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[eu_members at aclweb dot org] Sweden: ACL 2010 Workshop on Cognitive Modeling and Computational Linguistics (CMCL)

Cognitive Modeling and Computational Linguistics (CMCL)
and TopiCS special issue _Models of Language Comprehension_

A workshop to be held
July 15th, 2010
following the Association for Computational Linguistics meeting
in Uppsala, Sweden



Workshop Description

This workshop provides a venue for work in computational psycholinguistics.
ACL Lifetime Achievement Award recipient Martin Kay described this topic as
"build[ing] models of language that reflect in some interesting way, on the ways
in which people use language." The 2010 workshop follows in the tradition of
three previous meetings

     (1) the computational psycholinguistics meeting at CogSci in Berkeley in 1997
     (2) the thematic session on computational psycholinguistics at ACL in 1999
     (3) the Incremental Parsing workshop at ACL 2004

in inviting contributions that apply methods from computational linguistics
to problems in the cognitive modeling of any and all natural language abilities.

Scope and Topics

The workshop invites a broad spectrum of work in the cognitive science of
language, at all levels of analysis from sounds to discourse. Topics include,
but are not limited to

* incremental parsers for diverse grammar formalisms
* derivations of comprehension difficulty predictions, or generalization predictions in language learning
* stochastic models of factors encouraging one production or interpretation over its competitors
* models of semantic interpretation, including psychologically-realistic notions of word & phrase meaning


This call  solicits 8-page, full papers reporting  original and unpublished
research    that   combines    cognitive    modeling   and    computational linguistics.
Accepted papers are expected to be presented at the workshop
and will be published in  the workshop proceedings. They should emphasize
obtained results rather than intended work, and should indicate clearly the
state  of  completion  of  the  reported  results.  A  paper accepted  for
presentation at the  workshop must not be presented or have been presented
at any other meeting with  publicly available proceedings.  If essentially identical
papers are  submitted to other conferences or  workshops as well, this fact
must be indicated at submission time.

To facilitate double-blind reviewing, submitted paper should not include
any identifying information about the authors.

Submissions must be formatted using ACL 2010 style files available at


Contributions should be submitted in PDF via the submission site:


The submission deadline is 11:59PM Eastern Time on April 5th, 2010.

Pathway to Journal Publication

All   accepted   CMCL   papers   will   be  published   in   the   workshop proceedings as
is customary at ACL. However,  CMCL presenters whose work holds  broad interest for
the wider cognitive science  community  will  be  encouraged to  prepare extended versions
of their papers (16  pages in APA format). If approved by a  second  round of  reviewing,
these extended  papers  will  appear in  a forthcoming issue  of TopiCS, a Journal of
the Cognitive Science Society, entitled entitled _Models of Language Comprehension_.
These expanded papers will need to be substantially adapted to address
the broader TopiCS readership. The  Program Committee will be assisted by additional experts,
as needed, to apply this and other review criteria.

Student Paper Award

Submissions should be marked to indicate whether the first author is pre-doctoral or not.
Papers in this category are eligible for the CMCL Student Paper Award.
This $250 award is sponsored by the Cognitive Science Society.

Important Dates

Submission deadline: April 5, 2010
Notification of acceptance: May 6, 2010
Camera-ready versions due: May 16, 2010
Workshop: July 15, 2010, following ACL 2010

Workshop Chair

John Hale
Linguistics Department, Cornell University

Program Committee

Steven Abney Michigan
Matthew Crocker   Saarland
Tim O'Donnell   Harvard
Mike Frank   MIT
Ted Gibson   MIT
Sharon Goldwater   Edinburgh
Keith Hall   Google
Florian Jaeger   Rochester
Mark Johnson   Macquarie
Frank Keller   Edinburgh
Lars Konieczny   Freiburg
Roger Levy   San Diego
Rick Lewis   Michigan
Stephan Oepen   Oslo
Ulrike Pado   VICO research
David Reitter   CMU
Brian Roark   OHSU
Doug Roland   Buffalo
Mats Rooth   Cornell
William Schuler   Ohio
Richard Sproat   OHSU
Mark Steedman   Edinburgh
Patrick Sturt   Edinburgh
Sashank Varma   Minnesota
Shravan Vasishth   Potsdam
Amy Weinberg   Maryland