[Corpora-List] Fwd: ICON-2014: 11th Intl Conf on Natural Language Processing -- First Call for Papers

Vishal Goyal(विशाल गोयल) vishal.pup at gmail.com
Fri Mar 21 14:55:59 CET 2014

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Goa University, Goa, India

December 18-21, 2014

Organized by

NLP Association, India

International Institute of Information Technology, Hyderabad

Goa University, Goa

Linguistic Data Consortium for Indian Languages, CIIL, Mysore


The Eleventh International Conference on Natural Language Processing (ICON-2014) will be held at Goa University, Goa, India during December 18-21, 2014. The ICON conference series is a forum for promoting interaction among researchers in the field of Natural Language Processing in India and abroad. The main conference is on December 19-20 2014. This will be preceded by one day of pre-conference tutorials/workshops on December 18, 2014 and post conference tutorials/workshops on December 21, 2014.


Papers are invited on substantial, original and unpublished research on all aspects of Natural Language Processing, with a particular focus on Indian languages, issues, and applications relevant to India. The areas of interest include, but are not limited to:

Morphology Parsing

Phonology Word Sense Disambiguation

Syntax Machine Translation

Semantics Information Retrieval

Discourse Text Summarization

Pragmatics Question Answering

Statistical Methods Dialog Systems

Knowledge-based Methods Performance Evaluation

Annotated Corpora Speech Corpora

Lexical Resources Speech Recognition

Ontology Speech Synthesis

POS Tagging

The authors have to submit papers under any of the areas mentioned above and must mark the topic of their paper at the time of submission.

1.1 The conference will also accept papers for the following special tracks:

- Natural Language Software Engineering

- Linguistic Engineering

1.2 Position Papers

A paper which expresses an opinion or point of view affecting

the field.


Papers in English, not exceeding 10 pages, should be submitted on the online portal at www.iiit.ac.in/icon2014. Papers should include an abstract of about 100-200 words. Please see the style file at www.aclweb.org/downloads/acl-ftp/Styfiles/Proceedings/


Papers in electronic form in the PDF format, anonymous for blind review, should be submitted. Kindly ensure that authors' names and affiliations are given only on a separate cover sheet. If your paper contains text of languages other than English, please attach relevant font files along with your submission.


Proposals are invited for pre-conference tutorials/workshops. Tutorials/Workshops can be of half-day or full-day duration. The proposal should be presented in the form of a 200-word abstract, one page topical outline of the content, description of the proposers and their qualifications relating to the tutorial content.

Workshops on Linguistic aspects of South Asian Languages are also welcome.

Send tutorial/Workshop proposals to the ICON-2014 Secretariat. For further information, please refer to the Conference URL or contact the ICON-2014 Secretariat.


Machine translation (MT) is the process of encoding the syntactic and semantic information of a source language text into a target language. In past two decades, MT has shown very promising results particularly using Statistical Machine Translation (SMT) especially for English and other European Languages. However, its effectiveness in translating sentences within Indian Languages (IL) and between English and Indian languages needs to be explored further.

The NLP tool contest in ICON 2014 aims to collectively explore the effectiveness of SMT while translating within ILs and between English and ILs.


In the contest, training data will be provided to the contestants. It will consist of parallel corpus for different ILs and English. The contestants will have to train their systems on the data. A development corpus will also be provided to refine and improve their system. The final contest will be held on November, 2014 with the test data. A workshop will be held as a part of ICON to allow the short listed candidates to present their techniques and results. The detail of the language pair will be announced shortly. We will test translation in both directions for all language pairs.

The detail of the evaluation procedure and the uses policy of additional resources/tools will be announced shortly.

The contest will have three prizes:

FIRST PRIZE: Rs.10,000/-

SECOND PRIZE: Rs.7,500/-

THIRD PRIZE: Rs.5,000/-


ICON-2014 announces STUDENT PAPER COMPETITION in two tracks:

Track I : NLP (All areas)

Track II : Linguistics (Morphology, Syntax and Semantics)

Papers may be submitted under the link on the web page. Prizes will be awarded in each track for up to two papers based on original work carried out. The prizes are::

FIRST PRIZE: Rs.10,000/-

SECOND PRIZE: Rs.7,500/-

THIRD PRIZE: Rs.5,000/-

The short-listed papers in each track will be invited for presentation in a special session in the conference. Registration, domestic travel and subsistence expenses will be provided by the conference organizers for one author of each paper. Up to two winners will be offered summer fellowships at major NLP Centres in India. For any clarifications, contact Student Paper Competition Chair on icon2014 at iiit.ac.in.


Paper submission deadline Aug 10, 2014 Paper acceptance notification Oct 15, 2014 Camera ready copy submission Oct 31, 2014

Tutorial/Workshop proposals Aug 20, 2014 Tutorial/Workshop acceptance

notification Aug 31, 2014

NLP Tools Contest registration

deadline Aug 7, 2014 Student Paper Competition

submission deadline Aug 15, 2014


Advisory Committee Chair

Prof Aravind K Joshi, University of Pennsylvania, USA

Conference General Chair

Rajeev Sangal, IIT BHU, India

Programme Committee

Jyoti Pawar, Goa University, India (Chair)

Dipti Misra Sharma, IIIT Hyderabad, India (Co-Chair)

Tools Contest Chair

Sandipan Dandapat, IIT Guwahati, India

Student Paper Competition Chair

Vishal Goyal, Punjabi University, India

Organizing Chair

Ramdas N. Karmali, Goa University, India


ICON-2014 Secretariat Language Technologies Research Centre International Institute of Information Technology Gachibowli, Hyderabad - 500 032, India Ph: +91-40-6653 1333, 6653 1144 Fax: +91-400-6653 1413 e-mail: icon2014 at iiit.ac.in URL: www.iiit.ac.in/icon2014

-- *Regards,* Vishal Goyal, Ph.D., M.Tech., MCA, M.C.S.D. Assistant Professor(Stage III) and Placement Coordinator, Department of Computer Science, Punjabi University Patiala-147002 [*Online Hindi to Punjabi Machine Translation Tool -* http://h2p.learnpunjabi.org ] *[Research Cell: An International Journal of Engineering Sciences, http://ijoes.vidyapublications.com <http://ijoes.vidyapublications.com>]* -------------- next part -------------- A non-text attachment was scrubbed... Name: not available Type: text/html Size: 9452 bytes Desc: not available URL: <https://mailman.uib.no/public/corpora/attachments/20140321/ad5de21c/attachment.txt>

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