Dear Baltic HLT Participants, 

On behalf of the Organizers of the Conference Human Language Technologies: the Baltic Perspective we would like to share our warmest wishes and appreciation – it has been our great pleasure to welcome you in Kaunas, Lithuania!

We hope that the Conference has provided you with valuable news and experiences as well as many pleasant moments of your stay in Kaunas.

Conference Secretariant we will send you photos with the moments of the conference as soon as it will be prepared .

We would like to inform you that Conference Proceedings e-book is available here. Printed version of Conference Proceedings Book is available to purchase by contacting the Conference Secretariat.

Important news regarding the Conference closing: all the invoices will be issued until 3 rd October, 2014. We apologize for inconveniences and thank you for your patience.

In case you have any questions please contact us, it will be our pleasure to help you.

We wish you a great success and we are looking forward to meeting  you in the future!

 

Motivation

The Sixth Baltic Conference Human Language Technologies (HLT) - the Baltic Perspective is a great opportunity for researchers in the Baltic and surrounding regions to meet and discuss problems, issues, challenges and achievements, as well as to foster cooperation in the area of natural language processing and human language technologies. 

The event is also important for gathering and consolidating ideas for the following reasons: 

  • a great urge for Baltic countries to establish and join international research infrastructures;
  • possible participation in the EU Research and Innovation programme "Horizons 2020" and in the new period of the EU structural funds (2014-2020).

History

The conference is the successor of the five previous Baltic HLT conferences held in Riga (2004), Tallinn (2005), Kaunas (2007), Riga (2010) and Tartu (2012).

Invitation for submission 

Organisers of the Sixth Baltic Conference invites to submit abstracts on substantial, original, and unpublished research in the area of natural language processing and language technologies, including but not limited to the following areas:

  • Compilation of language and speech resources
  • Discourse and dialogue
  • Information retrieval and extraction
  • Machine learning
  • Stylometry and authorship 
  • Sentiment analysis
  • Text summarization
  • Question answering
  • Rule-based, statistical and machine translation
  • Application of Language technologies
  • New language processing tools
  • Speech recognition and synthesis

We especially welcome original researches on processing languages of 3 Baltic sates (Lithuanian, Estonian, Latvian).

Invited speakers

  • Walter Daelemans, University of Antwerp

  • Adam Kilgarriff, Lexical computing Ltd.

  • Steven Krauwer, CLARIN ERIC

  • Rūta Petrauskaitė, Research Council of Lithuania

Organisers

The Conference is organised by the Centre of Computational Linguistics at Vytautas Magnus University and ViaConventus, JSC. 

Language

The Conference language for presentations and publications is English.

Important dates

  • 2 May, 2014 (closed) - Abstracts
  • 20 May, 2014 - Notification of acceptance
  • 15 June, 2014 - Camera-ready copies
  • 27 July, 2014 - End of early registration 
  • 22 July - 20 August, 2014 - Terms of standard registration
  • 21 August - 20 September, 2014 - Terms of late registration 
  • 21 September, 2014 - End of online registration
  • 26-27 September, 2014 - Conference 

 

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Start

Review our website information for an overview of conference features.

 

Generate Ideas

Exchange information, find new synergies and promote initiatives for international cooperation.

 

Engage

Share your new ideas and recent advances in human language processing.

 

Promote

Promote cooperation between the research communities of computer science and linguistics.