University of Southern Denmark
World of VISL -> Constraint Grammar Workshop at NoDaLiDa 2017  Visual Interactive Syntax Learning  

Constraint Grammar - Methods, Tools, and Applications

Workshop at NoDaLiDa, Gothenburg, May 22, 2017. Register via


(cp. Proceedings)

  • 9:00 Welcome

  • 9:15 Koen Claessen: "Automatic Synthesis of Constraint Grammar Rules using a Greedy Approach and a SAT-solver" (abstract)
  • 9:45 Eckhard Bick: "Using Constraint Grammar for Treebank Retokenization"
  • 10:15 Inari Listenmaa, Jose Maria Arriola, Itziar Aduriz and Eckhard Bick: "Cleaning up the Basque grammar: a work in progress"

  • 10:45-11:15 Coffee break

  • 11:15 Pepijn Kokke & Inari Listenmaa: "Exploring the Expressivity of Constraint Grammar"
  • 11:45 Anssi Yli-Jyrä: "The Power of Constraint Grammars Revisited"
  • 12:15 Lightning Talks (5 min each) about ongoing work (Open for all workshop participants)

  • 13:00 Lunch


This workshop on practical and theoretical aspects of CG will be co-located with NoDaLiDa 2017 in Gothenburg, and held on the 22nd of May, 2017. 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 CG field of corpus-oriented tagging and parsing, there is growing body of applicational work, where CG provides the backbone of 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 papers targeting minor languages, such as the Sami languages, Greenlandic, Faroese, Tibetan and the Celtic languages, for which we invite papers about both finished and ongoing work. Finally, we are hoping for methodological contributions, exploiting advances in expressive power in the most widely used CG compiler, CG-3. As usual, we encourage short papers on ongoing work.

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 2017 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, March 27, 2017: Submission of abstracts
  • Monday, April 10, 2017: Notification of acceptance
  • Monday, May 1, 2017: Camera-ready abstracts
  • Monday, June 19, 2017: Submission of camera-ready full manuscripts

Submission Formats

All submissions must follow the NoDaLiDa 2017 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, March 27, 2017

NoDaLiDa 2017 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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