In collaboration with the Metropolitan City of Palermo


The University of Palermo (Dipartimento di Culture e Società), the ELLIADD laboratory from the University of Bourgogne Franche-Comté, and the NooJ Association organize the NooJ 2018 International Conference in Palermo (IT), June 20-22, 2018.


NooJ is a linguistic development environment that allows linguists to formalize several levels of linguistic phenomena:

  • Typography and spelling;
  • Syllabification, phonemic and prosodic transcription;
  • Lexicons of simple words, multiword units, and discontinuous expressions;
  • Inflectional, derivational and agglutinative morphology;
  • Local, phrase structure and dependency syntax;
  • Transformational syntax and paraphrase generation;
  • Corpus Linguistics implementations and applications
  • Automatic Text Parsing and Generation
  • Natural Language Processing applications

NooJ provides linguists with tools to develop dictionaries, regular grammars, context-free grammars, context-sensitive grammars and unrestricted grammars as well as their graphical equivalent (finite-state, recursive and contextual graphs) to formalize each linguistic phenomenon. NooJ’s multi-layer approach allows linguists to accumulate elementary descriptions across different linguistic levels. To learn more about NooJ, see: Formalizing Natural Languages: the NooJ approach.

NooJ is used as a corpus processing tool as it allows linguists to apply their linguistic resources in conjunction with sophisticated queries to large corpora in real time, in order to construct indices and concordances, annotate texts automatically and perform statistical analyses, etc.

NooJ’s linguistic engine has been inserted into a large number of NLP applications such as automatic semantic annotators, Named Entities Recognizers, Information extractors, Paraphrase Generation, Business Intelligence, Machine Translation, Web Semantics, etc.

NooJ is open-source, freely available at http://www.nooj4nlp.net and over 20 linguistic modules can already be freely downloaded, as well as its manual, references, video tutorials in Arabic, Belarusian, Croatian, English, Italian and Spanish, etc.

The NooJ 2018 Conference Proceedings will be published in the “Communications in Computer and Information Science” (CCIS) series of volumes at Springer.

For any information contact nooj2018@gmail.com