Journal Information
Natural Language Processing Research (NLPR)
Atlantis Press
Call For Papers
Aims & Scope

Natural Language Processing Research (NLPR) is an international, peer-reviewed, open access journal covering all disciplines of computational linguistics and natural language processing. The journal provides a platform for original high-quality papers that deepen our understanding of the fundamental questions in these fields. Articles in NLPR are typically (slightly) longer than conference papers and focus on the methodological or theoretical implications of research. As such, the journal particularly welcomes articles that are strong in terms of their methodological set-up and/or grounding in theory. In line with this vision, solid evaluation and analyses of high quality are a minimal requirement for experimental papers, in addition to regular metrics of quality that apply to all papers (position, survey, theoretical and experimental) such as substance, originality and significance of the contribution.

Targeted Authors

Natural Language Processing Research (NLPR) is particularly interesting for authors who have work in renowned conferences and journals and who:

    need more space to, for example, outline theoretical foundations of their work, explain the details of a novel set-up or task, or to provide extensive (systematic) error analysis;
    want to publish a survey or literature overview with a vision of where the field is going (i.e. where more space is useful and a fast turnaround desirable);
    work at institutions where (high-quality) journal publications are valued over conference publications;
    cannot or prefer not to travel to (many) conferences;
    need a quick turnaround process for reviewing of work finished outside "conference season";
    have work that provides important insights, but that does not directly improve the state-of-the-art and therefore prefer reviewers which are specifically instructed to value insights over numbers;
    have a paper that was recently rejected from a renowned conference (e.g. ACL, EMNLP or COLING) and want to submit an improved version to NLPR (provided that the original paper is extended to "journal length" and previous reviewer comments have been properly addressed to meet NLPR standards).

Topics Covered

Research areas covered in the journal include, but are not limited to, the following:

Natural Language Processing (NLP)

    Grammar induction / Language models / Lemmatization / Morphological segmentation / POS tagging / Chunking / Parsing / Terminology extraction
    Lexical semantics / Logical semantics / Distributional and distributed semantics / Natural language understanding and generation / Recognizing textual entailment / Paraphrasing / Relationship extraction / Sentiment analysis / Topic segmentation and recognition / Linguistic theories / Cognitive modelling and psycholinguistics
    Automatic summarization / Co-reference resolution / Discourse analysis
    Phonology / Speech recognition / Speech segmentation / Text-to-speech / Speech processing and technology

Machine Learning or Pattern Recognition Techniques for NLP

    Deep learning
    Statistical learning methods
    Bayesian networks
    Symbolic logic methods


    Question answering
    Dialogue generation
    Social networks
    Agent communication
    Machine translation
Last updated by Dou Sun in 2020-12-12
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