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Thu Feb 25 2010

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        1.    Milena Slavcheva, Central and (South-)Eastern European Languages

Message 1: Central and (South-)Eastern European Languages
Date: 24-Feb-2010
From: Milena Slavcheva <milenalml.bas.bg>
Subject: Central and (South-)Eastern European Languages
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Full Title: Central and (South-)Eastern European Languages
Short Title: LREC 2010 Workshop

Date: 23-May-2010 - 23-May-2010
Location: La Valleta, Malta
Contact Person: Cristina Vertan
Meeting Email: cristina.vertanuni-hamburg.de
Web Site: http://www.c-phil.uni-hamburg.de/view/Main/LrecWorkshop2010

Linguistic Field(s): Computational Linguistics

Call Deadline: 07-Mar-2010

Meeting Description:

LREC 2010 Workshop on Exploitation of Multilingual Resources and Tools for
Central and (South-) Eastern European Languages
23rd May 2010, La Valleta, Malta
organised in conjunction with LREC 2010 Conference
(17-23 May 2010, La Valleta, Malta)
http://www.c-phil.uni-hamburg.de/view/Main/LrecWorkshop2010

The reconciliation of differences in the availability of language resources and
tools for more intensively and less intensively spoken languages has been the
main concern of several European initiatives. Central and (South-) Eastern
European languages can be the subject of a case study in that respect:
integration of diverse languages into a broad language community.

Call for Papers

Extended Deadline to 7th March 2010!

The main result of these initiatives was the increased production of language
resources and especially language technology tools for Central, Eastern and
Southern European languages in recent years. While monolingual systems have
achieved performances comparable to those for intensively studied languages,
still a lot of work has to be invested in multilingual tools for applications
such as machine translation or cross-lingual information retrieval. At least
three major issues have critical influence on the performance of such systems:

- the availability of the appropriate quantities of data for training and
evaluation;
- the analysis of structural linguistic differences among languages so as to be
able to improve statistical methods with targeted linguistic knowledge;
- the availability of knowledge bases for incorporation into language processing
systems.

The identification of key aspects of linguistic modelling and resource supply
for multilingual technologies involving Central, Eastern and Southern European
languages can have impact not only on the local improvement of such systems but
also on the overall development of multilingual technologies. The same holds for
well established or emerging linguistic knowledge representation frameworks,
which can only benefit from embedding components for Central, Eastern and
Southern European languages.

We are looking for submission of original, unpublished work related to Central
and (South)-Eastern European languages in the following areas:

- Automatic identification of comparable or parallel corpora
- Extraction of linguistic knowledge from comparable or parallel corpora
- Improvement of statistical methods with knowledge extracted from comparable or
parallel corpora
- Domain adaptation of statistical methods in multilingual context
- Multilingual systems involving Central, Eastern and Southern European languages
- Production, management and interfacing of knowledge bases including Central,
Eastern and Southern European languages
- Machine translation for Central, Eastern and Southern European languages

Special Track on Machine Translation
A special track will be dedicated to machine translation for Central and
(South-)Eastern European languages. The main goal of this track is to sum up
linguistic particularities of these languages, which are challenges for an
MT-System. In this respect we are encouraging submission of papers analysing the
translations of the test data at
http://www.c-phil.uni-hamburg.de/view/Main/LREC10MTTrack
in any of the languages referred to as Central or (South-) Eastern European.

Authors can use any on-line, open-source or commercially available system. The
source language is English. Papers submitted under this track should discuss
evaluation criteria specified at
http://www.c-phil.uni-hamburg.de/view/Main/LREC10MTTrack

Accepted papers (both main session and special track) will be published in
workshop proceedings. We intend to publish revised versions of the papers in a
volume in LINCOM Series. Demonstrations of existing systems are also welcome.

Submission Details
Submissions have to be made through the START system of the main LREC conference at
http://www.c-phil.uni-hamburg.de/view/Main/LRECWPSubmissionDetails

Contributors should submit a PDF file no longer than 10 DIN-A4 pages. The
formatting details should follow the LREC conference formatting details at
http://www.lrec-conf.org/lrec2010/?Author-s-Kit

Papers will be blind reviewed by minimum 3 members of the Programme Committee.

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 their research.

For further information on this new initiative, please refer to:
http://www.lrec-conf.org/lrec2010/?LREC2010-Map-of-Language-Resources

Important Dates
Deadline for paper submission (EXTENDED): 7 March 2010
Notification of acceptance / rejection: 15 March 2010
Submission of final papers: 25 March 2010
Workshop: 23 May 2010

Organising Committee
Stelios Piperidis, ILSP, Natural Language and Knowledge Extraction Department,
Athens Greece

Milena Slavcheva, Bulgarian Academy of Science, Institute for Parallel
Processing, Linguistic Modeling Department, Sofia, Bulgaria

Cristina Vertan, University of Hamburg, Arbeitsstelle "Computerphilologie",
Hamburg, Germany

Programme Committee
Galja Angelova (IPP, Bulgarian Academy of Sciences)
Bogdan Babych (Centre for Translation Studies, Leeds, UK)
Damir Cavar (University of Zadar, Croatia)
Tomaz Erjavec (Jozef Stefan Institute, Slovenia)
Maria Gavrilidou (ILSP, Athens, Greece)
Walther von Hahn (University of Hamburg, Germany)
Cvetana Krstev (University of Belgrade, Serbia)
Vladislav Kubon (Charles University, Prague, Czech Republic)
Petya Osenova (University of Sofia, Bulgaria)
Stelios Piperidis (ILSP, Athens, Greece)
Gabor Proszeky (Morphologic, Hungary)
Adam Przepiorkowski (IPAN, Polish Academy of Sciences)
Milena Slavcheva (IPP, Bulgarian Academy of Sciences)
Kiril Simov (IPP, Bulgarian Academy of Sciences)
Dan Tufis (Romanian Academy of Sciences)
Cristina Vertan (University of Hamburg, Germany)
Dusko Vitas (University of Belgrade, Serbia)

Contact
For further questions please see the web page of the workshop at:
http://www.c-phil.uni-hamburg.de/view/Main/LrecWorkshop2010

or contact Dr. Cristina Vertan at:
cristina.vertanuni-hamburg.de
tel: +4940428384767
Milena Slavcheva

Linguistic Modeling Department
Institute for Parallel Processing
Bulgarian Academy of Sciences
25A, Acad. Georgi Bonchev St.
1113 Sofia, Bulgaria

phone: (+359) 2 979 2812
e-mail: milenalml.bas.bg
URL: http://lml.bas.bg/~milena
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