AmericasNLP 2023 : The Third Workshop on NLP for Indigenous Languages of the Americas
Call For Papers
The Third Workshop on NLP for Indigenous Languages of the Americas (AmericasNLP 2023)
First Call for Papers
The Third Workshop on NLP for Indigenous Languages of the Americas (AmericasNLP) will be co-located with the 61st Annual Meeting of the Association for Computational Linguistics (ACL 2023), which is scheduled to be held in Toronto, Canada, between July 9-14, 2023.
The goal of the workshop is to encourage and increase the visibility of work on the Indigenous languages of the Americas. It aims to encourage research on NLP, computational linguistics, corpus linguistics and speech for Indigenous languages, to connect researchers and professionals from underrepresented communities and native speakers of endangered languages with the ACL community, and, more generally, to promote machine learning approaches suitable for low-resource languages.
We invite the submission of
Long papers (8 pages) and short papers (4 pages) on substantial, original, and unpublished research
Non-archival extended abstracts (2 pages), technical reports (8 pages), and work which has been presented at other venues (in the format of the original publication)
Submissions do not need to describe work on native languages directly, as long as it is clear why those can benefit from the described approaches. Areas of interest include but are not limited to:
Creation of datasets for NLP applications
Incorporation of external knowledge into neural systems
Linguistic typology and the use of typological features for NLP
Transfer learning, meta-learning, and active learning
Weakly supervised, semi-supervised, and unsupervised learning
Machine translation of low-resource languages
Morphology and phonology of low-resource languages
NLP applications for Indigenous languages of the Americas
Start of the anonymity period: March 15, 2023
Submission deadline: April 15, 2023
Notification of acceptance: May 15, 2023
Camera ready papers due: May 26, 2023
Workshop: July 14, 2023
All deadlines are 11.59 pm UTC -12h (anywhere on earth).
Link to submission portal:
The workshop also includes:
An open-ended machine translation shared task on truly low-resource languages
A mentoring program to support students and newcomers from underrepresented communities (application form: https://forms.gle/afBWauDfDQijXHTy9)
We also have a diverse set of invited speakers, focused on bridging the gap between linguists, NLP, and machine learning research!
Steven Bird (linguistics; ethics)
Emiliana Cruz Cruz (linguistics; anthropology; education)
Angela Fan (NLP; machine translation)
Kristine Stenzel (field linguistics; American Indigenous languages)
Manuel Mager, AWS AI Labs
Arturo Oncevay, University of Edinburgh
Enora Rice, University of Colorado Boulder
Abteen Ebrahimi, University of Colorado Boulder
Shruti Rijhwani, Google Research
Alexis Palmer, University of Colorado Boulder
Katharina Kann, University of Colorado Boulder
More information and contact information can be found at http://turing.iimas.unam.mx/americasnlp/.