INVITED TALKS (listed alphabetically) 1. Dr. Katharina Kann Assistant Professor in the Department of Computer Science at the University of Colorado Boulder 2. Dr. Mans Hulden Assistant Professor in the Department of Linguistics at the University of Colorado Boulder 3. Dr. Phil. Eckhard Bick VISL lab at the University of Southern Denmark
SCOPE The International Conference on Agglutinative Language Technologies as a Challenge of Natural Language Processing (ALTNLP) has established itself as a multidisciplinary conference in natural language processing (NLP) and machine learning (ML) along with computational optimization. ALTNLP provides an international online forum for the presentation of original multidisciplinary research results as well as a platform for the exchange and dissemination of innovative and practical development. ALTNLP aims to explore and discuss modern issues and approaches of natural language processing and machine learning to agglutinative languages and other weakly formalized languages. ALTNLP’s main objective is to provide an opportunity for leading academic scientists, researchers, engineers, scholars and other professionals from all over the world to contribute to the development of these fields and exchange new ideas as well as research outcomes in related fields, in turn, establishing lasting partnerships for future collaboration.
TOPICS We are highly interested in original research papers and novel ideas that cover both the NLP and ML domain. Topics of interest include, but are not limited to: - Specific standards, guidelines, tagsets, and terminology in NLP for morphologically-rich languages - Resources, evaluation and other NLP Applications for agglutinative and other morphologically-rich Languages - Text mining (classification, tagging, and parsing), information extraction and retrieval for agglutinative and other languages - Machine learning and machine translation with a focus on agglutinative and morphologically rich languages - Morphologically-rich corpora development for languages such as Turkic languages and more - Methods and software to aid labor intensive tasks in the development of morphologically-aware resources and tools for NLP and ML tasks for Turkic and other languages
SUBMISSION INFORMATION We accept only full-length research papers that are to be at least five (5) and not exceed eight (8) pages, plus unlimited pages for references. Submissions should be anonymized and uploaded electronically through the Easychair platform and formatted according to the official single-column CEUR-ART style template available at http://ceur-ws.org/Vol-XXX/CEURART.zip. Reviews of submissions will be double-blind. There is a pre-defined Overleaf template at https://www.overleaf.com/read/vgccthngprgf. After clicking the link choose “copy project” in the Overleaf menu. You need to be registered and logged in to Overleaf in order to be able to do that. The conference is free to attend. Conference fee and Publication fee – free of charge. Registration is necessary: the link for the registration will be provided in the due time. All submissions should be uploaded electronically through the Easychair platform: https://easychair.org/conferences/?conf=altnlp2022
IMPORTANT DATES 14th of December 2021 - First call for papers 28th of March 2022 - Second call for papers 24th of April 2022 - Final paper submissions due 15th of May 2022 - Notification of acceptance 30th of May 2022 - Camera-ready version due 6th of June 2022 - Conference
PUBLICATION POSSIBILITIES All of the papers accepted for the conference will be published in an E-Proceedings Book with an ISBN number at the CEUR Workshop Proceedings (http://ceur-ws.org/). Following the peer review process, selected full texts will be considered for publication in one of the following scientific journals after the journal’s review process. Informatica: An International Journal of Computing and Informatics as a Special issue Organizacija: Authors of selected papers dealing with organizational and managerial aspects of language technologies and information systems will be proposed to submit extended versions of their papers for publication in the journal Organizacija. Such papers will undergo a regular review process. The organizers are negotiating with the journals that will publish the best papers from the conference in linguistic topics.
WORKSHOP CHAIRS - Branko Kavšek, University of Primorska, FAMNIT, Slovenia (branko.kavsek at famnit.upr.si) - Jernej Vičič, University of Primorska, FAMNIT, Slovenia (jernej.vicic at upr.si) - John E. Ortega, New York University, New York, USA
PROGRAM COMMITTEE (listed alphabetically) - Aleksander Sadikov, University of Ljubljana, FRI, Slovenia - Anja Žnidaršič, University of Maribor, Slovenia - Branko Kavšek, University of Primorska, FAMNIT, Slovenia - Elmurod Kuriyozov, University of a Coruna, La Coruna, Spain - Izaskun Aldezabal Roteta, University of the Basque Country - Jamolbek Mattiev, Urgench State University, Uzbekistan - Javid Huseynov, Columbia University, New York, USA - Jernej Vičič, University of Primorska, FAMNIT, Slovenia - John E. Ortega, New York University, New York, USA - Jose Maria Arriola, University of the Basque Country - Khabibulla Madatov, Urgench State University, Uzbekistan - Mateja Jemec Tomazin, ZRC SAZU, Slovenia - Murat Orhun, İstanbul Bilgi University, Turkey - Peter Rogelj, University of Primorska, FAMNIT, Slovenia - Rodolfo Joel Zevallos Salazar, Universitat Pompeu Fabra, Barcelona, Spain - Sree Ganesh Thotempudi,S RH University of Heidelberg, Germany - Vida Groznik, University of Primorska, FAMNIT, Slovenia - William Chen, University of Central Florida, USA