I attended the Language Resources and Evaluation Conference (LREC 2014) in Reykjavik, Iceland last week. Just sharing some interesting papers/posters I came across.
LREC is a rich conference to get exposure to a number of tools, datasets available across many areas of NLP research. I personally found useful tools/datasets for on machine translation, crowdsourcing and grammar correction.
In addition, the conference also emphasizes multilinguality and hence there were a lot of papers/posters showcasing resource development in many languages. A lot of these resources are made available as open source software/open datasets.
Along with the oral sessions, there were many poster sessions. I found the poster sessions more interesting and interactive and it was possible to cover much more material browsing the posters.
The following is a small set of papers/posters I found interesting - primarily in the area of SMT, grammar correction, crowdsourcing plus some really cool ideas. You may want to look through the proceedings for literature relevant to your work: