Formal Grammar

FG-MOL 2005:
The 10th conference on Formal Grammar
The 9th Meeting on Mathematics of Language

Collocated with the

European Summer School in Logic, Language and Information

Edinburgh, Scotland, 5-7 August 2005

Sponsored by
The Association for the Mathematics of Language (ACL SigMoL)
Institute for Communicating and Collaborative Systems/Human Communication Research Centre , University of Edinburgh
The Association for Computational Linguistics (ACL)
Natural Sciences and Engineering Research Council of Canada

Call for Papers


FG-MOL 2005 is the 10th conference on Formal Grammar and the 9th Meeting on the Mathematics of Language, to be held in conjunction with the European Summer School in Logic, Language and Information, which takes place in 2005 in Edinburgh.

Previous Formal Grammar meetings were held in Barcelona (1995), Prague (1996), Aix-en-Provence (1997), Saarbruecken (1998), Utrecht (1999), Helsinki (2001), Trento (2002), Vienna (2003) and Nancy (2004).

MoL meetings are organized biennially by the Association for Mathematics of Language, which is a Special Interest Group of the Association for Computational Linguistics. This is the second time the two events are held in tandem, following the success of FG-MOL 2001.

Aims and Scope

FG-MOL provides a forum for the presentation of new and original research on formal grammar, mathematical linguistics and the application of formal and mathematical methods to the study of natural language.
Themes of interest include, but are not limited to,

Previous conferences in this series have welcomed papers from a wide variety of frameworks.

Invited Speakers


Submission Details

We invite electronic submissions of original, unpublished 30-minute papers (including questions, comments, and discussion). Papers must be submitted using a dedicated web-based form by April 1, 2005. Papers should be anonymous and refrain from self-reference. They should be no longer than 8 pages, single column, point size 11 or 12, written in English. Submissions should be prepared in plain text (ASCII) or PDF. Preparation of the manuscript in LaTeX, using the available style files, is highly recommended. Revised versions will be required to be in LaTeX, but assistance in translating to LaTeX form will be available.


Accepted abstracts will be included in the conference proceedings, to be distributed at the conference. Full, revised versions will be published after the conference as CSLI Publications Online Proceedings.

Depending on the quality of the papers, we will consider publishing a selected number of them in a special issue of Research on Language and Computation.

Social Program

A conference dinner is planned for Saturday, August 6th. More details will be published in due course.

Registration and accommodation

On-line registration forms for the conference and for conference housing will available no later than March 1st. Registration will include membership in ACL ($60/$30 students) for those who are not current members. There will be a discount for early registration (by May 31st).

Important Dates

Program Committee

Organizing committee


We are grateful to the Association for Computational Linguistics and the Natural Science and Engineering Research Council of Canada for financially supporting the conference. We are extremely grateful to ICCS/HCRC at University of Edinburgh for making this conference possible through local organization.

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