LINGUIST List 14.3563

Mon Dec 22 2003

Calls: Computational Ling/Portugal

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  1. Paola.Monachesi, Language Resources: Integration and Development

Message 1: Language Resources: Integration and Development

Date: Mon, 22 Dec 2003 13:12:43 -0500 (EST)
From: Paola.Monachesi <Paola.Monachesilet.uu.nl01>
Subject: Language Resources: Integration and Development

Language Resources: Integration and Development

Date: 24-May-2004 - 24-May-2004
Location: Lisbon, Portugal
Contact: Cristina Vertan
Contact Email:
Meeting URL:

Linguistic Subfield: Computational Linguistics
Call Deadline: 01-Feb-2004

Meeting Description:

International Workshop on: 
Language Resources: Integration and Development in E-Learning and in
Teaching Computational Linguistics. 
Centro Cultural de Belem, LISBON, Portugal, 24th May 2004

In association with 
Main conference 26-27 May 2004 

Language resources (LRs) are of crucial importance not only for
research and development in language and speech technology but also
for teaching purposes. E-learning added a new dimension to the
usability of language resources and made them interesting outside the
area of computational linguistics.
This one-day workshop will focus on the integration of LRs in the
educational process and the relation between LRs and
e-learning. Special attention will be dedicated to the use of LRs in
the curriculum of computational linguistics. Its goal is four-fold:
1. to provide a forum for presentation, discussion and case
collections of the use of LRs in Linguistics and Computational
2. to discuss the additional skills acquired by the students when
using or developing LRs (e.g. how to acquire standards);
3. to discuss how the competence built up in the development of LRs
could be used for creating better interfaces for educational material;
4. to discuss how LRs could be included in electronic scientific
handbooks, which are crucial for hands-on experience in e-learning.
Topics of interest include, but are not limited to: 
a. necessity of LRs in the curriculum; 
b. types of LRs used in the curriculum; 
c. integration of LRs in the curriculum; 
d. format and storage of LRs; 
e. access to and distribution of multilingual LRs for different
purposes (e.g. Machine Translation, E-learning lessons, scientific
manuals or electronic handbooks)
The workshop will bring together (computational) linguists, LRs
developers, developers of e-learning material, e-publishers and
teachers. It will provide a forum for interaction among members of
possibly disparate research communities, and a means for attendees to
increase their knowledge and understanding of the potential of LRs in
teaching computational linguistics and e-learning.
The workshop will feature also a panel discussing longer-term
activities such as a mailing list, an archive of educational materials
based on LRs, etc. However the main goal of this workshop would be
laying the groundwork for further professional collaboration in
integrating LRs and e-learning.
Important dates 
Abstract Submissions: February 1st, 2004 
Notification of Acceptance: February 28th, 2004 
Final Versions: April 1st, 2004 
Workshop: May 24th, 2004 
The workshop will consist of paper presentation, demos and panel
Abstracts for workshop contributions should not exceed two A4 pages
for paper presentation and one A4 page for demo presentation. Each
submission should show: the title; author(s); affiliation(s); and
contact author's e-mail Submissions are to be sent by email to
Cristina Vertan (, in plain text or
PDF format.
The final version of the accepted papers should not be longer than 6
pages. Instructions for formatting and presentation of the final
version will be sent to authors upon notification of acceptance.
Proceedings of the workshop will be printed by the LREC Local
Organizing Committee.

The workshop will consist of a morning session and an afternoon
session. The afternoon session will end with a panel discussion.
For this full-day Workshop, the registration fee is 100 EURO for LREC
Conference participants and 170 EURO for other participants. These
fees will include coffee breaks and the Proceedings of the workshop.

Organizing Committee 
Paola Monachesi, University of Utrecht,
Cristina Vertan, University of Hamburg,
Walther von Hahn, University of Hamburg,
Susanne Jekat, Zuerich University of Applied Sciences Winterthur,
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