ICON-2014: 11th International Conference on Natural Language Processing

Goa University, Goa, India
18-21 December, 2014

accepted Papers

Please click here to see the list of accepted papers for NLP Tools Contest.

contests for Participants

Statistical Machine Translation in Indian Languages

Machine translation (MT) is the process of encoding the syntactic and semantic information of a source language text into a target language. In past two decades, MT has shown very promising results particularly using Statistical Machine Translation (SMT) especially for English and other European Languages. However, its effectiveness in translating sentences within Indian Languages (IL) and between English and Indian languages needs to be explored further.

The NLP tool contest in ICON 2014 aims to collectively explore the effectiveness of SMT while translating within ILs and between English and ILs.

The Contest :

In the contest, training data will be provided to the contestants. It will consist of parallel corpus for different ILs and English. The contestants will have to train their systems on the data. A development corpus will also be provided to refine and improve their system. The final contest will be held on November, 2014 with the test data. A workshop will be held as a part of ICON to allow the short listed candidates to present their techniques and results. The detail of the language pair will be announced shortly. We will test translation in both directions for all language pairs.

The detail of the evaluation procedure and the uses policy of additional resources/tools will be announced shortly.

Release of training data: August 23, 2014
Release of test data: September 29, 2014
Deadline for System submission: October 5, 2014
Date for Report Submission: October 25, 2014

1st Prize: Rs. 10,000
2nd Prize: Rs. 7,500
3rd Prize: Rs. 5,000

Last date of registration: 18th August

NLP Tools contest registration page - link

shorlisted Papers

Please click here to see the list of shortlisted papers for student paper contest.

Student Paper Competition In Language Technologies

ICON-2014 announces a Student Paper Competition in two tracks:
Track I: NLP (All areas)
Track II: Linguistics (Morphology, Syntax and Semantics)

Papers may be submitted under the link on the web page. Prizes will be awarded in each track for up to two papers based on
original work carried out. The prizes are ::

1st Prize: Rs. 10,000
2nd Prize: Rs. 7,500
3rd Prize: Rs. 5,000

The short-listed papers in each track will be invited for presentation in a special session in the conference.
Registration, domestic travel and subsistence expenses will be provided by the conference organizers for one author of each paper.

Upto 2 winners will be offered summer fellowships at major NLP Centres in India. For any clarifications, contact the Student Paper Competition Chair on icon2014@iiit.ac.in.

Student Paper Competition submission deadline: 18th August

conference Venue

New Science Block
Goa University Campus
Taleigao Plateau,
Goa, India, 403206



contact us

ICON-2014 Secretariat

Gachibowli, Hyderabad - 500 032, India
Ph: +91-40-6653 1333, 6653 1144 Fax: +91-40-6653 1413
e-mail: icon2014@iiit.ac.in
ICON - 2014