SLSP 2014: 3rd call for papers

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SLSP 2014

Grenoble, France

October 14-16, 2014

Organised by:

Laboratoire d’Informatique de Grenoble

Research Group on Mathematical Linguistics (GRLMC)
Rovira i Virgili University



SLSP is a yearly conference series aimed at promoting and displaying
excellent research on the wide spectrum of statistical methods that are
currently in use in computational language or speech processing. It aims at
attracting contributions from both fields. Though there exist large,
well-known conferences and workshops hosting contributions to any of these
areas, SLSP is a more focused meeting where synergies between subdomains and
people will hopefully happen. In SLSP 2014, significant room will be
reserved to young scholars at the beginning of their career and particular
focus will be put on methodology.


SLSP 2014 will take place in Grenoble, at the foot of the French Alps.


The conference invites submissions discussing the employment of statistical
methods (including machine learning) within language and speech processing.
The list below is indicative and not exhaustive:

phonology, phonetics, prosody, morphology
syntax, semantics
discourse, dialogue, pragmatics
statistical models for natural language processing
supervised, unsupervised and semi-supervised machine learning methods
applied to natural language, including speech
statistical methods, including biologically-inspired methods
language resources
part-of-speech tagging
semantic role labelling
natural language generation
anaphora and coreference resolution
speech recognition 
speaker identification/verification
speech transcription
speech synthesis
machine translation
translation technology
text summarisation
information retrieval
text categorisation
information extraction
term extraction
spelling correction
text and web mining
opinion mining and sentiment analysis
spoken dialogue systems
author identification, plagiarism and spam filtering


SLSP 2014 will consist of:

invited talks
invited tutorials
peer-reviewed contributions


Claire Gardent (LORIA, Nancy, FR), Grammar Based Sentence Generation and
Statistical Error Mining
Roger K. Moore (Sheffield, UK), Spoken Language Processing: Time to Look
Martti Vainio (Helsinki, FI), Phonetics and Machine Learning: Hierarchical
Modelling of Prosody in Statistical Speech Synthesis


Sophia Ananiadou (Manchester, UK)
Srinivas Bangalore (Florham Park, US)
Patrick Blackburn (Roskilde, DK)
Hervé Bourlard (Martigny, CH)
Bill Byrne (Cambridge, UK)
Nick Campbell (Dublin, IE)
David Chiang (Marina del Rey, US)
Kenneth W. Church (Yorktown Heights, US)
Walter Daelemans (Antwerpen, BE)
Thierry Dutoit (Mons, BE)
Alexander Gelbukh (Mexico City, MX)
James Glass (Cambridge, US)
Ralph Grishman (New York, US)
Sanda Harabagiu (Dallas, US)
Xiaodong He (Redmond, US)
Hynek Hermansky (Baltimore, US)
Hitoshi Isahara (Toyohashi, JP)
Lori Lamel (Orsay, FR)
Gary Geunbae Lee (Pohang, KR)
Haizhou Li (Singapore, SG)
Daniel Marcu (Los Angeles, US)
Carlos Martín-Vide (Tarragona, ES, chair)
Manuel Montes-y-Gómez (Puebla, MX)
Satoshi Nakamura (Nara, JP)
Shrikanth S. Narayanan (Los Angeles, US)
Vincent Ng (Dallas, US)
Joakim Nivre (Uppsala, SE)
Elmar Nöth (Erlangen, DE)
Maurizio Omologo (Trento, IT)
Mari Ostendorf (Seattle, US)
Barbara H. Partee (Amherst, US)
Gerald Penn (Toronto, CA)
Massimo Poesio (Colchester, UK)
James Pustejovsky (Waltham, US)
Gaël Richard (Paris, FR)
German Rigau (San Sebastián, ES)
Paolo Rosso (Valencia, ES)
Yoshinori Sagisaka (Tokyo, JP)
Björn W. Schuller (London, UK)
Satoshi Sekine (New York, US)
Richard Sproat (New York, US)
Mark Steedman (Edinburgh, UK)
Jian Su (Singapore, SG)
Marc Swerts (Tilburg, NL)
Jun'ichi Tsujii (Beijing, CN)
Gertjan van Noord (Groningen, NL)
Renata Vieira (Porto Alegre, BR)
Dekai Wu (Hong Kong, HK)
Feiyu Xu (Berlin, DE)
Roman Yangarber (Helsinki, FI)
Geoffrey Zweig (Redmond, US)


Laurent Besacier (Grenoble, co-chair)
Adrian Horia Dediu (Tarragona)
Benjamin Lecouteux (Grenoble)
Carlos Martín-Vide (Tarragona, co-chair)
Florentina Lilica Voicu (Tarragona)


Authors are invited to submit non-anonymized papers in English presenting
original and unpublished research. Papers should not exceed 12 single-spaced
pages (including eventual appendices) and should be prepared according to
the standard format for Springer Verlag's LNAI/LNCS series (see

Submissions have to be uploaded to:


A volume of proceedings published by Springer in the LNAI/LNCS series will
be available by the time of the conference.

A special issue of a major journal will be later published containing
peer-reviewed extended versions of some of the papers contributed to the
conference. Submissions to it will be by invitation.


The period for registration is open from January 16, 2014 to October 14,
2014. The registration form can be found at:


Paper submission: May 7, 2014 (23:59h, CET)
Notification of paper acceptance or rejection: June 18, 2014
Final version of the paper for the LNAI/LNCS proceedings: June 25, 2014
Early registration: July 2, 2014
Late registration: September 30, 2014
Submission to the post-conference journal special issue: January 16, 2015



SLSP 2014
Research Group on Mathematical Linguistics (GRLMC)
Rovira i Virgili University
Av. Catalunya, 35
43002 Tarragona, Spain

Phone: +34 977 559 543
Fax: +34 977 558 386


Departament d’Economia i Coneixement, Generalitat de Catalunya
Laboratoire d’Informatique de Grenoble
Universitat Rovira i Virgili

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