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World of VISL -> Constraint Grammar Workshop at NoDaLiDa 2019  Visual Interactive Syntax Learning  

Constraint Grammar - Methods, Tools, and Applications

Workshop at NoDaLiDa, Turku, September 30, 2019. Register via


(For final versions of the papers, see: Proceedings)

  • 8:45 Welcome

  • 9:00 Linda Wiechetek, Sjur Moshagen, Björre Gaup and Thomas Omma: "Many Shades of Grammar Checking - Launching a Constraint Grammar Tool for North Sami" (abstract)
  • 9:30 Christian Faggionato and Edward Garrett: "Constraint Grammars for Tibetan Language Processing" (abstract)
  • 9:45 Francis Trey Jagiella: "Developing a Constraint Grammar for Lithuanian" (abstract)

  • 10:00 Coffee break

  • 10:30 Eckhard Bick: "Tagging What Isn't There: Enriching CG Annotation with Implicit Information" (abstract)
  • 11:00 Liv Molich: "Disambiguating Homonymous Enclitics in Greenlandic" (abstract)
  • 11:30 Izaskun Aldezabal, Jose Mari Arriola and Ainara Estarrona: "A Modular Grammar-Helping Tool for Basque" (abstract)

  • 12:00 Lunch

  • 13:15 Katherine Schmirler and Antti Arppe: "Modelling Plains Cree Negation with Constraint Grammar" (abstract)
  • 13:45 Lene Antonsen: "One Grammar - Different Syntaxes" (abstract)
  • 14:15 Anssi Yli-Jyrä: "Constraint Grammar As a Hand-Crafted Transformer" (abstract)
  • 14:30 Kadri Muischnek, Kaili Müürisep and Dage Särg: "CG Roots of UD Treebank of Estonian Web Language" (abstract)

  • 14:45 Closing Remarks

  • 15:00 Coffee break


This workshop on practical and theoretical aspects of CG will be co-located with NoDaLiDa 2019 in Turku, and held on the 30th of September, 2019. The new edition of the workshop continues the tradition of CG workshops at NoDaLiDa, unbroken since 2005, and in doing so emphasizes the Nordic roots of Constraint Grammar and will hopefully be easy to reach for a large proportion of researchers in the field.

Apart from the traditional field of corpus-oriented tagging and parsing, Constraint Grammar continues to inspire applicational work, providing a robust NLP backbone in end user-oriented systems in various areas of language technology, such as spell and grammar checking, comma correction, ICALL, machine translation, lexicography and others. We therefore envision workshop contributions both regarding basic grammatical research and corpus linguistics on the one hand, and CG-based applications on the other hand. CG has always elicited a strong interest from researchers working on less-resourced languages, and we therefore explicitly welcome work targeting minor languages, such as the Sami languages, Greenlandic, Faroese, Tibetan and the Celtic languages.

Call for abstracts

We invite contributions concerning CG grammar and CG used in tools and applications. Contributions regarding research in fields relevant to the CG framework on the input side - such as finite-state analyzers, ontologies etc. - are also welcome. Finally, we are hoping for methodological contributions, exploiting advances in expressive power in the most widely used CG compiler, CG-3.

The workshop will be organized as a half-day workshop with both full and short papers. Contributions will be reviewed anonymously, and the papers will be published in the NoDaLiDa 2019 workshop proceedings.

We invite extended abstracts, approximately 1500 words (for an 8 page full paper) or 750 words (for a 4 page short paper) - additional pages with bibliographic references not included.


  • Monday, August 5, 2019: Submission of abstracts
  • Monday, August 19, 2019: Notification of acceptance
  • Monday, September 9, 2019: Camera-ready abstracts
  • Monday, November 4, 2019: Submission of camera-ready full manuscripts

Submission Formats

All submissions must follow the NoDaLiDa 2019 style files, which are available for LaTeX (preferred) and MS Word and can be retrieved from the following address:

Submissions must be anonymous, i.e. not reveal author(s) on the title page or through self-references. Abstracts must be submitted digitally, in PDF, and uploaded through the on-line conference system. Abstract submissions that violate either of these requirements will be returned without review.

We invite extended abstracts, approximately 1500 words (full paper) or 750 words (short paper) - additional pages with bibliographic references not included.

Submission Management

Submissions to the conference must be uploaded electronically, obeying the above requirements and no later than (end of day, world-wide):

  • Monday, August 5, 2019

NoDaLiDa 2019 utilizes the EasyChair conference management system for submission, reviewing, and preparation of proceedings. Submission for the conference can be made at:

Please choose the "Constraint Grammar - Methods, Tools and Applications" track.



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