NODALIDA have been held bi-annually since 1977 to discuss on-going research in computational linguistics in the Nordic countries. Nearly 30 years later, in 2006, the Northern European Association for Language Technology (NEALT) was founded to organize NODALIDA and other events in the Nordic countries, the Baltic states, and Northwest Russia to promote research, cooperation and information exchange in the field of language technology in a wide sense. Today, NODALIDA addresses all aspects of computational linguistics, natural language processing, and speech technology, including work in closely related neighboring disciplines. The conference has been internationally recognized outside the Nordic regions and submissions are received from all over the world.
Following the pattern of previous years, the Program Committee invited paper submissions in four distinct tracks: regular papers on substantial, original, and unpublished research, including empirical evaluation results, where appropriate; student papers on completed or ongoing work, where at least the first author is a student; short papers on smaller, focused contributions, work in progress, negative results, surveys, or opinion pieces; and demonstration papers summarizing a software system or language resource, to be accompanied by a live demonstration at the conference. Out of 68 submissions, 42 papers were accepted for presentation: 22 regular, 5 student, 8 short, and 7 demonstration papers, all collected in this volume.
In addition to the accepted papers, we are proud to present three invited keynote speakers with the abstract of their talks. The conference program also includes four workshops: i) Constraint Grammar - Methods, Tools and Applications, ii) Innovative Corpus Query and Visualization Tools, iii) NLP for Computer Assisted Language Learning, and iv) Semantic resources and semantic annotation for Natural Language Processing and the Digital Humanities. Each workshop has been organized by their own committees, and produced their own proceedings, published in the same series.
More detailed description about the conference is given in the Preface of the proceedings. We hope you will enjoy the volume.
Beáta Megyesi (Program Chair)