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LINGUIST List 18.2263

Mon Jul 30 2007

Calls: Computational Ling/India

Editor for this issue: Ania Kubisz <anialinguistlist.org>

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        1.    Evie Guo, The 6th Workshop on Asian Language Resources

Message 1: The 6th Workshop on Asian Language Resources
Date: 29-Jul-2007
From: Evie Guo <wikicfpgmail.com>
Subject: The 6th Workshop on Asian Language Resources
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Full Title: The 6th Workshop on Asian Language Resources
Short Title: ALR 2008

Date: 11-Jan-2008 - 12-Jan-2008
Location: Hyderabad, India
Contact Person: Tokunaga Takenobu
Web Site: http://www.wikicfp.com/cfp/servlet/event.showcfp?eventid=9

Linguistic Field(s): Computational Linguistics

Call Deadline: 21-Sep-2007

Meeting Description

The 6th workshop on Asian Language Resources is organised under the joint
auspices of the Asian Language Resource Network (ALRN) project funded by
Japanese Ministry of Education, Culture, Science, Sports and Technology Science
and Technology Agency (MEXT) and the Asian Language Resources Committee (ALRC)
of AFNLP aming at the following goals

- To investigate the situation of Asian Language Resources, and to make a
catalog of the result of this investigation
- To investigate and discuss the problems related to the standards and
specification on creating and sharing various levels of language resources
- To promote communications between developers and users of various language
resources in order to fill the gap between language resources and practical
- To launch a roadmap for Asian Language Resources

Call for Papers

To achieve the above stated goals, we call for the technical papers and the
resource reports concerning, but not limited to the following issues.

- Infrastructure for constructing and sharing language resources
- Meta data for resource classification and discovery
- Exchange and annotation schemata
- Exchange formats
- Standards or specifications for language resources
- Standards or specifications for content management
- Language resources for basic NLP tasks (word segmentation, named entity
recognition, syntactic analysis, semantic analysis, discourse analysis, etc.)
- Language Resources for HLT applications, such as information retrieval,
information extraction, question answering, machine translation, etc.
- Text corpora
- Lexicons
- Grammars
- Machine-readable dictionaries
- Ontology
- Strategies and priorities for EU-US and Asian cooperation
- Strategies for collaboration with international/regional public organizations,
such as UNESCO, ACCU, etc.
- Licensing and copyright issues

The technical papers should include original contributions to this area, and the
resource reports should include the precise description of the existing
resources or resources under development. For attributes of the resource
description, refer to http://nlp.kuee.kyoto-u.ac.jp/LRCatalogue/. The workshop
will be comprise of two parts, the presentation of technical papers, and an open
discussion based on the resource reports aiming at introducing language
resources of less computerized languages, and exchanging the experiences,
resources and tools.

Submission Method

Submissions should follow the main conference paper format as in
http://www.ijcnlp2008.org/callforpapers.htm, and should not exceed eight (8)
pages for technical papers and two (2) pages for resource reports, including
references. Since the reviewing process will be blind, the papers should not
include the authors' names and affiliations. Furthermore, self-references that
reveal the author's identity should be avoided. Paper submission is handled
electronically using the START system. We accept PDF files with all necessary
fonts embedded. The URL for paper submission is

Important Dates

Paper Submission Deadline: Sep 21, 2007
Notification of Paper Acceptance: Oct 26, 2007
Camera Ready Submission Deadline: Nov 16, 2007
Workshop Dates: Jan 11-12, 2008
(full day on Jan 11, 2008 and half day on Jan 12, 2008)

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