The Workshop on Natural Language Processing and Web-based Technologies will be held in conjunction with IBERAMIA 2010, in Bahía Blanca, Argentina, November 1-5, 2010.

Natural Language Processing is a crucial aspect of human-computer interaction and the interface to access the huge amounts of textual information available today. As computers grow more powerful, more tools and techniques are deployed to facilitate access to information and informatic applications, many of them relying on Natural Language Processing  techniques: machine translation, question answering, dialogue systems, spelling and ortographic correction, aids to writing, plagiarism detection... Thus, NLP becomes a central aspect of many applications.

Besides, the World Wide Web has become the largest textual information repository in history. New paradigms, such as the Web 2.0, offer powerful communication and collaborative platforms for Web-based approaches. These technologies usually depend on Natural Language Processing techniques. This workshop will also include those topics where Computational Linguistics and Web-based technologies intersect.

We aim to bring together researchers from the areas of Natural Language Processing and Web-based technologies. Both areas are inherently multidisciplinary and working on related problems. The workshop is intended to foster collaboration in information and language technologies.

Another objective of this workshop is to promote the area of Natural Language Processing in Argentina in particular and in Latin America in general, and to establish and consolidate connections between communities in the Iberoamerican area.


Submissions are invited for papers, posters and demonstrations presenting high quality, previously unpublished research on all areas of computational linguistics and web-based technologies. Contributions may present results from completed as well as ongoing research, with an emphasis on novel approaches, methods, ideas, and perspectives. Submissions concerning languages in the Americas (including Portuguese and Spanish) are particularly welcome.


Submissions should describe original and unpublished research or innovative industrial applications.
Topics for submissions include, but are not limited to:


Spoken Language

Language Generation

Phonetics and Phonology

Syntax and Morphology

Lexicology and Lexicography

Formal and Computational Semantics

Pragmatics and Discourse

Corpus Linguistics


Linguistic Theories applied to Natural Language Processing

Statistical and Corpus-Based Natural Language Processing

Text Mining

Machine Translation and Summarization

Information Extraction

Information Retrieval

Classification and Clustering

Question Answering

Opinion Mining

Human-Computer Interaction

Systems Construction and Evaluation

Clustering the blogosphere

Blog summarization

Subjectivity in texts

Sentiment analysis

Automatic humour recognition

Folksonomies and social tagging

Clustering and visualization of tag clouds

Plagiarism detection of ideas

Opinion analysis

Sources of opinions and authorship attribution

Product analysis and text-based market analysis

Enterprise 2.0 search

Web advisors


Formats of submission

We welcome three types of contributions: 

Full papers for oral presentation (10 pages), presenting substantial, original and completed research work.  


Short papers for presentation as posters (6 pages), with a small, focused contribution, work in progress, a negative result or an opinion piece.


Student research papers for presentation at the Student Session (10 pages), authored exclusively by students.

Short papers/posters can be combined with a system demonstration.


The only accepted format for submitting papers is Adobe PDF. The format should follow the
Springer instructions.

As the review process will be double-blind, your submission must not include the author(s) name(s) and affiliation(s). Furthermore, self-references that reveal the author's identity, e.g., "We previously showed (Pérez, 2003) ...", must be avoided. Instead, citations such as "Pérez (2003) previously showed ...", must be used.

The proceedings of the workshop will be published as Technical Reports and as CEUR workshop proceedings (CEUR-WS.org, ISSN 1613-0073). The organizers plan to publish selected high quality submissions to the workshop as a special issue of a reputed scientific journal. 

Important Dates 

Deadline for paper submission: July 19, 2010

Notification of acceptance: August 16, 2010

Deadline for camera-ready papers: September 15, 2010

IBERAMIA 2010: November 5-10, 2010


Contact : nlpw.iberamia2010@gmail.com

Program Committee

Iñaki Alegría, UPV/EHU, Spain
Toni Badia, UPF, Spain
Víctor Castel, UNCuyo, Argentina
Irene Castellón, UB, Spain
Bento Dias-da-Silva, UEP, Brazil
Maria Fuentes Fort, UPC, Spain
Vera Lucia Strube de Lima PUC-RS, Brazil
Ana Maguitman, UNS, Argentina
Manuel Montes y Gómez, INAOE, México
Lidia Moreno, UPV, Spain
Thiago Pardo, USP, Brazil
Luis Pineda, UNAM, Mexico
Horacio Rodríguez, UPC, Spain
Sandra Roger, UNComa, Argentina
Horacio Saggion, UPF, Spain
José Troyano, US, Spain
Aline Villavicencio, UFRGS, Brazil
Dina Wonsever, UdelaR, Uruguay

Organizing Committee

Laura Alonso Alemany, UNC, Argentina (co-chair)
Carlos Areces, UNC, Argentina
Luciana Benotti, UNC, Argentina (co-chair)
José Castaño, UNC, Argentina
Marcelo Errecalde, UNSL, Argentina (co-chair)
Paula Estrella, UNC, Argentina
Agustín Gravano, UNC, Argentina
Gabriel Infante Lopez, UNC, Argentina
Paolo Rosso, UPV, Spain (co-chair)