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Since 1995! 24th Anniversary!

Event: in 2019 the Adam Mickiewicz University Celebrates its Centennial Anniversary



1919-2019: 100-th anniversary

WELCOME to the
9th Language & Technology Conference:
Human Language Technologies
as a Challenge for Computer Science and Linguistics
May 17-19, 2019, Poznań, Poland


Patronage:

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Jacek Jaśkowiak, Mayor of Poznań
 

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Fundacja UAM
Adam Mickiewicz University,
Collegium Minus, Presidence
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CO-OPERATING ORGANIZATIONS

ELRA       FLaReNet       META_Net       Poznań


SPONSORS

Samsung XTM

CALL FOR PAPERS

Dear Colleagues,

The 9th Language and Technology Conference (LTC 2019), a meeting organized by the Faculty of Mathematics and Computer Science of the Adam Mickiewicz University, Poznań, Poland and the Adam Mickiewicz University Foundation, will take place on May 17-19, 2019. Following the tradition of the past events, it is supported by ELRA, FlaReNet, and META-NET.

Yes, we started 24 years ago! Our tradition goes back to the Language and Technology Awareness Days, a meeting organized in 1995 with the assistance of the European Commission (DG XIII). Among the key speakers were Antonio Zampolli (Italy), Dafydd Gibbon (Germany), Dan Tufiş (Romania), Orest Kossak (Ukraina). Today, we refer to this event as the first LTC. Since 2005 LTC is organized every two years as the “Language & Technology Conference: Human Language Technologies as a Challenge for Computer Science and Linguistics”. Fostering language technologies and resources remains an important challenge in the dynamically changing, information-saturated world and we invite all concerned people to join us in Poznań at the LTC 2019 in order to face this challenge together.

Since the very beginning (1995) the meetings of the LTC series continue to address Human Language Technologies (HLT) as a challenge for computer science, linguistics and related fields. Fostering language technologies and resources remains an important objective in our dynamically changing information-saturated world that motivate us to invite you for joining us at the LTC 2019 in Poznań.

Zygmunt Vetulani and Patrick Paroubek
LTC 2019 Co-Chairs
vetulani@amu.edu.pl and pap@limsi.fr


CALL FOR DEMOS
SYSTEMS AND LANGUAGE RESOURCES


The call for System and Language Resources demonstrations is addressed to all Language Technology providers for both business and research purposes. Companies as well as individuals are welcome to present their novel or state-of-the-art products in form of demos. We are interested in:

  • application-scale language engineering tools,
  • applications for production, conservation and maintenance of HLT language resources,
  • language resources,
  • language technology based products.

The above must fit exactly to the LTC fields of interest (cf. the LTC topics as presented at www.ltc.amu.edu.pl)

Contact: Jacek Marciniak

Admission:
- The author teams of accepted papers are invited to present a DEMO without any additional fee if they are in a direct relationship with the original results presented in the paper. This relationship will be a subject of reviewing process. If accepted, the presenters will be entitled to have a 2 pages system presentation description in the companion volumne of the conference proceedings (under the text quality requirements as for the other LTC publications).

- DEMOS NOT DIRECTLY RELATED to any LTC accepted publication of the presenters may be accepted according to the general reviewing procedure on the basis of a system presentation description (2 pages, references included). The system presentation will be published in the companion volume of the conference proceedings.

Technical conditions:

  • provided by LTC: single standard size table, 1 poster (A0 size, vertical) support, 1 power supply socket,
  • provided by the Presenter: all presentation tools and devices (computers, screens etc. are to be installed by the Presenters (no technical assistance from the LTC Organizers).
Dates:
  • submission deadline: April 10, April 30, 2019
  • acceptance notification: April 15 within 3 days
  • deadline for submission of final version of the demo/resource description: April 17 3 days after acceptance
  • duration: as the LTC 2019, i.e. May 17-19, 2019
Place:
  • LTC Exhibition Area
Demo Program Fees:
  • all presenters need to pay the full LTC registration fee (no student discounts),
  • in case of DEMOs not related to a regular LTC accepted paper, the payment rules are as in case of the LTC standard papers,
  • registration and payment of the due Demo Program Fees must be completed by final paper submission (at latest).
Submission procedure:
  • through the EasyChair system, as for LTC papers (the demo description should be in form of a pdf document),
  • "DEMO" is a mandatory keyword; it should also be used in the title/subtitle of the presentation.
Acceptance criteria:
  • proposed demos and presentations of resources must strictly match the LTC scope and objectives,
  • qualification will be based on system descriptions (1-2 pages, according the case - see above).
Responsibility:
  • presentations must be conform to the EU regulations concerning presentation safety. The Presenter is the sole responsible for the security of the audience during presentation.
More information:

LANGUAGE AND TECHNOLOGY CONFERENCE TOPICS

The list of conference topics includes the following (the ordering is not significative):

  • applications of HLT's in medicine
  • automatic summarization
  • communicative intelligence
  • computational semantics
  • computer modeling of language competence
  • corpora-based methods in language engineering
  • electronic language resources and tools
  • formalization of natural languages
  • HLT related policies
  • HLT standards and best practices
  • HLTs as support for e-learning
  • HLTs as support for foreign language teaching
  • HLTs as support in solving homeland security problems (technology applications and legal aspects)
  • knowledge representation
  • language-specific computational challenges for HLTs (especially for languages other than English)
  • langage generation
  • legal issues connected with HLTs (problems and challenges)
  • less resourced languages
  • logic programming in natural language processing
  • man-machine NL interfaces
  • methodological issues in HLT
  • NL applications in robotics
  • NL based interfaces
  • NL understanding by computers
  • NL user modeling
  • NLP methods in cyber-criminality detection and prevention
  • paraphrasing
  • parsing and other forms of NL processing
  • question answering
  • sentiment, opinion and emotion analysis
  • speech processing
  • system prototype presentations
  • systems with NL competence
  • technological aspects of nonverbal linguistics
  • text-based information retrieval and extraction
  • tools and methodologies for developing multilingual systems
  • translation enhancement tools
  • validation in all areas of HLTs
  • visionary papers in the field of HLT
  • WordNet-like ontologies

This list is by no means closed and we are open to further proposals. Please do not hesitate to contact us in order to feed us with your suggestions and ideas of how to satisfy your expectations concerning the program. The Program Committee is also open to suggestions concerning accompanying events (workshops, exhibits, panels, etc). Suggestions, ideas and observations should be addressed directly to the LTC Co-Chairs by email (vetulani@amu.edu.pl or pap@limsi.fr) .



PROGRAM COMMITTEE

Zygmunt Vetulani (Adam Mickiewicz University, Poznań, Poland) - chair
Patrick Paroubek(LIMSI-CNRS, Orsay, France) - chair
 
Victoria Arranz (ELRA, France)
Jolanta Bachan (Adam Mickiewicz University, Poznań, Poland)
Núria Bel (Universitat Pompeu Fabra, Barcelona, Spain)
Krzysztof Bogacki (Warsaw University, Poland)
Christian Boitet (IMAG, France)
Gerhard Budin (Univ. Vienna, Austria)
Nicoletta Calzolari (ILC/CNR, Italy)
Nick Campbell (Trinity College Dublin, Ireland)
Khalid Choukri (ELRA, France)
Christopher Cieri (LDC, USA)
Paweł Dybała(Jagiellonian University, Poland)
Katarzyna Dziubalska-Kołaczyk (Adam Mickiewicz University, Poznań, Poland)
Moses Ekpenyong (Uyo University, Nigeria)
Cedrick Fairon (University of Louvain, Belgium)
Piotr Fuglewicz (TIP Sp. z o.o., Poland)
Maria Gavrilidou (ILSP, Greece)
Dafydd Gibbon (University of Bielefeld, Germany)
Marko Grobelnik (J. Stefan Institute, Slovenia)
Eva Hajičová (Charles University, Czech Republic)
Krzysztof Jassem (Adam Mickiewicz University, Poland)
Girish Nath Jha (Jawaharlal Nehru University, India)
Katarzyna Klessa (Adam Mickiewicz University, Poznań, Poland)
Cvetana Krstev (University of Belgrade, Serbia)
Yves Lepage (Waseda University, Japan)
Gerard Ligozat (LIMSI/CNRS, France)
Natalia Loukachevitch (Research Computing Center of Moscow State University, Russia)
Wiesław Lubaszewski (AGH, Poland)
Bente Maegaard (Centre for Language Technology, Denmark)
Bernardo Magnini (ITC IRST, Italy)
Jacek Marciniak (Adam Mickiewicz University in Poznań, Poland)
Joseph Mariani(LIMSI-CNRS, Orsay, France)
Jacek Martinek (Poznań University of Technology, Poland)
Gayrat Matlatipov (Urgench State University,Uzbekistan)
Keith J. Miller (MITRE, USA)
Asunción Moreno (UPC, Spain)
Agnieszka Mykowiecka (IPI PAN, Poland)
Jan Odijk (Univ. Utrecht, The Netherlands)
Maciej Ogrodniczuk (IPI PAN, Poland)
Karel Pala (Masaryk University, Czech Republic)
Pavel S. Pankov (National Academy of Sciences, Kyrgyzstan)
Patrick Paroubek (LIMSI-CNRS, France)
Maciej Piasecki (Wrocław University of Technology, Poland)
Stelios Piperidis (ILSP, Greece)
Gabor Proszeky (Morphologic, Hungary)
Georg Rehm (DFKI, Germany)
Michał Ptaszyński (University of Hokkaido, Japan)
Rafał Rzepka (University of Hokkaido, Japan)
Kepa Sarasola Gabiola (Univ. del Pas Vasco, Spain)
Sanja Seljan (University of Zagreb, Croatia)
Claudia Soria (ILC/CNR, Italy)
Janusz Taborek (Adam Mickiewicz University, Poznań, Poland)
Ryszard Tadeusiewicz (AGH, Poland)
Marko Tadić (University of Zagreb, Croatia)
Dan Tufiş (RCAI, Romania)
Tamás Váradi (RIL, Hungary)
Andrejs Vasiljevs (Tilde, Latvia)
Cristina Vertan (Univ. Hamburg, Germany)
Dusko Vitas (University of Belgrade, Serbia)
Piek Vossen (VU University Amsterdam, Netherlands)
Jan Węglarz (Poznań University of Technology, Poland)
Bartosz Ziółko (AGH, Poland)
Mariusz Ziółko (AGH, Poland)
Andrzej Zydroń (XTM-INTL, UK)

ORGANIZING COMMITTEE

Zygmunt Vetulani - chair / UAM (e-mail)
Jolanta Bachan / UAM
Marek Kubis - secretary / UAM
Jacek Marciniak / UAM
Tomasz Obrębski / UAM
Tamara Greinert Czekalska / FUAM
Marta Witkowska / UAM
Mateusz Witkowski /UAM
 
 
Contact: ltc19@amu.edu.pl

LANGUAGE

The conference language is English.


PUBLICATION POLICY

Acceptance will be based on the reviewers' assessments (anonymous submission model /blind reviewing/). The accepted papers will be published in the conference proceedings (hard copy, with ISBN number) and on CD-ROM. Proceedings will be published by Wydawnictwo Nauka i Innowacje sp. z o.o. indexed by the Polish Ministry of Higher Education. The abstracts of the accepted contributions will also be made available via the conference page (during its lifetime). Publication requires full electronic registration and payment of the conference fee (full registration) by at least one of the co-authors. For the obvious reason that the conference fee must cover (in particular) the publication costs, the following rule is applied: "One registration fee entitles publication of one paper.

A post-conference volume with extended versions of selected papers will be published in the Springer Verlag series Lecture Notes in Artificial Intelligence.

The LTC 2005 post conference selection appeared in form of Special Issue of Archives of Control Sciences (2005, Volume 15 nb. 3 and Volume 15 nb. 4)

Archives Of Control Sciences Archives Of Control Sciences

The LTC 2007 post-conference volume (revised, extended papers) appeared in the Springer Verlag series LNAI (vol. 5603), Eds.: Zygmunt Vetulani, Hans Uszkoreit.

Lecture Notes in Artificial Intelligence (5603)

The LTC 2009 post-conference volume (revised, extended papers) appeared in the Springer Verlag series LNAI (vol. 6562), Ed.: Zygmunt Vetulani.

Lecture Notes in Artificial Intelligence (6562)

The LTC 2011 post-conference volume (revised, extended papers) appeared in the Springer Verlag series LNAI (vol. 8387), Eds.: Zygmunt Vetulani, Joseph Mariani.

Lecture Notes in Artificial Intelligence (vol. 8387)

The LTC 2013 post-conference volume (revised, extended papers) appeared in the Springer Verlag series LNAI (vol. 9561)Eds.: Zygmunt Vetulani, Hans Uszkoreit, Marek Kubis.

Lecture Notes in Artificial Intelligence (9561)

The LTC 2015 post-conference volume (revised, extended papers) appeared in the Springer Verlag series LNAI (vol. 10930), Eds.: Zygmunt Vetulani, Joseph Mariani, Marek Kubis.

Lecture Notes in Artificial Intelligence (10930)

PAPER PRESENTATION

Duration of typical paper presentation (oral): 20 min. + 5 min. for discussion.
A PC with Windows will be available for ppt presentations.
You are supposed to have it on your own USB memory stick (pendrive).
In non-tipical cases you are supposed to contact the organisers.

PAPER SUBMISSION

The conference accepts papers in English only. Papers (5 pages in the conference format) are due by March 27, 2019 (midnight, any time zone) and should not disclose the author(s) in any manner. In order to facilitate submission we have decided to reduce the formatting requirements as much as possible at this stage. Please, however, do observe the following:

  1. Accepted fonts for texts are Times Roman, Times New Roman. Courier is recommended for program listings. Character size for the main text should be 10 points, with 11 points leading (line spacing).
  2. Text should be presented in 2 columns, 8,42 cm each with 0,95 cm between columns (gutter).
  3. The accepted document size is 5 pages formatted according to (1) and (2) above.
  4. The paper must be submitted as a PDF document, together with an editable source in MS Word or Latex. (Please no other formats.)

The Word template (ELRA/LREC based format) is available here.

The Latex template (ELRA/LREC based format) is available here.

All submissions are to be made electronically via the LTC'19 web submission system (EasyChair).

Acceptance/refusal notification will be sent by April 7, 2019. At the same time, the detailed guidelines for the final submission of accepted papers will be published on the conference web site.


FINAL PAPER SUBMISSION


Final papers should be sent by e-mail to ltc19@amu.edu.pl as an attachment and should conform to the following rules:

  • The attached file should be named ltc-PAPERID-FirstAuthorName.pdf   /example: ltc-005-copernicus.pdf (the paper #5 with Copernicus as the submitting author).
  • The subject of your e-mail should be LTC FINAL PAPER  PAPERID   /example: LTC FINAL PAPER 005.
  • The template for MS Word or Latex should be used to prepare the final PDF file.
  • The required final format is the same as for the initial paper submission. Please use the same templates to prepare the final PDF file.
Please check that all figures are understandable in gray-scale and all non-standard fonts are embedded in the PDF file.


DATES

  • Deadline for submission of papers for review: March 27, 2019 (passed, but see below)
  • Acceptance/Refusal notification: April 10 April 19, 2019
  • Deadline for submission of final versions of accepted papers: April 15 April 25, 2019 (except for last-minute-call papers /see below/)
  • Conference (all events): May 17-19, 2019

  • Important notice: Submission deadlines for the general tracks and workshops passed. For those who intend to submit papers to the LTC 2019 we opened the LAST MINUTE CALL FOR PAPERS (below).

    LAST MINUTE CALL FOR PAPERS

    As an answer to the large number of people who asked for an extra delay for submitting a paper to LTC 2019 (general track or workshops), we decided take the opportunity to test a new on the fly review procedure. Acceptance/refusal notifications will be issued shortly after reception of your submission, on an individual basis.
    Please do consider to benefit of the possibility to submit until April 30.
    (Please address all submissions to the main track.)
REGISTRATION AND PAYMENT


To register complete the following form.
The payment instructions are provided on the last page of the registration form.
The paper will not be further processed until the payment of the conference fee is completed.


CONFERENCE FEES

Non-student participants:

  • Regular registration fee (payment before May 6, 2019): 200 EURO
  • Late registration fee (payment after May 5, 2019): 260 EURO
Student participants:
  • Regular registration fee (payment before May 6, 2019): 140 EURO
  • Late registration fee (payment after May 5, 2019): 190 EURO

To be entitled to student rates the participant must present a student card (or equivalent document) valid on May 17-19, 2019.

Student registrations must be accompanied by proof of full-time student status (in form of scanned copy of a student ID card or equivalent document) and send by e-mail to ltc19@amu.edu.pl. The e-mail subject field must have the following format:
LTC-19-student-ID-card-'Name_of_participant'
(e.g. LTC-19-student-ID-card-Vetulani)

The conference fee covers:

  • participation in the scientific program /including presentation of one paper/*)
  • conference materials
  • proceedings on CD and paper
  • social events (banquet,...)
  • coffee breaks

Conference fee for an accompanying persons is 50 EUR. The fee covers participation in the non-scientific program (banquet, coffee breaks).

The fee for one extra page (max. 2 allowed) will be charged 21 Euro.

*) In case of multiple submission the extra fee of 126 Euro for one additional paper of standard length (not covered by the conference fee paid by a co-author) is to be paid.


CONFERENCE PROGRAM




Day 1, Friday, May 17, 2019
University Library, 38/40 Ratajczaka Street

9:00 - 10:30

Registration

Collegium Maius, 10 Fredry Street

11:00 - 11:20

Opening

11:20 - 12:00

Invited talk 1: Belinda Maia

12:00 - 13:15

eHumanities as a Challenge for Linguistics and Language Technologies

13:15 - 14:30

Lunch break

University Library, 38/40 Ratajczaka Street

14:30 - 15:45

Machine translation
Room 50 (NOVA)

Language resources and tools 1
Room 141

15:45 - 16:15

Coffee break

16:15 - 17:55

Prosody Tools
Room 50 (NOVA)

Information retrieval/Information extraction 1
Room 141

18:00 - 19:00

Meeting of the Best Student Paper Award Jury (closed)




Day 2, Saturday, May 18, 2019
University Library, 38/40 Ratajczaka Street

8:15 - 9:30

Computational semantics
Room 50 (NOVA)

Information retrieval/Information extraction 2
Room 141

9:35 - 10:50

DEMO session

10:50 - 11:20

Coffee break

11:20 - 12:35

Human Language Technologies in Crisis and Emergency Management / Applications 1
Room 50 (NOVA)

Language resources and tools 2
Room 141

12:40 - 13:20

Invited talk 2: Ivana Kruijff-Korbayova
Room 50 (NOVA)

13:20 - 14:20

Lunch break

14:20 - 16:00

Applications 2
Room 50 (NOVA)

Information retrieval/Information extraction 3
Room 141

Collegium Maius, 10 Fredry Street

18:00 - 22:00

Gala dinner

University Library, 38/40 Ratajczaka Street

22:20 - 23:00

Social Event - Library Tour - Long Night of Museums




Day 3, Sunday, May 19, 2019
University Library, 38/40 Ratajczaka Street

8:45 - 10:25

Less-Resourced Languages
Room 50 (NOVA)

Processing Emotions, Decisions and Opinions 1
Room 141

10:25 - 10:55

Coffee break

10:55 - 12:25

Lecture by the LTC sponsor: Build a deeper voice experience for Samsung’s Bixby platform. Bixby Capsule development session.
Room 50 (NOVA)

12:25 - 12:50

Open Challenge for Correcting Errors of Speech Recognition Systems
Room 50 (NOVA)

12:50 - 14:00

Lunch break

14:00 - 15:40

Turkic and other Agglutinative Languages as a Challenge for Language Industry
Room 50 (NOVA)

Processing Emotions, Decisions and Opinions
Room 141

15:45 - 16:25

Invited talk 3: Delyth Prys Developing Language Technologies for less-resourced languages
Room 50 (NOVA)

16:30 - 18:10

Parsing / Morphology
Room 50 (NOVA)

18:10 - 18:25

Closure session
Room 50 (NOVA)


TECHNICAL SESSIONS


Day 1: May 17, 2019
Session: eHumanities as a Challenge for Linguistics and Language Technologies
12:20 - 13:15
Frame-based annotation in the corpus of synesthetic metaphors Magdalena Zawisławska
Crawling in Reverse -- Lightweight Targeted Crawling of News Portals Balázs Indig, Tibor Kákonyi and Attila Novák
Detecting word level metaphors in Polish Aleksander Wawer, Małgorzata Marciniak and Agnieszka Mykowiecka
Session: Machine translation
14:30 - 15:45
Automatic translation of the CLEVR dataset into Polish Maciej Kocot and Aleksander Smywiński-Pohl
Output Polishing Methods for any to English Machine Translation Davood Mohammadifar and Gholamreza Ghassem-Sani
Session: Language resources and tools 1
14:30 - 15:45
Towards an Automatic Rule-Based Disambiguation Algorithm for Polish Zbigniew Kaleta
Towards TreeLex++: a Syntactico-Semantic Lexical Resource for French Anna Kupsc, Pauline Haas, Rafael Marin and Antonio Balvet
PolEval 2019 --- the next chapter in evaluating Natural Language Processing tools for Polish Łukasz Kobyliński, Maciej Ogrodniczuk, Jan Kocoń, Michał Marcińczuk, Aleksander Smywiński-Pohl, Krzysztof Wołk, Danijel Koržinek, Michał Ptaszyński, Agata Pieciukiewicz and Paweł Dybała
Session: Prosody Tools
16:15 - 17:55
Search for Inter-Pausal Units: application to Cheese! corpus Brigitte Bigi and Béatrice Priego-Valverde
Annotation Pro + CLARIN-PL Align: automatic segmentation and transcription module for desktop uses Katarzyna Klessa and Danijel Koržinek
An Online Tutorial Tool for Acoustic Prosody Visualisation Dafydd Gibbon
A set of tools for analysis of speech fundamental frequency Jolanta Bachan
Session: Information retrieval / Information extraction 1
16:15 - 17:55
Confidence order for joint extraction of entities and relations Shuo Qiu and Yves Lepage
Sentiment Embedded Representation Learning Using Auto-Encoders Behnam Sabeti and Gholamreza Ghassem-Sani
Polish Word Association Prediction Krzysztof Wróbel

Day 2: May 18, 2019
Session: Computational semantics
8:15 - 9:30
Semantico-formal resolution of analogies between sentences Yves Lepage
Iterative training for unsupervised word embedding mapping Sijia Yu and Yves Lepage
Towards Automated Extraction of Translational Equivalents from Interlingual Synset Relations Maciej Piasecki, Roman Dyszlewski and Ewa Rudnicka
Session: Information retrieval / Information extraction 2
8:15 - 9:30
Multi-Word Expressions Extraction for Clinical Domain Srishti Singh, Girish Nath Jha, Nganthoibi Oinam, Diwakar Mishra and Pinal Patel
Adaptive Deep Ensemble Learning for Tone Feature Pattern Classification Udoinyang Inyang and Moses Ekpenyong
Thai Named Entity Tagged Corpus Annotation Scheme and Self Verification Kitiya Suriyachay, Thatsanee Charoenporn and Virach Sornlertlamvanich
Session: Demo session
9:30 - 10:50
Logging and Mapping Keystroke with Translog-II and the CRITT TPR-DB Michael Carl
Demo of XTM the leading Cloud based TMS Andrzej Zydroń and Mikołaj Lauer
Filtering multi-levels annotated data Brigitte Bigi
Annotation and annotation mining tools for analyzing speech prosody in the Polish-German Borderland database Katarzyna Klessa, Maciej Karpiński and Brigitte Bigi
Katana and Grand Guru: a Game of the Lost Words Alice Millour, Marianne Grace Araneta, Ivana Lazić Konjik, Annalisa Raffone, Yann-Alan Pilatte and Karën Fort
Demonstrating ConstruKT, a text annotation toolkit for generalized linguistic contructions applied to communication spin Anna Koroleva and Patrick Paroubek
CRAFT and ProsodyPy: Online and Offline Tools for Prosodic Acoustic Analysis Dafydd Gibbon
TSCC as a tool for lexical structure studies in application to literary output Zygmunt Vetulani, Marta Witkowska, Marek Kubis
Ontology Repository Tool for effective development and deployment of wordnet based ontologies Jacek Marciniak
Session: Human Language Technologies in Crisis and Emergency Management / Applications 1
11:20 - 12:35
Developing a Virtual Reality Wildfire Simulation to Analyze Human Communication and Interaction with a Robotic Swarm During Emergencies Patricia Chaffey, Ron Artstein, Kallirroi Georgila, Kimberly Pollard, Setareh Nasihati Gilani, David Krum, David Nelson, Kevin Huynh, Alesia Gainer, Seyed Hossein Alavi, Rhys Yahata and David Traum
Implementation of current state-of-the-art technology for obtaining a working Dialogue Agent Daniel Oklesiński and Wojciech Jaworski
Goal-oriented dialog systems and Memory : an overview Léon-Paul Schaub and Cyndel Vaudapiviz
Session: Language resources and tools 2
11:20 - 12:35
Evaluation of basic modules for isolated spelling error correction in Polish texts Szymon Rutkowski
Legal aspects of the language technology development in the context of the European digital economy Ilya Ilin
Session: Applications 2
14:20 - 16:00
Breaking the Linguistic Barriers to Access the Internet Gabriella Schittek, Jean-Jacques Sahel and Sarmad Hussain
Voice conversion using deep adversarial learning Hubert Siuzdak and Jakub Gałka
System for rapid classification and analysis of financial reports Matej Martinc, Martin Žnidaršič and Senja Pollak
Towards a User-Oriented Infrastructure - CLARIN-PL Language Technology Centre Ewa Rudnicka, Tomasz Naskręt, Jan Wieczorek and Marcin Oleksy
Session: Information retrieval / Information extraction 3
14:20 - 16:00
Exploiting Semantic Heads to Retrieve Compatible Nominal Expressions Simone Magnolini, Bernardo Magnini and Manuela Speranza
First Steps in Recognizing Relational Entailment -- Experimental Corpus and BaselinesMartin Víta and Jakub Klímek
Visualisation of document similarities based on word embedding models for Polish Tomasz Walkowiak and Mateusz Gniewkowski

Day 3: May 19, 2019
Session: Less-resourced languages
8:45 - 10:25
Building capacity for community-led documentation in Erakor, Vanuatu Ana Krajinović, Rosey Billington, Lionel Emil, Gray Kaltap̃au and Nick Thieberger
LSTM based Language Models for Wolof Cheikh Bamba Dione
Habitual aspect as a property of text spans Annika Tjuka, Lena Weißmann and Kilu von Prince
Getting to know the speakers: a survey of a non-standardized language digital use Alice Millour
Session: Processing Emotions, Decisions and Opinions 1
8:45 - 10:25
Prosodic Features Classification of Ibibio Affects Moses Ekpenyong, Nnamso Umoh, Ememobong Udoh and Aniekan Ananga
Using book dialogs to extract emotions from texts in Polish Paweł Skórzewski
Deep Learning vs. Classic Models on a New Uzbek Sentiment Analysis Dataset Elmurod Kuriyozov, Sanatbek Matlatipov, Miguel A. Alonso and Carlos Gómez-Rodríguez
Session: Open Challenge for Correcting Errors of Speech Recognition Systems
12:25 - 12:50
Open Challenge for Correcting Errors of Speech Recognition Systems Marek Kubis, Zygmunt Vetulani, Mikołaj Wypych and Tomasz Ziętkiewicz
Session: Turkic and other Agglutinative Languages as a Challenge for Language Industry
14:00 - 15:40
Design and development of preprocessing tools for media-corpus of the Kazakh language Madina Mansurova, Gulmira Madiyeva, Nurgali Kadyrbek and Zhantemir Yermekov
A prolog format of Uzbek WordNet’s entries Khabibulla Madatov
Uzbek language processing on the Multi-language modeled technology for computer translator Mersaid Aripov, Muftah Khakimov and Sanatbek Matlatipov
Session: Processing Emotions, Decisions and Opinions 2
14:00- 15:40
Layer adaptation for transfer of expressivity in speech synthesis Ajinkya Kulkarni, Vincent Colotte and Denis Jouvet
Corpus Creation and Baseline System for Aggression Detection in Telugu-English Code-Mixed Social Media Data Koushik Reddy Sane, Sushmitha Reddy Sane, Sairam Kolla and Radhika Mamidi
Recognition of emotions, valence and arousal in large-scale multi-domain text reviews Jan Kocoń, Arkadiusz Janz, Piotr Miłkowski, Monika Riegel, Małgorzata Wierzba, Artur Marchewka, Agnieszka Czoska, Damian Grimling, Barbara Konat, Konrad Juszczyk, Katarzyna Klessa and Maciej Piasecki
Lexicalised Morpho-Syntactic Patterns in Sentiment Polarity Recognition for Polish Joanna Turowska, Arkadiusz Janz, Maciej Piasecki and Jan Wieczorek
Session: Parsing / Morphology
16:30- 18:10
Improving the Accuracy of a Persian Neural Dependency Parser using Ezafe Construction Maryam Gholamalitabarfirouzjaei, Ahmad Haji Mohammadkhani and Gholamreza Ghassem-Sani
Morphological Synthesis and Analysis of Georgian Words Irakli Kardava, Nana Gulua, Jemali Antidze and Beka Toklikishvili
New Transition Systems for Dependency Parsing of Sentences with Non-Projective RelationsMaryam Gholamalitabarfirouzjaei, Aliakbar Nafar and Gholamreza Ghassem-Sani
Combined morphological analyzer of the Kazakh language based on ontological modeling Altynbek Sharipbay, Assel Mukanova, Gaziza Yelibayeva, Altanbek Zulkhazhav and Bibigul Razakhova

EXHIBITIONS AND SPECIAL EVENTS

Special events. Besides the standard conference presentation of papers, the Organizers are open to various kinds of initiatives (expos, demos, satellite workshops, panels, awards). A program of special events is now under construction. You are welcome to contact us with your suggestions.

Until now the following LTC affiliated workshop have been pre-announced:

Prosody Tools Workshop (PTW 2019)


An event at: 9th Language & Technology Conference: Human Language Technologies as a Challenge for Computer Science and Linguistics (http://ltc.amu.edu.pl/) May 17-19, 2019, Poznań, Poland.

Workshop organizers
Chairs:
• Katarzyna Klessa, Adam Mickewicz University in Poznań, Chair klessa@amu.edu.pl
• Dafydd Gibbon, Bielefeld University, Chair, gibbon@uni-bielefeld.de

Program Committee:
Jolanta Bachan, Adam Mickewicz University in Poznań
Brigitte Bigi, Aix-Marseille Université
Anders Eriksson, Stockholm University
Dafydd Gibbon, Bielefeld University
Maciej Karpiński, Adam Mickewicz University in Poznań
Katarzyna Klessa, Adam Mickewicz University in Poznań
Mietta Lennes, FIN-CLARIN, University of Helsinki
Zofia Malisz, Department of Speech, Music and Hearing, KTH, Stockholm
Krzysztof Marasek, Polish-Japanese Academy of Information Technology, Warsaw
Agnieszka Wagner, Adam Mickewicz University in Poznań
Marcin Włodarczak, Stockholm University

The objective of the workshop is to present and discuss tools for the analysis of speech prosody The workshop is intended in some ways to be a followup event from the Aix-en-Provence TRASP 2013 workshop (http://www.lpl-aix.fr/~trasp/). The tools may be new developments or established tools, and they may be highly specialised for specific types of analysis, or of general interest. The focus will be on tools that are freely available and easily accessible for all interested researchers, and in some cases open source, including both online and offline tools. The workshop presentations will take the form of software demonstrations and discussions of the motivation for the software, or case studies featuring results obtained with the software. The organisers hope for a free exchange of ideas, with the aim of increasing awareness of available free software, and with the medium and long term aim of adding to the range of open source tools in international repositories.

We invite submissions on tools supporting prosodic investigation at all stages of speech data collection, processing, analysis, interpretation and practical uses (e.g. for the needs of psycholinguistics, sociolinguistics, speech therapy, speech technology, teaching practice). Consequently, the workshop contributions can for example (but not exclusively) provide reports on tools for:
• examining the production and perception of prosody;
• approaches to speech rhythm and timing analysis;
• approaches to speech tone, pitch accent and intonation analysis;
• study of individual prosodic variation;
• speech prosody studies from the perspective of:
- phonetic-acoustic phenomena;
- articulatory processes;
- perception-based studies;
• speech annotation and annotation mining;
• automatizing the procedures in prosodic analysis;
• advantages and disadvantages of different pitch trackers
• issues in interoperability, re-usability, and collaborative development of the tools for prosody.

Submission
Submissions should include a description of the tool, with specifications of use cases, types of data handled, the user interface, input and output, and the methods provided by the tool. If possible, a link for accessing the tool should be provided.
Submission details soon

Access to the program
The access to the program of both the main conference and all workshops (as well as the social program) is the same for all LTC/WORKSHOPS participants.

IMPORTANT DATES/DEADLINES

  • Deadline for submission of papers for review: March 27, 2019
  • Acceptance/Refusal notification: April 4, 2019
  • Deadline for submission of final versions of accepted papers: April 12, 2019
  • Conference (all events): May 17-19, 2019

  • More about PTW 2019 at http://prosodytools.amu.edu.pl

    The 6th LTC Workshop on Less-Resourced Languages (LRL 2019)

    An event at: 9th Language & Technology Conference: Human Language Technologies as a Challenge for Computer Science and Linguistics (http://ltc.amu.edu.pl/) May 17-19, 2019, Poznań, Poland.

    Chairs: Dorothee Beermann (Norwegian University of Science and Technology), Laurent Besacier (Grenoble Alpes University, France) and Claudia Soria (CNR-ILC, Italy)
    Contact: claudia.soria@ilc.cnr.it

    WORKSHOP TOPICS
    We invite original papers that address the particular needs and requirements of less-resourced languages. We in particular welcome papers on the computational processing of less resourced languages addressing the following topics. We also welcome papers on language revitalisation and literary development.

    Induction of multilingual resources for LRL
    Morphological Paradigm Learning for LRL
    Corpus building for LRL
    Dialect processing for LRL
    Spoken language processing for LRL
    Code Switching in LRL
    Deep Learning for LRL
    Computer-aided work with LRL
    Information retrieval on Social Networks for LRL
    Linguistic Resources for LRL
    Spell-check and automatic corrections for LRL
    Descriptive Studies on LRL
    Community approaches to revitalisation and literary development

    IMPORTANT DATES/DEADLINES
  • Deadline for submission of papers for review: March 26, 2019
  • Acceptance/Refusal notification: April 8, 2019
  • Deadline for submission of final versions of accepted papers: April 15, 2019
  • LRL Workshop: May 19, 2019
  • Conference (all events): May 17-19, 2019

  • PROGRAM COMMITTEE
  • Gilles Adda (LIMSI-CNRS, France)
  • Dorothee Beermann (Norwegian University of Science and Technology, Norway)
  • Delphine Bernhard (LILPA, Strasbourg University, France)
  • Laurent Besacier (Université Joseph Fourier, France)
  • Nicoletta Calzolari (CNR-ILC, Italy)
  • Jeremy Evas (Cardiff University, Wales, United Kingdom)
  • Mikel Forcada (Universitat d’Alacant, Spain)
  • Dafydd Gibbon (Universität Bielefeld, Germany)
  • Steven Krauwer (CLARIN, The Netherlands)
  • Anne-Laure Ligozat (ENSIIE / LIMSI-CNRS, France)
  • Girish Nath Jha (Jawaharlal Nehru University, India)
  • Michael Maxwell (University of Maryland, CASL, United States of America)
  • Joseph Mariani (LIMSI-CNRS, France)
  • Maite Melero (UPF, Catalonia, Spain)
  • Alice Millour (Université Paris-Sorbonne, France)
  • Stelios Piperidis (ILSP, Greece)
  • Laurette Pretorius (University of South Africa, South Africa)
  • Gábor Prószéky (Magyar Tudományos Akadémia, Hungary)
  • Georg Rehm (DFKI, Germany)
  • Sakriani Sakti (NAIST, Japan)
  • Kepa Sarasola Gabiola (Euskal Herriko Unibertsitatea, Spain)
  • Kevin Scannell (St. Louis University, United States of America)
  • Virach Sornlertlamvanich (Sirindhorn International Institute of Technology [SIIT], Thammasat University, Thailand)
  • Marko Tadic (University of Zagreb, Faculty of Humanities and Social Sciences, Croatia)
  • Nick Thieberger (University of Melbourne / ARC Centre of Excellence for the Dynamics of Language, Australia)
  • Menzo Windhouwer (Meertens Institute, KNAW, The Netherlands)


  • PAPER SUBMISSION
    The conference accepts papers in English only. Papers (5 formatted pages in the conference format) are due by March 20, 2019 (midnight, any time zone) and should not disclose the authorship in any manner. In order to facilitate submission we have decided to reduce the formatting requirements as much as possible at this stage. Please, have a look at www.ltc.amu.edu.pl (Paper Submission section).
    Important Notice: Make sure to include the keyword "LRLWorkshop" among the paper’s keywords. A copy of the submitted paper must also be sent to claudia.soria@ilc.cnr.it, indicating "RL19 Workshop submission" as the subject of the mail.

    PUBLICATION POLICY
    Accepted papers will be published in the conference proceedings (hard copy, with ISBN number) and on CD-ROM. Publication requires full electronic registration and payment of the conference fee (full registration) by at least one of the co-authors in due time (dates will be presented at the conference site). One registration fee entitles publication of one paper.
    Proceedings will be published by Wydawnictwo Nauka i Innowacje sp. z o.o. indexed by Polish Ministry of Higher Education.

    FEES
    LRL is an integral part of the LTC. Fees and payment procedures are the same for general LTC and workshop participants, and they cover participation in the general LTC program. Notice: the workshop is free for participants registered to the general LTC. Single registration covers only one paper presentation (general LTC or workshops) (cf. the Publication Policy section in case of more than one submitted paper).

    REGISTRATION
    Only electronic registration will be possible. Details will be published at www.ltc.amu.edu.pl.

    OTHER
    Please note that remaining important information on the workshop and the general conference is or will be provided at the workshop web site http://www.ilc.cnr.it/lrl2019/submissions.htm (under preparation) and at the conference site www.ltc.amu.edu.pl.

    Workshop on Turkic and other Agglutinative Languages as a Challenge for Language Industry (TALC 2019)


    Theme: This workshop welcomes the submissions dedicated to resources and tools existing for Turkic and other agglutinative languages. We intend to launch systematic international work to enhance development of human language technologies for these languages starting with creation of a map of already existing digital language data and software. The preference will be given to freely available resources and tools. The organizers are looking forward to receiving contributions that will be presented in the form of software or data demonstrations. The goal of the workshop is also to integrate the community of researchers focusing on the empirical analyses of Turkic and other agglutinative languages and to stimulate scientific discussions regarding the development of language technologies for these languages.

    Language: English

    Topics:
  • Experience in the production, validation and distribution of Language Resources and Tools for aglutinative languages
  • LRT map for Turkic languages
  • Morphology, syntax and semantics for agglutinative languages
  • Difficulties in processing agglutinative languages related to writing systems and phonological processes (assimilation, lenition)
  • Experience in the evaluation of Language Technology for agglutinative languages
  • Infrastructures and policies for making available LR and LT for Turkic languages
  • Translation related issues for agglutinative languages
  • Language corpora for agglutinative languages

  • TALC 2019 Organising and Program Committee:
  • Gulayhan Aqtay (Poland, Kazakhstan) – Chair akgul@amu.edu.pl
  • Paweł Dybała (Poland) – Co-Chair paweldybala1@gmail.com
  • Yves Lepage (Waseda, Japan) - Co-Chair yves.lepage@waseda.jp
  • Nergis Biray (Turkey)
  • Henryk Jankowski (Poland)
  • Annette Herkenrath (Germany)
  • Laszló Károly (Sweeden)
  • Gayrat Matlatipov (Uzbekistan)
  • Habibula Madatov (Uzbekistan)
  • Zygmunt Vetulani (Poland)

  • Inscriptions and fees: as for the general LTC (detailed instruction soon) (all LTC related events are open for the workshop participants)

    Paper submission: as for the general LTC (EasyChair) (detailed instructions soon)

    Publications: see the LTC Publication Policy section, accepted papers will be published in the LTC Proceedings

    Reviewing: according to the general reviewing policy for LTC Workshops

    Program: The workshop will comprise presentations (including keynote talks) and a panel session. All the LTC events (general tracks, workshops and social program) will be open for TALC participants

    IMPORTANT DATES/DEADLINES
  • Deadline for submission of papers for review: March 27, 2019
  • Acceptance/Refusal notification: April 2, 2019
  • Deadline for submission of final versions of accepted papers: April 12, 2019
  • LRL Workshop: May 19, 2019
  • Conference (all events): May 17-19, 2019

  • Contact: Gulayhan Aqtay or Zygmunt Vetulani

    Workshop on Human Language Technologies in Crisis and Emergency Management (HLTCEM 2019)

    This workshop targets all researchers and practitioners interested in the application of language technologies to support the response to and management of crisis and emergency situations. Linguists, computer scientists and - last but not least - first responders and relief workers are welcome to contribute and to interact during the workshop. We solicit contributions addressing both practical and theoretical aspects of developing and applying language technology for crisis and emergency situations. State of the art application reports as well as visionary contributions to the workshop discussion are welcome.

    By crises and emergency situations we mean incidents at varying scale, including smaller ones such as house fires, traffic accidents, local floods, hazardous material disposal, etc. or medium-size to large ones, such as natural or manmade disasters, terrorist attacks, incidents at large-scale social or sports events, etc. All such incidents pose safety risks to responders and public, and require that the response is carried out as efficiently as possible, both within and across country borders. The workshop welcomes original contributions addressing any aspect of the development and use of language technology that is aimed to support the crisis and emergency management (CEM) by any of the organizations involved in the response to and relief of such a situation, including the fire brigades, police, medical services, humanitarian organizations etc.

    PROGRAM COMMITTEE:
  • Ivana Kruijff-Korbayova (DFKI, Germany) (Chair), contact: hltcem2019@dfki.de
  • Dafydd Gibbon, Bielefeld University, Germany
  • Jakub Gorczyński, Polish National Police, Poland
  • Muhammad Imran, Qatar Computing Research Institute, Hamad bin Khalifa University, Qatar
  • Anastasios Karakostas, Information Technologies Institute, Centre for Research and Technology Hellas, Greece
  • Claudio Rossi, Links Foundation, Italy
  • Hauke Speth, Institute for Firebrigade and Rescue Technology, Germany
  • Zygmunt Vetulani, Adam Mickiewicz University in Poznań, Poland (Co-chair)
  • Leo Wanner, Universitat Pompeu Fabra, Spain
  • Christian Willms, Talking Robots Group, DFKI, Germany

  • WORKSHOP TOPICS
    The workshop includes but is not limited to the following topics applied to language technology and natural language processing for CEM:
  • Requirements analysis and relevant use cases
  • Text, speech and multilingual corpora
  • Linguistic data annotation and analysis
  • Team communication analysis and processing
  • Speech-based and multimodal dialogue
  • Human-robot interaction
  • Social media processing
  • Language data analytics
  • Information extraction
  • Question answering
  • Automatic documentation and reporting

  • IMPORTANT DATES/DEADLINES
  • Deadline for submission of papers for review: March 31, 2019
  • Acceptance/Rejectin notification: March 5, 2019 March 10, 2019
  • Deadline for submission of final versions of accepted papers: April 15, 2019
  • Conference (all events): May 17-19, 2019

  • PAPER SUBMISSION
    The HLTCEM 2019 Workshop accepts papers in English only. Submitted texts should not disclose the author(s) in any manner. Size, format and templates are the same as for the general LTC (see the Paper Submission Section; above). Papers should be submitted using EasyChair. In addition to the submission through EasyChair an email containing the paper title, authors and abstract must be sent to the HLTCEM 2019 Workshop chair to the email address hltcem2019@dfki.de and to the LTC organizers to the email address ltc19@amu.edu.pl. Please use "HLTCEM 2019 submission" in the subject of your email and "HLTCEM" as a key word (both in the EasyChair form and in the paper itself).

    PUBLICATION POLICY
    Accepted papers will be published in the conference proceedings (hard copy, with ISBN number) and on CD-ROM. Publication requires full electronic registration and payment of the conference fee (full registration) by at least one of the co-authors in due time (dates will be presented at the conference site). One registration fee entitles publication of one paper.
    Proceedings will be published by Wydawnictwo Nauka i Innowacje sp. z o.o. indexed by Polish Ministry of Higher Education.

    FEES
    The HLTCEM workshop is an integral part of the LTC. The LTC fees and payment procedures apply also to the HLTCEM workshop participants. The fee covers participation in the general LTC program as well as this and any other workshop. Note: A single registration covers only one paper presentation either at the (general LTC or in a workshop) (cf. the Publication Policy section in case of more than one submitted paper).

    REGISTRATION
    Only electronic registration is possible. See www.ltc.amu.edu.pl for details about registration. (soon).

    Workshop on eHumanities as a Challenge for Linguistics and Language Technologies

    The growing accessibility of various kinds of technologies encourages specialists from various areas of expertise to apply them in their research. Consequently, we observe an increasing need of the dialogue between the providers and the end-users of the technologies. The goal of this workshop is to stimulate the discussion and provide a meeting platform for engineers and specialists in the humanities.

    We invite contributions from the domains of technology and the humanities, not limited to linguistics. We particularly welcome non-trivial examples of the impact that Human Language Technology may have (and already has) on various fields of Humanities. Among the best identified areas of HLT applications are: qualitative and qualitative analysis of literary, journalistic, political, scientific, technical, etc. written texts/authors; analysis of audiovisual and multimedia texts; professional translation (translation technology, tools for information retrieval and pre- and post-editing); forensic linguistics (plagiarism detection, author / speaker identification); teaching methodology, psychology, cultural studies and language usage; social media – linguistic, social and cultural aspects. As this list is far from being exhaustive, please consider it open.

    We welcome both novel applications of state of the art technologies and novel technologies in application to well identified problems. Vision papers are welcome too.

    Chair: Belinda Maia (University of Porto, Portugal), Co-Chairs: Christopher Cieri (LDC, USA) and Janusz Taborek (UAM, Poland)
    bhsmaia@letras.up.pt
    ccieri@ldc.upenn.edu
    taborek@amu.edu.pl

    Program Committee
  • Jolanta Bachan (UAM, Poland)
  • Belinda Maia (University of Porto, Portugal)
  • Christopher Cieri (Linguistic Data Consortium, USA)
  • Łukasz Grabowski (Uniwersytet Opolski, Poland)
  • Katarzyna Klessa (UAM, Poland)
  • Marc Kupietz (Institut f. Deutsche Sprache, Mannheim, Germany)
  • Henning Lobin (Intitut f. Deutsche Sprache Mannheim, Germany)
  • Jacek Marciniak (UAM, Poland)
  • Jürgen Neyer (Europa-Universität Viadrina, Germany)
  • Marek Osiewicz (UAM, Poland)
  • Georg Rehm (DFKI Berlin, Germany)
  • Janusz Taborek (UAM, Poland)
  • Zygmunt Vetulani (UAM, Poland)
  • Marta Witkowska (UAM, Poland)

    PROPOSED WORKSHOP DATES/DEADLINES
  • Deadline for submission of papers for review: March 27, 2019
  • Acceptance/Refusal notification: April 2, 2019
  • Deadline for submission of final versions of accepted papers: April 12, 2019
  • Conference (all events, incl. workshops): May 17-19, 2019

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    The Third Workshop on Processing Emotions, Decisions and Opinions (EDO 2019)
    Theme and motivations
    During recent several years Social Infrastructure has become irreversibly linked to such the Internet and its everyday manifestations, like Social Networking Services (Twitter, Facebook, etc.). Every second this new tangible information-based reality provides large amounts of data filled with 1) emotional expressions, 2) people's opinions on various topics, and 3) their reasoning revealing decision making processes. These three are also closely related to each other and as such should be studied closely together.
    This, as never before, provides an opportunity for development and application of natural language processing methods, in particular those regarding such topics as emotion processing, decision making and opinion mining.
    We would like to invite papers from researchers with the common interests in knowing more about ourselves and the world we live in by means of opinion and sentiment analysis, recommendations, Web mining, decision making, etc. We are also interested in gathering researchers working on emotions, psychology, sociology or ethics with Natural Language Processing tools.
    We cordially invite experts, researchers and scholars in relevant fields to share their knowledge and join us in a constructive discussion on these topics.

    Topics of interest include, but are not limited to:
  • Affect Analysis (and its applications)
  • Cognitive aspects of decisions and opinions
  • Decisions and NLP
  • Ethics and NLP
  • Knowledge acquisition
  • Opinion Mining
  • Pragmatics of decision making
  • Preference models
  • Recommendation Systems
  • Sentiment Analysis
  • Social Informatics
  • Text mining techniques

  • Program
    The access to the program of both the main conference and the workshops (as well as the social program) is the same for all LTC/EDO participants.

    Organizers
  • Paweł Dybała (Chair) pawel.dybala@uj.edu.pl (Jagiellonian University, Poland)
  • Michał Ptaszyński (Co-chair) ptaszynski@cs.kitami-it.ac.jp (Kitami Institute of Technology, Japan)
  • Rafał Rzepka (Co-chair) rzepka@ist.hokudai.ac.jp (Hokkaido University, Japan)

  • Program Committee
  • Alladin Ayesh, aayesh@dmu.ac.uk (De Montfort University, UK)
  • Karen Fort, karen.fort@paris-sorbonne.fr (Sorbonne, France)
  • Dai Hasegawa, daihasg@gmail.com (Hokkai-Gakuen University, Japan)
  • Magdalena Igras-Cybulska, migras@agh.edu.pl (AGH, Poland)
  • Yasutomo Kimura, kimura@res.otaru-uc.ac.jp (Otaru University of Commerce, Japan)
  • Paweł Lubarski, Pawel.Lubarski@cs.put.poznan.pl (Poznań University of Technology, Poland)
  • Fumito Masui, f-masui@mail.kitami-it.ac.jp (Kitami Institute of Technology, Japan)
  • Mikołaj Morzy, mikolaj.morzy@put.poznan.pl (Poznań University of Technology, Poland)
  • Koji Murakami, koji.murakami@rakuten.com (Rakuten, USA)
  • Noriyuki Okumura, okumura@akashi.ac.jp (Otemae University, Japan)
  • Michał B. Paradowski, michal.paradowski@uw.edu.pl (University of Warsaw)
  • Tyson Roberts, tyson@goldengate.net (DeepMind, UK)
  • Marcin Skowron, marcin.skowron@ofai.at (Johannes Kepler University, Austria)
  • Yuzu Uchida (Hokkai-gakuen University, Japan)
  • Zygmunt Vetulani (Adam Mickiewicz University, Poland)
  • Katarzyna Węgrzyn-Wolska (Efrei/Esigetel, France)
  • Adam Wierzbicki (Polish-Japanese Institute of Information Technology, Poland)
  • Bartosz Ziółko (AGH, Poland)

  • Inscription procedure: as for the general LTC (+ cc to workshop chairs)

    Fees: The EDO Workshop is an integral part of the LTC (with autonomous Program Committee). Fees and payment procedures are the same as for LTC and cover participation in the general program. Free for participants registered to the general LTC. Single registration covers only one paper presentation (cf. the Publication Policy section).

    Papers:
    The EDO Workshop accepts papers in English only. Submitted texts should not disclose the author(s) in any manner. Format and templates are the same as for the general LTC (see the Paper Submission Section; above). Papers should be submitted using EasyChair exactly as for the general LTC but copies should also be sent to the EDO Workshop ) organizers i.e. to: Michał Ptaszyński, Rafał Rzepka and Paweł Dybała. Please also put "EDO 2019 submission" as Subject of your mail and "EDO" as a key word (both in the EasyChair form and in the paper itself).

    Presentation: publication in the LTC proceedings (paper + CD)

    More about EDO 2019: cf. http://arakilab.media.eng.hokudai.ac.jp/LTC9/EDO2019/ABOUT.html (the access to the program of both the main conference and the workshop (as well as the social program) is the same for all LTC/EDO participants).



    WORKSHOP DATES/DEADLINES
  • Deadline for submission of papers for review: March 20, 2019
  • Acceptance/Refusal notification: April 2, 2019 March 10, 2019
  • Deadline for submission of final versions of accepted papers: April 12, 2019
  • Conference (all events, incl. workshops): May 17-19, 2019


  • CONFERENCE LOCATION

    LTC 2019 is located in the Adam Mickiewicz University Library (Biblioteka Uniwersytecka), ul. Ratajczaka 38/40, 61-816 Poznań.
    Conference opening session on May 17, 11 a.m. will take place in Collegium Maius (ul. Fredry 10, 7 min. walk from the conference location).
    Registration desk will be set in the University Library (opening on May 17, 8 a.m.).

       
    Collegium Maius
    Collegium Maius, Opening Session
    ul. Fredry 10
    UAM Library
    Adam Mickiewicz University Library, Conference place
    ul. Ratajczaka 38/40


    From-Ratajczaka-to-Fredry
    (click the map to see better)

    How to get from the University Liberary to Collegium Maius?
    AWARDS FOR THE BEST STUDENT PAPERS

    As at the 2nd, 3rd, 4th, 5th, 6th and 7th Language and Technology Conferences (2005, 2007, 2009, 2011, 2013,2015) special awards will be granted to the best student papers. The regular or PhD students (on the date of paper submission) are concerned. Co-authored papers will be considered provided that the students' contributions exceeds 60% and that the main author(s) is (are) student(s)(this fact must be documented by a written declaration signed by all co-authors).


    In 2005 the Jury, composed of the Program Committee members participating in the conference, awarded this distinction to: Ronny Melz (University of Leipzig), Hartwig Holzapfel (University of Karlsruhe), Marcin Woliński (IPI PAN, Warsaw) (picture at LTC 2011).

    In 2007 the award for the best student paper was granted to Darja Fišer (University of Ljubljana).

    In 2009 two awards were granted: to Mahmoud EL-Haj (University of Essex, UK) (left) and Alexander Pak (LIMSI-CNRS, Orsay, France) (right).

    In 2011 the Jury decided to award three student contributions: Narayan Choudhary (Jawaharlal Nehru University, New Delhi, India)(left), Moses Ekpenyong (University of Uyo, Nigeria)(middle) and Marek Kubis (Adam Mickiewicz University in Poznań, Poland) (right).

    In 2013 the Jury decided to award: Dominika Rogozińska, IPI PAN Warszawa, Juan Luo (left picture), Waseda University, Japan, and Matea Srebačić (right picture), University of Zagreb, Croatia.

    In 2015 the Jury decided to award: Keith Lia (left picture), University of Copenhagen, Denmark, Marzieh Razavi (middle picture), Idiap Research Institute, Martigny, Switzerland, and Zijian Győző Yang (right picture), Pázmány Péter Catholic University, Hungary.

    Notice. Pictures are clickable.


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