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LINGUIST List 23.3656

Mon Sep 03 2012

Calls: Computational Linguistics, Text/Corpus Linguistics/India

Editor for this issue: Alison Zaharee <alisonlinguistlist.org>

Date: 02-Sep-2012
From: Ruvan Weerasinghe <arwucsc.cmb.ac.lk>
Subject: 10th Workshop on Asian Language Resources
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Full Title: 10th Workshop on Asian Language Resources
Short Title: ALR-10

Date: 08-Dec-2012 - 09-Dec-2012
Location: Mumbai, India
Contact Person: Ruvan Weerasinghe
Meeting Email: < click here to access email >
Web Site: http://www.cle.org.pk/alr10/

Linguistic Field(s): Computational Linguistics; Text/Corpus Linguistics

Call Deadline: 30-Sep-2012

Meeting Description:

10th Workshop on Asian Language Resources (ALR10)
in conjunction with COLING 2012 in Mumbai, India

Organized by

Asian Languages Resources Committee (ALRC)
Asian Federation of Natural Language Processing (AFNLP)

December 8-9, 2012


The 10th Workshop on Asian Language Resources focuses on language resources for Asian region, with more than 2200 spoken languages. There are now increasing efforts to build multi-lingual, multi-modal language resources, with varying levels of annotations, through manual, semi-automatic and automatic approaches, as the use of ICTs spreads across the region. Correspondingly, the development of practical applications on these language resources has also been rapidly growing. The workshops on ALR is a series aim to forge a better coordination and collaboration among researchers on these languages, and the NLP community, in general to develop common frameworks and processes for this purpose.

Call for Papers:

To achieve these goals, the workshop calls for original and unpublished technical, strategy, policy and survey papers concerning, but not limited to, the following topics:

1. Text corpora, speech corpora, corpora in other modalities or media (such as video for sign languages or affective computing)
2. Lexicons, grammars, machine-readable dictionaries, domain specific terminology
3. Ontologies, knowledge representation, semantic web technologies
4. Infrastructure for constructing and sharing language resources
5. Exchange and annotation schemata, exchange formats
6. Standards or specifications for language resources and content management
7. Language resources for basic NLP tasks (word segmentation, named entity recognition, syntactic analysis, semantic analysis, discourse analysis, speech recognition, speech synthesis, etc.)
8. Language Resources for HLT applications (such as text generation, information retrieval, information extraction, question answering, machine translation, speech translation, reasoning, affective computing, etc.)
9. Strategies and priorities for cooperation and collaboration
10. Licensing and copyright issues

Papers should be submitted electronically at the following site:


Important Dates

September 30, 2012: Deadline for paper submissions
October 31, 2012: Notification of paper acceptance
November 15, 2012: Camera-ready copies due (firm)
December 8-9, 2012: ALR10 Workshop at COLING 2012

Program Committee:

Abid Khan - University of Peshawar, Pakistan
Chai Wutiwiwatchai - NECTEC, Thailand
Dipti Misra Sharma - IIIT, Hyderabad, India
Francis Bond - Nanyang Technological University, Singapore
Haizhou Li - I2R, Singapore
Key-Sun Choi - KAIST, Korea
Kiyoaki Shirai - JAIST, Japan
Miriam Butt - University of Konstanz, Germany
Mirna Adriani - University of Indonesia, Indonesia
Rajeev Sangal - IIIT, Hyderabad, India
Takenobu Tokunaga - Tokyo Institute of Technology, Japan
Ruli Marunung - University of Indonesia, Indonesia
Steven Bird - University of Melbourne, Australia
Reinhard Schaler - Localization Research Centre, University of Limerick, Ireland
Virach Sornlertlamvanich - NECTEC, Thailand
Sarmad Hussain - CLE-KICS, UET Lahore, Pakistan
Rachel Edita O. Roxas - De La Salle University, Philippines
Ruvan Weerasinghe - University of Colombo, School of Computing, Sri Lanka

Organizing Committee:

Ruvan Weerasinghe (Chair) - LTRL, UCSC, Sri Lanka
Rachel Edita O. Roxas (Co-Chair) - De La Salle University, Philippines
Virach Sornlertlamvanich (Co-Chair) - NECTEC, Thailand; AFNLP
Sarmad Hussain (Co-Chair) - CLE, KICS-UET, Pakistan; ALRC Chair of AFNLP


Asian Language Resource Committee (ALRC), Asian Federation of NLP (AFNLP, http://www.afnlp.org)

Contact Person:


Dr. Ruvan Weerasinghe
University of Colombo School of Computing
Colombo 00700, Sri Lanka
Email: arwucsc.cmb.ac.lk
Phone: +94 112158953; Fax: +94112587239
Web: http://www.ucsc.lk

Co-Chair and ALRC, AFNLP Liaison:

Dr. Sarmad Hussain
Professor and Head
Center for Language Engineering
Al-Khawarizmi Institute of Computer Science
University of Engineering and Technology
Lahore, Pakistan
Email: sarmad.hussainkics.edu.pk
Web: http://www.CLE.org.pk

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