We are proud that COLING 2014, the 25th International Conference on Computational Linguistics, will be organised by the Centre for Global Intelligent Content (CNGL) at the Helix Conference Centre at Dublin City University (DCU) from 23-29 August 2014. The COLING conference is organised under the auspices of the International Committee on Computational Linguistics (ICCL).
The COLING conference, organised under the auspices of the International Committee on Computational Linguistics (ICCL), has a history that dates back to the 1960s. The conference is held every two years and regularly attracts more than 700 delegates. The 1st conference was held in New York, 1965. Since then, the conference has developed into one of the premier Natural Language Processing conferences world-wide held every two years. The last five conferences were held in Geneva (COLING 2004), Sydney (COLING - ACL 2006), Manchester (COLING 2008), Beijing (COLING 2010) and Mumbai (COLING 2012).
COLING covers a broad spectrum of technical areas related to natural language and computation. The conference will include full papers, oral presentations, poster presentations, demonstrations, tutorials, and workshops.
The International Committee on Computational Linguistics (ICCL) is pleased to announce the 25th International Conference on Computational Linguistics (Coling 2014), at Dublin City University (DCU, Dublin, Ireland). DCU is a young, dynamic and ambitious university with a mission to transform lives and societies through education, research and innovation. Most of the local organisers are from CNGL, Ireland's Centre for Global Intelligent Content (formerly the Centre for Global Intelligent Content), which embodies the leading position of Ireland in the global localisation/internationalisation business, a strong focus on language technologies including machine translation, computational linguistics and natural language processing, as well as on intelligent management, search, retrieval, transformation and adaptation of content.
Coling will cover a broad spectrum of technical areas related to natural language and computation. The conference will include full papers (presented as oral presentations or posters), demonstrations, tutorials, and workshops.
TOPICS OF INTEREST
Coling 2014 solicits papers and demonstrations on original and unpublished research on the following topics, including, but not limited to:
• pragmatics, semantics, syntax, grammars and the lexicon;
• cognitive, mathematical and computational models of language
• models of communication by language;
• lexical semantics and ontologies;
• word segmentation, tagging and chunking;
• parsing, both syntactic and deep;
• generation and summarisation;
• paraphrasing, textual entailment and question answering;
• speech recognition, text-to-speech and spoken language
• multimodal and natural language interfaces and dialogue systems;
• information retrieval, information extraction and knowledge base linking;
• machine learning for natural language;
• modelling of discourse and dialogue;
• sentiment analysis, opinion mining and social media;
• multilingual processing, machine translation and translation aids;
• applications, tools and language resources;
• system evaluation methodology and metrics.
In all relevant areas, we encourage authors to include analysis of the influence of theories (intuitions, methodologies, insights), to technologies (computational algorithms, methods, tools, data), and/or contributions of technologies to theory development. In technologically oriented papers, we encourage in-depth analysis and discussion of errors made in the experiments described, if possible linking them to the presence or absence of linguistically-motivated features. Contributions that display and rigorously discuss future potential, even if not (yet) attested in standard evaluation, are welcome.