[Elsnet-list] Deadline extended: 4th International conference HUMAN LANGUAGE TECHNOLOGIES - THE BALTIC PERSPECTIVE

Andrejs Vasiļjevs Andrejs at Tilde.lv
Wed Apr 14 17:52:40 CEST 2010


Apologies for multiple postings

Deadline extended: NEW APPLICATION DEADLINE APRIL 18, 2010

The Fourth International Conference
HUMAN LANGUAGE TECHNOLOGIES - THE BALTIC PERSPECTIVE RIGA, Latvia, October 7-8, 2010

AIMS AND SCOPE
The main aim of the conference is to provide a forum for the sharing of new ideas and recent advances in human language processing and promote cooperation between the research communities of computer science and linguistics from the Baltic countries 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 Baltic countries, to exchange information and to discuss problems, to find new synergies and to promote initiatives for international cooperation.

Two central themes of the conference are:
	- Language resources and technology for the Humanities
	- Building and using corpora for Machine Translation

The conference is the successor of three previous Baltic HLT conferences held in Riga (2004), Tallinn (2005) and Kaunas (2007).

CONFERENCE TOPICS

HLT in Baltic countries - overview, policy, cooperation, opportunities:
	- HLT in Baltic countries - overview, policy, opportunities
	- Research infrastructures for humanities
	- Cooperation in HLT in the Baltic Sea area and in the EU

Human language technologies and language resources

Original contributions dealing with both theory and applications of human language processing are invited. The wide range of topics to be addressed in the conference includes, but is not limited to:
	* Methods and tools for language processing
	* Machine translation and translation aids
	* Corpora and linguistic resources
	* Speech synthesis, processing and recognition
	* Speech corpora and their annotation
	* Information extraction and retrieval
	* Lexicons, terminology and ontologies
	* Standards and copyrights for written and spoken language resources
	* Discourse and dialogue
	* Language technology for education and learning
	* New applications of HLT systems

IMPORTANT DATES
April 18, 2010 -     Abstracts (for blind review) due
May 10, 2010 -       Notification of acceptance
June 30, 2010 -     Camera-ready copy due
October 7-8, 2010 - Baltic HLT Conference

SUBMISSIONS
The conference will consist primarily of paper presentations, posters and demonstrations sessions. Abstracts of papers of about 500Ā–1000 words should be submitted as a PDF file via the EasyChair conference tool:
http://www.easychair.org/conferences/?conf=4thbaltichltconference.
Papers will be blind reviewed by at least two members of the Program Committee. Therefore, authors' names and affiliations should not appear in the abstract. Accepted papers selected by an international programme committee will be published in the official conference proceedings.

LANGUAGE
The conference language for presentations and publications is English.

SPONSORSHIP OPPORTUNITIES
Please contact conference organizers for sponsorship opportunities.

CONFERENCE ORGANISERS
- Institute of Mathematics and Computer Science, University of Latvia
- Tilde company
- CLARIN project (FP7)
- ACCURAT project (FP7)
- LetsMT! project (CIP ICT-PSP)

PROGRAMME COMMITTEE
   •Nick Campbell, University of Dublin, Trinity College, Ireland
   •Rolf Carlson, KTH, Sweden
   •Robert Gaizauskas, Sheffield University, UK
   •Steven Krauwer, CLARIN project, The Netherlands
   •Bente Maegaard, University of Copenhagen, Denmark
   •Ruta Marcinkeviciene, Vytautas Magnus University, Lithuania
   •Einar Meister, Institute of Cybernetics, Estonia
   •Joakim Nivre, Uppsala University, Sweden
   •Tiit Roosma, University of Tartu, Estonia
   •Inguna Skadina, Institute of Mathematics and Computer Science, University of Latvia / Tilde, Latvia
   •Jurgis Skilters, National Library of Latvia / University of Latvia, Latvia
   •Koenraad De Smedt, University of Bergen, Norway
   •Andrejs Spektors, Institute of Mathematics and Computer Science, University of Latvia, Latvia
   •Gregor Thurmair, Linguatech, Germany
   •Jorg Tiedemann, Uppsala University, Sweden
   •Andrejs Vasiljevs, Tilde, Latvia
   •Jolanta Zabarskaite, Institute of the Lithuanian Language, Lithuania

ORGANIZING COMMITTEE
   * Gunta Nespore, Institute of Mathematics and Computer Science, University of Latvia
   * Inara Opmane, Institute of Mathematics and Computer Science, University of Latvia
   * Baiba Saulite, Institute of Mathematics and Computer Science, University of Latvia
   * Inguna Skadina, Institute of Mathematics and Computer Science, University of Latvia / Tilde
   * Marko Tadic, University of Zagreb
   * Andrejs Vasiljevs, Tilde


CONTACT INFORMATION
For up-to-date information about the workshop and contact details see:
www.lumii.lv/hlt2010

Contact e-mail: hlt2010 at lumii.lv





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