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Sat Oct 15 2011

Calls: Computational Linguistics/Turkey

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        1.     Helene Mazo , Language Resources and Evaluation Conference

Message 1: Language Resources and Evaluation Conference
Date: 14-Oct-2011
From: Helene Mazo <mazoelda.org>
Subject: Language Resources and Evaluation Conference
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Full Title: Language Resources and Evaluation Conference
Short Title: LREC 2012

Date: 21-May-2012 - 27-May-2012
Location: Istanbul, Turkey
Contact Person: Hélène Mazo
Meeting Email: < click here to access email >
Web Site: http://www.lrec-conf.org/lrec2012

Linguistic Field(s): Computational Linguistics

Call Deadline: 24-Oct-2011

Meeting Description:

LREC 2012
8th ELRA Conference on Language Resources and Evaluation
Istanbul Convention & Exhibition Centre (ICEC, Lütfi Kirdar Centre)
Istanbul, Turkey
Conference web site: http://www.lrec-conf.org/lrec2012

The 8th edition of the Language Resources and Evaluation Conference will take place in Istanbul (Turkey) at the ICEC Lütfi Kirdar Centre.

The aim of LREC is to provide an overview of the state-of-the-art, explore new R&D directions and emerging trends, exchange information regarding LRs and their applications, evaluation methodologies and tools, ongoing and planned activities, industrial uses and needs, requirements coming from the e-society, both with respect to policy issues and to technological and organisational ones.

LREC provides a unique forum for researchers, industrials and funding agencies from across a wide spectrum of areas to discuss problems and opportunities, find new synergies and promote initiatives for international cooperation, in support to investigations in language sciences, progress and innovation in language technologies and development of corresponding products, services and applications, and standards.

The International Conference on Language Resources and Evaluation is organised by ELRA biennially with the support of institutions and organisations involved in Human Language Technology.

Pre-Conference Workshops & Tutorials: May 21-22, 2012
Main Conference: May 23-24-25, 2012
Post-Conference Workshops & Tutorials: May 26-27, 2012

2nd Call for Papers:

Deadline Extension:

New deadline for submission of abstracts, workshops, tutorials and panels: 24 October 2011 (23:59 GMT+1)

Conference Topics:

Issues in the Design, Construction and Use of Language Resources (LRs): Text, Speech, Multimodality:

- Guidelines, standards, best practices and models for LRs interoperability
- Methodologies and tools for LRs construction and annotation
- Methodologies and tools for the extraction and acquisition of knowledge
- Ontologies and knowledge representation
- Terminology
- Integration between (multilingual) LRs, ontologies and Semantic Web technologies
- Integration between (multilingual) LRs and multimedia technologies
- Metadata descriptions of LRs and metadata for semantic/content markup

Exploitation of LRs in Different Types of Systems and Applications:

- Sign language, multimedia information and multimodal communication
- LRs in systems and applications such as: information extraction, information retrieval, audio-visual and multimedia search, speech dictation, meeting transcription, Computer Aided Language Learning, training and education, mobile communication, machine translation, speech translation, summarisation, web services, semantic search, text mining, inferencing, reasoning, etc.
- Different types of interfaces: (speech-based) dialogue systems, natural language and multimodal/multisensorial interactions, voice activated services, etc.
- Use of (multilingual) LRs in various fields of application, like e-government, e-culture, e-health, e-participation, mobile applications, etc.
- Industrial LRs requirements, user needs

Issues in Language Technologies Evaluation:

- LT Evaluation methodologies, protocols and measures
- Validation, quality assurance, evaluation of LRs
- Benchmarking of systems and products
- Usability evaluation of LT-based user interfaces, interactions and dialogue systems
- Usability and user satisfaction evaluation

General Issues Regarding LRs & Evaluation:

- National and international activities and projects
- International collaboration and co-operation
- Multilingual issues
- Priorities, perspectives, strategies in national and international policies for LRs
- Language coverage and diversity, less resourced languages, endangered languages
- Open, linked and shared data and tools, Open and collaborative architectures
- Organisational, economical, ethical and legal issues

Hot Topic: Speech & Multimodal Resources

Speech and Multimodal Resources are the special topics for LREC 2012, and submissions dedicated to these modalities are encouraged. Also papers integrating speech and/or multimodal with written resources are particularly welcome.


Submitted abstracts of papers for oral and poster or demo presentations should consist of about 1500-2000 words.

Proposals for panels, workshops and tutorials will be reviewed by the Programme Committee.

Submit an Abstract for Oral and Poster presentation:


Submit a Proposal for Workshop, Tutorial or Panel:


Important Dates:

Submission of proposals for panels, workshops and tutorials: 24 October 2011
Submission of proposals for oral and poster/demo papers: 24 October 2011
Notification of acceptance of panels, workshops and tutorials proposals: 20 November 2011
Notification of acceptance of oral papers, posters: 1 February 2012

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