We   are   glad   to   announce   the   preliminary   programme   of   the   Second International   Workshop   on   Future   and   Emerging   Trends   in   Language Technology, Machine Learning and Big Data.

  • Save the date: Seville (Spain) 30th November, 1st-2nd December 2016
  • Early registration deadline: 30th October
  • Website: http://www.glc.us.es/fetlt2016
  • Twitter: @FETLT2016


Workshop programme available at: http://www.glc.us.es/fetlt2016/scheduling/programme.html

The strategic objectives of this 2016 edition are to facilitate dynamics between research groups through the presentation of several keynote speakers, the organization of a specific workshop on the key areas of future research, the development and innovation priorities in Language Technology, with special attention to Machine Learning and Big Data. The workshop will also include the presentation of peer-reviewed papers.


Keynote Speakers

  • António Branco  (University of Lisbon):    With or without meaning? With or without funding?: Cycles in language technology research and what we may learn from them
  • Nicoletta Calzolari  (ILC-CNR):    An Excursus through Policy Issues – at the Crossroads of Data, Language Resources and Infrastructure
  • Michael McTear  (University of Ulster):   The birth of the conversational interface: a new kid on the block?
  • David Pérez Fernández  (Ministry of Industry, Energy and Tourism):   Spanish Plan for the Impulse of Language Technologies
  • German Rigau  (University of the Basque Country):   Big Data for Natural Language Processing
  • Hans Uszkoreit  (Saarland University, DFKI Language Technology Lab):   Opportunities and Challenges for Language Technology in the New Era of AI
  • Philippe Wacker  (LT-Innovate):    Improving the collaboration between industry and research: offer and demand
  • Jason D. Williams  (Microsoft Research):    End-to-end deep learning of task-oriented dialog systems


Special Session: Opportunities of Cooperation and Funding in Research Projects and Programmes

In collaboration with the Andalucian Agency of Knowledge, this special session will be organized as a panel of experts on the fields of Language Technology, Machine Learning and Big Data, and other related areas. They will present their experiences   for   the   proposal,   coordination   and   participation   in   different projects,   with   special   enphasis   on   programmes   funded   by   the   European Commission, such as H2020.

Confirmed panelists:

  • José F Aldana (University of Malaga)
  • Margaretha Mazura (EMF – the Forum of eExcellence)
  • Anibal Ollero (University of Seville)


Special Session: LT-Observatory: Observatory for language resources and machine translation in Europe

The Observatory for Language Resources and Machine Translation in Europe (http://www.lt-innovate.org/lt-observe) derives from the need expressed by multilingual solution providers (enterprises and researchers) to have better access to  more usable language resources  (LRs), together with the more general need to make available large amounts of content and data that are currently untapped due to language barriers, leading to a loss of economic opportunities. The LT-Observatory project (LTO) aims at making LRs more accessible   to   and   usable   by   users   of   machine   translation   in   public   and commercial services.

This session will acquaint participants with the tools developed by LTO followed by on-line demonstrations and discussion time.

Organizing Committee

  • Joaquín Borrego-Díaz (University of Seville)
  • Juan Galán-Páez (University of Seville, Datrik)
  • Diego Jiménez-Palmero (University of Seville)
  • Teresa López-Soto (University of Seville)
  • Francisco J. Martín-Mateos (University of Seville)
  • Ángel Nepomuceno (University of Seville)
  • José L. Pro-Martín (University of Seville)
  • José F. Quesada (University of Seville)
  • Francisco J. Salguero (University of Seville)


Program Committee and Advisory Group

  • Joseba Abaitua (Deusto University)
  • Alex Acero (Apple)
  • Roberto Basili (University of Rome)
  • Núria Bel (University Pompeu Fabra)
  • Nate Blaylock (Nuance Communications)
  • Joaquín Borrego (University of Seville)
  • Wauter Bosma (Netherlands Forensic Institute)
  • Malek Boualem (Orange Labs)
  • Zoraida Callejas (University of Granada)
  • Nicoletta Calzolari (CNR-ILC)
  • Montserrat Civit-Torruella
  • Thierry Declerck (DFKI)
  • Christian Dugast (DFKI)
  • Juan Fernández Fernández (Séntisis Analytics)
  • Raquel Fernández (University of Amsterdam)
  • Antonio Ferrández (University of Alicante)
  • Björn Gambäck (Norwegian University of Science and Technology)
  • Ana García-Serrano (UNED)
  • Jesús Giménez (Nuance Communications)
  • Xavier Gómez-Guinovart (University of Vigo)
  • David Griol (University Carlos III)
  • José Carlos Gonzalez (MeaningCloud)
  • Julio Gonzalo (UNED)
  • Gregory Grefenstette (Inria)
  • Helen Hastie (Heriot-Watt University)
  • Veronique Hoste (University of Ghent)
  • Eduard Hovy (Carnegie Mellon University)
  • Rebecca Jonson (Artificial Solutions)
  • Dietrich Klakow (University of Saarland)
  • Staffan Larsson (University of Gothenburg)
  • Alon Lavie (Carnegie Mellon University)
  • Marc Liberman (University of Pennsylvania / LDC)
  • Ramón López-Cózar (University of Granada)
  • Teresa López-Soto (University of Seville)
  • Joseph Mariani (LIMSI-CNRS and IMMI)
  • M. Antonia Martí (University of Barcelona)
  • Patricio Martínez-Barco (University of Alicante)
  • Mike McTear (University of Ulster)
  • George Mikros (National and Kapodistrian University of Athens)
  • Ruslan Mitkov (University of Wolverhampton)
  • Antonio Moreno-Sandoval (Autonomous University of Madrid)
  • José M. Pardo (Technical University of Madrid)
  • Mirko Plitt (Modula Language Automation)
  • Andrei Popescu-Belis (Idiap Research Institute)
  • James Pustejovsky (Brandeis University)
  • José F. Quesada (University of Seville)
  • Manny Rayner (University of Geneva)
  • Steve Renals (University of Edinburg)
  • Antonio Reyes (Language Technology Lab ISIT)
  • Giuseppe Riccardi (University of Trento)
  • German Rigau (University of the Basque Country)
  • Carlos Rodríguez (AIA, GLICOM-UPF)
  • Jesús Romero-Trillo (Autonomous University of Madrid)
  • Francisco J. Salguero (University of Seville)
  • Javier Sastre (Ateknea Solutions)
  • Richard Sproat (Google)
  • Gerard Steen (University of Amsterdam)
  • Dan Stefanescu (Audible Inc)
  • David Suendermann-Oeft (ETS)
  • Maite Taboada (Simon Fraser University)
  • António J. Teixeira (University of Aveiro)
  • Alice ter Meulen (University of Geneva)
  • Doroteo Torre Toledano (Autonomous University of Madrid)
  • Khiet Truong (University of Twente)
  • Alfonso Ureña (University of Jaén)
  • Paul Vogt (Tilburg University)
  • Piek Vosen (University of Amsterdam)
  • Jason D. Williams (Microsoft Research)
  • Hendrik Zender (Nuance Communications)

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