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Full Title: Workshop on Adaptation of Language Resources and Tools for Closely Related Languages and Language Variants

      
Location: Hissar, Bulgaria
Start Date: 12-Sep-2013 - 13-Sep-2013
Contact: Cristina Vertan
Meeting Email: click here to access email
Meeting URL: http://c-phil.informatik.uni-hamburg.de/view/Main/RANLPLangVar2013
Meeting Description: Workshop on Adaptation of Language Resources and Tools for Closely Related Languages and Language Variants
Associated with RANLP 2013
12-13 September 2013, Hissar, Bulgaria
http://c-phil.informatik.uni-hamburg.de/view/Main/RANLPLangVar2013

Recent initiatives in language technology have led to the development of at least minimal language processing kits for all official European languages. This is a big step towards automatic processing and /or extraction of information especially from official documents produced within the European Union.

Apart from those official languages, a large number of dialects or closely related variants are in use, more and more not only as spoken colloquial languages but also in written media.

Building language resources and tools is a costly enterprise and one can benefit from similarities among languages to reduce the effort in constructing LRs. One should be, however, aware also of the discrepancies which are often visible not only at the lexical level. Examples could be different variants of Spanish in Latin America, German spoken in Austria and Switzerland, French - in France and Belgium, Dutch - in the Netherlands and Flemish in Belgium, etc.

Less attention has been paid up to now to the development of LRs for such languages. This has a major impact on promoting language technology at the educational level, using information processing methods in all-day communication, social media, etc.

This workshop intends to draw attention on issues mentioned above by bringing together scientists working with less resourced language variants and producing a roadmap of existing technologies and still existing gaps.
Linguistic Subfield: Computational Linguistics
LL Issue: 24.2598

This is a session of the following meeting:
Recent Advances in Natural Language Processing

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