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The main motive behind the organization of South and Southeast Asian Natural Languages Processing workshops (WSSANLP) is to bring together the community working on the South and Southeast Asian languages covering all aspects of natural language processing, computational linguistics and linguistics such as development of computational resources, morphology, syntax, semantics and machine translation. This is a long term commitment and goal. WSSANLP is an annual event collocated with one of the major Computational Linguistics conferences and focusing on NLP issues of South and Southeast Asian languages. We have successfully organized the 1st Workshop on South and Southeast Asian NLP at COLING 2010 in Beijing, China, 2nd Workshop on South and Southeast Asian NLP at IJCNLP 2011 in Chian Mai, Thailand and 3rd Workshop on South and Southeast Asian NLP at COLING 2012 in Mumbai, India. The 4th WSSANLP has been accepted as a collocated event in the 6th International Joint Conference on Natural Language Processing (IJCNLP 2013) October 14 - 19, 2013 at Nagoya Congress Center, Nagoya, Japan. This conference is organized by Asian Fedration of Natural Language Processing (AFNLP).

Topic of Interest

WSSANLP 2012 solicits papers, posters and demonstrations on original and unpublished research on the following topics related to South and Southeast Asian languages, including, but not limited to:

  1. Underresourced languages
  2. Morphology & POS tagging
  3. The complexity of word level processing
  4. Frameworks for morphological processing
  5. Universal morphotactic phenomena across South and Southeast Asian languages
  6. Lexicon and Rule-basis for morphological analysis
  7. New formalisms, or computational treatments of existing linguistic formalisms for the said languages
  8. Probabilistic models and machine learning for morphology and segmentation
  9. Analysis or exploitation of multilingual, multi-dialectal, and diachronic data
  10. Algorithms, including finite-state methods
  11. Algorithms and methods for automatic development of morphological analysis from the corpus
  12. Generic morphological analyzer for South and Southeast Asian Languages
  13. Communication of morpho-tactics with its neighboring layers in the linguistic process (i.e. Morpho-syntactics and Morpho-phonemics) for the said languages
  14. Usability or extensibility of existing tools like KIMMO, XFST, ATEF, etc. for the development of morphological analyzer for South and Southeast Asian languages
  15. Tools and resources
  16. Parsing
  17. Resources and annotation
  18. Empirical machine translation
  19. Expert or hybrid machine translation
  20. Information retrieval
  21. Named Entity recognition
  22. Word Sense Disambiguation
  23. Speech recognition and synthesis
  24. Software internationalization & localization

Instructions for Authors

Authors are invited to submit substantial, original and completed research work relevant to the topics of the workshop in form of Regular Papers. Authors are also invited to submit a small, focused contribution, work in progress, a negative result and an opinion piece in form of Short Papers.

  1. Two communication formats: Regular Papers (8 A4 sized pages of the main text and with additional 2 pages for references), Short Papers (4 A4 sized pages of the main text and with 2 additional pages of reference).
  2. Two presentation formats: Oral for Regular Paper, Poster for Short Paper.
  3. Papers that do not conform to the specified length and formatting requirements are subject to be rejected without review.
  4. If you do include any author names on the title page, your submission will be automatically rejected.
  6. Papers are in English.
  7. We provide a manuscript template file in LaTeX style files and Microsoft Word style files for authors. Please download, and follow the instructions (PDF) to write your manuscript. Papers must conform to official IJCNLP 2013 style guidelines. Download Templates
  8. Submission and reviewing will be on-line, managed by the START system. The only accepted format for submitted papers is PDF. Supplementary material- if any, in the form of tools or resources- must be in the form of a single .zip or a .tgz archive file with a maximum size of 10MB; otherwise there are no constraints on its format. Submissions, together with all supplementary material, must be uploaded on the START system by the submission deadlines; submissions after that time will not be reviewed. To minimize network congestion, we request authors to upload their submissions as early as possible (especially if they contain large supplementary material files).
  9. Submission link: https://www.softconf.com/ijcnlp2013/WSSANLP/

Important Dates

Submission Date July 18, 2013 July 12, 2013 (23:59 Pacific time, GMT -7)
Author Notification Date August 12, 2013
Camera-ready Paper due August 22, 2013
Workshop Date October 18, 2013

All queries can be sent at wssanlp {at} sanlp.org