[Corpora-List] COLING 2014 - Call for System Demonstrations

John Judge jjudge at computing.dcu.ie
Thu Mar 13 15:59:26 CET 2014

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COLING 2014 Call for System Demonstrations The 25th International Conference on Computational Linguistics, August 23 - 29, 2014, Dublin, Ireland


Important dates 19 May 2014: Paper submission deadline 23 June 2014: Author notification 7 July 2014: Camera-ready paper submission deadline

The COLING 2014 Demonstration Programme Committee invites proposals for system demonstrations. The demonstration programme is part of the main conference programme and aims at showcasing working systems that apply a wide range of conference topics. The session will provide opportunities to exchange ideas gained from implementing NLP systems, and to obtain feedback from expert users.

COLING 2014 will be held in Dublin, Ireland from 23-29 August 2014.

The COLING conference has a history that dates back to the 1960s. It is held every two years and regularly attracts more than 700 delegates. The conference has developed into one of the premier Natural Language Processing (NLP) conferences worldwide and is a major international event for the presentation of new research results and for the demonstration of new systems and techniques in the broad field of Computational Linguistics and NLP.

Topics of interest COLING 2014 solicits demonstrations on original and unpublished research on the following topics, including, but not limited to: ● pragmatics, semantics, syntax, grammars and the lexicon; ● cognitive, mathematical and computational models of language processing; ● models of communication by language; ● lexical semantics and ontologies; ● word segmentation, tagging and chunking; ● parsing, both syntactic and deep; ● generation and summarisation; ● paraphrasing, textual entailment and question answering; ● speech recognition, text-to-speech and spoken language understanding; ● multimodal and natural language interfaces and dialogue systems; ● information retrieval, information extraction and knowledge base linking; ● machine learning for natural language; ● modelling of discourse and dialogue; ● sentiment analysis, opinion mining and social media; ● multilingual processing, machine translation and translation aids; ● applications, tools and language resources; ● system evaluation methodology and metrics.

Submissions The submissions should address the following questions: ● What is the problem the proposed system addresses? ● Why is the system important and what is its impact? ● What is the novelty of the used approach/technology? ● Who is the target audience? ● How does the system work? ● How does it compare with existing systems? ● How is the system licenced?

The maximum submission length is 4 pages (including references). Papers shall be submitted in English and must conform to the official COLING 2014 style guidelines available on the conference website. The anonymisation of submissions is optional. If authors choose to remain anonymous, it is their responsibility to take every measure to conceal potentially identifying information. http://www.coling-2014.org/instructions-for-authors.php

Submission and reviewing will be managed in the START system: https://www.softconf.com/coling2014/demos/

The only accepted format for submissions is PDF. Accepted papers will appear in the conference proceedings in a dedicated volume for demonstration systems.

Demonstration chairs Lamia Tounsi, CNGL, Dublin City University, Ireland Rafal Rak, NaCTeM, University of Manchester, UK

Programme Committee Michiel Bacchiani, Google Inc. Kay Berkling, Cooperative State University, Karlsruhe Ann Bies, Linguistic Data Consortium William Black, University of Manchester Francis Bond, Nanyang Technological University Chris Brew, Nuance Communications Aoife Cahill, Educational Testing Service Vittorio Castelli, IBM Md. Faisal Mahbub Chowdhury, IBM Léa Deleris, IBM Martin Emms, Trinity College Dublin Guillaume Gravier, IRISA & INRIA Rennes Keith Hall, Google Research Derrick Higgins, Educational Testing Service Keikichi Hirose, University of Tokyo Frank Hopfgartner, Technische Universität Berlin Daxin Jiang, Microsoft STC-A John Kelleher, Trinity College Dublin Adam Kilgarriff, Lexical Computing Ltd BalaKrishna Kolluru, Toshiba Seamus Lawless, Trinity College Dublin Saturnino Luz, Trinity College Dublin Nitin Madnani, Educational Testing Service Hilary McDonald, Trinity College Dublin Helen Meng, Chinese University of Hong Kong Peter Mika, Yahoo Labs Tony O'Dowd, KantanMT Florian Pinel, IBM Johann Roturier, Symantec Andrew Rowley, University of Manchester Frédérique Segond, Viseo Research Swapna Somasundaran, Educational Testing Services Tomoki Toda, Nara Institute of Science and Technology Xinglong Wang, Brandwatch Jason Williams, Microsoft Research

-- John Judge

Research Fellow CNGL - The Centre for Global Intelligent Content META-NET CIO COLING 2014 Local Chair

Email: jjudge at computing.dcu.ie Phone: +353 1 700 6729 Skype: jjudge2 http://www.cngl.ie http://www.meta-net.eu http://www.coling-2014.org

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