The First Workshop on Computational Approaches to Compound Analysis (ComAComA) is colocated with the COLING conference in Dublin and takes place on Sunday the 24th of August, 2014.


Register for the ComAComA workshop through the COLING website.


Workshop Description

The ComAComA workshop is an interdisciplinary platform for researchers working on compound processing in different languages, to present recent and ongoing work.

The workshop has several related aims. Firstly, it will bring together researchers from different backgrounds (e.g., computational linguistics, linguistics, neurolinguistics, psycholinguistics, language technology) to discuss and evaluate compound processing each from their own point of view. Secondly, based on the interaction between the participants, the workshop will provide an overview of existing and desired resources for future research in this area. Finally, we expect that the interdisciplinary approach of the workshop will result in better methodologies to evaluate compound processing systems from different perspectives.

Given the high productivity of compounding in a wide range of languages, compound processing is an interesting subject in linguistics, computational linguistics, and other applied disciplines. For example, for many language technology applications, compound processing remains a challenge (both morphologically and semantically), since novel compounds are created and interpreted on the fly. In order to deal with this productivity, systems that can analyse new compound forms and their meanings need to be developed. From an interdisciplinary perspective, we also need to better understand the process of compounding (as a cognitive process), in order to model its complexity.

Topics of the ComAComA workshop include, but are not limited to:

  • Annotation of compounds for computational purposes
  • Categorisation of compounds (e.g. different typologies)
  • Classification of compound semantics
  • Compound splitting
  • Automatic morphological analysis of compounds
  • Compound processing in computational psycholinguistics
  • Psycho- and/or neurolinguistic aspects to compound processing
  • Theoretical and/or descriptive linguistic aspects to compound processing
  • Compound paraphrase generation
  • Applications of compound processing
  • Resources for compound processing
  • Evaluation methodologies for compound processing

Invited Speakers

Important Dates

  • May 2, 2014: Paper submission deadline
  • June 16, 2014: Author notification deadline
  • June 27, 2014: Camera-ready submission deadline
  • August 11, 2014: Official paper publication date
  • August 24, 2014: ComAComA Workshop
  • August 25-29, 2014: Main COLING conference

Submission Details

We invite authors to submit papers through the START conference manager by May 2, 2014. Papers are 4-8 pages long (without references) and contain original research. Papers should be formatted in PDF according to the COLING style. Reviewing will be single blind.

Organising Committee

Contact: ben.verhoeven@uantwerpen.be

Programme Committee

  • Preslav Nakov (Qatar Computing Research Institute)
  • Iris Hendrickx (Radboud University Nijmegen)
  • Lonneke Van der Plas (University of Stuttgart)
  • Helmut Schmid (Ludwig Maximilian University Munich)
  • Roald Eiselen (North-West University)
  • Pavol Štekauer (P.J. Safarik University)
  • Diarmuid Ó Séaghdha (University of Cambridge)
  • Rochelle Lieber (University of New Hampshire)
  • Tony Veale (University College Dublin)
  • Pius ten Hacken (University of Innsbruck)
  • Anneke Neijt (Radboud University Nijmegen)
  • Andrea Krott (Univerisity of Birmingham)
  • Emmanuel Keuleers (Ghent University)
  • Stan Szpakowicz (University of Ottawa)