Call for Papers

Machine learning approaches for intelligent text processing are actively studied by researchers in natural language processing, information retrieval and related fields. While supervised methods usually attain much better performance than unsupervised methods, they also require annotated data which is not always available or easy to obtain. Hence, we encourage the submission of supervised, unsupervised or hybrid methods for intelligent text processing tasks. Methods studying alternative learning paradigms, e.g. semi-supervised learning, weakly-supervised learning, zero-shot learning but also transfer learning, are very welcome as well.

This sessions covers three research areas: natural language processing, computational linguistics and information retrieval. We invite the submission of papers on original and unpublished research in all aspects of automated and intelligent text processing, including but not limited to the following topics:

  • Information retrieval, information extraction
  • Question answering
  • Machine learning in NLP
  • Machine translation
  • Morphology, syntax and semantics
  • Resources and evaluation
  • Representation of linguistic knowledge
  • Sentiment analysis and opinion mining
  • Social media
  • Summarization
  • Text Mining
  • Text categorization and clustering
  • Word sense disambiguation

NEW! Papers

  • Andrei Butnaru, Radu Tudor Ionescu
    From Image to Text Classification: A Novel Approach based on Clustering Word Embeddings
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  • Mihai Masala, Stefan Ruseti, Traian Rebedea
    Sentence selection with neural networks over string kernels
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  • Mouna Kamel, Nathalie Aussenac-Gilles, Cécile Fabre, Adel Ghamnia, Cassia Trojahn
    A Distant Learning Approach for Extracting Hypernym Relations from Wikipedia Disambiguation Pages
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  • Marius Popescu, Cristian Grozea, Radu Tudor Ionescu
    HASKER: An efficient algorithm for string kernels. Application to polarity classification in various languages
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  • Ismail Badache, Sébastien Fournier, Adrian-Gabriel Chifu
    Harnessing Ratings and Aspect-Sentiment to Estimate Contradiction Intensity in Temporal-Related Reviews
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  • Marc Franco-Salvador, Greg Kondrak, Paolo Rosso
    Bridging the Native Language and Language Variety Identification Tasks
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  • Josiane Mothe, Mahdi Washha
    Predicting the Best System Parameter Configuration: the (Per Parameter Learning) PPL method
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  • Laura Franzoi, Andrea Sgarro
    Linguistic classification: T-norms, fuzzy distances and fuzzy distinguishabilities
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Important Dates

Submission of Papers: 20th of April, 2017 (extended)*
Notification of Acceptance: 10th of May, 2017 (extended)
Camera Ready Version: 26th of May, 2017
Author Registration Deadline: 2nd of June, 2017
Conference Dates: 6-8 September, 2017

*There will be no further extension provided after this date.

Open Access Publication

Accepted papers will be published in the KES 2017 conference proceedings. The KES conference is ranked B by the CORE Australian Association. The conference proceedings will appear in Elsevier’s Procedia Computer Science. The proceedings will appear online, on ScienceDirect, within 8 weeks of acceptance of the final manuscripts via the conference organizer and are freely available to all users.

Important Note:

Every paper must have at least one author who has registered for the conference with payment by the Early Registration Deadline for the paper to appear in the proceedings. Any paper that does not have at least one author who has registered and paid by the Early / Author Registration Deadline will be withdrawn from the proceedings.

Paper Format

Submissions for the invited session must be made as complete papers (there is no abstract submission stage) submitted as PDF documents through the PROSE online submission and review system. Full papers should be detailed academic articles in conventional format. The guide length for full papers is 8 to 10 pages (maximum).

  • Guidance notes for the preparation of Full Papers is available
  • An MS Word template is available (5.3Mb .docm file)
  • A LaTeX template is available (7Mb .zip archive)
  • The paper format as a PDF document is available
  • Please consult important FAQs about document preparation to be found

For a paper to be published in the Procedia proceedings:

  • the maximum length of 10 pages must not be exceeded
  • the paper must be presented at the conference

It is the author's responsibility to ensure that their paper does not contain any errors. Also, kindly note that Elsevier will publish what they receive so it is important that the authors submit the final version of their papers. Proofs will not be sent to authors at any time during production.

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