EMALP 2008 - The 2008 Empirical Methods for Asian Language Workshop

Hanoi, Vietnam, 15 - 19 December 2008

Call for Papers
Workshop Committee
Keynote Speakers


Announcements (new)

According to the requests from some workshops and the decision by PRICAI Organizing Chairs, the Only-Workshop registration menu will be newly added to the PRICAI web site soon.

The direct link to the only-workshop registration is http://css.jaist.ac.jp/pricai2008ws/

The registration fees for Only-Workshop registrations are:

- PKAW: 11,000 JPY (for two days)


The deadline for paper submission

  • Abstract Submission: August 29th, 2008
  • Paper Submission: September 15th, 2008
  • Notification of Acceptance: October 15th, 2008
  • Camera Ready: November 15th, 2008


Welcome to EMALP 2008

The EMALP 2008 is a part of The Tenth Pacific Rim International Conference on Artificial Intelligence (PRICAI 2008).

With the rapid increasing number of text documents written in Asian languages, the development of fundamental methods, tools, and corpora for processing Asian languages would be expected as key solutions for helping Asian people to effectively access and communicate with people in the world. Empirical methods are considered as key techniques for dealing with natural language processing problems. For instance, machine translation, text summarization, and information extraction are clear examples for illustrating the efficiency of employing empirical methods. To enhance studies on empirical methods for Asian languages, we would like to hold an international workshop for Asian language processing which aims at inviting researchers and developers in the area to come to discuss and exchange new ideas and the latest achievements in the field of language processing. The scope of the workshop covers applications, systems, technologies and theoretical aspects of empirical methods for Asian language processing.



EMALP will be held at Hanoi, Vietnam.

Important Dates

  • Abstract Submission: August 29th, 2008
  • Paper Submission (new): September 15th, 2008
  • Notification of Acceptance: October 15th, 2008
  • Camera Ready: November 15th, 2008


All accepted papers will be published on the Workshop Proceedings. A special issue is proposed to Journal of Natural Language Processing in Japan and selected papers of the workshop will be published in the special issue.