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LINGUIST List 25.1808

Tue Apr 22 2014

Calls: Computational Ling, Text/Corpus Ling, Applied Ling, Discourse Analysis/Lithuania

Editor for this issue: Bryn Hauk <brynlinguistlist.org>

Date: 22-Apr-2014
From: Sigita Dereškevičiūtė <hlt2014hmf.vdu.lt>
Subject: 6th International Conference Human Language Technologies: The Baltic Perspective
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Full Title: 6th International Conference Human Language Technologies: The Baltic Perspective
Short Title: HLT2014

Date: 26-Sep-2014 - 27-Sep-2014
Location: Kaunas, Lithuania
Contact Person: Sigita Dereškevičiūtė
Meeting Email: < click here to access email >
Web Site: http://tekstynas.vdu.lt/hlt2014

Linguistic Field(s): Applied Linguistics; Computational Linguistics; Discourse Analysis; Text/Corpus Linguistics

Call Deadline: 02-May-2014

Meeting Description:

The Sixth Baltic Conference is a great opportunity for researchers in the Baltics and surrounding regions to meet and discuss problems, issues, challenges, and achievements, as well as to foster cooperation in the area of natural language processing and human language technologies.

The event is also important for gathering and consolidating ideas for the following reasons:

- A great urge for Baltic countries to establish and join international research infrastructures
- Potential participation in the EU Research and Innovation programme Horizons 2020 and in the new period of the EU structural funds (2014-2020)


The conference is the successor of the five previous Baltic HLT conferences held in Riga (2004), Tallinn (2005), Kaunas (2007), Riga (2010), and Tartu (2012).

Invited Speakers:

Walter Daelemans, Anwerp University
Adam Kilgarriff, Lexical computing Ltd.
Steven Krauwer, CLARIN ERIC


The Conference is organised by the Centre of Computational Linguistics, Vytautas Magnus University and the company ViaConventus.

Programme Committee:

Chair of the Programme Committee is Gintarė Grigonytė. The full list of programme committee is bein updated and will available at the conference website.


Park Inn Hotel by Radisson
K. Donelaičio str. 27
Kaunas, Lithuania

2nd Call for Papers:

The Sixth Baltic Conference
Human Language Technologies - The Baltic Perspective
Kaunas, Lithuania, September 26-27, 2014

Invitation for Submission:

Organisers of the Sixth Baltic Conference invite the submission of abstracts on substantial, original, and unpublished research in the area of natural language processing and language technologies, including but not limited to the following areas:

- Compilation of language and speech resources
- Corpus-based research
- Discourse and dialogue
- Information retrieval and extraction
- Machine learning methods and application of language technologies
- Stylometry and authorship
- Sentiment analysis
- Text summarization
- Question answering
- Rule-based and statistical MT
- Machine translation
- Application of Language technologies
- New language processing tools
- Speech recognition and synthesis

We especially welcome original research on processing of 3 Baltic languages (Lithuanian, Estonia, Latvian).




The conference will consist primarily of oral presentations, posters and demo sessions. Abstracts of papers (500-1000 words) will be blind reviewed by at least two members of the Programme Committee.

Accepted papers selected by an international programme committee will be published in the official conference proceedings by IOS Press, Online Open Access, Book series: Frontiers in AI and Applications (http://www.frontiersinai.com/).

Important Dates:

May 2, 2014 (extended) - Abstracts
May 20, 2014 - Notification of acceptance
July 15, 2014 - Camera-ready copies
July 21, 2014 - Early registration
September 26-27, 2014 - Conference


The conference language for presentations and publications is English.


Email: hlt2014hmf.vdu.lt

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