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II Coloquio Costarricense de Procesamiento del Lenguaje Natural

The II Coloquio Costarricense de Procesamiento del Lenguaje Natural (NLPCR18) is an academic activity that offers an international space of discussion and promotion of scientific knowledge in the fields of Natural Language Processing and Computational Linguistics. It is jointly organized by the Centro de Investigaciones en Tecnologías de la Información y la Comunicación (CITIC), the  Instituto de Investigaciones Lingüísticas (INIL) and the Escuela de Ciencias de la Computación e Informática (ECCI).

Date: October 25th and 26th

Place:  Auditorio de la Escuela de Ciencias de la Computación e Informática, Sede Rodrigo Facio, Universidad de Costa Rica. Map.


Main topics:


  • Author and plagiarism detection
  • Computational lexicography
  • Coreference and anaphora resolution
  • Corpora and treebanks
  • Corpus linguistics
  • Deep learning
  • Discourse and dialogue modeling
  • Evaluation methods for NLP systems
  • Grammar formalisms
  • Information retrieval
  • Lexical semantics
  • Machine translation
  • Modeling of psycholinguistic theory
  • Neural networks and NLP
  • Question answering
  • Sentiment analysis
  • Speech processing
  • Summarisation
  • Tagging (PoS, syntax, discourse) and parsing
  • Text classification
  • Text preprocessing: tokenizing, normalization, lemmatisation, sentence segmentation, etc.
  • Word embeddings
  • Word sense disambiguation


Submissions must be made through easychair.

URL: https://easychair.org/cfp/NLPCR18

Colloquium code: NLPCR18


Submissions must be short papers. They must not be longer than eight pages total, of which the content (i.e. content without references) must be a maximum of six pages long.


Both English and Spanish are acceptable. Nonetheless, abstract, title and keywords must be in both languages.


Submission format must follow the SEPLN guidelines. The use of LaTeX or Word templates provided by the SEPLN is encouraged, but the submission itself must be in PDF format.


The top eight papers elected for their quality will be published on the Revista Káñina de Artes y Letras, of the University of Costa Rica. The totality of the accepted papers will be published in the colloquium proceedings.

Important dates

Start of submission period April 23rd, 2018
End of submission period August 20th, 2018
Author notification September 3rd, 2018
Colloquium dates October 25th and 26th, 2018





Scientific Committee

  • Aurelio Sanabria Rodríguez (ITCR)
  • Alfonso Ureña López  (Sociedad Española para el procesamiento del Lenguaje Natural (SEPLN))
  • César Aguilar
  • Edgar Casasola Murillo (CITIC / ECCI)
  • Eugenio Martínez Cámara
  • Gabriela Marín Raventós (CITIC / ECCI)
  • Gabriela Barrantes Sliesarieva (CITIC / ECCI)
  • Gerardo Sierra Martínez (Grupo de Ingeniería Lingüística (GIL) , Universidad Autónoma de México)
  • Jorge Antonio Leoni de León (INIL)
  • Mario Hernández Delgado (INIL/ELEXHICÓS)
  • Sergio Cordero Monge (INIL/ELEXHICÓS)


Program Committee

  • Daniela Sánchez Sánchez
  • Edgar Casasola Murillo
  • Éricka Vargas Castro
  • Federico Pacheco Rivera
  • Gabriela Marín Raventós
  • Jorge Antonio Leoni de León
  • Rocío Ruiz Ramón



Dr. Jorge Antonio Leoni de León
Instituto de Investigaciones Lingüísticas
Universidad de Costa Rica.

Federico Pacheco
Organizing Committee
(+506) 8729 1665

Instituto de Investigaciones Lingüísticas (INIL)
(+506) 2511 7264

Street Address: Office 121, Facultad de Letras first floor, Ciudad Universitaria Rodrigo Facio, Universidad de Costa Rica. San Pedro de Montes de Oca. San José, Costa Rica.