ESSLLI 2001 Call for Workshop Abstracts: Finite State Methods in Natural Language Processing

Ahti Pietarinen
Fri, 2 Feb 2001 12:45:28 +0200 (EET)


Finite State Methods in Natural Language Processing
ESSLLI Workshop, August 20-24 2001, Helsinki


Finite state methods are used in various areas of linguistic
computation, including tokenization, lexicography, spell checking,
part of speech tagging, speech recognition, grapheme to phoneme
conversion, computational phonology and morphology, as well as
computational syntax.

In recent years the use of finite state methods has increased both in
practical applications (such as in morphological analyzers for a
variety of languages), as well as in more theoretical approaches (such
as in recent attempts to formalize optimality-theoretic analyses in
phonology by finite-state means).

The aim of the workshop is to bring together researchers and
Ph.D. students working with finite-state methods within natural
language processing and computational linguistics.

The workshop belongs to the program of the 13th European Summer School
in Logic, Language and Information (ESSLLI) which is organized at the
University of Helsinki from August 13 until August 24, 2001 (see the
home page for more information).

Submission guidelines:

Extended abstracts (up to four pages) for forty-five minute talks are
invited from all areas of interest for the workshop. The abstract
should be submitted by e-mail to Gertjan van Noord,

before the deadline given below, in Postscript or PDF. Note that all
participants of the workshop must register for the ESSLLI summer


Lauri Karttunen
Xerox Research

Kimmo Koskenniemi
University of Helsinki

Gertjan van Noord
University of Groningen

Important Dates:

Submission deadline:            April 27, 2001
Notification of contributors:   May 15, 2001
Workshop Dates:                 August 20-24, 2001


The workshop is co-financed by the NWO PIONIER project Algorithms for
Linguistic Processing. Further info at