Annual Meeting of the North American Association for Computational Linguistics with the Human Language Technology Conference

Event Notification Type: 
Call for Papers
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Tuesday, 1 June 2010 to Sunday, 6 June 2010
United States
Submission Deadline: 
Tuesday, 1 December 2009

Preliminary Call for Papers for NAACL HLT 2010

June 1 – June 6, 2010, Los Angeles, California

Important Dates:

Deadline for BOTH Full and Short paper submission: Tuesday, December 1, 2009

Notification to Authors: Monday, January 25, 2010

NAACL HLT 2010 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. This year, we are especially interested in papers discussing research with noisy data, including data from informal communications (such as, Twitter, Blogs, Email, SMS) and processed data (such as, Speech, OCR, Historical Data, Machine Translation). NAACL HLT 2010 will feature full papers, short papers, demonstrations, and a doctoral consortium, as well as pre-conference tutorials and post-conference workshops.

The conference invites the submission of full papers on substantial, original, and unpublished research in disciplines that could impact human language processing systems. We also 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.

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


Morphology (including word segmentation)

Part of speech tagging

Syntax and parsing (e.g., grammar induction, formal grammar, algorithms)

Grammar Engineering

Word sense disambiguation

Lexical semantics

Formal semantics and logic

Mathematical Linguistics

Textual entailment and paraphrasing

Discourse and pragmatics

Knowledge acquisition and representation

Statistical and machine learning techniques for language processing

Multilingual processing

Noisy data analysis

Large-scale language processing

Machine translation

Language generation


Question answering

Information retrieval (including monolingual and CLIR)

Information extraction

Topic classification and information filtering

Non-topical classification (e.g., sentiment/attribution/ genre analysis)

Topic clustering

Text and speech mining

Spoken term detection and spoken document indexing

Speech indexing and retrieval

Speech analysis and recognition

Speech synthesis

Speech understanding

Dialog systems

Speech-centered applications (e.g., human-computer, human- robot interaction, education and learning systems, assistive technologies, digital entertainment)

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, gaze, gesture, and other sensory inputs

Detailed submission information will soon be available at:

General Conference Chair:

Ron Kaplan, Powerset Division of Microsoft Bing

Program Co-Chairs:

Jill Burstein, Educational Testing Service

Mary Harper, University of Maryland, Johns Hopkins Human Language Technology Center of Excellence

Gerald Penn, University of Toronto

Workshop Chairs

Richard Sproat, Oregon Health & Sciences University

David Traum, University of Southern California, Institute for Creative Technologies

Demo Chair

Carolyn Penstein Rose, Carnegie Mellon University, Language Technologies Institute

Local Arrangements Chairs

David Chiang, University of Southern California, Information Sciences Institute

Eduard Hovy, University of Southern California, Information Sciences Institute

Jonathan May, University of Southern California, Information Sciences Institute

Jason Riesa, University of Southern California,. Information Sciences Institute

Sponsorship Chairs

North America: Srinivas Bangalore, AT&T; Christy Doran, MITRE
Local: Eduard Hovy, University of Southern California, Information Sciences Institute