SNLP 2019

Natural Language Processing is an essential application of computer science which enhances communication in our day-to-day life. Especially, having two rich national languages, we Sri Lankan research community should engage in more research and development work related to NLP. The Symposium on Natural Language Processing, SNLP, aims to foster the NLP based research work in Sri Lanka. The symposium will facilitate NLP researches and language enthusiasts, by providing a knowledge-rich environment where participants can share and discuss their research and ideas.

SNLP2019 will be held on 22nd & 23rd March 2019 at University of Moratuwa. The symposium consists of key-note speeches by international experts in NLP, presentations from participants and open discussions. We invite all NLP researches and language enthusiasts to share ongoing and completed research -
Share new research ideas - Learn recent research and developments in NLP on national languages of Sri Lanka.


Call for Presentations

Topics focusing on the symposium include, but not limited to, the following;

  • Machine Translation
  • Corpus Linguistics
  • Speech and Language Processing
  • Computational Linguistics
  • Information Retrieval
  • Grammar Engineering
  • Language/Linguistic resources
  • Language application development

Send your topic and a brief summary on or before 28th February 2019 to


Keynote Speakers

Prof Stefan Dr. Hassan
Prof. Dr. Stefan Evert
Chair of Computational Corpus Linguistics
Friedrich-Alexander-Universität Erlangen-Nürnberg, Germany
Dr. Hassan Sajjad
Research scientist
Qatar Computing Research Institute,



Date Time Event Resource person/s
22 March 2019 (Friday) Whole day Symposium on National Languages Processing Project presentations - ISSALE participants
Paper presentations - researchers from Sri Lanka Keynote sessions
22 March 2019 (Friday) 6.00p.m. - 10.00p.m. The closing ceremony of the ISSALE 2019 SNLP Fellowship dinner All the resource people ISSALE participants Researchers around Sri Lanka Invitees
23 March 2019 (Saturday) Whole day Symposium on National Languages Processing

Keynote sessions,
Presentations - researchers from Sri Lanka

Past Symposia

SNLP 2017