Special Issue "Selected Papers from PROPOR 2020"

A special issue of Information (ISSN 2078-2489). This special issue belongs to the section "Information Applications".

Deadline for manuscript submissions: 31 July 2020.

Special Issue Editors

Dr. Paulo Quaresma
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Guest Editor
Informatics Department, University of Évora, 7000-671 Évora, Portugal
Interests: natural language processing; artificial intelligence
Prof. Renata Vieira
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Guest Editor
School of Technology, PUCRS, Porto Alegre, Brazil
Interests: Artificial Intelligence; Natural Language Processing; Agents; Computational Linguistics; Cognitive Science
Prof. Sandra Maria Aluísio
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Guest Editor
Institute of Mathematical and Computer Sciences (ICMC) (São Carlos), São Paulo, Brazil
Interests: Natural Language Processing and Artificial Intelligence in Education; Corpus Linguistics; PoS tagging; Automatic Adaptation of Portuguese Texts; Semantic Role Labeling and Semantic Resources; Automatic Detection of Discourse Structure; Scientific Writing Tools; Automatic Term Extraction; Computer Adaptive Tests
Dr. Helena Gorete Silva Moniz
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Guest Editor
Spoken Language Systems Lab, INESC-ID Lisboa, LISBOA, Portugal
Interests: Prosody; Educational Linguistics; Speech Processing; Machine Translation

Special Issue Information

Dear Colleagues,

The International Conference on Computational Processing of Portuguese (PROPOR) is the main event in the area of human language processing that is focused on theoretical and technological issues of written and spoken Portuguese. The meeting has been a very rich forum for the exchange of ideas and partnerships for the research communities dedicated to the automated processing of Portuguese, promoting the development of methodologies, resources, and projects that can be shared among researchers and practitioners in the field.

We call for papers describing work on any topic related to computational language and speech processing of Portuguese by researchers in the industry or academia. Topics of interest include but are not limited to:

  • Human speech production, perception, and communication;
  • Linguistic description and theories;
  • Natural language processing tasks (e.g., parsing, word sense disambiguation, coreference resolution);
  • Natural language processing applications (e.g., question answering, subtitling, summarization, sentiment analysis);
  • Speech technologies (e.g., spoken language generation, speech and speaker recognition, spoken language understanding);
  • Speech applications (e.g., spoken language interfaces, dialogue systems, speech-to-speech translation);
  • Resources, standardization and evaluation (e.g., corpora, ontologies, lexicons, grammars);
  • Language and speech processing in academic disciplines;
  • Portuguese language variants and dialect processing (including the language varieties of Portugal, Brazil, Cape Verde, Guinea-Bissau, Mozambique, Angola, São Tomé, Macau or Galiza);
  • Multilingual studies, methods, applications, and resources, including Portuguese.

PROPOR 2020 will be the 14th edition of the biennial PROPOR conference, hosted alternately in Brazil and in Portugal. Past meetings were held in Lisbon, PT (1993); Curitiba, BR (1996); Porto Alegre, BR (1998); Évora, PT (1999); Atibaia, BR (2000); Faro, PT (2003); Itatiaia, BR (2006); Aveiro, PT (2008); Porto Alegre, BR (2010); Coimbra, PT (2012); São Carlos, BR (2014), Tomar, PT (2016), and Canela, BR (2018). More detailed information: https://propor.di.uevora.pt/.

The authors of a number of selected full papers of high quality will be invited after the conference to submit revised and extended versions of their originally-accepted conference papers to this Special Issue of Information, published by MDPI, in open access. The selection of these best papers will be based on their ratings in the conference review process, quality of presentation during the conference, and expected impact on the research community. Each submission to this Special Issue should contain at least 50% of new material, e.g., in the form of technical extensions, more in-depth evaluations, or additional use cases and a change of title, abstract, and keywords. These extended submissions will undergo a peer-review process according to the journal’s rules of action. At least two technical committees will act as reviewers for each extended article submitted to this Special Issue; if needed, additional external reviewers will be invited to guarantee a high-quality reviewing process.

Dr. Paulo Quaresma
Prof. Renata Vieira
Prof. Sandra Maria Aluísio
Dr. Helena Gorete Silva Moniz
Guest Editors

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