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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/
IMPROTANT DATES 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the Seventh Baltic Conference invites you to submit extended abstracts of 1000-1500 words on substantial, original, and unpublished research in the area of natural language processing and language technologies in general, including but not limited to the following topics: • Application of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, multimodality • 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 architectures • 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.
SUBMISSIONS AND DATES
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.
PROCEEDINGS 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).
PROGRAMME COMMITTEE 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