PROPOR 2020 Demonstration Session
2 a 4 de Março de 2020
Call for Demonstrations
The International Conference on Computational Processing of Portuguese (PROPOR) is the main scientific meeting in the area of language and speech technologies for Portuguese and on the basic and applied research issues related to this language. The meeting has been a very rich forum for the interchange of results and partnerships for the researchers dedicated to the computational processing of Portuguese and related technologies. It brings together research groups in the area, promoting the development of methodologies, language resources, processing tools, applications and projects that may be shared among researchers and practitioners in the field.
PROPOR2020 will be held in from 2 to 4 March 2020 in the historical city of Évora, Portugal, a world heritage site. The conference will consist of 3 days of paper presentations, special tracks and workshops.
Invitation for Submissions:
The PROPOR’2020 Demonstration Program Committee invites submissions for Demonstrations. Following the spirit of the Demos Session of PROPOR’2018 (and previous), the demonstration track aims at bringing together Academia and Industry and creating a forum where more than written or spoken descriptions of research are available. Thus, demos should allow attendees to try and test them during their presentation in a dedicated session adopting a more informal setting. Products, systems or tools are examples of acceptable demos. Both early-research prototypes and mature systems may also be considered.
The areas of interest include all topics related to theoretical and applied issues of written and spoken Portuguese, such as, but not limited to (the same topics as for the conference paper submission):
Human speech production, perception and communication (Human speech production; Human speech and sound perception; Physiology and pathology of spoken language; Paralinguistic and nonlinguistic cues (e.g. emotion and expression))
Linguistic Description and Theories (Phonology and phonetics, prosody (e.g., production, perception, modeling), Syntactic, semantic and anaphoric phenomena.)
Natural Language Processing Tasks (Parsing, tagging, chunking and segmentation; Annotation, evaluation, semantic role labeling; Grammar induction, sub categorization acquisition; Sentiment analysis and opinion mining)
Natural Language Processing Applications (Word sense disambiguation; Dialect identification; Machine translation; Information retrieval; Plagiarism detection, Question answering, etc.)
Speech Technologies (Spoken language generation and synthesis; Speech and speaker recognition; Spoken language understanding)
Speech Applications (Spoken language interfaces and dialogue systems; Systems for information retrieval and information extraction; Systems for speech-speech translation; Applications for aged and handicapped people; Applications for learning and education)
Resources, standardization and evaluation (Spoken language resources, annotation and tools; Spoken language evaluation and standardization; NLP resources, annotation and tools; NLP evaluation and standardization)
Language and Speech processing in academic disciplines(Speech and Hearing sciences, Health, Biology Linguistics, Psychology, Education)
The systems may be of the following kinds:
- Natural Language Processing systems or system components
- Application systems using language technology components
- Software tools for computational linguistics research
- Software for demonstration or evaluation
- Development tools
* December 16, 2019: Demos submission
* January 17, 2020: Notification of acceptance or rejection
* February 7, 2020: Camera-ready description document due
* March 2-4, 2020: Conference
Submissions should consist of a non-anonymous brief description document of up to three (3) pages of content, including references. Developers must outline the main characteristics of their system/product/tool, provide sufficient details to allow its evaluation and give information on how they plan to demonstrate it. Developers are encouraged to focus their description on the relevance of the computational processing component of Portuguese language in the proposed system.
Documents should be written in English, following the LNAI format and sent by e-mail in PDF to firstname.lastname@example.org. Please include the words “PROPOR 2020 – Demo submission” in the e-mail title.
Accepted demos and the accompanying description document will be published in the conference website.
Accepted demos will be presented on table tops at a designated demo session with an optional accompanying poster. Developers should make sure they could run their demos properly. Thus, it is the authors’ responsibility to provide the necessary technical conditions (equipments) for the demo at the conference. Note that the local organizers will not provide any hardware or software. Free high-speed Internet access will be available.
There will be a Best Demo Award to the best-presented demo.
Further details on the date and time of the demonstration session(s) will be determined and provided at a later date.
- Vládia Pinheiro (UNIFOR, Brazil)
- José Saias (Universidade de Évora, Portugal)