Call for Papers


Natural Language Processing (NLP) plays an irreplaceable role in modern e-commerce applications. The e-commerce setting presents exciting novel research opportunities in NLP space. The workshop concerns all areas of NLP related to e-commerce (but not constrained to the area), and we welcome topics in any perspectives of NLP which is potentially useful for E-Commerce applications. We invite submissions from both academia and industry. In particular, we encourage submissions from researchers with under-represented demographics. We will invite full and short papers on topics including but not limited to the following.

Topics of Interest

  • Information Extraction
  • NLP for Low Resource Settings
  • Attribute extraction from e-commerce product description
  • Entity resolution for products
  • Linguistic analysis of e-commerce data
  • Conversational commerce including QA and chat bots
  • Dialog system
  • Cross-lingual search
  • Universal products ranking
  • Machine translation in e-commerce
  • Knowledge distillation methods
  • Domain adaptation
  • Unsupervised/semi-supervised structure prediction
  • Multimodal NLP approaches
  • Fake review detection
  • Reviews, sentiment analysis and attribute extraction
  • Multilingual Semantic Analysis
  • Semantic representation and understanding for users, products, queries, and services
  • Error correction
  • Techniques for processing short/ungrammatical/non-standard text
  • Efficiency and scalability
  • Humans in the loop for product recommendations

Important Dates

  • Submission Deadline: May 20, 2020
  • Acceptance Notification: Jun 24, 2020
  • Camera-ready Deadline: Jul 11, 2020
  • Workshop Date: Sep 13, 2020

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Submission Instuctions

Formatting guidelines will be the same as COLING guidelines. We welcome both full paper and short paper submissions.