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Traitement Automatique des Langues

Call Deadline: 15-Nov-2015

Call Information:
Call for papers:
TAL Journal: Regular issue
2016 Volume 57 Number 1.
Direction : Éric de la Clergerie, Yves Lepage, Jean-Luc Minel and Pascale Sébillot.
Deadline : November 15th 2015 *** Caution: There will be no extension deadline ***


The TAL journal calls for papers for an open issue of the journal. Papers in any field of natural language processing are invited, including :

- Lexicon, syntax, semantics, discourse and pragmatics ;
- Morphology, phonology and phonetics ;
- Spoken and written language analysis and generation ;
- Logical, symbolic and statistical models of language ;
- Information extraction and text mining ;
- Multilingual processing, machine translation and translation tools ;
- Natural language interfaces and dialogue systems ;
- Multimodal interfaces with language components ;
- Language tools and resources ;
- System evaluation ;
- Terminology, knowledge acquisition from texts ;
- Information retrieval ;
- Corpus linguistics ;
- Use of NLP tools for linguistic modeling ;
- Computer assisted language learning ;
- Applications of natural language processing.

Whatever the topic, papers must stress the natural language processing aspects.


Manuscripts may be submitted in English or French. French-speaking authors are requested to submit in French.

The Journal

TAL (Traitement Automatique des Langues / Natural Language Processing) is a forty year old international journal published by ATALA (French Association for Natural Language Processing) with the support of CNRS (National Centre for Scientific Research). It has moved to an electronic mode of publication, with printing on demand. This affects in no way its reviewing and selection process.

Important Dates (Tentative Schedule)

15/11/2015: Deadline for submission
15/01/2016: Notification to authors after first review
15/03/2016: Deadline for submission of revised version
15/04/2016: Notification to authors after second review
31/05/2016: Deadline for submission of final version
Autumn 2016: Publication

Paper Submission

Authors who intend to submit a paper are encouraged to upload your contribution (no more than 25 pages, PDF format) via the menu ''Paper submission''. To do so, you will need to have an account on the sciencesconf platform. To create an account, go to the sciencesconf site and click on ''create account'' next to the ''Connect'' button at the top of the page. To submit, come back to this page, connect to you account and upload your submission.

TAL now perfoms double blind reviewing. Your paper should be anonymised.

Style sheets are available for download on the Web site of the journal. Do not modify and use only these style sheets.