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First Call for Papers: Fifth Workshop on the Use of Computational Methods in the Study of Endangered Languages

By January 4, 2022January 12th, 2022No Comments

The ComputEL-5 workshop focuses on the use of computational methods in the study, support, and revitalization of endangered languages. The primary aim of the workshop is to continue narrowing the gap between computational linguists interested in methods for endangered languages, field linguists documenting these languages, and the language communities who are striving to maintain their languages.

We take seriously the goal of reaching all relevant communities. To support this goal, ComputEL aims to alternate co-location with computational linguistics conferences and language documentation conferences. ComputEL-5 will be co-located with the 60th Annual Meeting of the Association for Computational Linguistics (ACL 2022) in Dublin, Ireland (

Workshop format/venue and the COVID-19 pandemic

Our current intention is for ComputEL-5 to take place in person following the main conference hosted in Dublin. See ACL 2022 conference programme for exact date:

However, due to the continued uncertainty caused by the COVID-19 pandemic, we are also considering various options for holding ComputEL-5 as a fully virtual or virtual/in-person hybrid workshop. We plan to announce a final decision about the workshop format by April 1, 2022.

Call for Papers

Papers are invited which explore the interface and intersection of computational linguistics, documentary linguistics, and community-based language revitalization and conservation efforts. The committee encourages submissions which:

(i) examine the use of specific methods in the analysis of data from low-resource languages, with a focus on endangered languages, or propose new methods for analysis of such data,

(ii) propose new models for the collection, management, and deployment of data in endangered language settings, or

(iii) consider what concrete steps are required to allow for a more fruitful interaction between computer scientists, documentary linguists, and language communities.

The intention of the workshop is not merely to allow for the presentation of research, but also to continue building a network of computational linguists, documentary linguists, and community language activists who are able to effectively join together and serve their common interests.

Important Dates:

25-February-2022 Deadline for submission of papers or short abstracts

1-April-2022   Notification of acceptance

22-April-2022 Camera-ready papers due 

26 and/or 27 May-2022 Workshop

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