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The 14th International Conference on Finite-State Methods and Natural Language Processing
(FSMNLP, September 23–25, 2019, Dresden, Germany)

The conference invites papers related to themes including but not limited to:

  • NLP applications and linguistic aspects of finite-state methods
  • Finite-state models of language
    • Practices for building and evaluating morphological models for the world’s languages using finite-state technology
    • Machine learning of finite-state models of natural language
    • Finite-state manipulation software and tools with relevance to NLP

Important dates

  • deadline of submission: June 14, 2019 extended to June 22, 2019 (firm deadline)
  • notification: July 29, 2019
  • camera-ready version: August 26, 2019

Deadlines are 12 pm in Central European Time (UTC+1).


Papers must present original, unpublished research and implementation results. Simultaneous submissions to FSMNLP and to another conference or workshop are not allowed.

FSMNLP accepts two kinds of submissions:

  • long papers (8 pages excluding references and appendices) reporting completed, significant research,
  • short papers (4 pages excluding references and appendices) reporting ongoing work and partial results, implementations, grammars, practical tools, interactive software demos, etc.

Short papers are expected to be presented as system demos, posters and/or short presentations, while long papers are presented in full talks. Accepted long papers can be extended by one page in order to deal with the criticism in the reviews.

All submissions are electronic and only in PDF format via EasyChair. Authors have to prepare their papers in LaTeX using the ACL 2019 style files to produce the PDF document. The zip archive of the style files can be downloaded here: ACL 2019 style

Since the submission and reviewing is double blind, information about the author(s) and other identifying information such as obvious self-references (e.g., “We showed in [12] …”) and financial or personal acknowledgements should be omitted in the submitted papers whenever feasible.

A paper may contain a clearly marked appendix and data files to support its claims. This material will not be published. While reviewers are urged to consult this extra material for better comprehension, it is at their discretion whether they do so. Such extra material should also be anonymized to the extent feasible.

Papers must be submitted electronically in PDF format via easychair.

All accepted papers will be published and archived in the FSMNLP 2019 proceedings in the ACL Anthology, but not before September 20, 2019. For this the authors should grant the appropriate copyright.