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PolTAL 2014 : 9th International Conference on Natural Language Processing


When Sep 17, 2014 - Sep 19, 2014
Where Warsaw, Poland
Submission Deadline Mar 30, 2014
Notification Due May 10, 2014
Final Version Due Jun 1, 2014
Categories    NLP

Call For Papers

PolTAL 2014
9th International Conference on Natural Language Processing

First Call for Submissions

Warsaw, Poland
17–19 September 2014

PolTAL 2014 is the ninth in the series of the TAL conferences, following JapTAL 2012 (Kanazawa, Japan), IceTAL 2010 (Reykjavík, Iceland), GoTAL 2008 (Gothenburg, Sweden), FinTAL 2006 (Turku, Finland), EsTAL 2004 (Alicante, Spain), PorTAL 2002 (Faro, Portugal), VexTAL 1999 (Venice, Italy) and FracTAL 1997 (Besançon, France).

The main purpose of the TAL conference series is to bring together scientists representing linguistics, computer science and related fields, sharing a common interest in the advancement of computational linguistics and natural language processing.

The conference is organised and hosted by the Institute of Computer Science of the Polish Academy of Sciences.


PolTAL 2014 proceedings will appear in the Springer LNCS/LNAI series, as in case of previous TAL conferences.


• Johan Bos, University of Groningen, the Netherlands
• Ann Copestake, University of Cambridge, UK
• Mark Steedman, University of Edinburgh, UK


Papers are invited on recent, substantial, original and unpublished research on all aspects of computational linguistics and natural language and speech processing, including, but not limited to:

• word segmentation, tagging and chunking,
• syntax, parsing and grammar formalisms,
• lexical semantics and word sense disambiguation,
• compositional semantics and semantic parsing,
• distributional and model-theoretic approaches to semantics,
• pragmatics, discourse and dialogue,
• linguistic, psychological and mathematical models of language,
• language resources and tools,
• lexicon, lexical databases and ontologies,
• corpus linguistics and corpus-based language modelling,
• information retrieval, question answering and information extraction,
• generation and summarisation,
• machine translation, translation aids and multilingual systems,
• dialogue systems and multimodal systems,

as well as:

• phonetics, phonology and morphology,
• speech recognition and speech synthesis,
• simulation and visualisation,
• knowledge acquisition and representation,
• text and speech interfaces,
• text and speech classification,
• systems evaluation.


We welcome submissions both from the academia and the industry on any topic that is of interest to the NLP community, particularly encouraging research emphasising multidisciplinary and linguistic aspects of Computational Linguistics.

All submissions will be reviewed by at least three programme committee members. The submissions will be judged on relevance, originality, technical quality and presentation. Papers can be submitted in two categories:

• full papers, describing substantial research with well-evaluated results,
• short papers, typically describing ongoing research and preliminary results.

At the conference, full papers will be presented as talks and short papers will be presented as posters.

More information will be available in December 2013.


• 1 December 2013: submission open
• 1 March 2014: registration open


• 10 May 2014: acceptance notifications sent out
• 1 June 2014: camera-ready papers ready
• 17–19 September 2014: PolTAL 2014


• Tilman Becker, DFKI, Germany
• Chris Biemann, Technische Universität Darmstadt, Germany
• Igor Boguslavsky, Universidad Politécnica de Madrid, Spain, and Institute for Information Transmission Problems, Russian Academy of Sciences, Russia
• Lars Borin, University of Gothenburg, Sweden
• Johan Bos, University of Groningen, the Netherlands
• António Branco, University of Lisbon, Portugal
• Caroline Brun, Xerox Corporation, France
• Miriam Butt, University of Konstanz, Germany
• Nick Campbell, Trinity College Dublin, Ireland
• Sylviane Cardey, University of Franche-Comté, France
• Robin Cooper, University of Gothenburg, Sweden
• Ann Copestake, University of Cambridge, UK
• Walter Daelemans, University of Antwerp, Belgium
• Markus Dickinson, Indiana University, USA
• Christiane Fellbaum, Princeton University, USA
• Dan Flickinger, Stanford University, USA
• Mikel L. Forcada, University of Alicante, Spain
• Filip Ginter, University of Turku, Finland
• Jonathan Ginzburg, Université Paris Diderot, France
• Thomas Hain, University of Sheffield, UK
• Janne Bondi Johannessen, University of Oslo, Norway
• Laura Kallmeyer, Heinrich-Heine-Universität Düsseldorf, Germany
• Ron Kaplan, Nuance Communications, USA
• Valia Kordoni, Humboldt University, Germany
• Kimmo Koskenniemi, University of Helsinki, Finland
• Sandra Kübler, Indiana University, USA
• Krister Lindén, University of Helsinki, Finland
• Krzysztof Marasek, Polish-Japanese Institute of Information Technology, Poland
• Géza Németh, Budapest University of Technology and Economics, Hungary
• Joakim Nivre, Uppsala University, Sweden
• Pierre Nugues, University of Lund, Sweden
• Guy Perrier, INRIA Lorraine, France
• Maciej Piasecki, Wrocław University of Technology, Poland
• Adam Przepiórkowski, Institute of Computer Science, Polish Academy of Sciences, Poland (chair)
• Aarne Ranta, Chalmers University and University of Gothenburg, Sweden
• Agata Savary, Université François Rabelais Tours, France
• Sabine Schulte im Walde, University of Stuttgart, Germany
• Koenraad de Smedt, University of Bergen, Norway
• Mark Steedman, University of Edinburgh, UK
• Sebastian Stüker, Karlsruhe Institute of Technology, Germany
• Stan Szpakowicz, University of Ottawa, Canada
• Izabella Thomas, University of Franche-Comté, France
• Reut Tsarfaty, Weizmann Institute of Science, Israel
• Martin Volk, University of Zurich, Switzerland

CONTACT – Organising Committee chairs:

• Maciej Ogrodniczuk
• Adam Przepiórkowski

Contact e-mail address:

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