Call for papers

The 7th Conference

Human Language Technologies - the Baltic Perspective

Riga, Latvia
October 6-7, 2016

Conference aims

The aim of the Seventh International Conference "Human Language Technologies - the Baltic Perspective" is to provide a forum for the sharing of new ideas and recent advances in human language processing and to promote cooperation between the research communities of computer science and linguistics from the Baltic states and the rest of the world. 

The conference aims to bring together scientists, developers, providers and users to discuss state-of-the-art of HLT in the Baltic states, to exchange information and to discuss problems, to find new synergies and to promote initiatives for international cooperation. 

The event is also important for gathering and consolidating ideas related to cooperation in the EU Research and Innovation programme "Horizon 2020" and in the new period of the EU structural funds (2014-2020). 

Conference topics

Organisers of the Seventh Baltic Conference invites you to submit extended abstracts of 1000-1500 words on substantial, original, and unpublished research in the area of natural language processing and language technologies in general, including but not limited to the following topics: 

  • Application of Language technologies 
  • Compilation of language and speech resources 
  • Human-Computer Interaction 
  • Information retrieval and extraction 
  • Issues in the design, construction and use of LRs: text, speech, multimodality 
  • Lexicons, terminology and ontologies 
  • Machine learning 
  • Machine Translation 
  • Methods and tools for language processing 
  • Multilingual issues, language coverage and diversity, less-resourced languages 
  • Multimodal language technologies and solutions 
  • Ontologies, terminology and knowledge representation 
  • Open, linked and shared data and tools, open and collaborative architectures
  • Question answering
  • Speech recognition and synthesis
  • Text and speech corpora 

We especially welcome original research on processing languages of three Baltic countries - Estonian, Latvian and Lithuanian. 


The open access conference proceedings will be published by IOS Press in the series of Frontiers in Artificial Intelligence and Applications  (, indexed by SCOPUS and Web of Science. 

Submissions and dates

Submission of extended abstracts: June 5, 2016 (extended).

Abstracts should consist of about 1000-1500 words, will be submitted through  EasyChair and will be peer-reviewed.