About the Workshop
The interest in language resources and computational models for the study of similar languages, varieties and dialects has been growing substantially in the last few years. The VarDial workshop aims to provide a forum for scholars working on a range of topics related to the study of linguistic variation. The workshop will discuss computational methods, present new language resources; and corpus-driven exploitation of different degrees of linguistic variation such as lexicon and grammar.
For the NLP community, the interest in the impact of language variation in the development of language resources and NLP applications has been explored in recent years with experiments in different directions.
We welcome contributions dealing with one or more of the following topics:
- Language Resources and Tools for Varieties and Dialects
- Corpus compilation (comparable, parallel)
- Adaptation of tools (taggers, parsers) for similar languages, varieties and dialects
- Evaluation of LR and tools applied to language varieties
- Reusability of LR in NLP applications (e.g. machine translation)
- Corpus-driven studies in dialectology and language variation
- NLP Tasks and Applications
- Identification of lexical variation and lexical induction
- Automatic classification of language varieties
- Domain adaptation between language varieties
- Identification of false friends
- Machine translation between varieties and dialects
The VarDial workshop will be held at the next edition of COLING in Dublin, Ireland.
Within the scope of the VarDial Workshop we will also be organizing the DSL Shared Task (Discriminating between Similar Languages).