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LINGUIST List 18.248

Wed Jan 24 2007

Calls: Computational Linguistics,Text/Corpus Linguistics/Belgium

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        1.    Isabelle Lecroart, Web as Corpus 2007

Message 1: Web as Corpus 2007
Date: 23-Jan-2007
From: Isabelle Lecroart <lecroarttedm.ucl.ac.be>
Subject: Web as Corpus 2007

Full Title: Web as Corpus 2007
Short Title: WAC3

Date: 15-Sep-2007 - 16-Sep-2007
Location: Louvain-La-Neuve, Belgium
Contact Person: Bernadette Dehottay
Meeting Email: dehottaytedm.ucl.ac.be
Web Site: http://cental.fltr.ucl.ac.be/wac3

Linguistic Field(s): Computational Linguistics; Text/Corpus Linguistics

Call Deadline: 01-May-2006

Meeting Description:

3rd Web as Corpus Workshop (WAC3)
Incorporating Cleaneval

We invite submissions which

- describe Web corpus collection projects, or modules for one part of the
process (crawling, filtering, language-id, tokenising, lemmatising, POS-tagging
or indexing)
- explore characteristics of Web data, from a linguistics/NLP perspective
including registers, domains, frequency distribution
- use crawled Web data for NLP purposes (with emphasis on the data rather than
the use)

Call for papers
3rd Web as Corpus Workshop (WAC3)
Incorporating Cleaneval

Sept. 15-16, 2007
University of Louvain, Louvain-la-Neuve, Belgium

More and more people are using Web data for linguistic and NLP research. The
workshop provides a venue for exploring how we can use it effectively and what
we will find if we do.


Anyone using Web data needs to clean it, to get rid of unwanted material
including, for example, HTML markup, navigation bars, advertisements. To date
there has been no sharing of resources or expertise and the cleaning has often
been done minimally. Cleaneval is an exercise to promote sharing and to improve
our understanding of the issues. It will take the now-familiar form of an open
competition and shared task. More info at Cleaneval Previous WAC workshops.

More info on WAC1 at Corpus Linguistics conference, Birmingham, UK, July 2005.
More info on WAC2 at EACL, Trento, Italy, April 2006.
Invited speaker: Kevin Scannell

Kevin Scannell, of Saint Louis Univ., Missouri, USA, has been working with
scholars of a range of smaller languages to develop Web corpora for those
languages: website currently lists 135 corpora/languages.

For regular papers

Papers (6-10 pages), demos (max. 2 pages) and posters (max. 2 pages) to be
written in English and follow ACL formatting. Template files (.doc & Latex)
available on the website.
For Cleaneval submissions see Cleaneval website.
Deadline: 1 May 2007


Université catholique de Louvain, in the elegant new city of Louvain-la-Neuve
(Belgium). Large computer rooms will be available for demo sessions.

Points of contact

Workshop Co-chairs

Cédrick Fairon, UCLouvain, Cental, fairontedm.ucl.ac.be
Prof. Gilles-Maurice de Schryver, Universiteit Gent

Cleaneval committee

Marco Baroni, U Trento; Secretary, SIGWAC
Tony Hartley, U Leeds
Adam Kilgarriff, Lexical Computing Ltd; Chair, SIGWAC
Serge Sharoff, U Leeds

Local organisation team

Bernadette Dehottay, UCLouvain, Cental, dehottaytedm.ucl.ac.be
Julia Medori, CENTAL, UCLouvain
Laurent Kevers, CENTAL, UCLouvain
Hubert Naets, CENTAL, UCLouvain
Isabelle Lecroart, CENTAL, UCLouvain
Claude Devis, CENTAL, UCLouvain

Contact us

Bernadette Dehottay
Université catholique de Louvain
Centre for Natural Language Processing (CENTAL)
Place Blaise Pascal, 1
1348 Louvain-la-Neuve
Phone. +32 10 47 37 88
Fax. +32 10 47 26 06
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