Constraint grammar - methods, tools and applications

Workshop at NoDaLiDa, Vilnius, May 11, 2015.

The proceedings have been published online at Linköping University Electronic Press.


09.00 - 09.05 Welcome

09.05 - 09.35 Jose Mari Arriola:
Different Issues in the Design and Implementation of a Rule Based Grammar for the Surface Syntactic Disambiguation of Basque

09.35 - 10.05 Eckhard Bick, Kristin Hagen and Anders Nøklestad:
Optimizing the Oslo-Bergen Tagger

10.05 - 10.35 Inari Listenmaa and Koen Claessen:
Constraint Grammar as a SAT problem

10.35 - 11.00 Coffee

11.00 - 11.30 Francis M. Tyers and Robert Reynolds:
A preliminary constraint grammar for Russian

11.30 - 12.00 Edward Garrett and Nathan Hill:
A Constraint Grammar POS-Tagger for Tibetan

12.00 - 12.30 Tommi A Pirinen:
Using weighted finite state morphology with VISL CG-3---Some experiments with free open source Finnish resources

12.30 - 13.00 Tiina Puolakainen:
Anaphora resolution experiment with CG rules

13.00 Lunch


The NoDaLiDa Constraint Grammar (CG) workshops have since 2005 become a tradition and an integral part of research exchange for the CG community.

Constraint grammar has its roots in Finland (Fred Karlsson 1990), and several of the most active CG research groups are located in Nordic countries.

Over the last decade CG has matured into an established formalism for robust handling of parsing and corpus annotation. The two most dynamic fields in CG research right now are arguably machine translation and tools for less-resourced languages. CG is flourishing for many minor languages, such as the Sami languages, Greenlandic, Faroese and the Celtic languages in addition to ongoing work ar GramTrans and the open source MT initiative Apertium. All fields share a need for high-quality lexical, morphological and semantic resources as input to CG grammars and applications.


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, CG3.

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 2015 workshop proceedings.

We invite extended abstracts, approximately 1500 words (full paper) or 750 words (short paper) - additional pages with bibliographic references not included.



  • Monday, March 30, 2015: Submission of Abstracts CLOSED
  • Monday, April 20, 2015: Notification of Acceptance
  • Monday, May 4, 2015: Camera-Ready  abstract manuscripts
  • Monday, May 11, 2015: Manuscripts preliminary published on the workshop website
  • Monday, May 11, 2015: Workshop: Constraint grammar - methods, tools and applications
  • Monday, June 1, 2015: Submission of Camera-Ready full paper Manuscripts
  • Monday, June 15, 2015: Final publication in NoDaLiDa 2015 workshop proceedings


Submission formats

All submissions must follow the NoDaLiDa 2015 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 30, 2015.

NoDaLiDa 2015 utilizes the EasyChair conference management system for submission, reviewing, and preparation of proceedings. Submission for the conference will open January 15, 2015 at:

Please choose the "Constraint Grammar - Methods, Tools and Applications" track.



  • Eckhard Bick,,
    Research lector, Institute of Language and Communication, University of Southern Denmark
  • Tino Didriksen,, Developer, GrammarSoft ApS
  • Kristin Hagen,, Senior Engineer, the Text Laboratory, University of Oslo
  • Kaili Müürisep,, Senior research fellow, Institute of Computer Science, University of Tartu
  • Trond Trosterud,, Professor in Sámi computational linguistics, University of Tromsø.
Publisert 19. des. 2014 16:46 - Sist endret 17. juni 2015 15:44