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        1.    Nuria Bel, Methods for the Automatic Acquisition of Language

Message 1: Methods for the Automatic Acquisition of Language
Date: 23-Feb-2010
From: Nuria Bel <nuria.belupf.edu>
Subject: Methods for the Automatic Acquisition of Language
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Full Title: Methods for the Automatic Acquisition of Language
Short Title: LREC 2010 Acquisition Workshop

Date: 23-May-2010 - 23-May-2010
Location: Valletta, Malta
Contact Person: Núria Bel
Meeting Email: nuria.belupf.edu
Web Site: http://www.flarenet.eu/?q=LREC2010_Acquisition_Workshop

Linguistic Field(s): Computational Linguistics

Call Deadline: 26-Feb-2010

Meeting Description:

Workshop on Methods for the automatic acquisition of Language Resources and
their evaluation methods

To be held in conjunction with the 7th International Language Resources and
Evaluation Conference (LREC 2010)
23 May 2010, Mediterranean Conference Center, Valletta, Malta

3rd Call for Papers

Workshop on Methods for the automatic acquisition of Language Resources
and their evaluation methods

Deadline for submission: 26 February 2010

While methods for the Automatic Production of Language Resources are being
described in scientific papers, the proposed techniques and their results are
somehow unrelated because the lack of a common forum where to share
experiences and to compare results.

FlaReNet Working Group on "Methods for the automatic construction and processing
of Language Resources" in cooperation with FP7 projects: ACCURAT (Analysis and
Evaluation of Comparable Corpora for Under Resourced Areas of Machine
Translation), PANACEA (Platform for Automatic, Normalized Annotation and
Cost-Effective Acquisition of Language Resources for Human Language
Technologies) and TTC (Terminology Extraction, Translation Tools and Comparable
Corpora) organizes this LREC workshop whose aim is to be the beginning of a
series of meetings that will be an enduring forum where researchers in the field
can exchange information and compare results.

The two main objectives of the workshop are:
- First, to start the compilation of information about current initiatives and
available and proved applications for the automatic acquisition of Language
Resources and,
- Second, to start the creation of common materials for the evaluation and
comparison of the results of these methods and techniques.

This first workshop is organized in a series of presentation talks and an open
poster session. For the open poster session, the organizers welcome
contributions related to the techniques and applications of the automatic
acquisition and production of language resources and their evaluation in one of
the following areas:

- Automatic extraction and pre-processing of corpus
- Alignment techniques for parallel and comparable corpus
- Bilingual dictionaries extraction, including terminological resources
- Lexical Information Acquisition
- Tree-bank automatic building
- Grammar induction
- Automatic acquisition of multimodal resources
- Automatic acquisition of sign languages

Poster papers (in the LREC format available at the conference web page and that
should not be longer than 6 pages, references included) may describe past
evaluation exercises as well as work in progress.

Keynote Speakers
The confirmed keynote speakers are Julio Gonzalo, UNED group in Natural Language
Processing and Information Retrieval and Kara Warburton, Canadian delegate at
ISO TC37, Elected chair of the Terminology Special Interest group for LISA and
Manager of Terminology at IBM.

Gonzalo is a member of the nlp.uned.es research group, where he conducts
research on the application of Language Engineering to Multilingual Information
Access problems and in particular in the development of evaluation metrics and
methodologies. He has been involved in the coordination of CLEF (the
international evaluation campaign for Multilingual Information Access
applications) and WePS (Web People Search evaluation campaign).

Warburton is head of terminology development for IBM and is a recognized expert
in terminology management. Elected chair of the LISA Terminology SIG, she is
currently the project leader for the TBX submission to ISO and member of the ISO
Terminology committee.

Important Dates
Deadline for submission: 26 February 2010
Notification of acceptance: 18 March 2010
Final version due: 25 March 2010
Workshop: 23 May 2010

Submission Procedure
Submission will be electronic using START paper submission software at the
following link

When submitting a paper from the START page, authors will be asked to provide
essential information about resources (in a broad sense, i.e. also technologies,
standards, evaluation kits, etc.) that have been used for the work described in
the paper or are a new result of your research. For further information on this
new initiative, please refer to

Author's Kit and Template
Authors are requested to format their manuscripts according to the guidelines
specified in specified style sheet at the following link:
Papers which do not adhere to this format will NOT be accepted for publication
in the Conference Proceedings.

Workshop Organizing Committee
Núria Bel
Universitat Pompeu Fabra - IULA
Barcelona, Spain

Béatrice Daille
Université de Nantes
Nantes, France

Andrejs Vasiljevs
Tilde - www.tilde.com
Riga, Latvia

Confirmed Program Committee Members to date:
Gregor Thurmair
Munich, Germany

Adeline Nazarenko
LIPN - The Computer Science Lab of the Paris-Nord University
Paris, France

Anne Vilnat
LIMSI - Lab. d'Informatique Mécanique et Sciences de l'Ingénieur. Orsay Cedex,

Eric de la Clergerie
INRIA - I. National de Recherche en Informatique et Automatique France

Montserrat Marimon
Universitat de Barcelona
Barcelona, Spain

Victoria Arranz
ELDA - Evaluations and Language resources Distribution Agency
Paris, France

Valeria Quochi
ILC-CNR, Istituto di Linguistica Computazionale
Pisa, Italy

Nicoletta Calzolari
ILC-CNR, Istituto di Linguistica Computazionale
Pisa, Italy

Prokopis Prokopidis
ILSP - Institute for Language Speech Processing
Athens, Greece

Stelios Piperidis
ILSP - Institute for Language Speech Processing
Athens, Greece

Nancy Ide
Vassar College - Department of Computer Science
New York, USA

Anna Korhonen
University of Cambridge - Natural Language and Information Processing (NLIP) Group
Cambridge, United Kingdom

Contact Person: Núria Bel - nuria.bel at upf.edu
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