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TeMA 2021 : Text Mining and Applications (TeMA’21) Track of EPIA’21


When Sep 7, 2021 - Sep 9, 2021
Where Lisbon, Portugal
Submission Deadline Apr 15, 2021
Notification Due May 31, 2021
Final Version Due Jun 15, 2021
Categories    NLP   text mining

Call For Papers

Call for Papers – Text Mining and Applications (TeMA’21) Track of EPIA’21

TeMA 2021 will be held at the 20th Portuguese Conference on Artificial Intelligence (EPIA 2021) taking place at Lisbon, Portugal, from 7th to 9th September 2021. This track is organized under the auspices of the Portuguese Association for Artificial Intelligence (APPIA). EPIA 2021 URL: :

This announcement contains the following information:

[1] Track description; [2] Topics of interest; [3] Important dates; [4] Paper submission; [5] Track fees; [6] Organizing Committee; [7] Program Committee and [8] Contacts.

[1] Track Description

The 9th Track of Text Mining and Applications (TeMA 2021) is a forum for researchers working in Human Language Technologies, i.e. Natural Language Processing (NLP), Computational Linguistics (CL), Natural Language Engineering (NLE), Text Mining (TM), Information Retrieval (IR), and related areas.

The most natural form of sharing knowledge is indeed through textual documents. Especially on the Web, a huge amount of textual information is openly published every day, on many different topics and written in natural language, thus offering new insights and many opportunities for innovative applications of Human Language Technologies.

Following recent advances in general IA sub-fields such as NLP, Machine Learning (ML) and Deep Learning (DL), text mining is now even more valuable as tool for bridging the gap between language theories and effective use of natural language contents, for harnessing the power of semi-structured and unstructured data, and to enable important applications in real-world heterogeneous environments. Both hidden and new knowledge can be discovered by using text mining methods, at multiple levels and in multiple dimensions, and often with high commercial value.

Authors are invited to submit their papers on any of the issues identified in section [2]. Revision of the papers will be double-blind by the members of the Program Committee. All accepted papers will be published by Springer in a volume of Springer’s Lecture Notes in Artificial Intelligence (LNAI) corresponding to the proceedings of the 20th EPIA Conference on Artificial Intelligence, EPIA 2021.

[2] Topics of Interest

TM, NLP, and Social Media Content Analysis

· Entity Recognition and Disambiguation

· Relation Extraction

· Analysis of Opinions, Emotions and Sentiments

· Text Clustering and Classification

· Machine Translation

· Summarization

· Word Sense Disambiguation

· Co-Reference Resolution

· Language Modeling

· Syntax and Parsing

· Distributional Models and Semantics

· Multi-Word Units

· Lexical Knowledge Acquisition

· Spatio-Temporal Text Mining

· Entailment and Paraphrases

· Natural Language Generation

· Language Resources: Acquisition and Usage

· Cross-Lingual Approaches

· Algorithms and Data Structures for Text Mining


· Information Retrieval and Information Extraction

· Question-Answering and Dialogue Systems

· Text-Based Prediction and Forecasting

· Web Content Annotation

· Computational Social Science

· Computational Journalism

· Health and Well-being

· Big Data Analysis

[3] Important dates

Paper submission deadline: April 15, 2021

Paper acceptance notification: May 31, 2021

Camera-ready deadline: June 15, 2021

EPIA Conference: September 7-9, 2021(Lisbon, Portugal)

[4] Paper submission

Submissions must be full technical papers on substantial, original, and previously unpublished research. Papers can have a maximum length of 12 pages. All papers should be prepared according to the formatting instructions of Springer LNAI series. Authors should omit their names from the submitted papers, and should take reasonable care to avoid indirectly disclosing their identity. References to own work may be included in the paper, as long as referred to in the third person. All papers should be submitted in PDF format through the conference management website at:

Authors should consult Springer’s authors’ guidelines and use their proceedings templates, either for LaTeX or for Word, for the preparation of their papers. Springer encourages authors to include their ORCIDs in their papers. In addition, the corresponding author of each paper, acting on behalf of all of the authors of that paper, must complete and sign a Consent-to-Publish form. The corresponding author signing the copyright form should match the corresponding author marked on the paper. Once the files have been sent to Springer, changes relating to the authorship of the papers cannot be made.

[5] Track Fees:

Track participants must register at the main EPIA 2021 conference.

[6] Organizing Committee:

Joaquim Silva, DI – FCT/UNL, Quinta da Torre, 2829-516 Caparica, Portugal (Contact person).

Pablo Gamallo, Universidade de Santiago de Compostela, Praza do Obradoiro, 0, 15705 Santiago de Compostela, A Coruña, Spain.

Paulo Quaresma, DI – Uviversidade de Évora, Largo dos Colegiais 2, 7000-645 Évora, Portugal.

Irene Rodrigues., DI – Uviversidade de Évora, Largo dos Colegiais 2, 7000-645 Évora, Portugal

[7] Program Committee:

Adam Jatowt – Universit of Kioto, Japan

Alberto Diaz – Universidade Complutense de Madrid, Spain

Alberto Simões – Algoritmi Center - University of Minho, Portugal

Alexandre Rademaker – IBM / FGV, Brazil

Altigran Silva – Universidade Federal do Amazonas, Brasil

Antoine Doucet – University of Caen, France

António Branco – Universidade de Lisboa, Portugal

Béatrice Daille – University of Nantes, France

Bruno Martins – Instituto Superior Técnico – Universidade de Lisboa, Portugal

Eric de La Clergerie – INRIA, France

Fernando Batista – Instituto Universitário de Lisboa, Portugal

Francisco Couto – Faculdade de Ciências – Universidade de Lisboa, Portugal

Gabriel Pereira Lopes – Faculdade de Ciências e Tecnologia – Universidade Nova de Lisboa, Portugal

Gaël Dias – University of Caen Basse-Normandie

Hugo Oliveira – Universidade de Coimbra, Portugal

Iñaki Vicente - Language Technology, Elhuyar Foundation

Irene Rodrigues – Universidade de Évora, Portugal

Jesús Vilares – University of A Coruña, Spain

Joaquim Ferreira da Silva – Faculdade de Ciências e Tecnologia – Universidade Nova de Lisboa

Katerzyna Wegrzyn-Wolska – ESIGETEL, France

Luisa Coheur – Universidade Técnica de Lisboa, Portugal

Manuel Vilares Ferro – University of Vigo, Spain

Marcos Garcia - Universidade da Coruña, Spain

Mário Silva – Instituto Superior Técnico – Universidade de Lisboa, Portugal

Miguel Alonso – Universidade da Coruña, Spain

Pablo Gamallo – Faculdade de Filologia, Santiago de Compustela, Spain

Patricia Martín-Rodilla – Universidade da Coruña, Spain

Paulo Quaresma – Universidade de Évora, Portugal

Pavel Brazdil – University of Porto, Portugal

Renata Vieira – Universidade de Évora, Portugal

Sérgio Nunes – Faculdade de Engenharia – Universidade do Porto, Portugal

[8] Contacts

Joaquim Francisco Ferreira da Silva, DI/FCT/UNL, Quinta da Torre, 2829‐516, Caparica, Portugal. Tel: +351 21 294 8536 (ext. 10732) ‐ Fax: +351 21 294 8541 ‐ E‐mail: jfs [at]fct [dot] unl [dot] pt

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