.:: TALN - 2006

Natural Language Processing: April 10-13, 2006 in Leuven (Belgium)

 o Pictures of the conference
 o Emercency Call
 o Program
 o Registration
 o Travel info. & venue
 o Housing
 o Posters & presentations
 o Pictures of Leuven

 o Call for papers (TALN)
 o Program Committee
 o Scientific Committee (TALN)
 o Call for papers (Recital)
 o Scientific Committee (Recital)
 o Local Organisation Committee
 o Submit a paper
 o Style sheet

 o NLP & CALL (call for papers)
 o Technolangue
 o MulLexSem (cancelled)

 o Analogy and NLP. Application to machine translation (Yves Lepage)

Call for papers

Important Dates
  • Submission deadline extension: December 28, 2005
  • Notification to authors: February 10, 2006
  • Final version: March 1, 2006
  • Conference: April 10-13, 2006

The 13th Conference on Natural Language Processing (TALN 2006) will be held in Leuven, Belgium, on April 10-13, 2006. The conference is organized by the "Centre de traitement automatique du langage" (CENTAL) of the University of Louvain (UCL, Louvain-la-Neuve) and by the Centre for Automatic Linguistic Analysis (ALA) of the University of Leuven (KULeuven).

TALN 2006 is organized under the aegis of ATALA (Association pour le Traitement Automatique des Langues, Association for NLP) and will be held jointly with RECITAL 2006, the conference for young researchers (call for papers to be issued separately, see the conference website).

The conference will include oral and poster communications, invited conferences, workshops and tutorials.

The official language is French.


Papers are requested in all areas of NLP, including (but not restricted to) :

  • Lexicon : databases containing morphological, syntactic, semantic, and/or phonological information
  • Analysis, generation and lexicons in the following domains :
    - Phonetics and phonology
    - Morphology
    - Syntax
    - Semantics
  • NLP applications
    - Text analysis
    - Text summarization
    - Text generation
    - Text-to-speech synthesis
    - Natural language interfaces
    - Machine translation
    - Information retrieval
    - CALL
  • Logical, symbolic and statistical approaches

All selected papers will be published in the proceedings. In addition, the scientific committee will select two papers, which will be recommended for publication in the journal "Traitement Automatique des Langues" (T.A.L.).


Authors are invited to submit original research work. Submissions will be reviewed by at least two experts of the domain. Decisions will be based on the following criteria :

  • importance and originality of the paper
  • scientific and technical soundness
  • comparison of the results obtained with those found in relevant works
  • clarity of the presentation
  • relevance to the conference topics

Papers will be written in French for French-speaking authors and in English for authors who don't master French.

Papers should not exceed 10 pages, in Times 12, single-spaced (approx. 3,000 words), including figures, examples and references.

A LaTeX style file and a Word template are available on the conference website. The page format is A4.

An interactive form for the subsmission of articles is provided on the conference website. Papers should be uploaded in PDF format.

Instructions for the conversion of Word documents into PDF format are available on the conference website.

The final versions should be sent either in Latex format or in RTF format (Word), to the email address indicated in the message of acceptance.

In case of impossibility of electronic submission, three hard copies of the paper must be sent to:
Cedrick Fairon
1, place Blaise Pascal
1348 Louvain-la-Neuve


Practical information can be found on the conference website.


Piet Mertens, ALA, D├ępartement de Linguistique, KULeuven
C├ędrick Fairon, CENTAL, UCLouvain
Bernadette Dehottay, CENTAL, UCLouvain
Isabelle Lecroart, CENTAL, UCLouvain
Claude Devis, CENTAL, UCLouvain
Anne Dister, CENTAL, UCLouvain
Laurent Kevers, CENTAL, UCLouvain
Bastien Kindt, CGN, UCLouvain
Michel Thomas, CENTAL, UCLouvain
Patrick Watrin, CENTAL, UCLouvain
Julia Medori, CENTAL, UCLouvain

Last update :  February, 2006