The 2nd CIPS-SIGHAN Joint Conference on

Chinese Language Processing (CLP-2012)

Dec 20-21, 2012

Tianjin, China

CLP-2012 is the second conference jointly organized by the Chinese Language Processing Society of China (CIPS) and the ACL Special Interest Group on Chinese Language Processing (SIGHAN). The first conference, CLP-2010, was held on Aug 28-29, 2010 in Beijing, China, in conjunction with COLING 2010. CLP2012, hosted by Tianjin Univeristy, will be held on December 20-21, 2012 in Tianjin, China.

The goal of the conference is to provide a platform for researchers around the world to present their research, share ideas, explore new research directions, and advance the state-of-the-art in Chinese language processing. The conference will also feature an international bakeoff on four tracks: word segmentation on Chinese Mirco-blog data, Chinese personal name disambiguation, simplified Chinese parsing, and traditional Chinese parsing. More detail of the bakeoff can be found at http://www.cipsc.org.cn/clp2012/bakeoff.html .

In addition, CLP-2012 is a co-event with the Eighth Asian Information Retrieval Societies Conference (AIRS-2012). Please see http://airs2012.tju.edu.cn/ for detail.