ComputEL

NEWS/UPDATES (AS OF 02-MARCH-2021)

  • ComputEL-5 will take place in Dublin, Ireland on May 26-27, 2022 (collocated with ACL)

The ComputEL-5 workshop will focus 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 working on methods for endangered languages, field linguists working on 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-5 aims to alternate between co-location with computational linguistics conferences and with language documentation conferences.


The first ComputEL workshop was co-located with the main conference of the Association for Computational Linguistics in Baltimore in 2014. The proceedings of ComputEL-1 were published online by ACL and are available at: https://www.aclweb.org/anthology/W14-2200.pdf

The second ComputEL workshop, ComputEL-2, was co-located with the 5th International Conference of Language Documentation and Conservation (ICLDC5) in Honolulu, Hawai’i, in March 2017. The proceedings of ComputEL-2 were published online by ACL and are available at: http://aclweb.org/anthology/W17-01

The third ComputEL workshop, ComputEL-3, was co-located with the 6th International Conference of Language Documentation and Conservation (ICLDC6) in Honolulu, Hawai’i, in March 2019. The proceedings of ComputEL-3 were published online by ACL (https://www.aclweb.org/anthology/W19-6000.pdf) and the University of Colorado Boulder Scholar (https://scholar.colorado.edu/scil-cmel/).

The fourth ComputEL workshop, ComputEL-4, was co-located with the 7th International Conference of Language Documentation and Conservation (ICLDC6) in Honolulu, Hawai’i, in March 2021. The program of ComputEL-4 (and published papers) is available online: https://computel-workshop.org/computel-4/workshop-program/.