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JLCL Volume 31 (2016), Issue 1: Special Issue on Corpus Linguistic Software Tools - Call for Contributions

With the growing availability and importance of (large) corpora in all fields of linguistics, the role of software tools is moving from useful, possibly intelligent information-technological "helpers" towards indispensable, scientific instruments that are as integral parts of the research process as data, methodology and interpretations. JLCL would like to reflect and support this development by devoting a special issue on corpus linguistic software tools. For this special issue, we invite contributions on, but not necessarily limited to software tools for:

  • managing corpora
  • transforming corpus data
  • annotating corpora
  • analyzing corpora
  • exploring and visualizing corpus data and analyses

Submission information

  • Maximum length: 25 pages
  • Language: German or English

In case of doubt, please contact the editors.

Important Dates

  • Submission: Semptember 30, 2016
  • Feedback from the reviewers: November 15, 2016
  • Submission of final manuscript: December 15, 2016

Correspondence addresses of the editors:

Alexander Geyken
Berlin-Brandenburgische Akademie der Wissenschaften
Jägerstr. 22/23
10117 Berlin

Marc Kupietz
Institut für Deutsche Sprache
R5, 6-13
68161 Mannheim

JLCL Volume 32 (2017), Issue 1: Special Issue - NLP for Perso-Arabic alphabets - Call for Papers

Upcoming special issue of the Journal of Language Technology and Computational Linguistics on NLP for Arabic and languages mainly written using Arabic/Perso-Arabic alphabets and their variants (e.g. Urdu, Pashto, Sindhi).

The journal publishes reports of original research related to the recognition, understanding, production, coding and mining of speech and language.

Contributions from all of the related fields are welcomed in the form of reports of theoretical or experimental studies, tutorials, reviews, and brief correspondence pertaining to models and their implementation, or reports of fundamental research leading to the improvement of such models.


Research topics of interest include:

  • Computational models of discourse and dialogue
  • Computational morphology
  • Corpus construction and evaluation
  • Information retrieval, extraction, and summarization
  • Language modeling
  • Lexicon building
  • Named Entity Recognition
  • Parsing techniques
  • Semantic analysis
  • Standards
  • Variants, dialects, and noisy text

Contributions should be sent by e-mail to: info@jlcl.org

Important dates

The submission deadline is December 1st 2016 (notification of acceptance on March 1st 2017)

The issue is expected to be published in the summer of 2017.


Adrien Barbaresi (Austrian & Berlin-Brandenburg Academies of Sciences, Germany)

Kais Haddar (University of Sfax, Tunisia)

Lothar Lemnitzer (Berlin-Brandenburg Academy of Sciences, Germany)

Confirmed members of the reviewer board

  • Zeeshan Bhatti (University of Sindh, Pakistan)
  • Karim Bouzoubaa (Mohammed Vth University, Morocco)
  • Miriam Butt (University of Constance, Germany)
  • Mona Diab (George Washington University, USA)
  • Nadir Durrani (Arabic Language Technologies, Qatar)
  • Bilel Gargouri (University of Sfax, Tunisia)
  • Annette Hautli-Janisz (University of Constance, Germany)
  • Muhammad Imran (Qatar Computing Research Institute)
  • Javed Ahmed Mahar (Shah Abdul Latif University, Pakistan)
  • Slim Mesfar (Manouba University, Tunisia)
  • Abdelwadood Mesleh (Al-Ahliyya Amman University, Jordania)
  • Charly Moerth (Austrian Academy of Sciences)
  • Marwa Ragheb (Indiana University Bloomington, USA)
  • Mutee U. Rahman (Isra University, Pakistan)
  • Khaled Shaalan (British University in Dubai)
  • Sebastian Sulger (University of Constance, Germany)
  • Nadi Tomeh (University of Paris 13, France)
  • Wajdi Zaghouani (CMU Qatar)