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*Call For Papers*
==================

The Fourth Workshop on e-Commerce and NLP (ECNLP 4)
Co-located with ACL-IJCNLP 2021 in Bangkok, Thailand, Aug 1-6, 2021
https://sites.google.com/view/ecnlp/

*Workshop*
========

NLP and IR have been powering e-commerce applications since its early days.
Today, NLP and IR already play a significant role in e-commerce tasks,
including product search, recommender systems, product question answering,
machine translation, sentiment analysis, product description and review
summarization, and customer review processing, amongst many other tasks.
With the exploding popularity of chatbots and shopping assistants – both
text- and voice-based – NLP, IR, question answering, and dialogue systems
research is poised to transform e-commerce once again, but requires a forum
where new and unfinished ideas could be discussed.

Co-located with ACL 2021, the ECNLP workshop will provide a venue for the
dissemination of NLP and IR research results related to e-commerce and
online shopping, bringing together researchers from both academia and
industry. The workshop welcomes submission of late-breaking and preliminary
research results, as well as opinion and position papers.

ECNLP invites quality research contributions in different formats:
- Original long research papers (8 pages plus references and appendix)
- Original short research papers (4 pages plus references and appendix)
- Position and opinion papers (4 pages)

All submissions will undergo a double-blind review process, and accepted
submissions will be presented at the workshop either as oral presentation
or as poster.

*Topics of interest*
==================

Workshop topics include but are not limited to:

- Product classification and cataloguing
- NER for products, brands, attributes, and part names
- Search and product query auto-completion
- Recommender systems and product suggestions
- Machine Translation applied to e-commerce (e.g. translating product
titles/reviews)
- Voice & dialogue-based e-commerce applications; ASR for e-commerce
- Advertising and ad prediction/forecasting models
- Fraud and spam detection in e-commerce (e.g. in customer reviews/comments)
- Product description and review summarization
- Product similarity and matching of seller-provided listings to catalog
products
- Technical support request processing (user emails, chat agents, etc.)
- E-commerce-related social media processing
- The intersection of Computer Vision and NLP (e.g. product images and text)
- Product Question Answering
- Shopping assistants, agents, and chat bots
- Sentiment analysis, opinion mining, and stance detection in
user-generated content
- Relevant resources and datasets

*Important Dates*
===============

Submission Deadline:  April 26, 2021
Acceptance Notification:  May 28, 2021
Camera-ready versions:  June 7, 2021
Workshop: August 5 or 6, 2021


*Instructions for Authors*
========================

Papers must be submitted in PDF according to the format published in the
ACL 2021 official style guidelines. More details available on the website.


*Additional Information and Contact Details*
==========================================

https://sites.google.com/view/ecnlp/

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