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

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

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welcome to ICON 2014

The Eleventh International Conference on Natural Language Processing (ICON-2014) will be held at Goa University, Goa, India during December 18-21, 2014. The ICON conference series is a forum for promoting interaction among researchers in the field of Natural Language Processing in India and abroad. The main conference is on December 19-20 2014. This will be preceded by one day of pre-conference tutorials/workshops on December 18, 2014 and post conference tutorials/workshops on December 21, 2014.

ICON proceedings will be indexed in ACL Anthology. ACL Anthology is a digital archive of research papers in Computational Linguistics for major international conferences under the control of Association for Computational Linguistics (ACL) which is a major association in CL.

paper Topics

Papers are invited on substantial, original and unpublished research on all
aspects of Natural Language Processing, with a particular focus on languages,
issues, and applications relevant to India. The areas of interest include, but
are not limited to:

Morphology Parsing
Phonology Word Sense Disambiguation
Syntax Machine Translation
Semantics Information Retrieval
Discourse Text Summarization
Pragmatics Question Answering
Statistical methods Dialog Systems
Knowledge-based methods Performance Evaluation
Annotated Corpora Acoustic-phonetic analysis
Language Learning Speech recognition and synthesis
Lexical Resources Spoken language understanding
POS tagging Spoken language databases
Ontology Spoken data mining

Special Track
  • * Natural Language Software Engineering
  • * Linguistic Engineering

Position Papers
  • * A paper which expresses an opinion or point of view affecting the field.

Paper Submission Link

call for Tutorials/Workshops

Proposals are invited for pre-conference tutorials/workshops. Tutorials/Workshops can be of half-day or full-day duration. The proposal should be presented in the form of a 200 word abstract, one page topical outline of the content, description of the proposers and their qualifications relating to the tutorial content.

Workshops on Linguistic aspects of South Asian Languages are also welcome.

Paper Submission Link

nlp tools contests at ICON 2014

The ICON 2014 tools contest is on on Statistical Machine Translation in Indian Languages(IL).

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.

student paper contests at ICON 2014

ICON-2014 announces 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.

Paper Submission Link

important Dates

The following are key dates for ICON 2014:

  • Paper submission deadline
  • Paper acceptance notification
  • Camera ready copy due
  • Tutorial/Workshop proposals due
  • Tutorial acceptance notification
  • NLP Tools Contest registration deadline
  • Student Paper Competition submission deadline
  • Aug 18 2014
  • Oct 25 2014
  • Nov 05 2014
  • Aug 20 2014
  • Aug 31 2014
  • Aug 18 2014
  • Aug 18 2014

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