call for recital

TALN 2021 | RECITAL 2021 Conference

June 28th – July 2nd, 2021

Lille, France

The Lille research laboratories working in automatic processing of written and signed languages (Inria Nord-Lille Europe, CRIStAL, STL and GERIICO) are organizing

from June 28th to July 2nd, 2021

on the campus Cité scientifique of the Université de Lille,

the 28th edition of the TALN-RECITAL conference. (

RECITAL is exclusively intended for students (Msc/PhD) and young researchers who graduated for less than a year. Advisors should not be included in the authors but can be mentioned in the Acknowledgements or in a footnote. Submitting the same paper to RECITAL and TALN is not allowed. French translations of papers previously submitted or accepted at international workshops or conferences are not eligible for RECITAL and should be submitted to TALN.

The goal of RECITAL is to support young NLP researchers’ works and facilitate their integration in the community by offering them visibility. This call gives them the opportunity to present their ideas and works in progress. They will receive feedback from the scientific community during the reviewing process as well as, for accepted papers, during their presentation at the conference.


The topics of the conference include, but are not restricted to, the following areas:

  • Phonetics, phonology, morphology, morphosyntactic tagging
  • Syntax, grammars, syntactic analysis, chunking
  • Semantics, pragmatics, discourse
  • Lexical and distributional semantics
  • Linguistic and psycholinguistic aspects of NLP
  • Resources for NLP
  • Evaluation methods for NLP
  • NLP Applications (information retrieval and extraction, question-answering, translation, generation, dialog, opinion analysis, simplification, etc.)
  • NLP and multimodality (speech, vision, etc.)
  • NLP and multilinguism
  • NLP for the Internet and social networks
  • NLP and under-resourced languages
  • NLP and signed languages
  • Social and ethical implications of NLP
  • NLP and corpus linguistics
  • NLP and Digital Humanities

Types of submissions and selection criteria

Authors are encouraged to propose two types of submissions:

  • Original research works
  • State of the art or positioning relative to the state of the art

Submission of preliminary works, PhD proposals, and early work resulting from the first months of research (state of the art and positioning, objectives and first tracks, etc.) are welcome.

Submissions should be written in French. Submissions in English are accepted if one of the authors is not a native French speaker. Papers will be double-blind reviewed by at least two specialists. The criteria will be in particular:

  • Scientific and technical soundness,
  • Positioning of the works in the international research context,
  • Organization and clarity of the presentation,
  • Relevance regarding the conference topics.

According to the program committee decision, the communications will be performed orally or as posters. Accepted papers will be published in the conference proceedings.

Submission guidelines

The papers should be submitted to the EasyChair conference platform:

Submissions must follow the TALN conference styling guidelines. Stylesheets (LaTeX, Libre Office, or MS Word) can be found on this webpage:

Submissions have to be anonymized and cannot indicate the authors’ names or affiliations. Self-citing and project names potentially identifying the authors, such as “We have already demonstrated (Martin, 1991)”, are not allowed. The authors must cite their own works as “Martin (1991) has previously demonstrated”. Acknowledgements cannot be part of the submissions and should be added to the final version of accepted papers.

Important dates

– Long paper submission deadline (maximum 12 pages + references): March 15th, 2021

– Notifications: April 26th, 2021

– Reception of final versions: May 10th, 2021

– Conference : June 28th – July 2nd, 2021

Best RECITAL paper award

The program committee will select one of the accepted papers for the best RECITAL paper award. It will be awarded during the conference.


Amel Fraisse (GERiiCO, Université Lille) and Rémi Cardon (STL, CNRS / Université Lille)


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