2012Q3 Reports: SIGMORPHON

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2011-2012 Annual Report
SIGMORPHON (Computational Morphology, Phonology, and Phonetics)
Jason Eisner

Membership[edit]

SIGMORPHON is ACL's special interest group for computational morphology, phonology, and phonetics. Membership currently stands at 137, up from 55/73/90/96/105/120 in July 2006/2007/2008/2009/2010/2011 respectively.

Workshop[edit]

We held our 12th SIG workshop at NAACL 2012, with 9 of 15 submissions accepted, and 20+ people in attendance. The papers presented were of high quality, and generated a lot of interesting discussion. There was a fair spread of topic areas, although the phonetics/phonology end of the spectrum was not very well represented.

We have customarily held workshops in even-numbered years. In keeping with this schedule, we will propose to hold our 13th SIG workshop at one of the 2014 conferences.

Online Activities[edit]

sigmorphon.org serves the community by maintaining a mailing list and (outdated) online bibliographies at its website. We have begun emailing our membership to notify them of relevant new papers -- highlighted versions of recent *ACL programs can be found at sigmorphon.org. We are considering adding some tutorial materials for newcomers to the field.