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Wed Feb 17 2010

Calls: Computational Ling/China

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        1.    Sarmad Hussain, The 8th Workshop on Asian Language Resources

Message 1: The 8th Workshop on Asian Language Resources
Date: 14-Feb-2010
From: Sarmad Hussain <sarmad.hussainnu.edu.pk>
Subject: The 8th Workshop on Asian Language Resources
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Full Title: The 8th Workshop on Asian Language Resources
Short Title: ALR8

Date: 21-Aug-2010 - 22-Aug-2010
Location: Beijing, China
Contact Person: Sarmad Hussain
Meeting Email: sarmad.hussainnu.edu.pk
Web Site: http://www.crulp.org/alr8

Linguistic Field(s): Computational Linguistics

Call Deadline: 30-May-2010

Meeting Description:

The 8th Workshop on Asian Language Resources
21-22 August, 2010
Beijing, China

The 8th Workshop on Asian Language Resources (ALR8) is organized under the Asian
Language Resources Committee (ALRC) of Asian Federation of Natural Language
Processing (AFNLP) to chart and catalogue the status of Asian Language
Resources, investigate and discuss the problems related to the standards and
specification on creating and sharing various levels of language resources,
promote a dialogue between developers and users of various language resources in
order to address any gaps in language resources and practical applications,
nurture collaboration in their development and use, and provide opportunity for
researchers from Asia to collaborate with researchers in other regions. The
workshop will be held in conjunction with The 23rd International Conference on
Computational Linguistics (COLING 2010: http://www.coling-2010.org/).

Call for Papers

Relevant topics include, but are not limited to, the following:
- 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
- Text corpora, speech corpora
- Lexica
- Grammars
- Ontologies
- Language resources for basic NLP tasks (such as word segmentation, named
entity recognition, syntactic analysis, semantic analysis, discourse analysis,
speech recognition, speech synthesis, etc.)
- Language Resources for HLT applications (such as information retrieval,
information extraction, question answering, machine translation, speech
translation, etc.)
- Strategies and priorities for EU-US and Asian cooperation
- Licensing and copyright issues

Important Dates
May 30, 2010 Paper Submission Deadline
June 30, 2010 Notification of Acceptance
July 10, 2010 Camera Ready Papers
Aug 21-22, 2010 Workshop Dates

Submission Information
Submissions would be through an online system, soon available at the workshop
website (www.crulp.org/ALR8). The papers must not exceed 8 pages, including
references and appendices. The paper format will be same as required for the
main conference (see http://www.coling-2010.org/SubmissionGuideline.htm)

Further Information
Contact Sarmad Hussain - sarmad.hussainnu.edu.pk, or visit www.crulp.org/ALR8

Organizing Committee
Sarmad Hussain (Chair) - CRULP, NUCES, Pakistan
Hammam Riza (co-chair) - IPTEKnet-BPPT, Indonesia
Virach Sornlertlamvanich (co-chair) - NECTEC, Thailand

Program Committee
Takenobu Tokunaga - Tokyo Institute of Technology, Japan
Pushpak Bhattacharyya - IIT-Bombay, India
Francis Bond - Nanyang Technological University, Singapore
Thatsanee Charoenporn - NECTEC, Thailand
Key-Sun Choi - KAIST, Korea
Chai Wutiwiwatchai - NECTEC, Thailand
Mirna Adriani - Univ. of Indonesia, Indonesia
Yogendra Yadava - Tribhuvan University, Nepal
Dipti Sharma - IIIT, Hyderabad, India
Hitoshi Isahara - NICT, Japan
Haizhou Li - I2R, Singapore
Miriam Butt - Univ. of Konstanz, Germany
Rachel Edita O Roxas - De La Salle University, Philippines
Kiyoaki Shirai - JAIST, Japan
Yoshiki Mikami - Nagaoka University of Technology, Japan
Turrance Nandasara - University of Colombo School of Computing, Sri Lanka
Hammam Riza (co-chair) - IPTEKnet-BPPT, Indonesia
Virach Sornlertlamvanich (co-chair) - NECTEC, Thailand
Sarmad Hussain (chair) - CRULP, NUCES, Pakistan
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