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LINGUIST List 24.367

Mon Jan 21 2013

Calls: Computational Linguistics/Spain

Editor for this issue: Alison Zaharee <alisonlinguistlist.org>

Date: 21-Jan-2013
From: Sanja Stajner <sstajneryahoo.com>
Subject: 1st International Conference on Statistical Language and Speech Processing
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Full Title: 1st International Conference on Statistical Language and Speech Processing
Short Title: SLSP 2013

Date: 29-Jul-2013 - 31-Jul-2013
Location: Tarragona, Spain
Contact Person: Florentina Voicu
Meeting Email: < click here to access email >
Web Site: http://grammars.grlmc.com/SLSP2013/

Linguistic Field(s): Computational Linguistics

Call Deadline: 05-Mar-2013

Meeting Description:

1st International Conference on Statistical Language and Speech Processing (SLSP 2013)
Tarragona, Spain
July 29-31, 2013

Organised by:

Research Group on Mathematical Linguistics (GRLMC)
Rovira i Virgili University

Research Institute for Information and Language Processing (RIILP)
University of Wolverhampton



SLSP is the first event in a series to host and promote research on the wide spectrum of statistical methods that are currently in use in computational language or speech processing. It aims at attracting contributions from both fields. Though there exist large, well-known conferences including papers in any of these fields, SLSP is a more focused meeting where synergies between areas and people will hopefully happen. SLSP will reserve significant space for young scholars at the beginning of their careers.


SLSP 2013 will take place in Tarragona, 100 km. to the south of Barcelona.


The period for registration is open from November 30, 2012 to July 29, 2013. The registration form can be found at:



SLSP 2013 will consist of:

Invited talks
Invited tutorials
Peer-reviewed contributions

Invited Speakers:

Yoshua Bengio (Montréal), tutorial Learning Deep Representations
Christof Monz (Amsterdam), Challenges and Opportunities of Multilingual Information Access
Tanja Schultz (Karlsruhe Tech), Multilingual Speech Processing with a special emphasis on Rapid Language Adaptation


Diputació de Tarragona
Universitat Rovira i Virgili
University of Wolverhampton

2nd Call for Papers:

The conference invites submissions discussing the employment of statistical methods (including machine learning) within language and speech processing. The list below is indicative and not exhaustive:

- Phonology, morphology
- Syntax, semantics
- Discourse, dialogue, pragmatics
- Statistical models for natural language processing
- Supervised, unsupervised and semi-supervised machine learning methods applied to natural language, including speech
- Statistical methods, including biologically-inspired methods
- Similarity
- Alignment
- Language resources
- Part-of-speech tagging
- Parsing
- Semantic role labelling
- Natural language generation
- Anaphora and coreference resolution
- Speech recognition
- Speaker identification/verification
- Speech transcription
- Text-to-speech synthesis
- Machine translation
- Translation technology
- Text summarisation
- Information retrieval
- Text categorisation
- Information extraction
- Term extraction
- Spelling correction
- Text and web mining
- Opinion mining and sentiment analysis
- Spoken dialogue systems
- Author identification, plagiarism and spam filtering


Authors are invited to submit papers presenting original and unpublished research. Papers should not exceed 12 single-spaced pages (including eventual appendices) and should be formatted according to the standard format for Springer Verlag’s LNAI series (see http://www.springer.com/computer/lncs?SGWID=0-164-6-793341-0).

Submissions are to be uploaded to:



A volume of proceedings published by Springer in the LNAI topical subseries of the LNCS series will be available by the time of the conference.

A special issue of a major journal will be later published containing peer-reviewed extended versions of some of the papers contributed to the conference. Submissions will be by invitation.


Paper submission: March 5, 2013 (23:59h, CET)
Notification of paper acceptance or rejection: April 9, 2013
Final version of the paper for the LNAI proceedings: April 17, 2013
Early registration: April 24, 2013
Late registration: July 19, 2013
Submission to the post-conference journal special issue: October 31, 2013

Questions and Further Information:


Postal Address:

SLSP 2013
Research Group on Mathematical Linguistics (GRLMC)
Rovira i Virgili University
Av. Catalunya, 35
43002 Tarragona, Spain

Phone: +34-977-559543
Fax: +34-977-558386

Programme Committee:

Carlos Martín-Vide (Tarragona, Co-Chair)
Ruslan Mitkov (Wolverhampton, Co-Chair)
Jerome Bellegarda (Apple Inc., Cupertino)
Robert C. Berwick (MIT)
Laurent Besacier (LIG, Grenoble)
Bill Byrne (Cambridge)
Jen-Tzung Chien (National Chiao Tung U, Hsinchu)
Kenneth Church (IBM Research)
Koby Crammer (Technion)
Renato De Mori (McGill & Avignon)
Thierry Dutoit (U Mons)
Marcello Federico (Bruno Kessler Foundation, Trento)
Katherine Forbes-Riley (Pittsburgh)
Sadaoki Furui (Tokyo Tech)
Yuqing Gao (IBM Thomas J. Watson)
Ralp Grishman (New York U)
Dilek Hakkani-Tür (Microsoft Research, Mountain View)
Adam Kilgarriff (Lexical Computing Ltd., Brighton)
Dietrich Klakow (Saarbrücken)
Philipp Koehn (Edinburgh)
Mikko Kurimo (Aalto)
Lori Lamel (CNRS-LIMSI, Orsay)
Philippe Langlais (Montréal)
Haizhou Li (Institute for Infocomm Research, Singapore)
Qun Liu (Dublin City)
Daniel Marcu (SDL)
Manuel Montes-y-Gómez (INAOEP, Puebla)
Masaaki Nagata (NTT, Kyoto)
Joakim Nivre (Uppsala)
Kemal Oflazer (Carnegie Mellon Qatar, Doha)
Miles Osborne (Edinburgh)
Manny Rayner (Geneva)
Giuseppe Riccardi (U Trento)
José A. Rodríguez Fonollosa (Technical U Catalonia, Barcelona)
Paolo Rosso (Technical U Valencia)
Mark Steedman (Edinburgh)
Tomek Strzalkowski (Albany)
Gökhan Tür (Microsoft Research, Redmond)
Stephan Vogel (Qatar Computing Research Institute, Doha)
Kuansan Wang (Microsoft Research, Redmond)
Dekai Wu (HKUST, Hong Kong)
Min Zhang (Institute for Infocomm Research, Singapore)
Yunxin Zhao (U Missouri, Columbia)

Organising Committee:

Adrian Horia Dediu (Tarragona)
Carlos Martín-Vide (Tarragona, Co-Chair)
Ruslan Mitkov (Wolverhampton, Co-Chair)
Bianca Truthe (Magdeburg)
Florentina Lilica Voicu (Tarragona)

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