Sao Carlos STIL 2009
September 8-11, 2009
São Carlos, Brazil


The 7th Brazilian Symposium in Information and Human Language Technology

Welcome to STIL 2009!

STIL 2009 (formerly known as TIL - Workshop on Information and Human Language Technology) is the annual Language Technology event supported by the Brazilian Computer Society (SBC) and by the Brazilian Special Interest Group on Natural Language Processing. More details about the event and its history are available at

In 2009 it will take place at the University of São Paulo, campus São Carlos, Brazil. The conference has a multidisciplinary nature and covers a broad spectrum of disciplines related to Human Language Technology, such as Linguistics, Computer Science, Psychology, Information Science, among others. It aims at bringing together both academic and industry participants that work on those areas.

Topics of Interest

STIL-2009 welcomes research work in human language technology in general (and not only Portuguese) in various fields. Topics of interest include, but are not limited to:

    * Computer science: text mining, semantic web, information extraction,information retrieval, natural language interfaces, written and spokenlanguage processing, tagging, parsing, summarization, machine translation, writing tools, anaphora resolution, statistical language processing, NLP resources, applications and evaluation.
    * Linguistics: terminology, lexicology and lexicography, grammar formalisms,discourse analysis, ontologies, translation, corpus linguistics,psycholinguistics.
    * Information science: information filtering and retrieval, digital libraries,document and knowledge management, knowledge modelling.
    * Natural language understanding and generation
    * Others: work on Philosophy or Human sciences in general, related to language processing.


General conference
Thiago A. S. Pardo (USP/ICMC, Brazil)
Maria das Graças Volpe Nunes (USP/ICMC, Brazil)
Program chairs
Aline Villavicencio (UFRGS, Brazil)
Horacio Saggion (University of Sheffield, UK) 
Local organization
Helena de Medeiros Caseli (UFSCAR, Brazil)  
Mário Machado (UFRGS, Brazil)

Support and Sponsorship:

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