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LINGUIST List 20.3071

Sat Sep 12 2009

Calls: Applied Ling, Comp Ling, General Ling/Hong Kong

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        1.    Nancy Ide, International Conference on Global Interoperability

Message 1: International Conference on Global Interoperability
Date: 11-Sep-2009
From: Nancy Ide <idecs.vassar.edu>
Subject: International Conference on Global Interoperability
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Full Title: International Conference on Global Interoperability
Short Title: ICGL 2010

Date: 18-Jan-2010 - 20-Jan-2010
Location: Hong Kong, Hong Kong
Contact Person: Alex Fang
Meeting Email: < click here to access email >
Web Site: http://icgl.ctl.cityu.edu.hk/

Linguistic Field(s): Applied Linguistics; Computational Linguistics; General Linguistics

Call Deadline: 15-Oct-2009

Meeting Description:

Language resources, including not only corpora but also lexicons, knowledge bases, ontologies, and grammars, support the development of language processing applications that are increasingly important to the global society. Substantial effort has been devoted to the creation of such resources for the world’s major languages over the past decades, and new projects are developing similar resources for less widely-used languages. Some standards and best practices have emerged for representing and linking language corpora and annotations. Efforts such as the “Global WordNet” and the development of framenets in multiple languages seek to create and link specific lexical and semantic resources across languages, and there are efforts to integrate such resources into general-purpose ontologies such as SUMO.

As the need for cross-lingual studies and applications grows, it is increasingly important to develop resources in the world’s languages that can be compared and linked, used and analyzed with common software, and that contain linguistic information for the same or comparable phenomena. We envision the eventual development of a “global web” of language resources, wherein, for example, linguistically-annotated corpora in multiple languages are inter-linked via the use of common categories, or categories that are mapped to one another; resources such as wordnets and framenets are linked not only to versions in different languages, but also to each other; and common representations enable analysis and use of resources in different languages and of different types within available systems. Interoperability also fosters universal access to language resources, enabling researchers who have fewer resources for performing costly and time-consuming transductions to have the same capabilities as others.

The Second International Conference on Global Interoperability for Language Resources will bring together designers, developers, and users of language resources, tools, frameworks, and infrastructures from across the globe, in order to:

-Assess the state of the art in methods and schemes for resource representation, annotation, processing, interlinkage, and access;
-Consider the ways in which web technologies are and may be used to enable resource accessibility, interoperability and inter-linkage;
-Consider the requirements for (and obstacles to) full interoperability, especially with regard to multi-lingual and multi-modal data;
-Consider the requirements for achieving interoperability among multi-lingual resources of different types, including corpora, lexicons, knowledge bases, ontologies, etc., as well as the systems and frameworks that enable their creation and exploitation;
-Work toward the definition of best practice guidelines and standards language resource representation, annotation, and use that will enable interoperability;
-Consider means to map or harmonize linguistic information in order to better enable cross-lingual studies;
-Provide direction for developers of resources for less widely used languages;
-Promote collaboration and cooperation among developers of language resources and tools across the globe;
-Consider ways to provide central or distributed access to language resources developed throughout the world.

This year’s conference will include a special focus on the use of web-based technologies for interoperability and open access to language resources.

Call for Papers:

Paper Submission Deadline Extended to October 15

All submissions to the conference (18-20 January 2010) must be made before midnight, 15 October 2009. Submissions should be no longer than 8 pages in length and should conform to the ACL Format. All submissions should be in PDF format.

Reviewing is blind and we therefore ask that you do not include information in the body of the paper that might reveal the identity of the authors. References to past work of the authors can be cited as ''XXXX, 2007''.

Submissions of conference papers are handled electronically through the START conference management system. Click HERE to submit your paper.

Workshop papers

We have different deadlines for the following types of submissions to the Workshop (15-17 January 2010):

Submission deadline for long papers (8 pages): before midnight, 15 October 2009
Submission deadline for short papers (4 pages): before midnight, 5 November 2009
Submission deadline for commentaries (2 pages): before midnight, 25 November 2009

All submissions should conform to the ACL format and should be in PDF format.

Reviewing is blind and we therefore ask that you do not include information in the body of the paper that might reveal the identity of the authors. References to past work of the authors can be cited as ''XXXX, 2007''.

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