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).


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Organisers of the Sixth Baltic Conference invites to submit abstracts on substantial, original, and unpublished research in the area of natural language processing and language technologies, including but not limited to the following areas: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

  • RÅ«ta PetrauskaitÄ—, Research Council of Lithuania


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


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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