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First call for Papers: The Fourth International conference HUMAN LANGUAGE TECHNOLOGIES - THE BALTIC PERSPECTIVE



Date: Mon,  8 Mar 2010 15:23:57 +0200
From: Inguna Skadiņa <inguna at ailab dot mii dot lu dot lv>
To: nodali at helsinki dot fi
Subject: First call for Papers: The Fourth International conference
   HUMAN LANGUAGE TECHNOLOGIES - THE BALTIC PERSPECTIVE


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 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 9, 2010 Abstracts (for blind review) due
May 1, 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. Submitted abstracts of papers should consist of about 500-1000 words. Submissions will be made using EasyChair site:
https://www.easychair.org/login.cgi?conf=4thbaltichltconference.

Papers accepted by the programme committee will be published in the conference proceedings. Regular papers may consist of up to 8 pages, short papers (posters) may consist of up to 4 pages, and demo papers may consist of up to 2 pages.

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
 * 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, Latvia * Jurģis Šķilters, 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
 * Jörg Tiedemann, Uppsala University, Sweden
 * Andrejs Vasiļjevs, Tilde, Latvia
 * Jolanta Zabarskaitė, Institute of the Lithuanian Language, Lithuania


LOCAL 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
 * Andrejs Vasiļjevs, 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 dot lv