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[ntcir:309] Indian IR: special issue of TALIP

                              CALL FOR PAPERS

                           Special Issue of the

     ACM Transactions on Asian Language Information Processing (TALIP)


                Information Retrieval for Indian Languages


The amount of information available in Indian languages in electronic
format has grown dramatically over the last few years. This has spurred
a significant amount of research activity on Indian language Information
Retrieval and allied problems. For the recently held FIRE Workshop
(http://www.isical.ac.in/~fire), Cranfield-style text collections in Indian
languages were used by participants to evaluate their systems on
monolingual and cross-lingual IR tasks. The availability of the FIRE data
has made it possible to conduct IR experiments on Indian languages on a
larger scale than was hitherto possible. This is thus a good time to take
stock of the lessons learned, as well as to identify interesting problems
and issues that can be fruitfully investigated in the future.

For this special issue, we are soliciting original publications on topics
related to Indian language IR such as

* Information retrieval (monolingual and cross-lingual)
* Linguistic resources (corpora, electronic dictionaries, treebanks, etc.)
* Morphological analysis and generation
* Named entity recognition
* Information extraction
* Question answering
* Text clustering and classification
* Text summarization

Submissions are encouraged to make use of the FIRE benchmark (or similar)
data, but submissions related to all aspects of information retrieval for
Indian languages are welcome.


Submission deadline: 1 September 2009
First notification: 31 October 2009
Revisions due: 31 January 2010
Notification of acceptance: 1 March 2010
Final manuscript due: 1 April 2010
Publication date: September 2010 issue of TALIP


Papers should be formatted following the style guidelines for the ACM
Transactions on Asian Language Information Processing
(http://talip.acm.org). Please submit papers in PDF format using the
web-based submission system Manuscript Central
(http://mc.manuscriptcentral.com/talip). In order to identify that the
submission is for the special issue, please indicate "This paper is
being submitted to the Special Issue on Information Retrieval for
Indian Languages" on the first page of the paper. Please note that the
typical paper length is 20-30 pages.


Donna Harman, NIST (Emeritus)
Noriko Kando, NII
Prasenjit Majumder, DAIICT
Mandar Mitra, ISI
Carol Peters, ISTI-CNR