2009Q3 Reports: SIGMORPHON

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2008-2009 Annual Report SIGMORPHON (Computational Morphology, Phonology, and Phonetics) Jason Eisner

Membership

SIGMORPHON is ACL's special interest group for computational morphology, phonology, and phonetics. Membership currently stands at 96, up from 55/73/90 in July 2006/2007/2008 respectively.

Workshop

We have customarily held workshops in even-numbered years. In keeping with this schedule, we will propose to hold our 11th SIG workshop at one of the 2010 conferences. We are currently discussing possible special themes and shared tasks.

Online Activities

sigmorphon.org serves the community by maintaining a mailing list and (outdated) online bibliographies at its website. We are considering adding some tutorial materials for newcomers to the field. We also plan to continue advertising the SIG's expanded scope in order to recruit new members to the SIG and increase discussion on its mailing list.

Upcoming Elections

Our current board's term will expire on February 4, 2010. In keeping with the SIG Constitution, we will hold new elections on the following schedule:

  • Monday October 12, 2009: Nomination period begins
  • Monday November 30, 2009: Nomination period ends
  • Friday December 4, 2009: Voting period begins (for any contested positions)
  • Thursday February 4, 2010: Voting period closes