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Full Title: Language Technology for Closely-Related Languages and Language Variants

Short Title: LT4CloseLang
Location: Doha, Qatar
Start Date: 25-Oct-2014 - 29-Oct-2014
Contact: Petya Osenova
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Meeting Description: Language Technology for Closely-Related Languages and Language Variants
Workshop associated with EMNLP 2014
25 or 29 October 2014, Doha, QATAR

Recent initiatives in language technology have lead to the development of at least minimal language processing toolkits for all EU-official languages, as well as for languages with a large number of speakers worldwide such as Chinese and Arabic. This is a big step towards the automatic processing and/or extraction of information, especially from official documents and newspapers, where the standard, literary language is used.

Apart from those official languages, a large number of dialects or closely-related language variants are in daily use, not only as spoken colloquial languages but also in written media and social networks. This workshop intends to bring together specialists working on LT-Applications dealing with various related language pairs, discuss novel approaches in exploring language closeness, and raise attention on this particular topic. A previous version of this workshop was organised at RANLP 2013 and showed a great interest from communities worldwide as well as the necessity for further activities.
Linguistic Subfield: Computational Linguistics
LL Issue: 25.2455

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