The First Workshop on Computational Approaches to Compound Analysis

Event Notification Type: 
Call for Papers
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Saturday, 23 August 2014 to Sunday, 24 August 2014
Ben Verhoeven
Walter Daelemans
Menno van Zaanen
Gerhard van Huyssteen
Submission Deadline: 
Friday, 2 May 2014

Given the high productivity of compounding in a wide range of languages, compound processing is an interesting subject in linguistics, computational linguistics, and other applied disciplines. For example, for many language technology applications, compound processing remains a challenge (both morphologically and semantically), since novel compounds are created and interpreted on the fly. In order to deal with this productivity, systems that can analyse new compound forms and their meanings need to be developed. From an interdisciplinary perspective, we also need to better understand the process of compounding (for instance, as a cognitive process), in order to model its complexity.

The workshop has several related aims. Firstly, it will bring together researchers from different research fields (e.g., computational linguistics, linguistics, neurolinguistics, psycholinguistics, language technology) to discuss various aspects of compound processing. Secondly, the workshop will provide an overview of the current state-of-the-art research, as well as desired resources for future research in this area. Finally, we expect that the interdisciplinary nature of the workshop will result in methodologies to evaluate compound processing systems from different perspectives.