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BioNLP 2014 : ACL - BioNLP Workshop 2014


When Jun 26, 2014 - Jun 2, 2014
Where Baltimore, MD
Submission Deadline Mar 25, 2014
Notification Due Apr 15, 2014
Final Version Due Apr 25, 2014
Categories    NLP   natural language processing   bionlp

Call For Papers


An ACL 2014 2-day Workshop associated with the SIGBIOMED special interest group.

Featuring a special track on NLP approaches for assessment of clinical conditions and a panel on shared tasks.

Baltimore, MD, June 26-27, 2014

Workshop web site:



Submission deadline: Tuesday March 25, 2014, 11:59 PM Eastern US

Notification of acceptance: Tuesday April 15, 2014

Camera-ready copy due from authors: Friday April 25, 2014

Workshop: Thursday - Friday June 26 - 27, 2014



Over the course of the past twelve years, the ACL BioNLP workshop associated with the

SIGBIOMED special interest group has established itself as the primary venue for

presenting foundational research in language processing for the biological and medical domains.

The workshop serves as both a venue for bringing together researchers in bio- and clinical NLP

and exposing these researchers to the mainstream ACL research, and a venue for informing

the mainstream ACL researchers about the fast growing and important domain.

The workshop will continue presenting work on a broad and interesting range of topics in NLP.

We especially encourage submissions on:

- Entity identification and normalization

for a broad range of semantic categories

- Species-independent gene normalization

- Extraction of complex relations

- Discourse analysis

- Anaphora resolution

- Coreference resolution

- Text mining

- Summarization

-- Summarization/translation of clinical data for patients

- Question Answering



The special track invites contributions from researchers working in NLP approaches

for the analysis of language samples to help in the assessment of clinical conditions.

Topics of relevance to the special track:

- Development of linguistic resources in support of clinical applications research

- Identification of clinical markers using NLP techniques

- NLP techniques for assisting the development of intervention practices

- Opinion papers related to pursuing this cross-disciplinary research

- Automated approaches for the identification of clinical conditions from language samples









Two types of submissions are invited: full papers and short papers.

Submissions are due by 11:59 PM EST on Tuesday March 25, 2014.

Full papers should not exceed eight (8) pages of text and one page

of references. These are intended to be reports of original research.

BioNLP aims to be the forum for interesting, innovative, and promising

work involving biomedicine and language technology, whether or not

yielding high performance at the moment.

We particularly welcome reports on mature results, strong performance,

and thorough evaluation.

Both types of research and combinations thereof are encouraged.

Short papers should not exceed four (4) pages plus at most 2 pages for references.

Accepted short papers will be published in a separate section of the workshop proceedings.

Appropriate short paper topics include preliminary results, application notes, descriptions of work in progress, etc.

Electronic Submission:

Submission must be electronic and in PDF format, using the Softconf submission software at

Submissions should follow the two-column format of ACL 2014 proceedings.

Please see the style files and formatting

instructions at

Submissions need to be anonymous.

Authors who cannot submit a PDF file electronically should contact

the workshop organizers well in advance of the submission deadline.

Dual submission policy: note that papers may NOT be submitted to

the BioNLP 2014 workshop if they are or will be concurrently

submitted to another meeting or publication.

* Kevin Bretonnel Cohen, University of Colorado School of Medicine

* Dina Demner-Fushman, US National Library of Medicine

* Sophia Ananiadou, National Centre for Text Mining

and University of Manchester, UK

* John Pestian, Cincinnati Children's Hospital and Medical Center

* Jun-ichi Tsujii, Microsoft Research Asia

Special track organizers:

* Thamar Solorio, The University of Alabama at Birmingham

* Yang Liu, The University of Texas at Dallas

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