Sixth International Workshop on Computational Linguistics of Uralic - IWCLUL2020

Country: Austria

City: Wien

Abstr. due: 18.11.2019

Dates: 10.01.20 — 11.01.20

Area Of Sciences: Humanities;

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Organizing comittee e-mail: iwclul@googlegroups.com; jeremy.moss.bradley@univie.ac.at

Organizers: ACL SIGUR and the Department of Finno-Ugrian Studies at the University of Vienna

 

The purpose of the conference series International Workshop on Computational Linguistics for Uralic Languages is to bring together researchers working on computational approaches to working with these languages. We accept long and short papers as well as tutorial proposals working on the following languages: Finnish, Hungarian, Estonian, Võro, the Sámi languages, Komi (Zyrian, Permyak), Mordvin (Erzya, Moksha), Mari (Hill, Meadow), Udmurt, Nenets (Tundra, Forest), Enets, Nganasan, Selkup, Mansi, Khanty, Veps, Karelian (Olonets), Karelian, Ingrian (Izhorian), Votic, Livonian, Ludic, and other related languages. All Uralic languages exhibit rich morphological structure, which makes processing them challenging for state-of-the-art computational linguistic approaches, the majority also suffer from a lack of resources and many are endangered. Research papers should be original, substantial and unpublished research, that can describe work-in-progress systems, frameworks, standards and evaluation schemes. Demos and tutorials will present systems and standards towards the goal of interoperability and unification of different projects, applications and research groups.

Call for Papers:

Appropriate topics include (but are not limited to):

Parsers, analysers and processing pipelines of Uralic languages
Lexical databases, electronic dictionaries
Finished end-user applications aimed at Uralic languages, such as spelling or grammar checkers, machine translation or speech processing
Evaluation methods and gold standards, tagged corpora, treebanks
Reports on language-independent or unsupervised methods as applied to Uralic languages
Surveys and review articles on subjects related to computational linguistics for one or more Uralic languages
Any work that aims at combining efforts and reducing duplication of work
How to elicit activity from the language community, agitation campaigns, games with a purpose

To maximise the possibility of reproducibility, replication and reuse, we particularly encourage submissions which present free/open-source language resources and make use of free/open-source software. One of the aims of this gathering is to avoid unnecessary duplicated work in field of Uralistics by establishing connections and interoperability standards between researchers and research groups working at different sites. We have also identified a serious lack of gold standards and evaluation metrics for all Uralic languages including those with national support, any work towards better resources in these fields will be greatly appreciated.

Conference Web-Site: https://iwclul.univie.ac.at/