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Procesamiento del Lenguaje Natural

Call Deadline: 01-Dec-2012

Call Information:
The call for papers for Issue 50 of Procesamiento del Lenguaje Natural journal is open and available at http://www.sepln.org/

The aim of the Procesamiento del Lenguaje Natural journal is to provide a forum for the publication of scientific-technical articles in the field of Natural Language Processing for both the national and international scientific community. The articles must be previously unpublished and cannot be simultaneously submitted for publication to other journals or conference proceedings.

The print edition of the journal is distributed freely to all the SEPLN members, but an open access journal is also freely available to all online readers.

Topics:

•Corpus linguistics
•Morphological, syntactic, semantic, and pragmatic analysis
•Development of linguistic resources and tools
•Linguistic, mathematical, and psycholinguistic models of language
•NLP evaluation systems
•Computational Lexicography and Terminology
•Word Sense Disambiguation
•Monolingual and multilingual text generation
•Speech synthesis and recognition
•Machine translation
•Monolingual and multilingual information extraction and retrieval
•Question answering systems
•Text summarization
•Machine Learning in NLP
•Semantics, pragmatics, and discourse
•Sentiment analysis
•Opinion Mining

Submission Information:

The proposal must be submitted by December 1st, 2012 and must meet certain format and style requirements. All submissions must be in PDF format and submitted electronically using the Myreview system available at:
http://www.sepln.org/myreview-sepln50/

Submitted papers will be subjected to a blind review by at least three members of the program committee.

Information for Authors:

The proposals can be written in Spanish or English and should be at most 8 A4-size pages in length including the references for articles and 4 pages for summaries of PhD theses.

The proposals must include the following sections:

•- The title of the communication (in English and Spanish)
•- An abstract in English and Spanish (maximum 150 words)
•- A list of keywords or related topics (in English and Spanish)

•The documents must not include headers or footers.

As reviewing will be blind, the paper should not include the authors' names and affiliation. Furthermore, self references that reveal the author's identity should be avoided. The articles should only include the title, the abstract, the keywords, and the proposal.

We recommend using the LaTeX and Word templates that can be downloaded from the SEPLN web: http://www.sepln.org/.

Committee Program: See http://www.sepln.org/

Important dates:

- Submission deadline: 1st December 2012
- Notification of acceptance: 31 January 2013
- Camera ready: 8 February 2013

Contact person: Mariona Taulé (mtaule@ub.edu)

Editorial Committee of the Procesamiento del Lenguaje Natural.


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