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LINGUIST List 24.49

Tue Jan 08 2013

Calls: Computational Linguistics/Morocco

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

Date: 04-Jan-2013
From: Violetta Cavalli-Sforza <v.cavallisforzaaui.ma>
Subject: Arabic/Amazigh/Farsi/Urdu Language Processing
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Full Title: Arabic/Amazigh/Farsi/Urdu Language Processing

Date: 20-May-2013 - 24-May-2013
Location: Ifrane, Middle Atlas Mountains, Morocco
Contact Person: Violetta Cavalli-Sforza
Meeting Email: v.cavallisforzaaui.ma
Web Site: http://aiccsa.aui.ma/

Linguistic Field(s): Computational Linguistics

Call Deadline: 22-Feb-2013

Meeting Description:

The ‘Arabic/Amazigh/Farsi/Urdu Language Processing’ track of the 11th ACS/IEEE International Conference on Computer Systems and Applications (AICCSA 2013, http://aiccsa.aui.ma/), to be held in Ifrane, Morocco, on May 20-24, 2013, focuses on computational treatment of Arabic and its dialects, Arabic-script languages such as Farsi and Urdu, and variants of the Amazigh language. The actual days and duration of the track will depend on the number of submissions accepted.

Call for Papers:

We invite paper submissions on the aforementioned languages and their variants.

The topics of interest include, but are not limited to:

- Morphology & POS tagging
- Grammar and grammar formalisms
- Parsing
- Semantics
- Coreference resolution
- Ontologies and terminology
- Resources and annotation
- Machine translation
- Information retrieval
- Text summarization
- Named entity recognition
- Word sense disambiguation
- Sentiment and text classification
- Information & content extraction, text mining
- Question answering
- Deployment of NLP-based applications, software integration & quality
- Natural Language Generation
- Speech recognition and synthesis
- Character and handwriting recognition
- Applications of NLP technology

All submissions are to be done electronically by the deadline via the conference main site (http://aiccsa.aui.ma/). Please see the Submission page closer to the deadline for specific instructions (it is still under construction).

Papers will be accepted based on their relevance, originality, importance and clarity. Submissions should be written in English and formatted using the IEEE template for Microsoft Word and A4 paper, available at: http://www.ieee.org/web/publications/pubservices/confpub/AuthorTools/conferenceTemplates.html.

Please include 5-10 keywords, complete postal and email address, and fax and phone numbers of the corresponding author. For questions and issues regarding submission, contact the track Vice Program Co-Chairs:

Violetta Cavalli-Sforza (v.cavallisforzaaui.ma)
Ahmed Guessoum (aguessoumusthb.dz)

Papers must not be published or under consideration to be published elsewhere.

Please make sure to respect the blind review process by removing the authors’ names and affiliations and not referencing previous work in ways that reveal the authors’ identity. In addition, the name and contact details of at least one of the authors should be indicated at submission time. Further instructions for the camera-ready version of accepted papers will be provided with acceptance notification.

Submitted papers that were deemed to be of good quality, but could not be accepted as regular papers, will be accepted as short papers. Research still in early stages and doctoral research proposals may also be submitted as extended abstracts that must not exceed 750 words. Accepted abstracts will be included in a special poster session dedicated to doctoral research proposals and related research.
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