Category: NLP

IndoTimex for Indonesian Temporal Expressions

One question that got me thinking during the interviews with Google was, “Do you have any experience in building an NLP tool, like a tagger or a parser, for Indonesian language?”, and my answer was, “Well, ehem, not yet.”  I wonder why…

That’s why, during the last Christmas/New Year break *while waiting for the result of the interviews*, I decided to do something for Indonesian language :”>. Actually, almost the same thing I already did for Italian… building an automatic extraction system for Indonesian temporal expressions!

Extraction means recognizing time expressions given a text, then normalize their values. For example, if today’s date is March 25, 2015 (2015-03-25), then when the system found dua hari yang lalu [two days ago] the value will be normalized as 2015-03-23. I called the system: IndoTimex!

Main NLP/CL 2015 Conference Deadlines

It’s a bit late, I know *I was caught up with some of these deadlines*, but here is the list of deadlines for main Natural Language Processing (NLP) or Computational Linguistics (CL) conferences in 2015. I also put the conferences’ important dates in Google Calendar, and make it publicly available at the following URLs:

The calendar’s timezone is GMT+01:00, since I’m in Italy. I couldn’t find a way to make the timezone adjustable according to your own calendar. If you have an idea please let me know.

How to subscribe to Google public calendar? here.

Conference Submission Date Notification Date Conference Date Location
NAACL 2015 Dec 5, 2014 Feb 20, 2015 Jun 1-3, 2015 Denver, Colorado
SIGIR 2015 (long paper) Jan 28, 2015 (Jan 21, 2015) Apr 20, 2015 Aug 9-13, 2015 Santiago, Chile
CICLing 2015 Feb 1, 2015 (Jan 25, 2015) Apr 14-20, 2015 Cairo, Egypt
IJCAI 2015 Feb 12, 2015 (Feb 8, 2015) Apr 16, 2015 Jul 25-31, 2015 Buenos Aires, Argentina
SIGIR 2015 (short paper) Feb 18, 2015 Apr 20, 2015 Aug 9-13, 2015 Santiago, Chile
ACL-IJCNLP 2015 (long paper) Feb 27, 2015 Apr 23, 2015 Jul 26-31, 2015 Beijing, China
*SEM 2015 Mar 6, 2015 Mar 30, 2015 Jun 4-5, 2015 Denver, Colorado
EAMT 2015 Mar 7, 2015 Mar 31, 2014 May 11-13, 2015 Antalya, Turkey
Interspeech 2015 Mar 20, 2015 Jun 1, 2015 Sep 6-10, 2015 Dresden, Germany
ACL-IJCNLP 2015 (short paper) Apr 30, 2015 Jun 8, 2015 Jul 26-31, 2015 Beijing, China
SIGDIAL 2015 Apr 30, 2015 Jun 12, 2015 Sep 2-4, 2015 Prague, Czech Republic
RANLP 2015 May 4, 2015 (Apr 27, 2015) Jun 22, 2015 Sep 7-9, 2015 Hissar, Bulgaria
CoNLL 2015 May 4, 2015 Jun 15, 2015 Jul 30-31, 2015 Beijing, China
EMNLP 2015 (long paper) May 31, 2015 Jul 24, 2015 Sep 19-21, 2015 Lisbon, Portugal
EMNLP 2015 (short paper) Jun 15, 2015 Jul 24, 2015 Sep 19-21, 2015 Lisbon, Portugal

Top NLP/CL Conferences and Journals

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I got this tips from the Research Methodology course that I took last year, which is mandatory for first year students in my PhD program: one of the first steps in the PhD study is knowing your community, i.e. the conferences and journals for your field, where people with the same interests gather and share the knowledge and their research.

For Natural Language Processing or Computational Linguistics field, Google Scholar computes the ranking of publications (including conferences, journals and workshops) in which the published papers are cited the most *with the assumption of good papers are usually cited a lot*, which looks like the following:

Thesis… Submitted!

Finally, exactly 2 weeks before the D-Day a.k.a defense day, I managed to finish my thesis and submitted 3 bound copies to the university. Why 3 I’m not sure, one of them will go to university library, and I’m supposed to get one back after the defense, the other one… perhaps because I have co-supervisor in different university.