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Tue Sep 14 2010

Calls: Computational Linguistics/Natural Language Engineering (Jrnl)

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        1.    Irina Temnikova, Natural Language Engineering

Message 1: Natural Language Engineering
Date: 13-Sep-2010
From: Irina Temnikova <i.temnikova2wlv.ac.uk>
Subject: Natural Language Engineering
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Full Title: Natural Language Engineering

Linguistic Field(s): Computational Linguistics

Call Deadline: 01-Oct-2010

Call for Special Issue Proposals (SIPs) - Extended Deadline: 1 Oct 2010

Natural Language Engineering (NLE) is becoming highly specialised with many
application-orientated and narrow-domain topics emerging. These
developments, often lacking related literature, merit the publication of
specialised volumes focusing on specific topics of interest.

The Journal of NLE (JNLE) invites competitive SIPs on any applied NLP
topics which have emerged as important developments in NLE. After the 2006
and 2008 Calls for SIPs (the 2006 call resulted in two high quality SIs,
the 2008 accepted proposals are in press/ nearing completion), we are
pleased to announce this year's call.

Topics should focus on the practical implications of large-scale operation.
Topics covering NLP methods, tasks and resources could include POS tagging,
parsing, semantic role labelling, word sense disambiguation, anaphora and
coreference resolution, named entity recognition, natural language
generation, speech recognition, speech synthesis, multimodal processing,
statistical methods in NLE, machine learning, evaluation methodologies,
corpora and ontologies. Topics covering NLP applications could include
machine translation, translation memory and translation tools,
summarisation, information retrieval, information extraction, question
answering, text and web mining, opinion mining and NLP for biomedical
texts. The topics above are not limited.

Calls for SIPs may be based on a successful workshop or a body of work
associated with a particular group. In all cases the review process of the
accepted proposals will be rigorous and all submissions must be reviewed by
at least 3 members of the Guest Editorial Board (EB) or other suitable
reviewers agreed by the JNLE Editors. For papers previously submitted to
workshops, the Guest Editors will not be able to re-use previous workshop
reviews. SIs could emerge from a specific workshop but they should not be
limited to it and the call should invite submissions from anyone working on
the topics covered.

Calls for papers of the accepted proposals must be open to all and all
authors will be treated equally; for proposals based on previous workshops,
submissions cannot be limited to workshop participants.

Interested editors can obtain feedback by emailing expressions of interest
with a description of the intended SI to the Executive Editor
(R.Mitkovwlv.ac.uk wlv.ac.uk>, with cc to jnlewlv.ac.uk
wlv.ac.uk>). He will indicate whether the topic is appropriate
to JNLE.

In the case of initial positive feedback, prospective Guest Editors will be
asked to submit a SIP to be reviewed by the journal Editors and other
members of the Journal EB. At least one proposal will be selected for each
call with envisaged publication from Jan 2012.

SIPs should include a brief outline of the field and the importance of an
SI on the specified topic, plus a relevant literature survey (related
previous SIs, volumes, workshop/conference proceedings) and explain the
added value of the proposed SI against applicable relevant or competing
publications and volumes. Ideally an estimate of expected submissions will
be provided. Proposals should also include a tentative Guest EB (ideally
including a member of the journal EB), tentative time-scale for production
and prospective Guest Editors' relevant experience, publications etc.

Deadline for SIP submission: 1 Oct 2010

(E-mail proposals to jnlewlv.ac.uk wlv.ac.uk>)

Notification of acceptance/rejection: 1 Nov 2010

Final version of successful proposal(s) and call for papers: 15 Nov 2010

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