The International Conference on Asian Language Processing (IALP) is a series of conferences with unique focus on Asian Language Processing. The conference aims to advance the science and technology of all the aspects of Asian Language Processing by providing a forum for researchers in the different fields of language study all over the world to meet. The first meeting of the series was held in Singapore in 1986 and was called the "International Conference on Chinese Computing (ICCC)" then. This meeting initiated the study of Chinese and oriental languages processing in Singapore and resulted in the formation of COLIPS in Singapore in 1988, as well as the publication of the journal "Communications of COLIPS" in 1991, which is known as "International Journal on Asian Language Processing" today. Over the years, IALP has developed into one of important annual events on natural language processing in Asia.
This year, the International Conference on Asian Language Processing 2014 (IALP 2014) will be jointly organized by the Institute of Social Informatics and Technological Innovations (ISITI) and Faculty of Computer Science and Information Technology, Universiti Malaysia Sarawak (UNIMAS), and Chinese and Oriental Languages Information Processing Society (COLIPS). The conference will be held at Hilton Kuching Hotel, Kuching, Sarawak, Borneo Malaysia on the 20-22 October, 2014. We will continue to work with IEEE to publish the conference proceedings, which will be submitted to the IEEE Xplore digital library and submitted for indexing in INSPEC, EI, ISTP/ISI and Current Contents on Diskette.
Kuching is the capital of Sarawak, the largest East Malaysian state, on the island of Borneo. In itself is a microcosm of cultures: 2.4 million people forming the 28 ethnic groups, each with its own culture and language. The city illuminates a mix of new and old architectures dating back to the White Rajahs. The local host of this conference, Universiti Malaysia Sarawak (UNIMAS), is located 40 minute drive from Kuching. It is internationally recognised for providing indigenous technologies to communities in Borneo and beyond.
Important dates 5 May 2014 Paper submission due 16 June 2014 Notification of acceptance 1 July 2014 Camera-ready full paper 18 August 2014 Early-bird registration due 22 September 2014 Regular registration due 20-22 October 2014 Conference date
Topics of interest: Paper submissions are invited on substantial, original and unpublished research in all aspects of Asian Language Processing, including, but not limited to: * Input and output of large character sets of Asian languages * Typesetting and font designs of Asian languages * Asian character encoding and compression * Multimodal representations and processing * Voice input and output * Phonology and morphology * Lexical semantics and word sense * Grammars, syntax, semantics and discourse * Word segmentation, chunking, tagging and syntactic parsing * Word sense disambiguation, semantic role labeling and semantic parsing * Discourse analysis * Language, linguistic and speech resource development * Evaluation methods and user studies * Machine learning for natural language * Text analysis, understanding, summarization and generation * Text mining and information extraction, summarization and retrieval * Text entailment and paraphrasing * Text Sentiment analysis, opinion mining and question answering * Machine translation and multilingual processing * Linguistic, psychological and mathematical models of language, computational psycholinguistics, computational linguistics and mathematical linguistics * Language modeling, statistical methods in natural language processing and speech processing * Spoken language processing, understanding, generation and translation * Rich transcription and spoken information retrieval * Speech recognition and synthesis * Natural language applications, tools and resources, system evaluation * Asian language learning, teaching and computer-aided language learning * NLP in vertical domains, such as biomedical, chemical and legal text * NLP on noisy unstructured text, such as email, blogs, and SMS * Special hardware and software for Asian language computing
Paper Submission: Submissions must describe substantial, original, completed and unpublished work. Wherever appropriate, concrete evaluation and analysis should be included. Submissions will be judged on correctness, originality, technical strength, significance, relevance to the conference, and interest to the attendees. Each submission will be reviewed by three program committee members. Accepted papers will be presented in one of the oral sessions or poster sessions as determined by the program committee.
As the reviewing will be blind, manuscripts must not include the authors' names and affiliations. Authors should ensure that their identities are not revealed in any way in the paper. All submissions must be electronic and in Portable Document Format (PDF) only. Paper submissions should follow the IEEE two-column format without exceeding four (4) pages including references. We strongly recommend the use of the LaTeX style files or Microsoft Word style files according to CPS Proceedings' format. Submissions must conform to the official style guidelines.
The official language of the conference is English. Papers submitted should be written in English.
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