CFP: Special issue on Natural Language Processing for Information Access and its Evaluation

Abbreviated Title: 
Special issue on NLP for Information Access and its Evaluation
Call for Papers
Submission Deadline: 
27 Apr 2012
Country: 
Japan
Contact: 
Kato, Tsuneaki
Contact Email: 
kato [at] boz [dot] c [dot] u-tokyo [dot] ac [dot] jp

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Call for Papers

The Journal of Natural Language Processing

Special issue on Natural Language Processing
for Information Access and its Evaluation

Roles that natural language processing technologies plays
are getting important, as sophistication and
diversification of information access increase. Cross
language information retrieval and spoken document
retrieval use machine translation and document analysis
respectively, and have established new styles of
information access. Question answering needs several
natural language processing technologies such as textual
entailment recognition. At the same time, such use of
those in the information access field affords to natural
language processing technologies opportunities to be
evaluated in their contribution to that field. There have
been a lot of evaluation experiments and evaluation
workshops. Viewing natural language processing from such
perspectives may create new paradigms. Driven by these
interests, we invite papers on natural language processing
for information access and its evaluation.

Topics of interest include, but are not limited to:
* Natural language processing tasks for information access,
such as machine translation, question answering, and
information extraction
* Information access methods using natural language
processing technologies
* Evaluation frameworks for natural language processing
technologies on information access
* Resource design and construction for natural language
processing on information access

The Journal of Natural Language Processing is a quarterly association
journal of The Association of Natural Language Processing. Please
refer to its home page, http://www.anlp.jp/en/index.html, for more
information on the journal, its digital archive and the association itself.

All submissions will undergo the review process as regular papers of
the The Association of Natural Language Processing. The style of
manuscripts should follow the manuscript guide to journal publication
found in the home page. Manuscripts should be sent to
kato@boz.c.u-tokyo.ac.jp by e-mail of the subject, "Special issue on
Natural Language Processing for Information Access and its Evaluation."

Important Dates:
Paper Submission Due: March 20, 2012
Author Notification: September 14, 2012 (subject to change)
Publication date: December 2012 (subject to change)

Guest Editors:
Tomoyoshi Akiba (Toyohashi University of Technology, Japan)
Atsushi Fujii (Tokyo Institute of Technology, Japan)
Hideo Joho (University of Tsukuba, Japan)
Noriko Kando (National Institute of Informatics, Japan)
Tsuneaki Kato (The University of Tokyo, Japan)
Teruko Mitamura (Carnegie Mellon University, USA)
Yohei Seki (University of Tsukuba, Japan)
Takehito Utsuro (University of Tsukuba, Japan)
Masaharu Yoshioka (Hokkaido University, Japan)

Contact for inquiries:
Tsuneaki Kato (The University of Tokyo, Japan)
kato@boz.c.u-tokyo.ac.jp