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SEPLN 2014 : 30th CONFERENCE OF THE SPANISH SOCIETY FOR NATURAL LANGUAGE PROCESSING

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Link: http://www.taln.upf.edu/pages/sepln2014/es/index.html
 
When Sep 17, 2014 - Sep 19, 2014
Where Girona, Spain
Submission Deadline Apr 10, 2014
Notification Due May 26, 2014
Final Version Due Jun 7, 2014
Categories    NLP   information retrieval
 

Call For Papers

CALL FOR PAPERS:

30th CONFERENCE OF THE SPANISH SOCIETY FOR NATURAL LANGUAGE PROCESSING (SEPLN 2014)
September 17-19, 2014
Universitat de Girona
http://www.taln.upf.edu/pages/sepln2014/es/index.html



Introduction
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The 30th edition of the Annual Conference of the Spanish Society for Natural
Language Processing (SEPLN) will take place in Universitat de Girona,
Girona, Spain on 17-19 September 2014. We also expect to organize
associated workshops.

The huge amount of information available in digital format and in different
languages calls for systems to enable us to access this vast library in an
increasingly more structured way.

In this same area, there is a renewed interest in improving information
accessibility and information exploitation in multilingual environments.
Many of the formal foundations for dealing appropriately with these
necessities have been, and are still being established in the area of
Natural Language Processing and its many branches: Information extraction
and retrieval, Questions answering systems, Machine translation, Automatic
analysis of textual content, Text summarization, Text generation, and Speech
recognition and synthesis.

The aim of the conference is to provide a forum for discussion and
communication where the latest research work and developments in the field
of Natural Language Processing (NLP) can be presented by scientific and
business communities. The conference also aims at exposing new possibilities
of real applications and R&D projects in this field.

Moreover, as in previous editions, there is the intention of identifying
future guidelines or paths for basic research and foreseen software
applications, in order to compare them against the market needs. Finally,
the conference intends to be an appropriate forum in helping new
professionals to become active members in this field.


Topics
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Researchers and companies are encouraged to send communications, project
abstracts or demonstrations related to any language technology topic
including but not limited to the following:

* Linguistic, mathematic and psycholinguistic models of language.
* Machine learning in NLP.
* Computational lexicography and terminology.
* Corpus linguistics.
* Development of linguistic resources and tools.
* Grammars and formalisms for morphological and syntactic analysis.
* Semantics, pragmatics and discourse.
* Lexical ambiguity resolution.
* Monolingual and multilingual text generation.
* Machine translation.
* Speech synthesis and recognition.
* Dialogue systems.
* Audio indexing.
* Monolingual and multilingual information extraction and retrieval.
* Question answering systems.
* Evaluation of NLP systems.
* Automatic textual content analysis.
* Sentiment analysis and opinion mining.
* Plagiarism detection.
* Negation and speculation processing.
* Text mining in blogosphere and social networks.
* Text summarization.
* Image retrieval.
* NLP in biomedical domain.
* NLP-based generation of teaching resources.
* NLP for languages with limited resources.
* NLP industrial applications.


Contact
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All information related to the conference can be found in the web:
http://www.taln.upf.edu/pages/sepln2014/en/index.html


Structure of the conference
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The conference will last three days, and will consist of sessions devoted to
presenting papers, posters, tutorials, ongoing research projects and
prototype or product demonstrations connected with topics addressed in the
conference. Besides, we expect to organize associated workshops.


Submission of contributions
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Authors are encouraged to send theoretical or application-oriented proposals
related to NLP. The proposals must include the following sections:
* The title of the communication.
* An abstract in English and Spanish (maximum 150 words) and a list
of keywords.
* The paper can be written in Spanish or English. Its overall maximum
length
will be 8 pages, including references.
* The documents must not include headers or footers.
* Papers should NOT include the names of the authors.

The papers proposed will be reviewed at least by three reviewers, and can be
accepted to be presented either as posters or as communications, depending
on the program necessities. However, no distinction will be made between
communications and posters in the printed version of the SEPLN journal.


*********** IMPORTANT NOTE ON CAMERA READY **************

The final version of the paper (camera ready) should be submitted
together with a cover letter explaining how the suggestions of the
reviewers were implemented in the final version.

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Please, send your proposals using the following link::
http://www.sepln.org/myreview-sepln53/

The format of the SEPLN journal must be followed:
http://www.sepln.org/?page_id=1285&lang=en

In addition, all proposals will have to comply with the following
requirements, depending on whether they pare papers, demos or projects.


Projects and demos
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As in previous editions, the organizers encourage participants to give oral
presentations of R&D projects and demos of systems or tools related to the
NLP field. For oral presentations on R&D projects to be accepted, the
following information must be included:
* Project title.
* Name, affiliation, address, e-mail and phone number of the project
director.
* Funding institutions.
* Groups participating in the project.
* Abstract (4 pages maximum, including references).

For demonstrations to be accepted, the following information is mandatory:
* Demo title.
* Name, affiliation, e-mail and phone number of the authors.
* Abstract (4 pages maximum, including references).
* Time estimation for the whole presentation.

**** SEE NOTE ON CAMERA READY ABOVE ****


Important dates
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Deadline for full papers, demos, and projects: 10th April 2014
Notifications: 26th May 2014
Camera Ready: 7th June 2014

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