Call for papers TALN 2021
Conference TALN 2021 | RECITAL 2021
June 28th – July 2nd, 2021
Submission deadline: 10/02/2021
The organizers (Inria Nord-Lille Europe, CRIStAL, STL and GERIICO labs, Lille, France), working in automatic processing of written and signed languages, 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.
- Submission of long and short papers (single format: 6 pages + references): 10/02/2021
- Notifications: 20/04/2021
- Reception of final versions:
- short papers: 10/05/2021 (7 pages, including 1 additional page for taking into account the reviewers’ comments + references)
- long papers: 20/05/2021 (12 pages + references)
- Conference: June 28th – July 2nd, 2021
The conference proceedings are indexed in the ACL Anthology https://www.aclweb.org/anthology/venues/jeptalnrecital/
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 aspect of the NLP
- Resources for NLP
- Evaluation methods for TAL
- Applications of the NLP (information search and extraction, question-answering, translation, generation, summarization, dialog, opinion analysis, simplification, etc.)
- NLP and multi-modality (speach, vision, etc.)
- NLP and multilinguisms
- NLP for Web and social networks
- NLP and under-resourced languages
- NLP and signed languages
- Social and ethical issues of the NLP
- NLP and corpus linguistics
- NLP and Digital Humanities
The special topic of this year edition of the conference is NLP and Health.
Types of submissions and communications
The conference proposes several types of submissions (detailed below):
- Original research not already published in other conferences. This type of submissions may result in long or short papers;
- Position papers providing a point of view on the research in NLP. This type of submissions may result in long or short papers;
- Works being submitted to other international conferences. Hence, their translation in French can be submitted to TALN. This type of submissions may result in short papers only;
- Finally, the conference opens the possibility to submit works that have been already published in other recent international conferences (the list is provided below). This type of submissions may result in proceedings abstracts only.
Submission format is the same for all types (6 page paper + references), except for already published works (abstract in French and English).
If all the authors are French-speaking, the papers must be submitted in French. If at least one of the authors is non French-speaking, the papers can be submitted in English.
All accepted papers will be published in conference proceedings. The proceedings of the conference are indexed in the ACL Anthology https://www.aclweb.org/anthology/venues/jeptalnrecital/.
1. Original unpublished works
Original works not already published in other conferences can be submitted to TALN within the “original” track. When submitting, the authors have to indicate if they are willing to transform the 6 page submission into a long paper (12 pages + references), provided that the reviews and the program committee invite them to do so. This transformation must be done within the deadlines. According to the decision of the program committee, original works will be presented as oral or poster communications during the conference.
2. Position papers
Position papers can be submitted to the conference within the “position” track. They have to propose a point of view on the NLP research. This type of submissions consists of a 6 page (+ references) papers. It may result in long or short papers. According to the decision of the program committee, position papers will be presented as oral or poster communications during the conference.
3. Works being submitted to other conferences
Works being submitted to conferences other than TALN can be submitted to TALN within the “translation” track. If at least one of the authors is non French-speaking, the submission can remain in English but still belongs to the track “translation”. This track must be explicitly indicated when submitting. The submissions must not exceed 6 pages (+ references). This type of submissions cannot result in long papers. According to the decision of the program committee, these papers will be presented as oral or poster communications during the conference.
4. Works already published in recent international conferences
Besides, works already published in recent international conferences can be submitted within the “abstract” track. This track must be explicitly indicated when submitting. In addition, the authors have to indicate the conference in which the paper has been accepted. The authors must submit the abstract in French and English using the TALN 2021 stylesheet. The abstracts will be included in the conference proceedings. This type of submissions will be presented as oral communications during the conference.
Eligible international conferences:
- NAACL 2020 (6-10 July 2020)
- EMNLP 2020 (16-20 November 2020)
- COLING 2020 (9-11 December 2020)
- ACL 2020 (6-8 July 2020)
- CoNLL 2020 (19-20 November 2020)
- ECAI 2020 (29 August-5 September 2020)
- IJCAI 2020 (January 2021)
- NEURIPS 2019 (6-12 December 2020)
- AACL 2020 (4-7 December 2020)
- EACL 2021 (19-23 April 2021)
- NAACL-HLT 2021 (6-11 June 2021)
- ACL-IJCNLP 2021 (1-6 August 2021)
Submissions will be evaluated by three experts. More particularly, the following criteria will be taken into account:
- adequacy with the conference topics,
- importance and originality of the contribution,
- correction of scientific and technical contents,
- critical discussion of the results and their comparison with other works,
- positioning of the work within the domain and the state-of-the-art,
- organization and clarity of the presentation.
For position papers, will also be taken into account:
- coverage and consideration of the state-of-the-art,
- originality and impact of the point of view.
Joint board with editors of the TAL journal and members from the program committee of TALN will decide on the best paper award. Besides, the authors of the best communications will be invited to submit an extended version of their paper to the journal Traitement Automatique des Langues (TAL).
The submissions, in PDF format, must respect the conference stylesheet: https://talnrecital2021.inria.fr/soumissions/
Submission website: https://easychair.org/conferences/?conf=talnrecital2021
Submissions in English can be accepted when at least one of the authors is non French-speaking.
The reviewing is double-blind. Submissions cannot indicate names nor affiliations of the authors. The self-citing and project names potentially identifying the authors, like “We have already demonstrated (Martin, 1991)”, cannot occur. The authors must chose citations like “Martin (1991) has previously demonstrated”. Acknowledgements cannot be part of the submissions but should be added to the final version of accepted papers.
The TALN 2021 program committee is chaired by Natalia Grabar and Pascal Denis.