15th National Natural Language Processing Research Symposium

March 08-09, 2019

Bicol University, Legazpi City

Call for Papers

Organized by the Computing Society of the Philippines – Special Interest Group on Natural Language Processing (CSP SIG-NLP), National University (NU) Human Language Technology Laboratory, and Bicol University (BU)

The 15th National Natural Language Processing Research Symposium (15NNLPRS) will take place on March 08-09, 2019 at Bicol University, Legazpi City. NNLPRS is a regular gathering of researchers from different fields working on the analysis, processing, and generation of human languages. This event is intended to provide a forum for the conduct of more research and networking. The past symposia have covered a wide range of topics in NLP and were graced by international invited speakers.

This symposium aims to encourage the submissions of current NLP research papers, to expose the attendees of selected institutions in the current trends and advances of NLP, and in exploring the challenges and prospects of conducting NLP research in academic settings. Specific objectives are:

  1. To establish as a mechanism for leveraging NLP research in academic institutions;
  2. To provide the attendees with orientation on NLP-based research and trainings on the use of various NLP tools; and
  3. To provide an avenue for the attendees to get assistance in the conduct of NLP-based researches.

This year’s theme is “Indigenous Languages”. According to Ethnologue, the country has 175 indigenous languages. Among these, 14 are in trouble, 11 are dying, and 4 are already extinct. The 15NNLPRS will be a venue for discussing the various challenges and opportunities that we face in addressing this issue and in integrating human language technology to document and process Philippine languages.

Relevant topics include but not limited to the following areas:


  • Corpus building
  • Dictionary and Philippine languages
  • Discourse analysis
  • Phonology and morphology
  • Language resources and evaluation
  • Language clustering and mapping
  • Language learning
  • Lexicology
  • Multilingual speech corpora
  • Prosody
  • Sociolinguistics
  • Speech databases
  • Standardization
  • Syntax and grammar


  • Automatic Speech recognition
  • Culturomics
  • Information retrieval
  • Machine learning for natural language
  • Machine translation
  • Named entity recognition
  • Natural language generation
  • Segmentation and labeling
  • Sentiment analysis and opinion mining
  • Sign language processing
  • Speech synthesis
  • Text summarization and generation
  • Word sense disambiguation
  • WordNets and ontologies

Important Dates

Paper Submission

January 19, 2019

Acceptance Notification

February 02, 2019

Camera Ready Deadline

February 16, 2019

Paper Submission

Submissions should describe unpublished original work. Both completed works and works-in-progress are welcome. Authors intending to submit should follow the two-column ACM format and may consist of up to six (6) pages of content, including references and appendices. Authors must use the template (letter size) available at:


No page number should appear in the paper. The copyright box should also be deleted. Submissions will be judged based on relevance, technical strength, significance and opportunities, and interest to the attendees. As the reviewing will be blind, authors must not indicate their names and affiliations in the papers.

Papers must be submitted through the Easy Chair Conference System:


Accepted papers will be presented orally or as posters as determined by the committee. Oral papers and abstracts of poster papers will be included in the proceedings. Select papers will be invited to a special issue of the Philippine Computing Journal.


Undegraduate student

Graduate student


Early bird

PHP 500.00

PHP 1,500.00

PHP 3,500.00


PHP 800.00

PHP 2,000.00

PHP 4,000.00

Payment can be made through bank deposit.

  • Bank: BANCO DE ORO
  • Branch: Loyola Heights - Katipunan, Quezon City
  • Savings Account Number: 3570-0089-29

Please email the deposit slip to Ms. Mary Joy Canon at mjoycanon@yahoo.com

The deposit slip should also be presented during onsite registration.

CSP SIG-NLP offers an early bird rate for deposits made on or before February 16, 2018.

Contact Information

Lany Maceda

  • Co-chair, 15NNLPRS
  • Faculty member, Bicol University
  • lanylm [at] yahoo [dot] com