Friday, September 20, 2019 - 18:00 to Tuesday, September 24, 2019 - 10:00

SloNLP 2019

SloNLP is a Slovakoczech workshop focused on Natural Language Processing and Computational Linguistics. Its main aim is to encourage cooperation among NLP researchers in Czechia and Slovakia; we therefore also invite Master and Doctoral students of computational linguistics to participate.

The topics of the workshop include: automatic speech recognition (ASR), automatic natural language analysis and generation (morphology, syntax, semantics...), dialogue systems, machine translation (MT), information retrieval (IR), practical applications of NLP technologies, and other topics of computational linguistics.

We also welcome work-in-progress papers with preliminary results, negative results papers, and future research suggestion papers.

The workshop is part of the ITAT conference, which takes place from 21st to 25th September 2018 in hotel Plejsy *** near Krompachy, Slovakia. The workshop itself will take place on 22nd September.

Open Session

To further encourage cooperation and sharing of information among NLP researchers in Slovakia and Czechia, we offer an opportunity for anyone to present his work, without writing a paper:

  • presentation of any own work, including already published work, work in progress, or research ideas, and review/overview presentations
    • bachelor, master and dissertation theses can also be presented
    • we accept any presentation matching the topic of the workshop (computational linguistics, natural language processing)
  • the presentation will NOT be accompanied by an entry in the conference proceedings
    • the title and the abstract of the presentation will only be posted on the workshop website

Overview Papers

  • a track for overview papers, summarizing the research of the author(s) from a higher level of perspective
  • the aim is to present the research of the author(s) to a more general audience than just NLP specialists, namely to specialists in other branches in Computer Science
  • the overview papers do not have to contain novel content and do not have to be anonymized
  • the overview papers should properly refer to previous publications that describe the work presented in the overview paper

Instructions for Authors of regular papers

  • paper in English
  • 4-8 pages including references, in two columns (latex style)
  • submit through EasyChair
  • each paper will be reviewed by 2 or 3 reviewers. The review process is double-blind to provide anonymity for both authors and reviewers. The paper must be anonymized:
    • Remove any identifying information, including author names, affiliations, e-mail, telephone or funding sources.
    • Use the third person to refer to work the Authors have previously undertaken, e.g. replace any phrases like “as we have shown before” with “… has been shown before [Anonymous, 2007]” .
    • Make sure figures do not contain any affiliation related identifier
    • Do not eliminate essential self-references or other references but limit self-references only to papers that are relevant for those reviewing the submitted paper.
    • Do not include acknowledgments.
  • if you cross-submit your paper to multiple conferences/journals and it gets accepted and published elsewhere, you must withdraw it from SloNLP before submitting the camera-ready version at the latest
  • paper presentation during a poster session (plus 1-3 slides for a 1-2 minute booster session).
    • if you prefer to present orally, note that in EasyChair
    • still, the organizers will decide the mode of presentation for each paper
    • papers nominated for ITAT Best Paper will be probably presented during the main conference orally (authors will be informed in advance)
  • the languages of the workshop are Czech, Slovak, and English. Preferred language of posters (slides) is English.
  • the papers will be published in the proceedings of ITAT (with an ISBN).

Program Committee

Past Workshops