CODI 2020 - EMNLP workshop

1st Workshop on Computational Approaches to Discourse

Endorsed by SIGDIAL

There will be a second edition of the workshop in 2021: please visit our new website

Workshop on Computational Approaches to Discourse

The last five years have seen a dramatic improvement in the ability of NLP systems to understand and produce words and sentences. This development has created a renewed interest in discourse problems as researchers move towards the processing of long-form text and conversations. There is a surge of activity in discourse parsing, coherence models, text summarization, corpora for discourse level reading comprehension, and discourse related/aided representation learning, to name a few. At this juncture, we envision that a workshop that brings together discourse experts and upcoming researchers will catalyze the speed and knowledge needed to solve such problems, as well as serve as a forum for the discussion of suitable datasets and reliable evaluation methods.

The previous workshops on discourse in machine translation (DiscoMT), linking lexical, sentential and discourse semantics (LSDSem), discourse structure in natural language generation (DSNNLG), discourse parsing and treebanking (DisRPT) and coreference (CORBON/CRAC), have shown that there is considerable interest and success in bringing together the community working on specific problems. We believe that the discourse community will also benefit from a general place forum where work ranging from corpus development/analysis to computational models, and evaluation is discussed, and desiderata can be drawn for future progress.

The Workshop on Computational Approaches to Discourse brings together researchers interested in all aspects of discourse and its computational modeling. We welcome symbolic and probabilistic approaches, corpus development and analysis, as well as machine and deep learning approaches to discourse. We appreciate theoretical contributions as well as practical applications, including demos of systems and tools. The goal of the workshop is to provide a forum for the community of NLP researchers working on all aspects of discourse.

Important dates

The workshop will take place during EMNLP 2020, thus on November 19, 2020.

  • 12 June, 2020: Call for Workshop Papers
  • 15 Aug, 2020 23 Aug, 2020: Workshop Papers Due (long, short, demo, extended abstracts)
  • 29 Sept, 2020: Notification of Acceptance
  • 10 Oct, 2020: Camera-ready papers due
  • 20 Nov, 2020: Workshop Date

All deadlines are 11.59 pm UTC -12h (“anywhere on Earth”).


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CODI 2021

We are verry happy to announce that CODI 2021 will be held as a 2-days workshop during EMNLP! More information on:


We’ll see you in a few hours now! Please, watch the videos before the QA, and join us during the zoom session and on the rocket chat.


The schedule of the workshop is online here!