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LINGUIST List 20.4351

Thu Dec 17 2009

Calls: Computational Ling/Canada

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        1.    Michel Gagnon, 17th Conference sur leTraitement Automatique des Langues

Message 1: 17th Conference sur leTraitement Automatique des Langues
Date: 15-Dec-2009
From: Michel Gagnon <michel.gagnonpolymtl.ca>
Subject: 17th Conference sur leTraitement Automatique des Langues
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Full Title: 17th Conference sur leTraitement Automatique des Langues
Short Title: TALN'10

Date: 19-Jul-2010 - 22-Jul-2010
Location: Montréal, Canada
Contact Person: Michel Gagnon
Meeting Email: michel.gagnonpolymtl.ca

Linguistic Field(s): Computational Linguistics

Call Deadline: 15-Feb-2010

Meeting Description:

Organized by the Université de Montréal and the École Polytechnique de
Montréal, the TALN'10 Conference will be held in Montreal from July 19 to 22,
2010. TALN'10 is organized under the auspices of ATALA and will be held jointly
with the Conference for junior researchers RECITAL'10 and followed by the DEFT
workshop (DÉfi Fouille de Texte).

Call for Papers

17th Conférence sur le Traitement Automatique des Langues Naturelles
(Conference on Natural Language Processing)
Université de Montréal and École Polytechnique de Montréal
19 to 22 July 2010

Website of the conference:

Presentation of the Conference
The TALN'10 Conference will include oral presentations on research
work, position papers, posters, invited talks and demos.

The official language of the Conference is French. However, papers in
English will be accepted for participants who are not native speakers of French.

Two different formats have been defined for the Conference: long papers (8 to 10
pages) and short papers (4 to 6 pages).

Two types of submission are invited:
- Papers presenting innovative research work
- Position papers presenting viewpoints on the state of the art in Natural
Language Processing (NLP), based on solid experience in the field

Long papers will be presented orally; short papers will be presented orally or
as posters. Please note that the submission calendar is intended to allow long
papers rejected in the first round to be revised and resubmitted as short papers.

Important Dates
Long papers:
- Submissions: 15 February 2010
- Notification of acceptance: 5 April 2010
- Final version: 3 May 2010

Short papers:
- Submissions: 26 April 2010
- Notification of acceptance: 24 May 2010
- Final version: 14 June 2010

Dates of the Conference: 19 to 22 July 2010

Topics of Interest

Papers can address any usual topic related to NLP or issues that can
be applied to NLP, including (but not limited to):
- Analysis and generation in the following areas:

- Development of linguistic resources for NLP:
Databases including information on morphology, syntax, semantics and/or phonology

- Applications of NLP
Automatic summarization
Natural human/machine dialog
Machine translation
Automatic indexing
Information retrieval and extraction
Question-answering systems
Anaphora resolution
Sentiment analysis and opinion mining
Lexical disambiguation
Automatic categorization or classification
Semantic Web

- Approaches
Formal linguistics (in support of NLP)
Symbolic representations
Logical representations
Statistical approaches
Machine learning

The programme committee will recommend two papers for publication in
extended form in the journal Traitement Automatique des Langues (t.a.l.).

Criteria for Selection
Submissions will be reviewed by at least two experts in the field.

The following criteria will be applied to research papers:
- Importance and originality of the contribution
- Scientific and technical content
- Critical discussion of results, especially in connection with related work
- Contribution against the background of international research in the field
- Organization of content and clarity of writing
- Compatibility with the topics of the Conference

The following criteria will be applied to position papers:
- Breadth of perspective and consideration of the state of the art
- Originality and importance of the viewpoint presented

Accepted papers will be published in the proceedings of the Conference.

Format and Submission Guidelines
Refer to the guidelines that appear under "Submissions" on the website of the
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