The Chinese and Oriental Languages Information Processing Society (COLIPS) is a non-profit professional organization that was established in 1988 to advance the research of computer processing of Chinese and other Asian languages. It promotes the free exchange of information about information processing of these languages in the best scientific and professional tradition. COLIPS organizes international conferences, short courses, and seminars for members and the public. Having its members from all over the world, COLIPS is based in Singapore.
COLIPS is one of the founding members of Asian Federation of Natural Language Processing (AFNLP). Its flagship conference, International Conference on Asian Language Processing (IALP), is held annually. COLIPS publishes the International Journal of Asian Languages Processing (IJALP) in partnership with World Scientific.
COLIPS is the organizer of many international conferences in Singapore, that include:
- The 47th International Conference on Acoustics, Speech, and Signal Processing (ICASSP 2022)
- IEEE Automatic Speech Recognition Workshop (ASRU) 2019
- INTERSPEECH: The 15th Annual Conference of the International Speech Communication Association 2014
- ACL-IJCNLP: The Joint Conference of the 47th Annual Meeting of the ACL and the 4th International Joint Conference on Natural Language Processing of the AFNLP (ACL-IJCNLP) 2009
Ludong University was founded in 1930, and is located in Yantai city, Shandong Province, and is a provincial comprehensive university with humanities and science as its main body. Ludong University has 22 colleges, 85 undergraduate programs, 17 master‘s programs in first-level disciplines. There are 1401 full-time teachers and more than 31,000 students in the university, including more than 1,700 doctoral and postgraduate students and more than 1,000 foreign students.
IALP 2021 will be organized by the School of Chinese Language and Literature, Ludong University. The college has departments of literature, Language and Technology, and Film and Television media, and offers five undergraduate programs. It has one first-level discipline master’s degree program and three professional master’s degree programs. The college has 6 provincial-level research and teaching platforms.