John Benjamins Publishers' book series on Natural Language Processing is a timely response to the growing demand for NLP literature. Three general types of books are considered for publication:

Authors will be encouraged to append supplementary materials such as demonstration programs, NLP software, corpora etc. and to indicate web-sites, computational language resources etc. where appropriate.

This call invites proposals from potential authors of the types of books described above.


The scope of the new series will be maximally comprehensive ranging from theoretical Computational Linguistics topics (Computational Syntax, Computational Semantics etc.) to highly practical Language Technology topics (speech recognition, information extraction, information retrieval etc.). The new series will cover both written language and speech; it will welcome works covering (but not limited to) areas such as: phonology, morphology, syntax, semantics, discourse, pragmatics, dialogue, text understanding and generation, machine translation, machine-aided translation, translation aids and tools, corpus-based language processing; written and spoken natural language interfaces, knowledge acquisition, information extraction, text summarisation, text classification, computer-aided language learning, language resources.

New results in NLP based on modern alternative theories and methodologies as opposed to the mainstream techniques of symbolic NLP such as analogy-based, statistical, connections as well as hybrid and multimedia approaches, will be also welcome.

The series will pay special attention to current "hot topics" such as multilingual NLP, evaluation and speech.

Editor/Advisory board

The new series’ editor is Ruslan Mitkov (University of Wolverhampton) and the advisory board of the series includes: The managing editor at John Benjamins is Kees Vaes (Email

Published books so far

The following books have been already published as part of the series:

Abduction, Belief and Context in Dialogue: Studies in Computational Pragmatics
Harry Bunt and William Black (Eds)

Recent Advances in Computational Terminology
Didier Bourigault, Christian Jacquemin and Marie-Claude L'Homme (Eds)

Automatic Summarization
Inderjeet Mani

The Lexical Basis of Sentence Processing
Paola Merlo and Suzanne Stevenson

Natural Language Processing for Online applications: text retrieval, extraction and categorization
Peter Jackson and Isabelle Moulinier
(second revised version published in 2007)

Exploring time, tense and aspect in Natural Language database interfaces
Ion Andoroutsopoulos

Memory-Based Parsing
Sandra Kübler


Submission of proposals

Interested authors should submit proposals by email (plain text or postscript files) to the series editor:

Prof. Dr. Ruslan Mitkov
Research Institute of Information and Language Processing
University of Wolverhampton
Stafford St.
Wolverhampton WV1 1SB
United Kingdom
Telephone + 44 1902 322471
Fax +44 1902 323543

The proposals should include an outline of the book (1-2 pages), a preliminary table of contents, the target readership, related publications, how the book will differ from other similar books in the area (if applicable), time-scale and information about the prospective author (relevant experience in the field, publications etc.).

Each proposal will be reviewed by members of the advisory board or additional reviewers.

More information

More information on the new series will be available in due course at Information on the new series is also available at John Benjamins’ web site (new projects).