The 13th International NooJ Conference will be held in Hammamet - Tunisia, 07 - 09 June 2019

IMPORTANT : We are happy to inform you Springer Verlag will publish a selection of the papers presented at NooJ2019 in the CCIS Series (Communication in Computer and Information Sciences)

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 in the Digital Humanities as it allows researchers in the Humanities and in Social sciences to apply 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 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.