PHONOLOGY : SIGPHON 2000
of the ACL Special Interest Group in Computational Phonology
a full-day workshop
held at COLING 2000
Luxembourg, 6 August 2000
The workshop will focus on
the growing role of finite-state methods in computational phonology. Excellent
papers in other areas of computational phonology are also welcome.
- Finite-state formalizations
of phonological frameworks
- Algorithms and theorems
about finite-state phonological formalisms
- Embedding finite-state
phonology in NLP or speech systems
- The application of
finite-state methods to empirical description (including difficulties,
representational encodings, and software tools)
- Phonologically motivated
extensions to finite-state techniques
- Research bearing on
whether the finite-state assumptions are empirically adequate
or computationally necessary
principal goal of the workshop is to bring together researchers who are
working in different phonological frameworks:
methods have been more-or-less persuasively applied to a range of frameworks,
from derivational approaches to Optimality Theory. This shared formal
underpinning exposes crucial differences among the frameworks (Frank &
Satta 1998), and also suggests deep similarities (Karttunen 1998).
hope that the workshop's focus on formalizations using finite-state techniques,
which are well understood in themselves, will facilitate further discussion
of the theoretical and empirical virtues of different frameworks. We are
particularly interested in the potential for new or hybrid frameworks.
Organisers and Programme Committee:
Xerox Research Centre Europe (program chair)
Markus Walther, University of Marburg (local chair)
Jason Eisner, University of Rochester (organization)
Alain Theriault, Universite de Montreal (administration)
Daniel Albro, University of California at Los Angeles
Steven Bird, University of Pennsylvania
John Coleman, University of Oxford
Dan Jurafsky, University of Colorado
Andras Kornai, Belmont Research, Cambridge MA
Reviewing will be blind. The
program chair may invite additional reviewers as necessary to obtain relevant
expertise and avoid conflicts of interest.
More information about SIGPHON
is available at
and correspondence may be sent to:
Department of Computer Science
University of Rochester
P.O. Box 270226
tel: +1 (716) 275-7230
fax: +1 (716) 461-2018
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.
Submissions should be full-length papers, up to a maximum of 10 pages.
(The final version in the proceedings should incorporate reviewers' suggestions
and may be up to 12 pages.)
Except for length, papers should adhere to Coling 2000 formatting guidelines,
Be careful not to disclose authorship.
- Electronic submission
The body of the email should
title, author(s), abstract, and contact information.
The subject line should include the word "SIGPHON."
- Hardcopy submission procedure:
If electronic submission is impossible, please send FOUR
Departement de linguistique et de traduction
Universite de Montreal
C.P. 6128, succursale Centre-ville
H3C 3J7 CANADA
along with a page giving title, author(s), abstract, and contact information.
Note that electronic submission is strongly preferred!
Mon. 1 May
Deadline for receipt of submissions
Wed. 24 May Authors notified of acceptance
Wed. 21 June Deadline for receipt of camera-ready copy
Sun. 6 Aug. Workshop held in Luxembourg at Coling 2000
Coling 2000 - http://www.coling.org
SIGPHON - http://www.cogsci.ed.ac.uk/sigphon
Luxembourg - http://www.coling.org/lux-links.html
Registration fees and details - http://www.coling.org/reg.html