The venue will be ABLT-4, behind the Director's office, IIT (BHU), Varanasi.
Extended deadline: November 1, 2016
Paper submission deadline: November 1, 2016 (Extended)
Paper acceptance notification: November 17, 2016
Final papers due: November 27, 2016
regICON-2016: A regional version of ICON
The last decade or so has seen a rapid growth in the research and development in the field of Natural Language Processing and Computational Linguistics in India (and South Asia in general). For some of the major languages like Hindi/Urdu and Bangla, we already have some language resources and some important tools. Larger systems, such as for Machine Translation, have also been developed and deployed in the last decade for major Indian languages.
However, India (or South Asia) has a large number of languages, some of them not officially recognised, even if spoken by a large population. Keeping this in mind, the NLP Association of India had taken a decision to hold events similar to ICON, but focused more on languages of specific regions of India, including the 'minor' languages. regICON-2016 is the next in this series after the recently held iDravidian-2014, which was co-located with ICON-2014. The focus in regICON-2016 (as in regICON-2015) is on the languages of the eastern region of India commonly known as Poorvanchal, as well as some surrounding areas. The symposium will still be open to work on Hindi/Urdu, English and Sanskrit and will also include Nepali.