The II Costa Rican Colloquium on Natural Language Processing is an academic activity that offers an international space for discussion and dissemination in the fields of Computational Linguistics and Natural Language Processing. It is jointly organized by the Center for Research in Information and Communication Technologies ( CITIC ), the Institute for Linguistic Research ( INIL ) and the School of Computer and Information Sciences ( ECCI ).

Date: October 25 and 26, 2018

Venue: Joaquín Gutiérrez Auditorium and Auditorium of the School of Computer Science and Information Technology, Rodrigo Facio Campus, University of Costa Rica. Map .

Call for paper


Main topics

  • Author and plagiarism detection
  • Computational lexicography
  • Coreference and anaphora resolution
  • Corpora and treebanks
  • Corpus linguistics
  • Deep learning
  • Discourse and dialogue modeling
  • Evaluation methods for NLP systems
  • Grammar formalisms
  • Information retrieval
  • Lexical semantics
  • Machine translation
  • Modeling of psycholinguistic theory
  • Neural networks and NLP
  • Question answering
  • Sentiment analysis
  • Speech processing
  • Summarisation
  • Tagging (PoS, syntax, discourse) and parsing
  • Text classification
  • Text preprocessing: tokenizing, normalization, lemmatisation, sentence segmentation, etc.
  • Word embeddings
  • Word sense disambiguation

Author guidelines



Submissions must be short papers. They must not exceed eight pages in length, of which the content (ie content without references) must be a maximum of six pages long.


Both English and Spanish are acceptable. Nonetheless, abstract, title and keywords must be in both languages.


Submission format must follow the SEPLN guidelines . The use of LaTeX or Word templates provided by the SEPLN is encouraged, but the submission itself must be in PDF format.


The top eight papers selected for their quality will be published on the Káñina Magazine of Arts and Letters, of the University of Costa Rica. The totality of the accepted papers will be published in the colloquium proceedings.


  • Daniela Sánchez Sánchez
  • Edgar Casasola Murillo
  • Éricka Vargas Castro
  • Federico Pacheco Rivera
  • Gabriela Marín Raventós
  • Jorge Antonio Leoni de León
  • Rocío Ruiz Ramón


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Important dates

  • Conference Dates

    25 Oct.



    26 Oct.


  • 23 Apr.


    Abstract submission deadline

  • 30 Jul.


    Draft paper submission deadline

  • 17 Aug.


    Draft paper acceptance notification

Contact information

  • Dr. Jorge Antonio Leoni de León director Institute of Linguistic Research Costa Rica university
  • Federico Pacheco Organizing Committee
  • (+506) 8729 1665
  • Institute of Linguistic Research (INIL)
  • (+506) 2511 7264