[Elsnet-list] Call for Papers: Baltic HLT 2010

Andrejs Vasiļjevs Andrejs at Tilde.lv
Tue Mar 9 19:46:20 CET 2010


FIRST CALL FOR PAPERS

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 to 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 the Baltic countries, to exchange information and to discuss problems, to find new synergies and to promote initiatives for international cooperation.

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 the three previous Baltic HLT conferences held in Riga (2004), Tallinn (2005) and Kaunas (2007).

CONFERENCE TOPICS

HLT in the Baltic countries — overview, policy, cooperation, opportunities:
	- HLT in the 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

IMPORTANT DATES
April 9, 2010 Abstracts due (500
1000 words) May 1, 2010 Notification of acceptance June 30, 2010 Camera-ready copy due (about 4000 words) 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 500
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 Royal Institute of Technology, Sweden Robert Gaizauskas, University of Sheffield, UK Steven Krauwer, CLARIN project, The Netherlands Bente Maegaard, University of Copenhagen, Denmark Rūta Marcinkevičienė, Vytautas Magnus University, Lithuania Einar Meister, Institute of Cybernetics, Estonia Joakim Nivre, Uppsala University, Sweden Tiit Roosma, University of Tartu, Estonia Inguna Skadiņa, Institute of Mathematics and Computer Science, University of Latvia / Tilde Jurģis Šķilters, National Library of Latvia / University of Latvia Koenraad De Smedt, University of Bergen, Norway Andrejs Spektors, Institute of Mathematics and Computer Science, University of Latvia Gregor Thurmair, Linguatec, Germany Jörg Tiedemann, Uppsala University, Sweden Andrejs Vasiļjevs, Tilde, Latvia Jolanta Zabarskaitė, Institute of the Lithuanian Language, Lithuania

ORGANIZING COMMITTEE
Gunta Nešpore, Institute of Mathematics and Computer Science, University of Latvia Ināra Opmane, Institute of Mathematics and Computer Science, University of Latvia Baiba Saulīte, Institute of Mathematics and Computer Science, University of Latvia Inguna Skadiņa, Institute of Mathematics and Computer Science, University of Latvia / Tilde Marko Tadić, University of Zagreb Andrejs Vasiļjevs, Tilde

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



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