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NAACL HLT 2012 : Human Language Technologies: The 12th Annual Conference of the North American Chapter of the Association for Computational Linguistics


Conference Series : North American Chapter of the Association for Computational Linguistics
When Jun 3, 2012 - Jun 8, 2012
Where Montreal, Canada
Submission Deadline Jan 6, 2012
Notification Due Mar 21, 2012
Final Version Due Apr 9, 2012
Categories    NLP   computational linguistics

Call For Papers


NAACL is pleased to announce the North American Chapter of the Association for Computational Linguistics - Human Language Technologies (NAACL HLT) 2012 conference. The conference covers a broad spectrum of disciplines working towards enabling intelligent systems to interact with humans using natural language, and towards enhancing human-human communication through services such as speech recognition, automatic translation, information retrieval, text summarization, and information extraction. NAACL HLT 2012 will feature long papers, short papers, demonstrations, and a doctoral consortium, as well as associated tutorials and workshops.

The conference invites the submission of long and short papers on substantial, original, and unpublished research in all aspects of automated language processing. The short paper format may also be appropriate for a small, focused contribution, a work in progress, a negative result, an opinion piece or an interesting application nugget.

Topics include, but are not limited to, the following areas:

- Phonology and Morphology, Word Segmentation
- Syntactic Tagging and Chunking
- Syntax and Parsing
- Semantics
- Discourse, Dialogue, and Pragmatics
- Summarization and Generation
- Machine Learning for Language Processing: theory, methods and algorithms
- Machine Translation
- Information Retrieval and Question Answering
- Information Extraction
- Spoken Language Processing (e.g., Spoken Term Detection, Analysis, Recognition, Synthesis, Understanding, Dialogue Systems)
- End-to-end Language Processing Systems
- Sentiment Analysis and Opinion Mining
- Document Categorization / Topic Clustering
- Social Media Analysis and Processing
- Language Resources, Novel Evaluation Methods


Long papers:

NAACL HLT 2012 submissions must describe substantial, original, completed and unpublished work. Wherever appropriate, concrete evaluation and analysis should be included. The long paper deadline is January 6, 2012 by 11:59PM Pacific Standard Time (GMT-8). Submissions will be judged on appropriateness, clarity, originality/innovativeness, correctness/soundness, meaningful comparison, thoroughness, significance, contributions to research resources, and replicability. Each submission will be reviewed by at least three program committee members.

Long papers may consist of up to eight (8) pages of content, plus two extra pages for references; final versions should take into account reviewers' comments. Papers will be presented orally or as a poster presentation as determined by the program committee. The decisions as to which papers will be presented orally and which as poster presentations will be based on the nature rather than on the quality of the work. There will be no distinction in the proceedings between long papers presented orally and those presented as poster presentations.

Short papers:

NAACL HLT 2012 also solicits short papers. Short paper submissions must describe original and unpublished work. The short paper deadline this year is also January 6, 2012 by 11:59PM Pacific Standard Time (GMT-8). Characteristics of past short papers include:

- A small, focused contribution
- Work in progress
- A negative result
- An opinion piece
- An interesting application nugget

Short papers will be presented in one or more oral or poster sessions, and will be given four (4) pages including references in the proceedings. While short papers will be distinguished from long papers in the proceedings, there will be no distinction in the proceedings between short papers presented orally and those presented as poster presentations. Each short paper submission will be reviewed by at least two program committee members.

Submission Deadline:

The deadline for both long and short papers is January 6, 2012 by 11:59PM Pacific Standard Time (GMT-8).

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