ESSLLI Workshop «NLP in the Era of Big Data, Deep Learning, and Post Truth»



«NLP in the Era of Big Data, Deep Learning, and Post Truth»


Workshop at ESSLLI 2018

August 13-17, 2018

Sofia, Bulgaria

Deadline: April 16, 2018, midnight Pacific Standard Time (UTC−8).



Recent years have seen fast advances of the field of Natural Language Processing (NLP) due to the simultaneous influence of two revolutionary forces: Big Data and Deep Learning. The aim of using large corpora has been prominent in NLP since an earlier statistical, corpus-based revolution of the 1990s. Indeed, in corpus-based NLP size does matter, and researchers have been exploring corpora as large as the entire Web; now this abundance of data has enabled the return of Neural Networks and the rise of Deep Learning. More recently, we have further seen the rise of Big Data with its 3Vs: Volume, Velocity, and Variety. Even more recently, with the spread of fake news, it has been suggested that a fourth V should be considered: Veracity.


The workshop welcomes work presenting new developments in applying NLP for solving problems related to Big Data, Deep Learning, and Veracity. We also invite discussion about the impact of these revolutionary forces on the field of NLP as a whole.


Selected papers that have been presented at the workshop will be invited to submit a full version of the paper to the Cybernetics and Information Technologies journal, which is indexed by SCOPUS, SJR, and some other databases:

The workshop will be held during the whole second week of the 30th edition of ESSLLI (European Summer School in Logic, Language and Information) August 13 — 17, 2018.



The workshop invites extended abstracts related to but not limited to the following:

 — Big Data for NLP

 — Web as a corpus

 — Deep learning for NLP

 — Automatic fact checking, stance detection, bias detection

 — Multi-modality: combining NLP, speech, images, and/or video

 — Cross-linguality

 — Language varieties and dialect processing

 — Work at the intersection of the above areas

 — Position papers discussing the impact of the above on NLP



   Abstract submission:  April 16, 2018

   Author notification:  May 18, 2018

   Camera-ready version: June 4, 2018

Deadlines are midnight Pacific Standard Time (UTC−8).



Extended abstracts should present original, unpublished research and/or implementation results. We invite extended abstracts of up to two pages, excluding references. All submissions will be electronic and in PDF format, sent via the EasyChair system.


Submissions will be anonymous. Information about the author(s) and other identifying information such as obvious self-references (e.g., «We have shown in [12]») and financial or personal acknowledgements should be omitted in the submitted abstracts whenever feasible.


Extended abstracts may contain a clearly marked appendix and data files to support its claims. While reviewers are urged to consult this extra material for better comprehension, it is at their discretion whether they do so. Such extra material should also be anonymized to the extent feasible.


Papers should be submitted through the EasyChair system at:



Preslav Nakov (Qatar Computing Research Institute, HBKU)

Ahmed Ali (Qatar Computing Research Institute, HBKU)

Irina Temnikova (Sofia University)

Georgi Georgiev (Ontotext)

Lluís Màrquez (Amazon Research)

Shafiq Joty (Nanyang Technological University)

Ivan Koychev (Sofia University)

Program Committee


Ramy Baly, MIT & Qatar Computing Research Institute, HBKU (USA&Qatar)

José Camacho Collados, Sapienza University of Rome (Italy) & Cardiff University (UK)

Mona Diab, Columbia University (USA)

Noura Farra, Columbia University (USA)

Richard Johansson, Gothenburg and Chalmers University of Technology (Sweden)

Shervin Malmasi, Harvard Medical School (United States)

Kashyap Popat, Max-Planck Institute (Germany)

Diarmuid Ó Séaghdha, University of Cambridge (UK)

Petya Osenova, Bulgarian Academy of Sciences (Bulgaria)

Sara Rosenthal, IBM T. J. Watson (USA)

Serge Sharoff, University of Leeds (UK)

Kiril Simov, Bulgarian Academy of Sciences (Bulgaria)

Sara Stymne, Uppsala University (Sweden)

Stan Szpakowicz, University of Ottawa (Canada)

Aline Villavicencio, Federal University of Rio Grande do Sul (Brazil)

Andreas Vlachos, University of Sheffield (UK)

Pidong Wang, Machine Zone Inc. (USA)

Marcos Zampieri, University of Wolverhampton (UK)


Об авторе Лидия Пивоварова

СПбГУ - старший преподаватель, University of Helsinki - PhD student
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