Important Dates

Submission deadline
September 29th, 2016

Acceptance notification
October 21st, 2016

Camera-ready deadline
October 31st, 2016

Past Editions

VarDial 2014
LT4VarDial 2015

Next Edition

VarDial 2017



DSL Shared Task

About the Workshop

VarDial is a well-established series of workshops promoting a forum for scholars working on a range of topics related to the study of linguistic variation.

Previous editions were the first VarDial 2014 workshop co-located with COLING and the joint workshop LT4VarDial 2015 co-located with RANLP. This year, VarDial will be co-located with COLING 2016 in Osaka, Japan.

We anticipate discussion on computational methods and on language resources for closely related languages, language varieties, and dialects. Corpus-driven exploitation of different degrees of linguistic variation such as lexicon and grammar is another topic of interest.

Papers presented at the previous two editions of VarDial focused on: machine translation between closely related languages, adaptation of POS taggers and parsers for similar languages and language varieties, compilation of corpora for language varieties, spelling normalization, and finally the discrimination or identification of similar languages which is the topic of the DSL shared task.

We welcome papers dealing with one or more of the following topics: