The First Workshop on Computational Approaches to Compound Analysis

Abbreviated Title: 
ComAComA
Call for Papers
Submission Deadline: 
2 May 2014
Event Dates: 
23 Aug 2014 - 24 Aug 2014
City: 
Dublin
Country: 
Ireland
Contact: 
Ben Verhoeven
Contact: 
Walter Daelemans
Contact: 
Menno van Zaanen
Contact: 
Gerhard van Huyssteen
Contact Email: 
ben [dot] verhoeven [at] uantwerpen [dot] be
Contact Email: 
walter [dot] daelemans [at] uantwerpen [dot] be
Contact Email: 
mvzaanen [at] uvt [dot] nl
Contact Email: 
gerhard [dot] vanhuyssteen [at] nwu [dot] ac [dot] za

Given the high productivity of compounding in a wide range of languages, compound processing is an interesting subject in linguistics, computational linguistics, and other applied disciplines. For example, for many language technology applications, compound processing remains a challenge (both morphologically and semantically), since novel compounds are created and interpreted on the fly. In order to deal with this productivity, systems that can analyse new compound forms and their meanings need to be developed. From an interdisciplinary perspective, we also need to better understand the process of compounding (for instance, as a cognitive process), in order to model its complexity.

The workshop has several related aims. Firstly, it will bring together researchers from different research fields (e.g., computational linguistics, linguistics, neurolinguistics, psycholinguistics, language technology) to discuss various aspects of compound processing. Secondly, the workshop will provide an overview of the current state-of-the-art research, as well as desired resources for future research in this area. Finally, we expect that the interdisciplinary nature of the workshop will result in methodologies to evaluate compound processing systems from different perspectives.