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MM 2012 : ACL Workshop on Multilingual Modeling


When Jul 13, 2012 - Jul 13, 2012
Where Jeju Island, Korea
Submission Deadline Mar 18, 2012
Notification Due Apr 22, 2012
Final Version Due Apr 30, 2012
Categories    multilinguality   NLP   IR   speech

Call For Papers

First Workshop on Multilingual Modeling (MM-2012)
In conjunction with ACL 2012, Jeju Island, Republic of Korea

The burgeoning community of multilingual users poses variety of new problems and
also enables new opportunities. The large number of multilingual corpora
requires effective and scalable ways for organizing them. This additional data
in different languages provides a different perspective. Resource poor languages
can utilize the training data available in other languages and improve the
accuracies of monolingual applications.

Recently, we have seen an increasing number of researchers working on
multilingual problems varying from mining comparable corpora from the web to
multilingual part-of-speech tagging. It is encouraging to see how the abundant
training data in a resource rich languages (such as English) is used along with
very little training data in the target language to solve problems in
resource-poor languages. In addition, resource rich languages have been used
successfully to bridge the language barrier between two resource poor languages.

In this workshop, we aim to bring researchers working on different aspects of
multilingualism to a common ground to share their experiences so that the entire
community can benefit. The topics of interest to this workshop include, but are
not limited to:

Mining Comparable Corpora
     Mining for comparable corpora from the web
     Learning lexicons from comparable/non-parallel corpora
     SMT using non-parallel corpora
Modeling Comparable Corpora to Enable Cross-lingual Knowledge Transfer
     Learning Interlingual representations
     Bilingual Projections
     Document Alignment (or Mate Retrieval)
Improving Monolingual Applications using Multilingual Data
     Multilingual POS tagging
     Multilingual Dependency Parsing
     Multilingual WSD
     Transliteration across Multiple Languages
     Multilingual NE Mining
     Multilingual Sentiment Classification
     Multilingual Information Retrieval
     Multilingual Speech Recognition
     Multilingual Pronunciation Modeling
Bridge Language Approaches
Standardization of Annotations across Languages

Important Dates :

Paper Submission : March 18, 2012
Paper Acceptance Notification : April 22, 2012
Camera Ready Submission : April 30, 2012
Workshop Date : July 13, 2012

Submissions :

Submissions must describe original, high quality and unpublished work.
Submissions may consist of up to six (6) pages of content and unlimited number
of references. Papers should be formatted according to the ACL 2012 guidelines.
Papers that have been submitted to other venues must provide this information
during the submission, but upon acceptance, the authors should specify which
conference they choose for presentation of their work. Papers must be submitted
using the submission page at the following url: Please visit the workshop web page
( for more details.

Organizers :
Jagadeesh Jagarlamudi (University of Maryland, USA)
Sujith Ravi (Yahoo! Research, USA)
Xiaojun Wan (Peking University, China)
Hal Daumé III (University of Maryland, USA)

Program Committee :
Kumaran A (Microsoft Research, India)
Pushpak Bhattacharyya (Indian Institute of Technology, India)
Srinivas Bangalore (AT&T Labs-Research, USA)
Hal Daume III (University of Maryland, USA)
Kareen Darwish (Qatar Computing Research Institute, Qatar)
Dipanjan Das (Carnegie Mellon University, USA)
Marcello Federico (FBK -- Fondazione Bruno Kessler, Tirento, Italy)
Anna Feldman (Montclair State University, USA)
Wei Gao (Qatar Computing Research Institute, Qatar)
Jagadeesh Jagarlamudi (University of Maryland, USA)
Heng Ji (City University of New York)
Mitesh Khapra (Indian Institute of Technology, India)
Alexandre Klementiev (Saarland University, USA)
Kevin Knight (USC/ISI, USA)
Yang Liu (Tsinghua University, China)
Paul McNamee (Johns Hopkins University, USA)
Rada Mihalcea (University of North Texas, USA)
Xiaochuan Ni (Microsoft)
Doug Oard (University of Maryland, USA)
Reinhard Rapp (Johannes Gutenberg-Universität Mainz, Germany)
Ari Rappoport (Johns Hopkins University, USA)
Sujith Ravi (Yahoo! Research, USA)
Benjamin Snyder (University of Wisconsin-Madison, USA)
Benno Stein (Bauhaus-Universität Weimar, Germany)
Sebastian Stüker (Karlsruhe Institute of Technology, Germany)
Jun'ichi Tsujii (Microsoft Research Asia)
Kentaro Torisawa (NICT, Japan)
Raghavendra Udupa (Microsoft Research, India)
Xiaojun Wan (Peking University, China)
Mausam (University of Washington, USA)

Contact Information :
mm-2012 [(put at)] googlegroups ([put dot]) com

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