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[eu_members at aclweb dot org] Colorado: NAACL HLT 2009 -- 2nd CFP



Call for Papers for NAACL HLT 2009

http://www.naaclhlt2009.org

May 31 – June 5, 2009, Boulder, Colorado

Deadline for full paper submission – Monday, December 1, 2008
Deadline for short paper submission – Monday, February 9, 2009

NAACL HLT 2009 combines the Annual Meeting of the North American 
Association for Computational Linguistics (NAACL) with the Human 
Language Technology Conference (HLT) of NAACL. The conference covers a 
broad spectrum of disciplines working towards enabling intelligent 
systems to interact with humans using natural language, and towards 
enhancing human-human communication through services such as speech 
recognition, automatic translation, information retrieval, text 
summarization, and information extraction. NAACL HLT 2009 will feature 
full papers, short papers, posters, demonstrations, and a doctoral 
consortium, as well as pre- and post-conference tutorials and workshops.

The conference invites the submission of papers on substantial, 
original, and unpublished research in disciplines that could impact 
human language processing systems.  We encourage the submission of 
short papers that can be characterized as a small, focused 
contribution, a work in progress, a negative result, an opinion piece 
or an interesting application note. A separate review form for short 
papers will be introduced this year.

NAACL HLT 2009 aims to hold two special sessions, Large Scale Language 
Processing and Speech Indexing and Retrieval.

Topics include, but are not limited to, the following areas, and are 
understood to be applied to speech and/or text:

-Large scale language processing
-Speech indexing and retrieval
-Information retrieval (including monolingual and CLIR)
-Information extraction
-Speech-centered applications (e.g., human-computer,  human-robot 
interaction, education and learning systems, assistive  technologies,
digital entertainment)
-Machine translation
-Summarization
-Question answering
-Topic classification and information filtering
-Non-topical classification (e.g., sentiment/attribution/genre analysis)
-Topic clustering
-Text and speech mining
-Statistical and machine learning techniques for language processing
-Spoken term detection and spoken document indexing
-Language generation
-Speech synthesis
-Speech understanding
-Speech analysis and recognition
-Multilingual processing
-Phonology
-Morphology (including word segmentation)
-Part of speech tagging
-Syntax and parsing (e.g., grammar induction, formal grammar, algorithms)
-Word sense disambiguation
-Lexical semantics
-Formal semantics and logic
-Textual entailment and paraphrasing
-Discourse and pragmatics
-Dialog systems
-Knowledge acquisition and representation
-Evaluation (e.g., intrinsic, extrinsic, user studies)
-Development of language resources (e.g., lexicons,  ontologies,
annotated corpora)
-Rich transcription (automatic annotation of information  structure and
sources in speech)
-Multimodal representations and processing, including speech and  gesture


Submission information is available at: http://www.naaclhlt2009.org


General Conference Chair:
Mari Ostendorf, University of Washington

Program Co-Chairs:
Michael Collins, Massachusetts Institute of Technology
Shri Narayanan, University of Southern California
Douglas W. Oard, University of Maryland
Lucy Vanderwende, Microsoft Research

Local Arrangements:
James Martin, University of Colorado at Boulder
Martha Palmer, University of Colorado at Boulder