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SIGTYP 2023 : 5th Workshop on Research in Computational Linguistic Typology and Multilingual NLP

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Link: https://sigtyp.github.io/workshop.html
 
When May 2, 2023 - May 6, 2023
Where Dubrovnik, Croatia
Submission Deadline Feb 13, 2023
Notification Due Mar 13, 2023
Final Version Due Mar 27, 2023
Categories    NLP   computational linguistics   artificial intelligene
 

Call For Papers


We are inviting your submissions to the 5th Workshop on Research in Computational Linguistic Typology and Multilingual NLP (SIGTYP 2023) which will be held at EACL 2023 (May 2 or 6, 2023 Dubrovnik, Croatia). The submission deadline is February 13.
For more information, see details below or refer to: https://sigtyp.github.io/workshop.html. This year’s edition will include a shared task on “Cognate and Derivative Detection for Low-Resourced Languages", more details about the shared task can be found here: https://github.com/sigtyp/ST2023.

We are looking forward to your contributions.
Best regards,
Lisa Beinborn (on behalf of the SIGTYP organization committee)


Workshop description

The aim of the 5th edition of SIGTYP workshop is to act as a platform and a forum for the exchange of information between typology-related research, multilingual NLP, and other research areas that can lead to the development of truly multilingual NLP methods. The workshop is specifically aimed at raising awareness of linguistic typology and its potential in supporting and widening the global reach of multilingual NLP, as well as at introducing computational approaches to linguistic typology. It will foster research and discussion on open problems, not only within the active community working on cross- and multilingual NLP but also by inviting input from leading researchers in linguistic typology. In 2023, we would like to continue following this direction of research with a special focus on bringing technology to foster documentation of under-described languages.

SIGTYP is the first dedicated venue for typology-related research and its integration into multilingual NLP. Appropriate topics include (but are not limited to) the following as they relate to the areas of the workshop: :

Integration of typological features in language transfer and joint multilingual learning. In addition to established techniques such as “selective sharing”, are there alternative ways to encode heterogeneous external knowledge in machine learning algorithms?

Development of unified taxonomy and resources. Building universal databases and models to facilitate understanding and processing of diverse languages.

Automatic inference of typological features. The pros and cons of existing techniques (e.g. heuristics derived from morphosyntactic annotation, propagation from features of other languages, supervised Bayesian and neural models) and discussion on emerging ones.

Typology and interpretability. The use of typological knowledge for interpretation of hidden representations of multilingual neural models, multilingual data generation and selection, and typological annotation of texts.

Improvement and completion of typological databases. Combining linguistic knowledge and automatic data-driven methods towards the joint goal of improving the knowledge on cross-linguistic variation and universals.

Linguistic diversity and universals. Challenges of cross-lingual annotation. Which linguistic phenomena or categories should be considered universal? How should they be annotated?

Bringing technology to document under-described languages. Improving model performance and documentation of under-resourced languages using typological databases, multilingual models, and data from high-resource languages.

Cognate and Derivative Detection for Low-Resourced Languages.


Important Dates (all deadlines are 23:59 AoE)

— February 13, 2023: Paper submission deadline
— March 13, 2023: Notification of acceptance
— March 27, 2023: Camera-ready deadline
— May 2 or 6, 2023: Workshop

Submissions

We invite both extended abstract submissions (non-archival) and general paper submissions (archival). The accepted submissions will be presented at the workshop, providing new insights and ideas. Extended abstracts should describe already published work or work in progress and should not exceed two (2) pages. This way, we will not discourage researchers from preferring main conference proceedings, at the same time ensuring that interesting and thought-provoking research is presented at the workshop. For general (archival) submissions we accept both long and short papers. Short papers should not exceed four (4) pages, long papers should not exceed eight (8) pages papers. Unlimited additional pages are allowed for the references section in all submission types.
Submissions should be anonymous, without authors or an acknowledgment section; self-citations should appear in the third person.

Submissions must follow the EACL 2023 stylesheet https://2023.eacl.org/calls/styles/; both long and short paper submissions must follow the two-column format of ACL proceedings. All submissions must be in PDF format.
Contributions should be submitted via OpenReview: https://openreview.net/group?id=eacl.org/EACL/2023/Workshop/SIGTYP


Shared Task
This year’s edition will include a shared task on “Cognate and Derivative Detection for Low-Resourced Languages", more details can be found here: https://github.com/sigtyp/ST2023.

Organizing Committee
Koustava Goswami, Alexey Sorokin, Ritesh Kumar, Andrey Shcherbakov, Edoardo M. Ponti, Saliha Muradoğlu, Lisa Beinborn, Ryan Cotterell, Kat Vylomova

Anti-harassment policy
The workshop follows the ACL anti-harassment policy: https://www.aclweb.org/adminwiki/index.php?title=Anti-Harassment_Policy

Contact
For any inquiries regarding the workshop, please send an email to the Organizing Committee at sigtyp@gmail.com


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