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10th Meeting of the ACL Special Interest Group in Computational Morphology and Phonology
Dates Jul 19, 2008 (iCal) - Jul 20, 2008
Location: Columbus, Ohio
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Important dates
Submissions: Mar 17, 2008
Notification: Apr 16, 2008
Table of Contents

                            Call for Papers

                                 ACL 2008
                            Tenth Meeting of the
                         ACL Special Interest Group
                         in Computational Morphology
                                and Phonology

                           Ohio State University
                               Columbus, Ohio
                            June 19 or 20, 2008

 This is SIGMORPHON's first workshop whose scope reflects the SIG's new
 charter, which has expanded with ACL's approval to include morphology and
 phonetics as well as phonology.

 The purpose of the workshop is to bring together researchers interested in
 applying computational techniques to problems in morphology, phonology, and
 phonetics.  Papers will be on substantial, original, and unpublished
 research on these topics, potentially including strong work in progress.
 Appropriate topics include (but are not limited to) the following as they
 relate to the areas of the workshop:

 * New formalisms, or computational treatments of existing linguistic
 * Probabilistic models and machine learning
 * Unsupervised or semi-supervised learning of linguistic knowledge
 * Analysis or exploitation of multilingual, multi-dialectal, or
   diachronic data
 * Algorithms, including finite-state methods
 * Speech technologies relating to phonetics or phonology
 * Instructional technologies for second-language learners
 * Psycholinguistics and speech science (both production and
 * Machine transliteration and back-transliteration
 * Corpus linguistics
 * Integration of morphology, phonology, or phonetics with other NLP
 * Tools and resources

 One of the missions of SIGMORPHON is to encourage interaction between work
 in computational linguistics and work in theoretical and empirical
 linguistics. Our recent meetings have been successful in this regard, and
 we hope to see this continue in 2008.  Many mainstream linguists studying
 phonetics, phonology, and morphology are now asking and answering
 computational questions.  We hope that this workshop will allow the CL
 community to consider their problems, tools, and models.

 This workshop will be the tenth meeting of SIGMORPHON (formerly called
 SIGPHON). We will hold a full-day workshop consisting of approximately 10
 half-hour presentations.

 The workshop will be held on June 19 or 20, immediately after the ACL 2008
 meetings at Ohio-State University in Columbus, Ohio.

 The workshop website is:

 Important Dates
 * Submission Deadline: March 17, 2008, 23:59 EST
 * Notification: April 16, 2008
 * Camera-ready Copy Due: April 30, 2008
 * Workshop: June 19 or 20, 2008

 Paper Submission
 Content: Papers should be original, topical, and clear. Completed work is
 preferable to intended work, but in any event the paper should clearly
 indicate the state of completion of the reported results.  Authors are
 encouraged to study the actual form used by reviewers
 ( to
 assess papers.

 Submission Format: The only accepted format for submitted papers is Adobe
 PDF. Submissions should follow the two-column format of ACL proceedings,
 and should not exceed eight (8) pages. One additional page is allowed for
 the References section.  Thus, your PDF file may be 9 pages. However, all
 material other than the bibliography must fall within the first 8 pages!
 We strongly recommend the use of the LaTeX style files or Microsoft Word
 document template that are available on the ACL conference web site
 (  We reserve the
 right to reject submissions that do not conform to these styles, including
 font size restrictions.

 Anonymous Review: The paper should not include the authors' names and
 affiliations. Furthermore, self-references that reveal the author's
 identity, e.g., "We previously showed (Smith, 1991) ...", should be
 avoided. Instead, use citations such as "Smith previously showed (Smith,
 1991) ...". Papers that do not conform to these requirements will be
 rejected without review.

 Conflicts of Interest: Authors should mark on the submission page any
 program committee member with whom they have a conflict of interest, such
 as a recent collaborator, a recent colleague at the same institution, or a
 close personal friend.

 Double Submitting: Papers that have been or will be submitted to other
 meetings or publications must provide this information on the START online
 submission page. Papers may not be submitted to SIGMORPHON 2008 if they are
 currently or will be submitted to other meetings or publications and that
 other meeting or publication prohibits multiple submission. If SIGMORPHON
 2008 accepts a paper, authors must notify the program chairs *immediately*
 indicating which meeting they choose for presentation of their
 work. SIGMORPHON 2008 cannot accept for publication or presentation work
 that will be (or has been) published elsewhere.

 Submission Procedure: Authors must submit papers online here:

 The submission deadline is Monday March 17, 2008 23:59 EST. Papers
 submitted after the deadline will not be reviewed.

 Organizers and Program Committee
 This year's program committee consists of the following individuals:

 Adam Albright, MIT
 Lynne Cahill, University of Brighton
 Mathias Creutz, Helsinki University of Technology
 Jason Eisner, Johns Hopkins University (co-chair)
 Mark Ellison, University of Western Australia
 Eric Fosler-Lussier, Ohio State University
 John Goldsmith, University of Chicago
 Sharon Goldwater, Stanford University
 Nizar Habash, Columbia University
 Jeffrey Heinz, University of Delaware (co-chair)
 Katrin Kirchhoff, University of Washington
 Greg Kondrak, University of Alberta
 Kimmo Koskenniemi, University of Helskinki      
 Ying Lin, University of Arizona
 Mike Maxwell, University of Maryland
 John Nerbonne, University of Groningen
 Kemal Oflazer, Sabanci University
 Gerald Penn, University of Toronto
 Jason Riggle, University of Chicago
 Richard Sproat, University of Illinois
 Richard Wicentowski, Swarthmore University
 Shuly Wintner, University of Haifai

 The program chairs may invite additional reviewers as necessary to obtain
 relevant expertise and avoid conflicts of interest.

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Facts about "SIGMORPHON 2008"
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End dateJuly 20, 2008 +
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Has location cityColumbus +
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NotificationApril 16, 2008 +
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Submission deadlineMarch 17, 2008 +
Title10th Meeting of the ACL Special Interest Group in Computational Morphology and Phonology +