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TAL journal will publish a special edition under the editorial supervision of Dr. Farzindar, CEO of NLP Technologies in cooperation with Université Montpellier

TAL journal and social networks
Vol. 54, no. 3

Natural language processing in social media analysis (TAL and social networks)
We are thrilled to announce that a special edition of TAL journal (automatic language processing in French) will be published under the editorial supervision of Dr. Atefeh Farzindar, CEO of NLP Technologies, and Dr. Mathieu Roche from the Université Montpellier 2, France.
This special edition addresses the challenges of social media analysis in automatic language processing by Farzindar and Roche. It features selected articles by Amitava Das and Björn Gambäck (Code-Mixing in Social Media Text: The Last Language Identification Frontier?), and by Eddine Dridi and Guy Lapalme (Détection d'évènements à partir de Twitter de Houssem, Event Detection on Twitter by Houssem). These articles reflect various ways of approaching the overall problem of automatic language processing in respect to automatic processing of social networks. Reading notes by Daniel Maurel are presented following the articles.
The Challenges of Natural Language Processing in Social Media Analysis

Atefeh Farzindar
NLP Technologies Inc.
52, rue Le Royer Ouest
Montréal (Québec)  H2Y 1W7

Mathieu Roche
UMR TETIS (AgroParisTech, Cirad, Irstea)
Montpellier, FRANCE
LIRMM (CNRS, Univ. Montpellier 2)
Montpellier, FRANCE
In the context of social media content analysis, the unprecedented volume of textual data, its variety and user interaction network provide new opportunities to understand social behavior. The study of exchanged messages is a new challenge for natural language processing (NLP). In this context, this introduction to the special issue discusses different approaches and applications concerning social networks. New challenges for NLP in analyzing these new modes of communication are discussed.
About TAL

TAL (Traitement Automatique des Langues –automatic language processing) is an international journal that has been published by ATALA (Association pour le Traitement Automatique des Langues) for the past 40 years with the support of the CNRS. Over the past few years, it became an online journal, with an option to order paper versions. This does not affect the selection and review process in any way whatsoever.