LINGUIST List 11.283

Fri Feb 11 2000

Calls: Corpus Ling:LREC 2000, Comp Ling:LREC 2000

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  1. Peter Wittenburg, Corpus Ling:LREC 2000 pre-conference workshop
  2. Eleni Efthimiou, Comp Ling:Language Resources and Tools in Educational Applications

Message 1: Corpus Ling:LREC 2000 pre-conference workshop

Date: Tue, 8 Feb 2000 09:51:15 +0100 (MET)
From: Peter Wittenburg <>
Subject: Corpus Ling:LREC 2000 pre-conference workshop

First EAGLE/ISLE Workshop on Meta-descriptions and Annotation 
Schemas for Multimodal/Multimedia Language Resources

LREC 2000 pre-conference workshop, Athens, Greece, 29/30 May 2000

Human languages - signed and spoken - can be documented with the
sounds the speakers produce, the gestures they make and the meanings
perceived by an annotating observer. This information can be described
as an annotated multi-media language resource. Ideally, such resources
should be structured in a consistent and standardised way, so that the
data collected can easily be accessed, exchanged and assembled into
coherent and remotely accessible archives.

The workshop forms part of an EC/NSF funded initiative to generate
suitable standards and guidelines, and will address current trends and
discuss structures which could simplify the creation and use of
annotated multimodal/multimedia resources.

See for complete information.

Peter Wittenburg
Max-Planck-Institute for Psycholinguistics

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Message 2: Comp Ling:Language Resources and Tools in Educational Applications

Date: Wed, 09 Feb 2000 19:25:14 +0200
From: Eleni Efthimiou <>
Subject: Comp Ling:Language Resources and Tools in Educational Applications

 Second International Conference on Language Resources and Evaluation 
 Athens, Greece 

 Pre-Conference Workshop Announcement and Call for Participation 
 May 30, 2000 (morning session)


The key concepts for Language Resource infrastructure have been Reusability
and Standardization. In NLP, where the requirement not only for large scale
lexicons but also for large scale corpora has been established, they have
both found fruitful ground. 
The emerging multimedia cultural industry has established new needs and use
conditions of Language Resources in respect to industrial production. 
The constant increase of demand for electronic educational tools and aids
either in the INTERNET/INTRANET or in the CD-ROM environment raises the
question of whether language resources and tools developed for the Human
Language Technology (HLT) sector may be (re)used also for educational
application purposes. 
LREC-2000 focuses in many respects on the importance of this new multimedia
cultural industry and the connection between industrial production and use
of Language Resources and Tools. 
The workshop aims at bringing together specialists from the areas of
language engineering and multimedia technologies with experience in CALL
(Computer Aided Language Learning). Issues related to innovative and
reflective approaches in the exploitation, integration and evaluation of
language resources in CALL will be addressed. 


Papers are invited in the following topics: 
- Internet/Intranet and CD-ROM applications demanding HLT tools 
- Distance learning applications 
- Integration of language resources in multimedia educational environments 
- Evaluation of language resources for educational applications 
- Development of language tools based on language resources 
- Legal aspects and problems in the access and use of available language
- Customization of language resources for multimedia educational products 
- Electronic books and HLT tools 


Submissions should address one or more of the listed topics. Descriptions
of planned or existing tools are acceptable, but they should be situated in
the larger context of the issues the workshop addresses. 
A maximally 1000 word abstract in English should be submitted to Eleni
Efthimiou by e-mail at in
poscript or rtf format with the indication "LREC WORKSHOP SUBMISSION" in
the subject line. Each submission should include title; author(s);
affiliation(s); and contact author's e-mail address, postal address,
telephone and fax numbers. 
Final papers should not exceed 6 pages. 
Final paper style format will be announced by LREC on 2 February 2000 and
will also be available at 
Audio-visual or other technical requirements must be indicated by the


March 1, 2000 : Submissions due 
March 15, 2000 : Results transmitted to authors 
April 15, 2000 : Final papers due 
May 30, 2000 : Workshop 


Khurshid Ahmad, Department of Artificial Intelligence Computing, School of
Electronic Eng., IT and Mathematics, University of Surrey. 
Eleni Efthimiou, Department of Educational Technologies, ILSP-Institute for
language and Speech Processing. 
Maria Poulou-Tzevelekou, University of Athens and ILSP-Institute for
Language and Speech Processing. 

31 May - 2 June 2000, Athens, Greece 
General information about the main conference is at:

Specific queries about the conference should be directed to: 
LREC Secretariat 
Institute for Language and Speech Processing (ILSP) 
6, Artemidos & Epidavrou Str. 
15125 Marousi 
Tel: +301 6800959 
Fax: +301 6854270 
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