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COLING 2016 Call for System Demonstrations

The 26th International Conference on Computational Linguistics December 11 - 16, 2016, Osaka, Japan.

http://coling2016.anlp.jp/

Important dates:

August 26,2016: Paper submission deadline September 30, 2016: Author notification October 14, 2016: Camera-ready PDF due

The COLING 2016 Demonstration Program Committee invites proposals for system demonstrations. The demonstration program is part of the main conference program 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.

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COLING 2016 solicits demonstrations on original and unpublished research on the following topics, including, but not limited to:

- Pragmatics, discourse, semantics, syntax, grammar and lexicon; - Lexical semantics and ontologies; - Word segmentation, tagging and chunking; - Parsing, syntactic and semantic; - Semantic role labeling; - Discourse relations and Discourse Structure; - Dialogue and conversational agents; - Language generation; - Summarization; - Question answering; - Paraphrasing and textual entailment; - Multilingual processing, machine translation and translation aids; - Information retrieval; - Information extraction; - Sentiment analysis, opinion mining; - Computational argumentation; - Social media; - Speech recognition, text-to-speech and spoken language understanding; - Multimodal systems and representations; - Applications; - Tools in aid of NLP tasks and applications; - Corpus development and language resources; - System evaluation methodology and metrics; - Machine learning for natural language; - Cognitive, mathematical and computational models of language processing; - Models of communication by language.

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 licensed?

The maximum submission length is 4 pages (including references). Papers shall be submitted in English and must conform to the official COLING 2016 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://coling2016.anlp.jp/#instructions

Submission and reviewing will be managed in the START system: https://www.softconf.com/coling2016/demos/

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

Demonstration chair:

Hideo Watanabe, IBM Research – Tokyo

Programme Committee:

Ai Ti Aw, Institute for Infocomm Research Eiji Aramaki, Nara Institute of Science and Technology Riza Batista-Navarro, NaCTeM, University of Manchester Kay Berkling, Cooperative State University, Karlsruhe Hervé Blanchon, Université Grenoble Alpes – LaboratoireLIG Christian Boitet, CLIPS-IMAG équipe GETA Hailong Cao, Harbin Institute of Technology Michael Carl, Cophenhagen Business School Vittorio Castelli, IBM Research Luong Chi Mai, Institute of Information Technology (IOIT) Tsuneaki Kato, The University of Tokyo Hideto Kazawa, Google Inc. Mitesh M. Khapra, IBM Research - India Genichiro Kikui, Okayama Prefectural University Mathieu Lafourcade, The Montpellier Laboratory of Informatics, Robotics and Microelectronics Séamus Lawless, ADAPT Centre, Trinity College Dublin Young-suk Lee, IBM Research Qun Liu, Dublin City University Teruko Mitamura, Carnegie Mellon University Shinsuke Mori, Kyoto University Kiyonori Ohtake, National Institute of Information and Communications Technology Stefan Riezler, Heidelberg University Hammam Riza, Agency for the Assessment and Application of Technology (BPPT) Manabu Sassano, Yahoo Japan Corporation Koichi Takeda, IBM Research - Tokyo Takaaki Tanaka, Nippon Telegraph and Telephone Corporation E Umamaheswari Vasanthakumar, Nanyang Technological University Jason D. Williams, Microsoft Research Youzheng Wu, Sony China Research Lab Hai Zhao, Shanghai Jiao Tong University



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