LINGUIST List 26.2944

Thu Jun 18 2015

Calls: Computational Linguistics/Slovenia

Editor for this issue: Erin Arnold <>

Date: 18-Jun-2015
From: Hélène Mazo <>
Subject: Language Resources and Evaluation Conference
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Full Title: Language Resources and Evaluation Conference
Short Title: LREC2016

Date: 23-May-2016 - 28-May-2016
Location: Portorož, Slovenia
Contact Person: Hélène Mazo
Meeting Email: < click here to access email >

Linguistic Field(s): Computational Linguistics

Call Deadline: 15-Oct-2015

Meeting Description:

ELRA is glad to announce the 10th edition of LREC, organised with the support of a wide range of international organisations.

Conference Aims:

LREC is the major event on Language Resources (LRs) and Evaluation for Human Language Technologies (HLT). LREC aims 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, on-going and planned activities, industrial uses and needs, requirements coming from e-science and e-society, with respect both to policy issues and to scientific/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 of investigations in language sciences, progress in language technologies (LT) and development of corresponding products, services and applications, and standards.

The LREC Conference has become a major event in the field of language engineering, and constitutes a milestone in the life of Human Language Technologies (HLT). It is organised by ELRA biennially with the support of institutions and organisations involved in HLT, and brings together a large number of people working and interested in HLT.


The Scientific Programme will include invited talks, oral presentations, poster and demo presentations, and panels, in addition to a keynote address by the winner of the Antonio Zampolli Prize.

Call for Papers:

Full CfP:
Conference Twitter: LREC2016

Identify, Describe and Share your LRs!

Describing your LRs in the LRE Map is now a normal practice in the submission procedure of LREC (introduced in 2010 and adopted by other conferences).

To continue the efforts initiated at LREC 2014 about “Sharing LRs” (data, tools, web-services, etc.), authors will have the possibility, when submitting a paper, to upload LRs in a special LREC repository. This effort of sharing LRs, linked to the LRE Map for their description, may become a new “regular” feature for conferences in our field, thus contributing to creating a common repository where everyone can deposit and share data.

As scientific work requires accurate citations of referenced work so as to allow the community to understand the whole context and also replicate the experiments conducted by other researchers, LREC 2016 endorses the need to uniquely identify LRs through the use of the International Standard Language Resource Number (ISLRN,, a Persistent Unique Identifier to be assigned to each Language Resource. The assignment of ISLRNs to LRs cited in LREC papers will be offered at submission time.

Submissions and Dates:

Submission of proposals for oral and poster (or poster+demo) papers: 15 October 2015
- Abstracts should consist of about 1500-2000 words, will be submitted through START and will be peer-reviewed.
Submission of proposals for panels, workshops and tutorials: 15 October 2015
- Proposals should be submitted via an online form on the LREC website and will be reviewed by the Programme Committee.


The Proceedings will include both oral and poster papers, in the same format.

There is no difference in quality between oral and poster presentations. Only the appropriateness of the type of communication (more or less interactive) to the content of the paper will be considered.

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