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WNUT 2015 : ACL Workshop on Noisy User-generated Text (WNUT 2015)


When Jul 31, 2015 - Jul 31, 2015
Where Beijing CHINA
Submission Deadline May 7, 2015
Notification Due Jun 8, 2015
Final Version Due Jun 21, 2015
Categories    NLP   natural language processing   social media   web

Call For Papers

The Workshop W-NUT 2015 will be held in Beijing, China, on July 31, 2015.
The website for the workshop is at:

This workshop will focus on a core set of natural language processing tasks
on top of noisy user-generated text, such as that found on social media,
clinical records, web forums, online reviews and language learner essays.

We seek submissions of abstracts (2-4 pages) and long papers ((= 8 pages, original work).
Abstracts on work-in-progress or work published elsewhere are welcome and
will not be included in the proceedings.

Topics of interest include but are not limited to:

• NLP Preprocessing of Noisy Text
- Part of speech tagging
- Named entity tagging, including a wide range of categories, e.g. product names
- Chunking of user-generated text
- Parsing
• Text Normalization and Error Correction
- Normalizing noisy text for downstream tasks and for human readability
- Error detection and correction
• Paraphrase extraction and detection in noisy text
• Semantics in noisy text
• Bilingual translation of noisy text
• Multilingual NLP in noisy text
• Colloquial language, e.g. idiom detection
• Domain adaptation to user-generated text


• January 24 2015: First call for workshop papers
• March 31 - April 21 2015: Shared-task evaluations
• May 7, 2015: Workshop paper due
• June 8, 2015: Notification of acceptance
• June 21 2015: Camera-ready papers due
• July 31 2015: Workshop date


• Task #1: Named Entity Recognition in Twitter
• Task #2: Normalization of Noisy Text


Tim Baldwin (The University of Melbourne)
Brendan O'Connor (University of Massachusetts Amherst)
Anders Søgaard (University of Copenhagen)
Joel Tetreault (Yahoo!)


Wei Xu (University of Pennsylvania)
Bo Han (IBM Research)
Alan Ritter (The Ohio State University)


David Bamman (Carnegie Mellon University)
Kalina Bontcheva (University of Sheffield)
Claire Cardie (Cornell University)
Colin Cherry (National Research Council Canada)
Grzegorz Chrupała (Tilburg University)
Leon Derczynski (University of Sheffield)
Jacob Eisenstein (Georgia Institute of Technology)
Jennifer Foster (Dublin City University)
Eric Fosler-Lussier (The Ohio State University)
Kevin Gimpel (Toyota Technological Institute at Chicago)
Weiwei Guo (Columbia University)
Dirk Hovy (University of Copenhagen)
Jing Jiang (Singapore Management University)
Emre Kiciman (Microsoft Research)
Wang Ling (Carnegie Mellon University)
Xiaohua Liu (University of Montreal)
Preslav Nakov (Qatar Computing Research Institute)
Miles Osborne (Bloomberg)
Kristen Parton (Facebook)
Ellie Pavlick (University of Pennsylvania)
Daniel Preoţiuc-Pietro (University of Pennsylvania)
Roi Reichart (Technion-IIT)
Alla Rozovskaya (Columbia University)
Nathan Schneider (University of Edinburgh)
Djamé Seddah (University Paris-Sorbonne)
Richard Sproat (Google)
Maosong Sun (Tsinghua University)
Oren Tsur (Harvard University)
Benjamin Van Durme (Johns Hopkins University)
Svitlana Volkova (Johns Hopkins University)
Jerry Zhu (University of Wisconsin-Madison)


Formatting should be according to ACL 2015 specifications.
Dual submission is allowed, but must state at the time of submission.

Please submit through the START system at the following url:

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