First workshop on Typology for Polyglot NLP


Co-located with ACL 2019

Call for Abstracts

Typology for Polyglot NLP, a workshop to be held at the 2019 meeting of the Association for Computational Linguistics (ACL), is now accepting submissions.

Contact Email: arya at jhu dot edu Website:

Workshop description

The huge diversity of human languages leads to an inherent variation of the cross-lingual data with respect to the categories and structures in the languagesí surface level. This results in poor performances of NLP algorithms when trying to transfer between languages. Linguistic typology provides a systematic, empirical comparison of the languages of the world with respect to a variety of linguistic properties, and therefore holds promise to solve this problem. However, typological information has not yet been fully exploited. Our workshop aims at bridging this gap by encouraging a tighter collaboration of the scientific communities from the areas of linguistic typology and multilingual NLP.

TyP-NLP workshop is the first dedicated venue for typology-related research and its integration in multilingual NLP. The workshop is specifically aimed at raising awareness of linguistic typology and its potential in supporting and widening the global reach multilingual NLP. The topics of the workshop will include, but are not limited to:

Important Dates

Submission Type

We accept extended abstracts. These may report on work in progress or may be cross submissions that have already appeared in a non-NLP venue. The extended abstracts are of maximum 2 pages + references. These submissions are non-archival in order to allow submission to another venue. The selection will not be based on a double-blind review and thus submissions of this type need not be anonymized.

The abstracts should use ACL 2019 templates. These should be submitted via softconf: