Thematic tracks

Text Mining and Applications

Human languages are complex by nature and efforts in pure symbolic approaches alone have been unable to provide fully satisfying results. Text Mining and Machine Learning techniques applied to texts (raw or annotated) brought up new insights and completely shifted the approaches to Human Language Technologies. Both approaches, symbolic and statistically based, when duly integrated, have shown capabilities to bridge the gap between language theories and effective use of languages, and can enable important applications in real-world heterogeneous environment such as the Web.

The most natural form of written information is raw, unstructured text. The huge amount of this kind of textual information circulating in the Internet nowadays (in an increasing number of different languages) leads us to use and investigate systems, algorithms and models for mining texts. As a consequence, Text Mining is an active research area that is continuously broadening worldwide and fostering reinforced interest in languages other than the most common ones such as English, French, German and now Chinese. This 5th Biannual Track of Text Mining and Applications will provide, as in previous editions of the TeMA Tracks within the EPIA Conferences, a venue for researchers to present and share their work in intelligent computational technologies applied to written human languages. TeMA 2015 is a forum for researchers working in Human Language Technologies i.e. Natural Language Processing (NLP), Computational Linguistics (CL), Natural Language Engineering (NLE), Text Mining (TM) and related areas.

Authors are invited to submit their papers on any of the issues identified in section [2]. Papers will be blindly reviewed by three members of the Program Committee. Best papers will be published at Springer, in LNAI series. If there are additional papers whose quality is sufficiently high for deserving to be presented at TeMA 2015, those other accepted papers will be published in a conference proceedings book.


Topics of Interest

Topics of interest include, but are not limited to:

Text Mining

  • Language Models
  • Multi-word Units
  • Lexical Knowledge Acquisition
  • Word and Multi-word Sense Disambiguation
  • Acquisition and Usage of Language Resources
  • Lexical Cohesion
  • Sentiment Analysis
  • Word and Multi-word Translation Extraction
  • Textual Entailment
  • Text Clustering and Classification
  • Algorithms and Data Structures for Text Mining
  • Multi-Faceted Text Analysis: Opinions, Time, Space
  • Evaluation of all the previous


  • Social Network Analysis
  • Machine Translation
  • Automatic Summarization
  • Information Extraction / Intelligent Information Retrieval
  • Multilingual access to multilingual Information
  • E-training, E-learning and Question-Answering Systems
  • Web Mining


Paper submission

Submissions must be original and not published elsewhere. Papers should not exceed twelve (12) pages in length and must adhere to the formatting instructions of the conference. Each submission will be peer reviewed by at least three members of the Program Committee. The reviewing process is double blind, so authors should remove names and affiliations from the submitted papers, and must take reasonable care to assure anonymity during the review process. References to own work may be included in the paper, as long as referred to in the third person. Acceptance will be based on the paper’s significance, technical quality, clarity, relevance and originality.


Paper Publication

All accepted papers will be published by Springer in a volume of the LNAI-Lecture Notes in Artificial Intelligence series (indexed by the Thomson ISI Web of Knowledge). The number of pages of the accepted contributions has the following limits:

  • Full Regular Papers: Contributions accepted as full papers should contain from 10 to 12 pages in its final version, according to the LNAI series formatting instructions. Extraordinarily, other two additional pages could be considered with a supplementary fee.
  • Short Papers: Contributions accepted as short papers should contain from 4 to 6 pages in its final version, according to the LNAI series formatting instructions.

All accepted papers must be presented orally the conference by one of the authors and at least one author of each accepted paper must register for the conference.


Important dates

Deadline for paper submission: March 23, 2015
Notification of paper acceptance: 27, April, 2015
Camera-ready papers due: 1, June, 2015
Conference dates: September 8-11, 2015


Track Chairs

Joaquim F. Ferreira da Silva
New University of Lisbon, Lisboa, Portugal
E-mail: jfs (at)
Vitor R. Rocio
Open University, Lisboa, Portugal
Email: vjr (at)
Gaël Dias
University of Caen Basse-Normandie, Caen ,France
Email: gael.dias (at)
José G. Pereira Lopes
New University of Lisbon, Lisboa, Portugal
Email: gpl (at)
Hugo Gonçalo Oliveira
University of Coimbra, Coimbra, Portugal
Email: hroliv (at)


Programme Committee

Adam Jatowt, Universit of Kioto, Japan
Adeline Nazarenko, University of Paris 13, France
Aline Villavicencio, Universidade Federal do Rio Grande do Sul, Brazil
Antoine Doucet, University of Caen, France
António Branco, Universidade de Lisboa, Portugal
Béatrice Daille, University of Nantes, France
Belinda Maia, Universidade do Porto, Portugal
Brigitte Grau, LIMSI, France
Bruno Cremilleux, University of Caen, France
Christel Vrain, Université d’Orléans, France
Eric de La Clergerie, INRIA, France
Gabriel Pereira Lopes, Universidade Nova de Lisboa, Portugal
Gaël Dias, University of Caen Basse-Normandie
Gregory Grefenstette, CEA, France
Hugo Oliveira, Universidade de Coimbra
Irene Rodrigues, Universidade de Évora, Portugal
Isabelle Tellier, University of Orléans, France
Joaquim Ferreira da Silva, Universidade Nova de Lisboa
João Balsa, Universidade de Lisboa, Portugal
João Magalhães, Universidade Nova de Lisboa
Katerzyna Wegrzyn-Wolska, ESIGETEL, France
Lucinda Carvalho, Universidade Aberta, Portugal
Manuel Vilares Ferro, University of Vigo, Spain
Marc Spaniol, University of Caen Basse-Normandie
Marcelo Finger, Universidade de São Paulo, Brazil
Maria das Graças Volpe Nunes, Universidade de São Paulo, Brazil
Mark Lee, University of Birmingham, United Kingdom
Mohand Boughanem, University of Toulouse III, France
Nuno Mamede, Universidade Técnica de Lisboa, Portugal
Nuno Marques, Universidade Nova de Lisboa, Portugal
Pablo Gamallo, Faculdade de Filologia, Santiago de Compustela, Spain
Paulo Quaresma, Universidade de Évora, Portugal
Pavel Brazdil, University of Porto, Portugal
Pierre Zweigenbaum, CNRS-LIMSI, France
Pushpak Bhattacharyya, Indian Intitute of Technology Bombay, India
Spela Vintar, University of Ljubljana, Slovenia
Tomaz Erjavec, Jozef Stefan Institute, Slovenia
Vitor Jorge Rocio, Universidade Aberta, Portugal