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The seventeenth International Conference on Natural Language Processing (ICON-2020), IIT Patna, India, December 18-21, 2020.

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About ICON 2020

The seventeenth International Conference on Natural Language Processing (ICON-2020) was held at IIT Patna, India during December 18-21, 2020. The ICON Conference series is a forum for promoting interaction among researchers in the field of Natural Language Processing (NLP) and Computational linguistics (CL) in India and abroad. The main conference was on December 19-20, 2020. This was preceded by one day of pre-conference tutorials on December 18, 2020 and one day of post conference workshops on December 21, 2020.


Papers were invited on substantial, original and unpublished research on all aspects of Natural Language Processing, with a particular focus on South Asian languages and other less resourced languages, issues, and applications relevant to South Asia. However, other languages of the world are not excluded. The areas of interest include, but were not limited to:

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Keynote SpeakerTitle of the talk

Prof. Iryna Gurevych, Technische Universität Darmstadt, Germany

Let’s Argue – Understanding and Generating Natural Language Arguments
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Prof. Eduard Hovy, Carnegie Mellon University

From Simple to Complex QA
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Prof. David Yarowsky, John Hopkins University, USA

Translingual Learning of 1000+ Languages
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Invited Talk

Invited SpeakerTitle of the talk

Dr. Soujanya Poria, Singapore University of Technology and Design, Singapore

Toward Investigating and Interpreting the Role of Context in Utterance-level Dialogue Understanding
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Tutorial byTutorial on

Rudra Murthy, Tamali Banerjee, Jyotsana Khatri, Diptesh Kanojia and Pushpak Bhattacharyya (IIT Bombay)

Unsupervised Machine Translation Demystified
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Md. Shad Akhtar, Tanmoy Chakroborty (IIIT Delhi)

Lies vs Truth and Hate vs Love: Exploring recent trends in fake news and hate speech research
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OrganizersDemonstration name

Vishal Goyal (Punjabi University Patiala) and
Asif Ekbal (IIT Patna)

Demonstration of Tools and Resources
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OrganizersWorkshop name

Ranjan Kumar Samal, Praveen Kumar GS, Siddhartha Mukherjee (Samsung Research Institute - Bangalore)

International Workshop On Joint NLP Modelling for Conversational AI @ ICON 2020
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Shared Tasks

OrganizersShared Task name

Dipti Misra Sharma (IIIT-Hyderabad), Asif Ekbal (IIT-Patna), Karunesh Arora (C-DAC, Noida), Sudip Kumar Naskar (Jadavpur University), Dipankar Ganguly (C-DAC, Noida), Sobha L (AUKBC-Chennai), Radhika Mamidi (IIIT-Hyderabad), Sunita Arora (C-DAC, Noida), Pruthwik Mishra (IIIT-Hyderabad), Vandan Mujadia (IIIT-Hyderabad)

ST 1: Adap-MT 2020: Low Resource Domain Adaptation for Indic Machine Translation
ST 2: TermTraction 2020: Unsupervised Technical Domain Terms Extraction
ST 3: TechDOfication 2020: Technical DOmain Identification

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