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Cognitive Modeling and Computational Linguistics (CMCL) 2019

 

Workshop Description

Cognitive Modeling and Computational Linguistics (CMCL) 2019 is a one-day workshop held in conjunction with the Annual Conference of the North American chapter of the Association for Computational Linguistics (NAACL), Minneapolis, June 2-7 2019. The goal of CMCL is providing a venue for computational research on cognitive theories of language processing, representation and acquisition. The 2019 workshop follows in the tradition of earlier meetings at ACL 2010, ACL 2011, NAACL-HLT 2012, ACL 2013, ACL 2014, NAACL 2015, EACL 2017, and LSA 2018.

Scope and Topics

The topics of interest include, but are not limited to:

  • Stochastic models of factors influencing a speaker’s production or comprehension decisions

  • Models of semantic interpretation, including psychologically realistic notions of word and phrase meaning and composition

  • Incremental parsers for diverse grammar formalisms and their psychological plausibility

  • Models of speaker-specific linguistic adaptation and/or generalization

  • Models of first and second language acquisition and bilingual language processing

  • Behavioral tasks for better understanding neural models of linguistic representation

  • Models and empirical analysis of the relationship between mechanistic psycholinguistic principles and pragmatics or semantics

  • Models of lexical acquisition, including phonology, morphology, and semantics

  • Psychologically motivated models of grammar induction

  • Psychologically plausible models of lexical or conceptual representations

  • Models of language disorders, such as aphasia, dyslexia, or dysgraphia

  • Behavioral datasets or resources for modeling language processing or production in languages other than English

  • Models of language comprehension difficulty

  • Models of language learning and generalization

  • Models of linguistic information propagation and language evolution in communities

  • Network science and language processing

Workshop Submissions

We accept three categories of papers: regular workshop papers, extended abstracts and cross-submissions. Only regular workshop papers will be included in the proceedings as archival publications. All submissions should be in PDF format and made through the Softconf website: https://www.softconf.com/naacl2019/cmcl/. To facilitate double-blind reviewing, submitted manuscripts should not include any identifying information about the authors.

Submissions must be formatted using NAACL 2019 templates, available at: https://naacl2019.org/calls/papers/. If essentially identical papers are submitted to multiple conferences / workshops, the authors are asked to indicate this fact at submission time.

  • Regular Submissions Papers can be either full (8 pages of content + references) or short papers (4 pages + references) reporting original and unpublished research that combines cognitive modeling and computational linguistics. Accepted papers are expected to be presented at the workshop (oral presentation or poster) and will be published in the workshop proceedings.

  • Extended Abstracts (from 2 to 4 pages + references) describe preliminary work or results that have not been published before. Accepted abstracts will be presented as posters, but will not be included in the workshop proceedings.

We will also accept Cross-submissions (from 2 to 4 pages + references) for papers on related topics that have already appeared in a non-NLP venue (e.g. CogSci). These papers will be presented as posters, but will not be included in the proceedings. Interested authors are asked to add a note on the original venue in the submission.

Important Dates

  • Submission deadline: February 27, 2019 (11.59pm, UTC-12h)

  • Notification of acceptance: March 27, 2019

  • Camera-ready version due: April 5, 2019

  • Workshop date: June 7, 2019

Workshop Organizers

  • Emmanuele Chersoni, The Hong Kong Polytechnic University

  • Cassandra Jacobs, University of Toronto

  • Alessandro Lenci, University of Pisa

  • Tal Linzen, Johns Hopkins University

  • Laurent Prévot, Aix-Marseille University

  • Enrico Santus, MIT

Programme Committee

  • Steven Abney (University of Michigan)

  • Raquel Garrido Alhama (Max Planck Institute for Psycholinguistics)

  • Philippe Blache (Aix-Marseille Université)

  • Marc Brysbaert (Ghent University)

  • Francesca Carota (Max Planck Institute for Psycholinguistics)

  • Christos Christodoulopoulos (Amazon)

  • Alexander Clark (King’s College London)

  • Robert Daland (Apple)

  • Barry Devereux (Queen’s University Belfast)

  • Brian Dillon (University of Massachusetts)

  • Micha Elsner (Ohio State University)

  • Thomas Francois (Université Catholique de Louvain)

  • Robert Frank (Yale University)

  • Stella Frank (University of Edinburgh)

  • Thomas Graf (Stony Brook University)

  • John Hale (University of Georgia)

  • Jeffrey Heinz (Stony Brook University)

  • Tim Hunter (UCLA)

  • Gaja Jarosz (University of Massachusetts Amherst)

  • Shalom Lappin (King’s College London)

  • Gianluca Lebani (University of Utrecht)

  • Pavel Logacev (Bogazici University)

  • Alessandro Lopopolo (Radboud University of Nijmegen)

  • Karl David Neergaard (Aix-Marseille Université)

  • Timothy John O’Donnell (McGill University)

  • Sebastian Padó (University of Stuttgart)

  • Vito Pirrelli (ILC-CNR Pisa)

  • Carlos Ramisch (Aix-Marseille Université)

  • Roi Reichart (Technion University)

  • Asad Sayeed (University of Gothenburg)

  • William Schuler (Ohio State University)

  • Olga Seminck (Université Paris-Sorbonne – Paris IV)

  • Marco Silvio Giuseppe Senaldi (Scuola Normale Superiore di Pisa)

  • Cory Shain (Ohio State University)

  • Aline Villavicencio (University of Essex)

  • Titus Von Der Malsburg (University of Potsdam)

  • Victoria Yaneva (University of Wolverhampton)

  • Frances Yung (Saarland University)

  • Alessandra Zarcone (Frauenhofer IIS Erlangen)

Invited Speakers

We are pleased to announce that Leila Wehbe (Carnegie Mellon University) and Klinton Bicknell (Duolingo AI Research) have accepted to be the invited speakers for CMCL 2019.

Travel Support

Thanks to the generosity of our sponsors, there will be a limited amount of travel awards for students who are the first authors of accepted papers.

Sponsoring Institutions

We gratefully acknowledge support from:

  • Institute of Language, Communication and Brain (ILCB), Marseille;

  • Laboratoire Parole et Langage (LPL), Aix-en-Provence;

  • Computational Linguistics Laboratory (Coling Lab), Pisa.

Contact Email

cmcl2019@gmail.com