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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 the 23rd International Conference on Computational Linguistics (COLING 2010) in Beijing, China; the 2nd Workshop on South and Southeast Asian NLP at 5th International Joint Conference on Natural Language Processing (IJCNLP 2011) in Chang Mai, Thailand; the 3rd Workshop on South and Southeast Asian NLP at the 24th International Conference on Computational Linguistics (COLING 2012) in Mumbai, India; and the 4th Workshop on South and Southeast Asian NLP at the 6th International Joint Conference on Natural Language Processing (IJCNLP 2013) at Nagoya Congress Center, Nagoya, Japan.

The 5th Workshop on South and Southeast Asian NLP (WSSANLP 2014) will be held as a collocated event at the 25th International Conference on Compurational Linguistics (COLING 2014) at Helix Conference Center of Dublin City University, Dublin, Ireland from August 23 - 29 2014. The COLING conference is organised under the auspices of the International Committee on Computational Linguistics (ICCL).

Topic of Interest

WSSANLP 2014 solicits papers, posters and demonstrations on original and unpublished research on the following topics related to South and Southeast Asian languages, including, but not limited to: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. Under-resourced 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. Parsing
  16. Resources and annotation
  17. Machine translation
  18. Information retrieval
  19. Named Entity recognition
  20. Word Sense Disambiguation
  21. Speech recognition and synthesis
  22. 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. Normally, regular papers will be presented as Oral Presentation and the shot papers will be presented as a Poster Presentation during the workshop.

  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. The review process is double blind. Thus if you do include any author names on the title page, your submission will be automatically rejected during the review process.
  6. The language of papers is English.
  7. 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).
  8. Submission link: https://www.softconf.com/coling2014/WS-5/
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Important Dates


1st Call for papers
20th Feb 2014

Paper submission
30th May 2014

Paper notification
30th June 2014

Camera-ready paper submission
11th July 2014


Workshop Date
23rd August 2014


Registration and Participation Policy

In the 5th WSSANLP, one of the authors of an accepted paper must register to the workshop and must present the paper during the workshop. In case, authors do not abide by these conditions, their paper will be rejected from the workshop and will not appear in the proceedings. We have to adopt this strict policy due to a lot number of no-show papers during the 4th WSSANLP. We may consider the valid reasons for an author for his/her non availability for presenting his/her paper during the workshop, but when it is informed to us well in time.

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