Eighteenth SIGMORPHON Workshop on Computational Phonology, Morphology, and Phonetics

Eighteenth SIGMORPHON Workshop on Computational Phonology, Morphology, and Phonetics

All times are Eastern Daylight Time (UTC-4)

Workshop to be held online on August 5, 2021

9:00 - 9:30 Opening Statements

9:30 - 13:00 - Morning Session

  • 9:30 - 10:30 Invited Talk: More than Morphs: Getting More out of UniMorph, Reut Tsarfaty

  • 10:30 - 11:30 Invited Talk: Simplicity and expressivity in the evolution of linguistic systems, Kenny Smith

  • 11:30 - 12:30 Invited Talk: Building Phonological Trees, Kristine Yu

  • 12:30 - 13:00 Q/A Session 1

    • Towards Detection and Remediation of Phonemic Confusion, Francois Roewer-Despres, Arnold Yeung and Ilan Kogan

    • Recursive prosody is not finite-state, Hossep Dolatian, Aniello De Santo and Thomas Graf

    • The Match-Extend serialization algorithm in Multiprecedence, Maxime Papillon

    • Incorporating tone in the calculation of phonotactic probability, James Kirby

    • MorphyNet: a Large Multilingual Database of Derivational and Inflectional Morphology, Khuyagbaatar Batsuren, Gábor Bella and Fausto giunchiglia

    • A Study of Morphological Robustness of Neural Machine Translation, Sai Muralidhar Jayanthi and Adithya Pratapa

    • Sample-efficient Linguistic Generalizations through Program Synthesis: Experiments with Phonology Problems, Saujas Vaduguru, Aalok Sathe, Monojit Choudhury and Dipti Sharma

13:00 - 14:00 Lunch

14:00 - 17:00 Shared Task Session

  • 14:00 -15:00 Shared Task 2 (Unsupervised Paradigm Clustering)

    • Findings of the SIGMORPHON 2021 Shared Task on Unsupervised Morphological Paradigm Clustering, Adam Wiemerslage, Arya D. McCarthy, Alexander Erdmann, Garrett Nicolai, Manex Agirrezabal, Miikka Silfverberg, Mans Hulden and Katharina Kann

    • Adaptor Grammars for Unsupervised Paradigm Clustering, Kate McCurdy, Sharon Goldwater and Adam Lopez

    • Orthographic vs. Semantic Representations for Unsupervised Morphological Paradigm Clustering, E. Margaret Perkoff, Josh Daniels and Alexis Palme

    • Unsupervised Paradigm Clustering Using Transformation Rules, Changbing Yang, Garrett Nicolai and Miikka Silfverberg

    • Paradigm Clustering with Weighted Edit Distance, Andrew Gerlach, Adam Wiemerslage and Katharina Kann

  • 15:00 - 16:00 Shared Task 1 (G2P)

    • Results of the Second SIGMORPHON Shared Task on Multilingual Grapheme-to-Phoneme Conversion, Lucas F.E. Ashby, Travis M. Bartley, Simon Clematide, Luca Del Signore, Cameron Gibson, Kyle Gorman, Yeonju Lee-Sikka, Peter Makarov, Aidan Malanoski, Sean Miller, Omar Ortiz, Reuben Raff, Arundhati Sengupta, Bora Seo, Yulia Spektor and Winnie Yan

    • Data augmentation for low-resource grapheme-to-phoneme mapping, Michael Hammond

    • Linguistic Knowledge in Multilingual Grapheme-to-Phoneme Conversion, Roger Yu-Hsiang Lo and Garrett Nicolai

    • Avengers, Ensemble! Benefits of ensembling in grapheme-to-phoneme prediction, Vasundhara Gautam, Wang Yau Li, Zafarullah Mahmood, Frederic Mailhot, Shreekantha Nadig, Riqiang WANG and Nathan Zhang

    • CLUZH at SIGMORPHON 2021 Shared Task on Multilingual Grapheme-to-Phoneme Conversion: Variations on a Baseline, Simon Clematide and Peter Makarov

  • 16:00 - 17:00 Shared Task 0 (Generalization in Morphological Inflection Generation)

17:00 - 18:00 Break

18:00 - 20:00 Evening Session

  • 18:00–18:30 Q/A Session 2

    • What transfers in morphological inflection? Experiments with analogical models, Micha Elsner

    • Simple induction of (deterministic) probabilistic finite-state automata for phonotactics by stochastic gradient descent, Huteng Dai and Richard Futrell

    • Recognizing Reduplicated Forms: Finite-State Buffered Machines, Yang Wang

    • An FST morphological analyzer for the Gitksan language, An FST morphological analyzer for the Gitksan language

    • Comparative Error Analysis in Neural and Finite-state Models for Unsupervised Character-level Transduction, Maria Ryskina, Eduard Hovy, Taylor Berg-Kirkpatrick and Matthew R. Gormley

    • Finite-state Model of Shupamem Reduplication, Magdalena Markowska, Jeffrey Heinz and Owen Rambow

    • Improved pronunciation prediction accuracy using morphology, Dravyansh Sharma, Saumya Sahai, Neha Chaudhari and Antoine Bruguier

  • 18:30–19:30 Invited Talk: The Secret Life of Words: Exploring Regularity and Systematicity, Ekaterina Vylomova

  • 19:30–20:00 Closing Statements