[Corpora-List] Second call for submissions: TALN 2019

Morin Emmanuel emmanuel.morin at univ-nantes.fr
Wed Jan 16 16:09:31 CET 2019

Second call for submissions: TALN 2019

The 26th French Conference on Natural Language Processing (Traitement Automatique des Langues Naturelles - TALN) and the 21st Student Research Meeting on Natural Language Processing (Rencontre des Étudiants Chercheurs en Informatique pour le Traitement Automatique des Langues - RECITAL) will be hosted by the Artificial Intelligence Platform (PFIA) and will take place in Toulouse from Monday 1 to Friday July 5, 2019. (https://www.irit.fr/pfia2019/ <https://www.irit.fr/pfia2019/>) .


We welcome submissions that address topics related to NLP, including, but not limited to:

• Phonetics, phonology, morphology, part-of-speech tagging,

• Syntax, grammars, parsing, chunking,

• Semantics, pragmatics, discourse,

• Lexical and distributional semantics,

• Linguistic and psycholinguistic aspects of NLP,

• Language resources for NLP,

• Evaluation methods for NLP,

• NLP applications (information retrieval and extraction, question-answering, automatic translation, machine translation, generation, summarization, dialogue, sentiment analysis, etc.),

• NLP and multi-modality (speech, vision, etc.),

• NLP and multilingualism,

• NLP for the Web and social networks,

• NLP and low-resourced languages,

• NLP and sign language,

• NLP and ethics,

• NLP and corpus linguistics,

• NLP and Digital Humanities.

Types of submissions

This year again only one format of papers: short papers (6 pages of content plus an unlimited number of pages for references).

TALN welcomes two types of communications:

• papers presenting original research work;

• position statements presenting a point of view on the state of NLP research.

When submitting their paper, authors will be asked to indicate whether, if solicited by the program committee, they will be prepared (or not) to convert it (in accordance with the calendar) into a long article (12 pages + unlimited number of pages for references). Still adhering to the "short paper" format, and adapting as needed to keep within the six-page limit, authors can submit translations in French of articles under submission to an international conference. In this case, a mention "translation" should be added when submitting the article. This type of submission will not be considered for conversion to a long paper.

The selected papers will be presented orally or as posters as determined by the program committee. All the selected papers will be published in the proceedings of the conference.

Selection criteria

Each submission will be reviewed by three specialists of the domain. The following criteria apply:

• relevance to the conference topics,

• substance and originality of the contribution,

• correctness of the technical and scientific content,

• critical discussion of the results, in particular with respect to the state of the art,

• positioning of the work in the context of international research,

• organization and clarity of presentation.

For position statements, the following qualities are emphasized:

• scope of the presentation and consideration of the state of the art,

• originality and impact of the presented point of view.

A committee composed of members of the TAL (Traitement Automatique des Langues) Journal Editorial Board and of the TALN Program Committee will select, among the accepted papers, one paper (TALN Award). The best papers will be invited to submit an extended version in the TAL journal.

Submission procedure

Submitted papers must conform to the official guidelines and style that are described in the style files ( https://www.irit.fr/pfia2019/taln-recital/taln-recital-soumission/ <https://www.irit.fr/pfia2019/taln-recital/taln-recital-soumission/>) and must be in the PDF format.

Web site for submissions: https://easychair.org/conferences/?conf=taln19 <https://easychair.org/conferences/?conf=taln19>

Submissions in English are acceptable if one of the authors is not a French speaker.

Since the review process is double-blind, the submitted papers must not include the authors' names and affiliations. Furthermore, self-references and project names that reveal the author's identity, e.g., "We previously showed (Smith, 1991) ...", must be avoided. Authors should use instead citations such as "Smith (1991) previously showed ...". Acknowledgements should not be included in the first submission, and can be added instead to the final version of a paper after acceptance.

Important dates

• Paper submission deadline (6 pages of content plus an unlimited number of pages for references): February 8, 2019 (23:59 Paris time, CET, UTC+1)

• Notification: April 6, 2019

• Camera-ready paper deadlines:

• shorts papers: May 10, 2019 (7 pages including 1 additional page to take into account the reviewer comments, plus an unlimited number of pages for references)

• longs papers: May 24, 2019 (12 pages plus an unlimited number of pages for references )

• Conference: between July 1 and 5, 2019

Program committee

TALN co-chairs: Emmanuel Morin (LS2N, Université de Nantes), Sophie Rosset (LIMSI, CNRS) and Pierre Zweigenbaum (LIMSI, CNRS) Contacts : cp-taln2019 at atala.org <mailto:cp-taln2019 at atala.org>

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