LINGUIST List 26.3317

Thu Jul 16 2015

Confs: Computational Linguistics/Poland

Editor for this issue: Erin Arnold <>

Date: 16-Jul-2015
From: Claudia Soria <>
Subject: 4th Biennial Workshop on Less-Resourced Languages
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4th Biennial Workshop on Less-Resourced Languages
Short Title: LRL2015

Date: 28-Nov-2015 - 28-Nov-2015
Location: PoznaƄ, Poland
Contact: Claudia Soria
Contact Email: < click here to access email >
Meeting URL:

Linguistic Field(s): Computational Linguistics

Meeting Description:

Theme and Motivation:

Language Technologies in support of Less-Resourced Languages (LRL)

This Workshop is targeting all stakeholders somehow involved in Language Technology for less-resourced languages, either as users, developers, researchers, language activists, or policy makers. As such, the Workshop broadly addresses current use and usability of Language Technologies for less-resourced languages. This year, we take the opportunity of celebrating the 20th anniversary of the Language and Technology Conference to analyze the influence of Language Technologies on Less-Resourced Languages over two decades. We will particularly welcome contributions addressing the following issues:

1) Less-resourced languages in the digital age - how well are regional/minority/less-resourced languages equipped for the digital age? What is the experience of speakers, what are their opportunities to act in the digital sphere by means of these languages? Do speakers of regional/minority/less-resourced languages experience any kind of ''unequal digital opportunity''? What is the impact of Language Technology on the use and usability of less-resourced languages on digital media and devices?

2) Language Technologies for less-resourced languages - development of Language and Resources technology for less-resourced languages is often linked to purposes other than availability of applications for retrieving information or for enabling communication (e.g. language learning, identity-building or language reclamation): how often are less-resourced languages targeted by applications for educational, entertainment, or revitalization purposes?

3) Less-resourced languages: charting the field - what do we know about currently available Language and Resources technologies for less-resourced languages? How to draw a comprehensive and accurate picture? Who are the actors to be involved? What is the experience of researchers and developers?

4) Less-resourced languages: rethinking the BLaRK - the BLaRK (Basic Language Resources Kit) still proves a useful tool for planning and implementing Language Technology for Less-resourced languages. How can it be remodeled/rethought in the light of current technological development? How can it be channeled into a coherent development roadmap?

Important Dates:

- Paper Submissions Due: 10 September, 2015
- Notification of Acceptance: 1 October 2015
- Final Paper Submission Deadline: 15 October 2015
- Workshop: 28 November 2015

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