.:: 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 (Recital)

Récital 2006, the student conference associated with TALN, will be held in Leuven (Belgium) from 10 to 13 April 2006.

Récital is intended for PhD students or researchers having recently obtained a Ph.D in the field of natural language processing. Récital aims to p rovide young researchers with a opportunity to meet, present their research and compare their approaches.

This conference has its own program committee which consists of experienced researchers and young doctors who got their PhD in the last year.

Important Dates

  • Submission deadline extension: December 28, 2005
  • Notification to authors: January 26, 2006
  • Camera-ready copy : February 20, 2006
  • Conference : April 10-13, 2006


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


Authors (PhD students and young doctors who got their PhD in the last year) are invited to submit papers describing original, completed, and unpublished work. Papers will be evaluated by at least two reviewers. The criteria mainly taken into account will be:

  • - 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

Submission procedure

The submissions must be emailed as an attachment to the organising committee ( recital@tedm.ucl.ac.be ) before December 19 2005. The email must contain the title of the paper, the first author's name, affiliation, postal & electronic address and telephone & fax. Joint submission of the same paper to both TALN and Récital is not allowed. However, one can be author/co-author of another paper presented at TALN.

Submissions should be sent as attached files by e-mail. The subject of the e-mail message should be: "TALN submission". The message itself should contain the title of the paper, the name and affiliation of the main author, his/her postal address, email address, telephone and fax number.  

The submitted paper must not exceed 10 pages using Times 12 and single spacing, figures, examples and references included (roughly 3,000 words). The proposals for posters must not exceed 3 pages.All the papers must be in A4 Format (and not US Letter). The stylesheets (LateX & Word) will soon be availlable on the conference web site.

In case of impossibility of electronic submission, three hard copies of the paper must be sent to:  

Cédrick Fairon
1, place Blaise Pascal
1348 Louvain-la-Neuve

Local Organising committee

  • Piet Mertens, ALA, Département de Linguistique, KULeuven
  • Cédrick Fairon, CENTAL, UCLouvain
  • Anne Dister, CENTAL, UCLouvain
  • Patrick Watrin, CENTAL, UCLouvain
  • Laurent Kevers, CENTAL, UCLouvain
  • Bernadette Dehottay, CENTAL, UCLouvain
  • Isabelle Lecroart, CENTAL, UCLouvain
  • Claude Devis, CENTAL, UCLouvain
  • Marc Durieux, CENTAL, UCLouvain
  • Michel Thomas, CENTAL, UCLouvain
  • Julia Medori, CENTAL, UCLouvain


Patrick Watrin or Anne Dister

Adress :
place Blaise Pascal, 1
1348 Louvain-la-Neuve
Tel. : +32 (0)10/47.37.88
Fax. : +32 (0)10/47.26.06
Mail : recital@tedm.ucl.ac.be


Last update :  February, 2006