Deep Learning Approaches for Low-Resource NLP

The 1st Workshop on deep learning approaches for low resource natural language processing (DeepLo) will be held at ACL 2018 in Melbourne, Australia.

The workshop aims to bring together experts in deep learning and natural language processing whose research focuses on learning with scarce data. Specifically, it will provide attendees with an overview of existing approaches from various disciplines, and enable them to distill principles that can be more generally applicable. We will also discuss the main challenges arising in this setting and outline potential directions for future progress. The target audience consists of researchers and practitioners in related areas. See the call for papers for more information on the ideas and motivation behind this workshop.


  • The schedule is updated with the details of the invited talks.
  • Guidelines for the oral and poster presentations is posted.
  • The schedule of the workshop is up.
  • The list of accepted papers/abstracts is up.
  • The deadline is extended from April 8, 2018 to April 23, 2018.
  • Please submit your paper using START:

Important Dates

  • April 23, 2018: Submission Deadline (extended)
  • May 14, 2018: Notification of Acceptance
  • May 28, 2018: Camera-ready papers due
  • July 19, 2018: DeepLo Workshop

Invited Speakers

  • Trevor Cohn, The University of Melbourne
  • Sujith Ravi, Google Research
  • Stefan Riezler, Heidelberg University

Topics of Interest

  • Active learning
  • Transfer learning
  • Multi-task learning
  • Semi-supervised learning
  • Dual learning
  • Unsupervised learning
  • Generative adversarial networks
  • Bandit learning
  • Domain adaptation
  • Decipherment or zero-shot learning
  • Language projections
  • Universal representations and interlinguas
  • Low resource structured prediction
  • Data Synthesis

Anti-harassment Policy

Our workshop highly values the open exchange of ideas, the freedom of thought and expression, and respectful scientific debate. We support and uphold the ACL Anti-Harassment policy, and any workshop participant should feel free to contact any of the workshop organisers or Priscilla Rasmussen, in case of any issues.