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NLDB 2016 - 21st International Conference on Applications of Natural Language to Information Systems

22-24 June 2016, at the University of Salford, MediaCityUK Campus

Call for papers

Since 1995, the NLDB conference aims at bringing together researchers, industrials and potential users interested in various applications of Natural Language in the Database and Information Systems field. NLDB 2016 invites researchers from academia and industry to submit papers for oral or poster presentations on recent, unpublished research that addresses theoretical aspects, algorithms, applications, architectures for applied and integrated NLP, resources for applied NLP, and other aspects of NLP, as well as review and discussion papers.

Further, we encourage submissions on the following topics:

  • Applications of NLP in Information Systems: Multilingual Information Systems, NLP in Requirement Engineering, NLP in Knowledge Management, Semantic Data Integration and Data Cleaning.
  • Social Media and Web Data: Corpus analysis, Language identification, Text normalization, Robust NLP for social media, Text classification, Information Extraction and Sentiment Analysis for social media.
  • Semantic Web Open Linked Data: Ontology Learning and Alignment, Populating ontologies, Querying Ontologies and linked data, Semantic tagging and classification, Ontology-driven NLP.
  • Question Answering (QA): NL interfaces to databases, QA using web data, multi-lingual QA, Non-factoid QA (how/why/opinion questions, lists), geographical QA, QA corpora and training sets.
  • Natural language and Ubiquitous Computing: Pervasive Computing, Embedded, Robotic and Mobile Applications.
  • Natural Language in Conceptual Modeling: Analysis of Natural Language Descriptions, Terminological Ontologies, Consistency Checking, Metadata Creation and Harvesting, Ontology-driven Systems Integration, Ontology Management.
  • NLP Applications: Business Intelligence, Subjectivity and Sentiment Analysis, QA systems, Event Detection, Named Entity and Event Detection, Information Extraction, Summarization, NLP for Data Mining, NLP for Data Warehouses, Plagiarism detection, Identity detection.

Conferences are held at a different member University each year. This year, for the first time, the University of Salford will be hosting the event at it’s MediaCityUK Campus.

We appreciate the time and effort you put in to attend conference and we will work tirelessly to provide a world class event.

Conference Programme

NLDB is a 3-day event which includes welcome evening buffet and reception on day 1, a networking evening and hot supper on day 2.

See the Programme

Register

Please visit our online shop to register for NLDB 2016.

Conference fee

The conference fee includes full conference, evening receptions and gala dinner. Visit Manchester Convention Bureau's website to book your hotel. If you have any queries regarding conference registration, please e-mail nldbconf-com@salford.ac.uk

Cancellation policy

Please read the University of Salford stardard terms and conditions

Getting to MediaCityUK

The MediaCityUK Campus is at the heart of six global BBC departments and a mass of independent creative, digital and media organisations. It is a short walk to the Lowry theatre and gallery, Imperial War Museum North and the Manchester United football ground. There are many shops, bars, and restaurants nearby.

By Metrolink tram

Metrolink trams are a quick and easy way to reach MediaCityUK and The Quays. The area is served by the dedicated MediaCityUK stop and Harbour City, Broadway and other stops on the Eccles line. You can connect from other Metrolink lines at Cornbrook.

Trams run every 12 minutes between Cornbrook and MediaCityUK stops from 7.15am to 8pm, Monday to Fridays, and 9.30am to 6pm on Saturdays. The Eccles line service also stops at Broadway and Harbour City during these times. Outside these times, the Eccles line trams call at the MediaCityUK stop, during normal tram operating times. When the shuttle is running, this means that there is a 6 minute service between Cornbrook and Harbour City.

By Bus

Bus services provide links to The Quays, either running near The Quays itself or Trafford Park, within easy reach via the new MediaCityUK footbridge across the Manchester Ship Canal. Switching between buses and Metrolink trams is easy in Manchester city centre at Piccadilly Gardens and Shudehill transport interchanges.

It’s easy to connect with buses to The Quays at Salford Shopping Centre and there are other convenient bus and tram interchanges at Bury, Altrincham and Eccles.

By train

If you travel to Manchester city centre by train it’s easy to connect with Metrolink trams at either Piccadilly or Victoria train stations. Both stations have Metrolink stops, so you won’t have to go outdoors when you make the connection.

Many trains also call at Salford Crescent station and it’s easy to connect to The Quays by bus from there.

Find out more about our campus locations by using our interactive campus map, or downloading the University of Salford Campus Map and Guide (pdf)