[CogSci] CFP: 2nd International Workshop on Computational Approaches to Historical Language Change 2021

Yang Xu yangxu at cs.toronto.edu
Thu Dec 10 06:27:53 PST 2020

Call for Papers
2nd International Workshop on Computational
Approaches to Historical Language Change 2021
Co-located with ACL 2021 to be held in Bangkok,
on August 5-6, 2021
Human language
changes over time, driven by the dual needs for adapting to sociocultural
and technological development and facilitating efficient communication. As
a result, for example, some words may acquire novel meanings or lose
existing meanings; novel words may be coined or borrowed from other
languages, while obsolete words slide into obscurity. This workshop builds
on its first edition that featured over 50 submissions and 65 attendees.
The goals are to 1) present cutting-edge research on computational
approaches to historical language change with the primary focus on digital
text corpora, and 2) build and strengthen the community of
interdisciplinary scholars on historical language
Important Dates
* April 26, 2021: Paper

* May 28, 2021: Notification of acceptance

* June 7, 2021: Camera-ready papers due

* August 5-6, 2021: Workshop date

Keynote Talks
There will be two keynote talks providing us with
different perspectives, both methods, application and evaluation. These
will be announced in the next few months. 
accept three types of submissions, long papers, short papers and
abstracts, all following the ACL2021 style, and the ACL submission policy:

Long papers may consist of up to eight (8) pages of content, plus
unlimited references, short papers may consist of up to four (4) pages of
content; final versions will be given one additional page of content so
that reviewers' comments can be taken into account. Abstracts may consist
of up to two (2) pages of content, plus unlimited references but will not
be given any additional page upon acceptance. Submissions should be sent
in electronic forms, using the Softconf START conference management
system. The submission site will be announced on the workshop page once
We invite original research papers from a wide range of
topics, including but not limited to:
* Novel methods for detecting
diachronic semantic change and lexical replacement

* Automatic discovery and quantitative evaluation of laws of language

* Computational theories and generative models of language change

* Sense-aware (semantic) change analysis

* Diachronic word sense disambiguation

* Novel methods for diachronic analysis of low-resource languages

* Novel methods for diachronic linguistic data visualization

* Novel applications and implications of language change detection

* Quantification of sociocultural influences on language change

* Cross-linguistic, phylogenetic, and developmental approaches to language

* Novel datasets for cross-linguistic and diachronic analyses of
Submissions are open to all, and are to be submitted
anonymously. All papers will be refereed through a double-blind peer
review process by at least three reviewers with final acceptance decisions
made by the workshop organizers.
The workshop is scheduled to last
for one day either August 5th or 6th. Contact us at
PC-ACLws2021 at languagechange.org if you have any questions.
Nina Tahmasebi, University of Gothenburg

Adam Jatowt, University of Innsbruck

Yang Xu, University of Toronto

Simon Hengchen, University of Gothenburg

Syrielle Montariol, University Paris-Saclay


Yang Xu

Assistant Professor

Department of Computer Science

Cognitive Science Program

University of Toronto
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