Call for papers

ICNLSP 2019, the third edition of the International Conference on Natural Language and Speech Processing, will be held this year at the university of Trento. ICNLSP aims to attract contributions related to natural language and speech processing in basic theories and applications as well. Regular and posters sessions will be organized, in addition to keynotes presented by senior international researchers.
This year, a workshop on NLP solutions for under-resourced languages will be held under the umbrella of ICNLSP.

Authors are invited to present their work relevant to the topics of the conference.

The following list includes the topics of ICNLSP 2019 but not limited to:

Signal processing, acoustic modeling
Architecture of speech recognition system
Deep learning for speech recognition
Analysis of speech
Paralinguistics in Speech and Language
Pathological speech and language
Speech coding
Speech comprehension
Speech Translation
Speech synthesis
Speaker and language identification
Phonetics, phonology and prosody
Cognition and natural language processing
Text categorization
Sentiment analysis and opinion mining
Computational Social Web
Arabic dialects processing
Under-resourced languages: tools and corpora
New language models
Arabic OCR
Lexical semantics and knowledge representation
Requirements engineering and NLP
NLP tools for software requirements and engineering
Knowledge fundamentals
Knowledge management systems
Information extraction
Data mining and information retrieval
Machine translation


Submission Calls

Papers must be submitted via the online paper submission system Easychair.

Each submitted paper will be reviewed by three program committee members.

Authors can use the IEEE format: Latex or Doc., .

Authors have the choice to submit their papers as a full or short paper.


Important dates

Submission deadline: 30 May 2019

Notification of acceptance: 30 June 2019

Camera-ready paper due: 10 July 2019

Conference dates: 12, 13 September 2019



The accepted papers will be submitted to be published in ACL anthology.


Touristic Visit

A touristic visit is planned on the second day of the conference.


Technical Program

Tuesday, 12 September 2019

08:00 – 09:00


09:00 – 09:15

09:15 – 10:15

Opening Session : Opening address

Keynote 1: Preslav Nakov

Detecting the “Fake News” before they were even written

10:15 – 10:30

Coffee break

10:30 – 12:30

Oral Session 1: Speech analysis

10:30 – 10:50

Hali Lindsay, Nicklas Linz, Johannes Troeger and Jan Alexandersson. Automatic Data-Driven Approaches for Evaluating the Phonemic Verbal Fluency Task with Healthy


10:50 – 11:10

Punnoose Kuriakose. A Probabilistic Approach for Confidence Scoring in Speech Recognition

11:10 – 11:30

Georgia Koupka. Production of Voicing Contrast in Children with Cochlear Implants

11:30 – 11:50

Messaouda Boumaraf and Fatiha Merazka. Speech Coding Combining Chaos Encryption and Error Recovery for G.722.2 Codec

11:50 – 12:10

Khaled Lounnas, Mourad Abbas and Mohamed Lichouri. Building a Speech Corpus based on Arabic Podcasts for Language and Dialect Identification

12:10 – 12:30

Ilyes Zine, Mohamed Cherif Zeghad, Soumia Bougrine and Hadda Cherroun. A Crowdsourcing-based Approach for Speech Corpus Transcription Case of Arabic Algerian Dialects

12:30 – 14:00

Lunch break

14:00 – 14:50

Oral Session 2: Text Summarization

14:00 – 14:15

Lamees Al Qassem, Di Wang, Hassan Barada, Ahmad Al-Rubaie and Nawaf Almoosa. Automatic Arabic Text Summarization Based on Fuzzy Logic

14:15 – 14:30

Mohamed Amine Cheragui and Said Moulay Lakhdar. SumSAT: Hybrid Arabic Text Summarization based on symbolic and numerical Approaches

14:30 – 14:50

Apostolos Karanikolos and Ioannis Refanidis. Encoding Position Improves Recurrent Neural Text Summarizers

14:50 – 16 :10

Oral Session 3: Language Resources

14:50 – 15:10

Nandu Chandran Nair, Rajendran Sankara Velayuthan and Khuyagbaatar Batsuren. Aligning the IndoWordNet with the Princeton WordNet

15:10 – 15:30

Osama Hamed. Automatic Diacritization as Prerequisite Towards the Automatic Generation of Arabic Lexical Recognition Tests

15:30 – 15:50

Wei-Ting Chen, Yu-Te Wang and Chuan-Jie Lin. Expanding English and Chinese Dictionaries by Wikipedia Titles

15:50 – 16:10

Mohamed Lichouri, Mourad Abbas, Rachida Djeradi and Amar Djeradi. An Arabic Multi-Domain Spoken Language Understanding System

Friday, 13 September 2019

09:00 – 10:00

Keynote 2: Fausto Giunchiglia

One world – seven thousand languages

10:00 – 11:20

Oral Session 4: Text Classification

10:00 – 10:20

Dijana Kosmajac and Vlado Keselj. Twitter Bot Detection using Diversity Measures

10:20 – 10:40

Jean-Christophe Mensonides, Sébastien Harispe, Jacky Montmain and Véronique Thireau. Automatic Detection and Classification of Argument Components using Multi-task Deep Neural Network

10:40 – 11:00

Ashraf Elnagar, Omar Einea and Ridhwan Al-Debsi. Automatic Text Tagging of Arabic News Articles Using Ensemble Deep Learning Models

11:00 – 11:20

Hossam Ahmed. Sample Size in Arabic Authorship Verification

11:20 – 12:20

Oral Session 5: Semantic Analysis

11:20 – 11:40

Shobhit Jain, Sravan Babu Bodapati, Ramesh Nallapati and Anima Anandkumar. Multi Sense Embeddings from Topic Models

11:40 – 12:00

Guani Wu and Ker-Chau Li. A folksonomy-based approach for profiling human perception on word similarity

12:00 – 12:20

Amir Ziai. Compositional pre-training for neural semantic parsing

12:20 – 12:40

Closing Session

12:40 – 14:00


Local tour

Duration of presentations is limited to 15 minutes + 5 minutes for questions.