[Corpora-List] **CORRECTION:** corrected CFP subject: BSNLP: The 8th Workshop on NLPfor the Balto-Slavic languages

Roman Yangarber Roman.Yangarber at cs.helsinki.fi
Thu Dec 3 17:14:44 CET 2020


(apologies for cross-posting)

First Call for Papers**

*BSNLP: The**8th**Workshop**on**NLP**for the Balto-Slavic languages*** <http://bsnlp.cs.helsinki.fi/>

Monday, April 19, 2021 or Tuesday, April 20, 2021

co-located with EACL 2021

http://bsnlp.cs.helsinki.fi/

 *Submission Deadline:  1 February 2021*

*WORKSHOP**DESCRIPTION*

The 8th edition of the BSNLP Workshop at EACL Sponsored by SIGSLAV: the ACL Special Interest Group on Slavic NLP

The languages from the Balto-Slavic group play an important role due to their diverse cultural heritage and widespread use — with over 400 million speakers worldwide. The current political and economic developments in Central and Eastern Europe bring Balto-Slavic societies and languages into focus in terms of rapid technological advancement and expanding consumer markets.

This year, we are especially glad to have an opportunity to organize BSNLP in a Slavic-speaking country: Ukraine.

The linguistic phenomena specific to the Balto-Slavic languages — such as rich morphological inflection and free word order — make the construction of NLP tools for these languages a challenging and intriguing task.

The goal of this Workshop is to bring together researchers from academia and industry working on NLP for Balto-Slavic languages. In particular, the Workshop aims to stimulate research and foster the creation of tools and resources for these languages. The Workshop will provide a forum for exchanging ideas, discussing current problems, and making the available resources more widely known. One fascinating aspect of this language group is the striking structural similarity, as well as an easily recognizable core vocabulary and inflectional inventory spanning the entire group of languages — despite a lack of mutual intelligibility — which creates a special environment in which researchers can appreciate the shared problems and solutions, and communicate naturally.

This Workshop addresses Natural Language Processing (NLP) for the Balto-Slavic languages. The NLP tasks in urgent need of attention include:

* morphological analysis and generation,

* morphosyntactic tagging,

* syntactic and semantic parsing,

* lexical semantics,

* named-entity recognition,

* text normalisation and processing non-standard language

* coreference resolution,

* information extraction,

* question answering,

* information retrieval,

* text summarization,

* machine translation,

* development of linguistic resources,

* disinformation detection,

* fact verification.  

This Workshop continues the proud tradition established by the 7 previous BSNLP Workshops.

*IMPORTANT DATES*

* First Call for papers: 27 November 2020

* Second Call for papers: 18 December 2020

* Submission deadline: 1 February 2021

* Notification of acceptance: 18 February 2021

* Camera-ready papers due: 1 March 2021

* Workshop: 19 or 20 April 2021

***SHARED TASK ** *This year's BSNLP features the *3rd edition* of the Shared Task on Multilingual Named Entity Recognition: recognizing mentions of named entities in Web documents, lemmatization, and cross-lingual matching in Slavic languages. The shared task covers:

* Bulgarian,

* Czech,

* Polish,

* Russian,

* Slovene, and

* Ukrainian.

Information about the Shared Task and the training data is available on the Workshop web page <http://bsnlp.cs.helsinki.fi/call-for-papers.html>.****

*SUBMISSION INFORMATION*

At the Workshop Web page: bsnlp.cs.helsinki.fi <http://bsnlp.cs.helsinki.fi/call-for-papers.html>

*Workshop contact email address: **bsnlp at cs.helsinki.fi* <mailto:bea.nlp.workshop at gmail.com>

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