages and improve the
accuracies of monolingual applications.

Recently, we have seen an increasing number of researchers working on
multilingual problems varying from mining comparable corpora from the web to
multilingual part-of-speech tagging. It is encouraging to see how the abundant
training data in a resource rich languages (such as English) is used along with
very little training data in the target language to solve problems in
resource-poor languages. In addition, resource rich languages have been used
successfully to bridge the language barrier between two resource poor languages.

In this workshop, we aim to bring researchers working on different aspects of
multilingualism to a common ground to share their experiences so that the entire
community can benefit. The topics of  interest to this workshop include, but are
not limited to:

  • Mining Comparable Corpora
    • Mining for comparable corpora from the web
    • Learning lexicons from comparable/non-parallel corpora
    • SMT using non-parallel corpora


  • Modeling Comparable Corpora to Enable Cross-lingual Knowledge Transfer
    • Learning Interlingual representations
    • Bilingual Projections
    • Document Alignment (or Mate Retrieval)


  • Improving Monolingual Applications using Multilingual Data
    • Multilingual POS tagging
    • Multilingual Dependency Parsing
    • Multilingual WSD
    • Transliteration across Multiple Languages
    • Multilingual NE Mining
    • Multilingual Sentiment Classification
    • Multilingual Information Retrieval
    • Multilingual Speech Recognition
    • Multilingual Pronunciation Modeling


  • Bridge Language Approaches
  • Standardization of Annotations across Languages

Important Dates :

  Paper Submission              : April 15, 2012
  Paper Acceptance Notification : May 10, 2012
  Camera Ready Submission       : May 18, 2012
  Workshop Date                 : Jul 13, 2012

Submissions :

Submissions must describe original, high quality and unpublished work.
Submissions may consist of up to six (6) pages of content and unlimited number
of references. Papers should be formatted according to the ACL 2012 guidelines.
Papers that have been submitted to other venues must provide this information
during the submission, but upon acceptance, the authors should specify which
conference they choose for presentation of their work. Papers must be submitted
using the submission page at the following url: Please visit the workshop web page
( for more details.

Organizers :

      Jagadeesh Jagarlamudi (University of Maryland, USA)
      Sujith Ravi (Yahoo! Research, USA)
      Xiaojun Wan (Peking University, China)
      Hal Daumé III (University of Maryland, USA)

Program Committee :

      Kumaran A (Microsoft Research, India)
      Pushpak Bhattacharyya (Indian Institute of Technology, India)
      Srinivas Bangalore (AT&T Labs-Research, USA)
      Hal Daume III (University of Maryland, USA)
      Kareen Darwish (Qatar Computing Research Institute, Qatar)
      Dipanjan Das (Carnegie Mellon University, USA)
      Marcello Federico (FBK -- Fondazione Bruno Kessler, Tirento, Italy)
      Anna Feldman (Montclair State University, USA)
      Wei Gao (Qatar Computing Research Institute, Qatar)
      Jagadeesh Jagarlamudi (University of Maryland, USA)
      Heng Ji (City University of New York)
      Mitesh Khapra (Indian Institute of Technology, India)
      Alexandre Klementiev (Saarland University, USA)
      Kevin Knight (USC/ISI, USA)
      Yang Liu (Tsinghua University, China)
      Paul McNamee (Johns Hopkins University, USA)
      Rada Mihalcea (University of North Texas, USA)
      Xiaochuan Ni (Microsoft)
      Doug Oard (University of Maryland, USA)
      Reinhard Rapp (Johannes Gutenberg-Universität Mainz, Germany)
      Ari Rappoport (Johns Hopkins University, USA)
      Sujith Ravi (Yahoo! Research, USA)
      Benjamin Snyder (University of Wisconsin-Madison, USA)
      Benno Stein (Bauhaus-Universität Weimar, Germany)
      Sebastian Stüker (Karlsruhe Institute of Technology, Germany)
      Jun'ichi Tsujii (Microsoft Research Asia)
      Kentaro Torisawa (NICT, Japan)
      Raghavendra Udupa (Microsoft Research, India)
      Xiaojun Wan (Peking University, China)
      Mausam (University of Washington, USA)

Contact Information :

      mm-2012 [(put at)] googlegroups ([put dot]) com