[Corpora-List] 2nd Call for Papers: The Seventh Baltic Conference "Human Language Technologies - the Baltic Perspective"

Mārcis Pinnis marcis.pinnis at Tilde.lv
Mon May 2 11:06:09 CEST 2016

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Second call for papers

The Seventh Baltic Conference "Human Language Technologies - the Baltic Perspective"

Riga, Latvia

October 6-7, 2016

Conference Web page: http://hlt2016.tilde.eu/



Paper submission: May 15, 2016

Notification to authors: June 30, 2016

Camera-ready deadline: August 1, 2016

Conference: October 6-7, 2016


The aim of the Seventh Baltic Conference "Human Language Technologies - the Baltic Perspective" is to provide a forum for the sharing of new ideas and recent advances in human language processing and to promote cooperation between the research communities of computer science and linguistics from the Baltic states and the rest of the world.

The conference aims to bring together scientists, developers, providers and users to discuss state-of-the-art of HLT in the Baltic states, to exchange information and to discuss problems, to find new synergies and to promote initiatives for international cooperation.

The event is also important for gathering and consolidating ideas related to cooperation in the EU Research and Innovation programme "Horizon 2020" and in the new period of the EU structural funds (2014-2020).


Organisers of the Seventh Baltic Conference invites you to submit extended abstracts of 1000-1500 words on substantial, original, and unpublished research in the area of natural language processing and language technologies in general, including but not limited to the following topics:

• Application of Language technologies

• Compilation of language and speech resources

• Human-Computer Interaction

• Information retrieval and extraction

• Issues in the design, construction and use of LRs: text, speech,


• Lexicons, terminology and ontologies

• Machine learning

• Machine Translation

• Methods and tools for language processing

• Multilingual issues, language coverage and diversity,

less-resourced languages

• Multimodal language technologies and solutions

• Ontologies, terminology and knowledge representation

• Open, linked and shared data and tools, open and collaborative


• Question answering

• Speech recognition and synthesis

• Text and speech corpora

We especially welcome original research on processing languages of three Baltic countries - Estonian, Latvian and Lithuanian.


Authors are invited to submit anonymous abstracts of about 1000-1500 words in PDF format. Deadline of submission of extended abstracts: May 15, 2016. Submissions should be made through EasyChair

(https://easychair.org/conferences/?conf=baltichlt2016) conference manager and will be blind reviewed.


Accepted papers selected by an international programme committee will be published in the official conference proceedings by IOS Press, Online Open Access, Book series: Frontiers in AI and Applications (www.frontiersinai.com<http://www.frontiersinai.com>).


Inguna Skadiņa (chair), Tilde / University of Latvia

Tanel Alumäe, Tallinn University of Technology, Estonia

Ilze Auziņa, University of Latvia

Guntis Bārzdiņš, University of Latvia

Eckhard Bick, University of Southern Denmark

Mark Fishel, University of Tartu, Estonia

Markus Forsberg, University of Gothenburg, Sweden

Filip Ginter, University of Turku, Finland

Gintarė Grigonytė, Stockholm University, Sweden

Normunds Grūzītis, University of Latvia

Richard Johansson, University of Gothenburg, Sweden

Heiki-Jaan Kaalep, University of Tartu, Estonia

Jurgita Kapočiūtė-Dzikienė, Vytautas Magnus University, Lithuania

Kaarel Kaljurand, Nuance Communications, Austria

Steven Krauwer, Utrecht University, Netherlands

Tomas Krilavičius, Vytautas Magnus University, Lithuania

Margit Langemets, Institute of the Estonian Language, Estonia

Bente Maegaard, University of Copenhagen, Denmark

Einar Meister, Tallinn University of Technology, Estonia

Joakim Nivre, Uppsala University, Sweden

Bolette Sandford Pedersen, University of Copenhagen, Denmark

Rūta Petrauskaitė, Vytautas Magnus University, Lithuania

Mārcis Pinnis, Tilde, Latvia

Eiríkur Rögnvaldsson, University of Iceland

Tiit Roosmaa, The Estonian IT College / University of Tartu, Estonia

Raivis Skadiņš, Tilde, Latvia

Arvi Tavast, University of Tartu, Estonia

Francis M. Tyers, UiT The Arctic University of Norway

Andrius Utka, Vytautas Magnus University, Lithuania

Andrejs Vasiļjevs, Tilde, Latvia

Kadri Vider, University of Tartu, Estonia

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