Computational Natural Language Learning (CoNLL-99)


a workshop at EACL-99 , Bergen, Norway, 12th June, 1999

With the help of the Special Interest Group in Natural Language Learning (SIGNLL).

Following on from CoNLL 98 (Adelaide, South Australia) and CoNLL 97 (Madrid, Spain), SIGNLL, in conjunction with the TMR Project Learning Computational Grammars, are pleased to announce CoNLL99.

Topics of the Workshop

As usual, papers are solicited on the broad area of computational language learning, including, but not limited to:

Shared Task

Additionally, CoNLL invites groups to take part in a shared task:

Participating groups would all be provided with the same training and testing material, and would all use the same evaluation criteria, thus allowing comparison between various learning technologies. Although the task is focussed, it is of importance in Information Retrieval, Information Extraction and other, similar tasks, and so not artificial. The TMR homepage gives further details of the task. Interested groups should contact Miles Osborne ( for further information.

Invited Speaker

Lance Ramshaw (BBN Technologies)


Miles Osborne (U. Groningen)
Erik Tjong Kim Sang (U. Antwerp)


Submissions should preferably be by email, and consist of a uuencoded, gzipped postscript file, sent to Miles Osborne ( Alternatively, hard copies (three) should be sent to the following address:

Miles Osborne
Faculteit der Letteren
Rijksuniversiteit Groningen
Postbus 716

Papers should be a maximum of 10 sides long and prepared using LaTeX with the ACL submission style (aclsub.sty), which is available from the ACL LISTSERV.


26th March, 1999: Deadline for submitted papers.
16th April, 1999: Notification of acceptance.
23rd April, 1999: Camera ready copy.
12th June, 1999: Workshop.

Last update: February 24, 1999.