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Traitement Automatique des Langues

Call Deadline: 15-Dec-2013

Call Information:
Call for papers :

TAL Journal : Regular issue

2014 Volume 55 Number 1.

Editors : Éric de la Clergerie, Béatrice Daille, Yves Lepage et Jean-Luc Minel.

Deadline : December 15th 2013


The TAL journal launches a call for papers for an open issue of the journal. We invite papers in any field of natural language processing, 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)

15/11/2013 Deadline for summary
15/12/2013 Deadline for submission
15/03/2014 Notification to authors after first review
15/05/2014 Deadline for submission of revised version
15/06/2014 Notification to authors afetr second review
15/07/2014 Deadline for submission of final version
Autumn 2014 Publication

Ppaer Submission

Authors who intend to submit a paper are encouraged to contact the chief editors of the journal :

Yves Lepage (IPS, Waseda university, Japan)

Upload your contribution (approximately 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 your account and upload your submission.

Style sheets are available for download on the Web site of the journal.