Call for Papers

For CLP-2012, papers are invited on substantial, original, and unpublished research on Chinese language processing.

In addition to traditional topics on Chinese language processing (e.g., word segmentation, POS tagging, parsing, machine translation from or to Chinese, IE, IR), we are particularly interested in submissions that focus on Chinese language resources and evaluation for Chinese language technologies, whichinclude, but not limited to,

  • Issues in the design, construction and use of Chinese Language Resources: text, speech, multimodality

  • Methodologies and tools for Chinese language resource construction and annotation

  • Methodologies and tools for the extraction and acquisition of knowledge

  • Ontologies and knowledge representation

  • Terminology

  • Chinese language resources in systems and applications such as: information extraction, information retrieval, audio-visual and multimedia search, machine translation, summarization, semantic search, text mining, etc.

Papers should be written in English and the page limit is eight pages of content PLUS up to two pages of references. All submissions must be electronic in PDF and be formatted using the ACL 2012 style files, which are available at

Since paper reviewing will be blind, the submission must not include authors' names and affiliations. Furthermore, self-references that reveal the author's identity, such as "We previously showed (Smith, 1991) ...", must be avoided. Instead, use citations such as "Smith (1991) previously showed ...". Papers that do not conform to these requirements will be rejected without review.

The deadline for submissions is 23:59 on September 15, 2012(Beijing time). Submission should be electronic in PDF format.

The website for submission will be announced soon.

Sep. 15, 2012    : Paper Submission deadline

Oct. 31, 2012    : Notification of acceptance

Nov. 20, 2012    : Camera-ready papers due

Dec. 20-21, 2012 : Main Conference