[Corpora-List] Revised CFP: First International Workshop on Optimization Techniques for Human Language Technology

Diego Molla-Aliod diego.molla-aliod at mq.edu.au
Thu Aug 30 11:17:30 CEST 2012

First International Workshop on

Optimization Techniques for Human Language Technology


Call for Papers

(note revised submission date)

The aim of the workshop is to bring together the communities who are working in the areas of evolutionary computation, optimization techniques, machine learning, language technology/Natural Language Processing, information retrieval, and text mining. The workshop will be a starting platform to explore the possibilities of interdisciplinary research that will focus on developing optimization based methods within the context of human language technology. Almost all the research and development activities in human language technology rely on the high level of performance to satisfy the users intended needs, and have to deal with many objectives and parameters. For example, in Information Retrieval, it is often necessary to optimize the recall and precision parameters. In automatic summarisation, it is desired to optimize different objective functions like similarity to user query, ROUGE metric, important sentence score, and difference in length between the scored sentence and the desired sentence. Other examples of optimization in NLP include parsing, machine translation, and computational models of language acquisition.

We solicit submissions in, but not limited to, the following topics:

1. General and Evolutionary Algorithms in Optimization Techniques.

2. Optimization Techniques for Sentence Classification and Automatic


3. Optimization in Question-Answering.

4. Optimization in Named Entity Recognition, Part-of-Speech Tagging

and other sequential learning problems.

5. Optimization in Machine Translation.

6. Optimization in Information Extraction and Information Retrieval.

7. Optimization in Sentiment Analysis, Anaphora/Coreference resolution etc.

8. Optimization techniques in bio-informatics and biomedical text

mining applications.

9. Optimization techniques in the broad areas of Artificial

Intelligence and Language Technology.


Please use the submission and formatting guidelines of COLING workshops (http://www.coling2012-iitb.org/). The three possible submission formats are:

* Full papers: 14 A5 sized pages plus references.

* Short papers: 8 A5 sized pages plus references.

* Demo papers: 6 A5 sized papers plus references.

The COLING 2012 style files are:

* LaTeX: http://www.coling2012-iitb.org/doc/coling-latex.zip

* Microsoft Word: http://www.coling2012-iitb.org/doc/coling-word.zip

* Libre Office:


The submission link is:


Note that the submissions must be anonymous.


All foreign nationals intending to participate in the Congress/ meeting, except those of Nepal, Bhutan and Maldives, are required to obtain an Indian VISA. There is no provision for 'VISA on Arrival' in India.

For details, refer to http://mha.nic.in/pdfs/FAQs-on-ConferenceVisa.pdf & http://mha.nic.in/pdfs/FAQ-TVisa170510.pdf

In case of difficulties, please get in touch with the conference secretariat at swati at cimglobal.net


10th October, 2012 Paper submission deadline

1st November, 2012 Paper accept/reject notification

15th November, 2012 Camera ready paper due

8th December, 2012 Workshop


- Prof. Timothy Baldwin, University of Melbourne, Australia

- Dr. Malay Bhattacharyya, Kalyani University, India

- Mr. Benjamin Boerschingen, Macquarie University, Australia

- Dr. Monojit Choudhury, Microsoft Research India

- Prof. Walter Daelemans, University of Antwerp, Belgium

- Dr. Soumyajit Dey, Indian Institute of Technology Patna, India

- Prof. Patrick Saint-Dizier, Institut de Recherches en Informatique

de Toulouse, France

- Dr. Lan Du, Macquarie University, Australia

- Prof. Alexander Gelbukh, National Polytechnic Institute (IPN), Mexico

- Dr. Veronique Hoste, University College Ghent, Belgium

- Prof. Nitin Indurkya, University of New South Wales, Australia

- Dr. Zornitsa Kozareva, Information Sciences Institute / University

of Southern California, USA

- Dr. A Kumaran, Microsoft Research India

- Dr. Pabitra Mitra, Indian Institute of Technology Kharagpur, India

- Dr. Samrat Mondal, Indian Institute of Technology Patna, India

- Dr. Anirban Mukhopadhyay, Kalyani University, India

- Prof. Massimo Poesio, University of Trento, Italy

- Prof. Alexander M. Rush, MIT/Columbia, USA

- Ms. Soumi Sengupta, Indian Statistical Institute Kolkata, India

- Dr. Jyoti Prakash Singh, National Institute of Technology Patna, India

- Dr. Olga Uryupina, University of Trento, Italy

- Dr. Sriram Venkatapathy, Xerox Research Centre Europe, France

- Prof. Jose Luis Vicedo, University of Alicante, Spain


- Dr. Asif Ekbal, Indian Institute of Technology Patna, India

(workshop chair).

- Prof. Pushpak Bhattacharyya, Indian Institute of Technology Bombay, India.

- Dr. Sriparna Saha, Indian Institute of Technology Patna, India.

- Prof. Mark Johnson, Department of Computing, Macquarie

University, Australia.

- Dr. Diego Molla-Aliod, Department of Computing, Macquarie

University, Australia.

- Dr. Mark Dras, Department of Computing, Macquarie University, Australia.

This workshop is a part of the "Australia-India Strategic Research Fund, Round Six 2011/12 grant".


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