NLP Association of India

regICON-2015: Regional Symposium on Natural Language Processing

March 21-22, 2015, IIT (BHU), Varanasi, India

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Detailed schedule for the symposium has been uploaded.

The venue will be ABLT-4, behind the Director's office, IIT (BHU), Varanasi.

More information available about registration and accommodation etc.

Extended deadline: March 2, 2015

Important Dates

  • Paper submission deadline: February 21, 2015 March 2, 2015
  • Paper acceptance notification: March 9, 2015
  • Camera ready copy due: March 15, 2015
  • regICON-2015: A regional version of ICON

    The last decade or so has seen a rapid growth in the research and development in the field of Natural Language Processing and Computational Linguistics in India (and South Asia in general). For some of the major languages like Hindi/Urdu and Bangla, we already have some language resources and some important tools. Larger systems, such as for Machine Translation, have also been developed and deployed in the last decade for major Indian languages.

    However, India (or South Asia) has a large number of languages, some of them not officially recognised, even if spoken by a large population. Keeping this in mind, the NLP Association of India had taken a decision to hold events similar to ICON, but focused more on languages of specific regions of India, including the 'minor' languages. regICON-2015 is the next in this series after the recently held iDravidian-2014, which was co-located with ICON-2014. The focus in regICON-2015 is on the languages of the eastern region of India commonly known as Poorvanchal, as well as some surrounding areas. The symposium will still be open to work on Hindi/Urdu, English and Sanskrit and will also include Nepali.