Important Dates

Journal track paper:
submit now, max Apr 1, 2017

Paper submission (TT):
Apr 15, 2017 May 1, 2017

Paper acceptance (TT):
May 31, 2017

Jun 15, 2017

Doctoral Symposium & BAAI session:
Paper submission: Jun 15, 2017
Paper acceptance: Jul 15, 2017
Camera-ready: Jul 25, 2017

Discovery Challenge:
Predictions: Jun 1, 2017
Papers: Jul 8, 2017 Jul 31, 2017

Geometry Friends:
Aug 8, 2017

Sep 5-8, 2017



Text Mining and Applications (TeMA 2017)

The 7th edition of the Text Mining and Applications (TeMA 2017) track will be 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), Information Retrieval (IR), and related areas.

The most natural form of sharing knowledge is indeed through textual documents. Especially on the Web, a huge amount of textual information is openly published every day, on many different topics and written in natural language, thus offering new insights and many opportunities for innovative applications of Human Language Technologies.

Following recent advances in general IA sub-fields such as Natural Language Processing (NLP) and Machine Learning (ML), text mining is now even more valuable as tool for bridging the gap between language theories and effective use of natural language contents, for harnessing the power of semi-structured and unstructured data, and to enable important applications in real-world heterogeneous environments. Both hidden and new knowledge can be discovered by using text mining methods, at multiple levels and in multiple dimensions, and often with high commercial value.

Authors are invited to submit their papers on any of the aforementioned issues. Papers will be blindly reviewed by three members of the Program Committee. Best papers will be published in the EPIA proceedings, by Springer, in the LNAI series. Additional papers with sufficiently high quality for presentation at TeMA 2017 will be published in a conference proceedings book.

Topics of Interest

Topics include but are not limited to:

  • Entity Recognition and Disambiguation
  • Relation Extraction
  • Analysis of Opinions, Emotions and Sentiments
  • Text Clustering and Classification
  • Machine Translation
  • Summarization
  • Word Sense Disambiguation
  • Co-Reference Resolution
  • Language Modeling
  • Syntax and Parsing
  • Distributional Models and Semantics
  • Multi-Word Units
  • Lexical Knowledge Acquisition
  • Spatio-Temporal Text Mining
  • Entailment and Paraphrases
  • Natural Language Generation
  • Language Resources: Acquisition and Usage
  • Cross-Lingual Approaches
  • Algorithms and Data Structures for Text Mining


  • Information Retrieval
  • Information Extraction
  • Question-Answering and Dialogue Systems
  • Text-Based Prediction and Forecasting
  • Web Content Annotation
  • Computational Social Science
  • Computational Journalism
  • Health and Well-being
  • Big Data Analysis

Paper submission

Submissions must be full technical papers on substantial, original, and previously unpublished research. Papers can have a maximum length of 12 pages. All papers should be prepared according to the formatting instructions of Springer LNAI series. Authors should omit their names from the submitted papers, and should take reasonable care to avoid indirectly disclosing their identity. All papers should be submitted in PDF format through the conference management website at:

Special Issue of the Journal Information:

Authors of the best papers presented at the TeMA 2017 track will be invited to submit extended versions of their manuscripts for a special issue of the Open Access Journal Information (ISSN 2078-2489; CODEN: INFOGG), indexed by Compendex (EI), INSPEC (IET), the Emerging Sources Citation Index (ESCI – Web of Science), and Scopus.

Authors of papers published on the special issue will not be charged the 300 CHF associated to the APC of regular submissions to ‘Information’. Further information on this Special Issue can be found at the journal website:

Organizing Committee

  • Joaquim Francisco Ferreira da Silva, FC-UNL, Lisbon, Portugal
  • José Gabriel Pereira Lopes, FC-UNL, Lisbon, Portugal
  • Hugo Gonçalo Oliveira, CISUC, DEI, Universidade de Coimbra, Portugal
  • Bruno Martins, INESC-ID, IST, Lisbon, Portugal
  • Pável Calado, INESC-ID, IST, Lisbon, Portugal
  • Altigran Soares da Silva, Univ. Fed. Amazonas, Manaus, Brazil

Program Committee

  • Adeline Nazarenko – University of Paris 13, France
  • Alberto Diaz – Universidade Complutense de Madrid, Spain
  • Alberto Simões – Algoritmi Center – University of Minho, Portugal
  • Alexandre Rademaker – IBM / FGV, Brazil
  • Aline Villavicencio – Universidade Federal do Rio Grande do Sul, Brazil
  • Altigran Silva – Universidade Federal do Amazonas, Brasil
  • 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 Martins – Instituto Superior Técnico – Universidade de Lisboa, Portugal
  • Christel Vrain – Université d’Orléans, France
  • Denilson Barbosa – University of Alberta, Canada
  • Eric de La Clergerie – INRIA, France
  • Fernando Batista – Instituto Universitário de Lisboa, Portugal
  • Francisco Couto – Faculdade de Ciências – Universidade de Lisboa, Portugal
  • Gabriel Pereira Lopes – Faculdade de Ciências e Tecnologia – Universidade Nova de Lisboa, Portugal
  • Gaël Dias – University of Caen Basse-Normandie
  • Hugo Gonçalo Oliveira – Universidade de Coimbra, Portugal
  • Ioannis Korkontzelos – Edge Hill University, United Kingdom
  • Irene Rodrigues – Universidade de Évora, Portugal
  • Isabelle Tellier – University of Orléans, France
  • Jannik Strötgen – Max-Planck Institute for Informatics, Germany
  • Jesús Vilares – University of A Coruña, Spain
  • João Magalhães – Faculdade de Ciências e Tecnologia – Universidade Nova de Lisboa, Portugal
  • Joaquim Ferreira da Silva – Faculdade de Ciências e Tecnologia – Universidade Nova de Lisboa
  • Katerzyna Wegrzyn-Wolska – ESIGETEL, France
  • Luísa Coheur – Instituto Superior Técnico – Universidade de Lisboa, Portugal
  • Manuel Vilares Ferro – University of Vigo, Spain
  • Marcelo Finger – Universidade de São Paulo, Brazil
  • Maria das Graças Volpe Nunes – Universidade de São Paulo, Brazil
  • Mariana Almeida – Priberam, Portugal
  • Mário Silva – Instituto Superior Técnico – Universidade de Lisboa, Portugal
  • Mark Lee – University of Birmingham, United Kingdom
  • Nuno Mamede – Universidade Técnica de Lisboa, Portugal
  • Nuno Marques – Universidade Nova de Lisboa, Portugal
  • Pablo Gamallo – Faculdade de Filologia, Santiago de Compustela, Spain
  • Paolo Rosso – Universitat Politècnica de València, Spain
  • Paula Carvalho – Universidade Europeia, Portugal
  • Paulo Quaresma – Universidade de Évora, Portugal
  • Pável Calado – Instituto Superior Técnico – Universidade de Lisboa, Portugal
  • Pierre Zweigenbaum – CNRS-LIMSI, France
  • Sérgio Nunes – Faculdade de Engenharia – Universidade do Porto, Portugal
  • Vitor Jorge Rocio – Universidade Aberta, Portugal


More information about this track will be available soon.