Call for Papers – ICL: Workshop on Iberian Cross-Language NLP tasks

Call for Papers
ICL: Workshop on Iberian Cross-Language NLP tasks
September 7, 2011, Huelva, Spain
in conjunction with the 27th Conference of the Spanish Society for
Natural Language Processing – SEPLN 2011

In the Iberian Peninsula, five official languages co-exist: Basque,
Catalan, Galician, Portuguese and Spanish. Fostering multi-linguality
and establishing strong links among the linguistic resources developed
for each language of the region is essential.

Additionally, a lack of published resources in some of these languages
exists. Such lack propitiates a strong inter-relation between them and
higher resourced languages, such as English and Spanish.

In order to favour the intra-relation among the peninsular languages
as well as the inter-relation between them and foreign languages,
different purpose multilingual NLP tools need to be developed.


Cross-language / multilingual:

– text categorisation
– information retrieval
– question answering
– patent retrieval
– word sense disambiguation
– opinion mining
– lexical substitution
– text summarization
– text re-use analysis
– plagiarism detection
– paraphrasing for MT
– text similarity estimation
– similarity of Wikipedia across languages

These tasks are often based on statistical, linguistic and
hybrid approaches. Machine translation, cognates exploitation
or semantic relatedness are examples of the multiple resources
available for the development of such tools.

The workshop addresses researchers from different fields of natural
language processing/computational linguistics: text mining, machine
learning, pattern recognition, information retrieval and machine


June 1, 2011 Submission of paper (LNCS format, 6 pages maximum)
July 1, 2011 Notification of acceptance
July 20, 2011 Camera ready due
September 7, 2011 Workshop day


Please submit your contribution to the ICL’11 workshop via EasyChair
( Each submission
will be blind reviewed by at least two members of the Program Committee.
The papers will be published as CEUR Workshop Proceedings.


Alberto Barrón-Cedeño, Jorge Civera, Paolo Rosso (Universitat
Politècnica de València)
Marta Vila (Universitat de Barcelona)
Anabela Barreiro (Universidade do Porto)
Iñaki Alegria (Euskal Herriko Unibertsitatea)


Eneko Agirre, Euskal Herriko Unibertsitatea
Amparo Alcina, Universitat Jaume I
Alexandra Balahur, Universidad de Alicante
Yassine Benajiba, Philips Research North America
Davide Buscaldi, Université d’Orléans
Paula Carvalho, Universidade de Lisboa
Paul Clough, University of Sheffield
Víctor Darriba, Universidade de Vigo
Iria da Cunha, Universitat Pompeu Fabra
Arantza Diaz, Euskal Herriko Unibertsitatea
Patrick Drouin, Université de Montreal
Antonio Ferrández, Universidad de Alicante
Jesús Andrés Ferrer, Universitat Politècnica de València
Mikel L. Forkada, Universidad de Alicante
Atsushi Fujita, Future University Hakodate
Miguel Angel García, Universidad de Jaén
Veronique Hoste, University College Ghent
Gorka Labaka, Euskal Herriko Unibertsitatea
François Laureau, Macquarie University
Codrina Lauth, University of Applied Sciences FH Kufstein
Els Lefever, University College Ghent
Evangelos Kanoulas, University of Sheffield
Zornitsa Kozareva, University of Southern California
Antonia Martí, Universitat de Barcelona
Fernando Martínez, Universidad de Jaén
Raquel Martínez, UNED
Mikhail Mikhailov, University of Tampere
Manuel Montes-y-Gómez, INAOE-Puebla
Lidia Moreno, Universitat Politècnica de València
Roberto Paredes, Universitat Politècniva de València
David Pinto, Benemerita Universidad Autónoma de Puebla
Horacio Rodriguez, Universitat Politècnica de Catalanuya
Horacio Saggion, Universitat Pompeu Fabra
Luís Sarmento, Universidade do Porto
Grigori Sidorov, National Polytechnic Institute
Alberto Simões, Universidade do Minho
Sobha L., KBC Anna University Chennai
Thamar Solorio, University of Alabama
Mariona Taulé, Universitat de Barcelona
Dan Tufis, Romanian Academy
Jesús Vilares, Universidade da Coruña
Luís Villaseñor, INAOE-Puebla
Michael Zock, LIMSI-CNRS