LINGUIST List 26.5442

Mon Dec 07 2015

Calls: Computational Ling, Text/Corpus Ling/Germany

Editor for this issue: Ashley Parker <>

Date: 07-Dec-2015
From: Armin Hoenen <>
Subject: 1st GSCL/CEDIFOR-Workshop on Corpora and Resources for Low Resource Languages with a Special Focus on Historical Languages
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Full Title: 1st GSCL/CEDIFOR-Workshop on Corpora and Resources for Low Resource Languages with a Special Focus on Historical Languages
Short Title: CRiLL-HL

Date: 29-Feb-2016 - 29-Feb-2016
Location: Frankfurt am Main, Germany
Contact Person: Armin Hoenen
Meeting Email: < click here to access email >
Web Site:

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

Call Deadline: 10-Jan-2016

Meeting Description:

1st GSCL/CEDIFOR-Workshop on Corpora and Resources for Low Resource Languages with a Special Focus on Historical Languages
Short title: CRiLL-HL
Location: Goethe University Frankfurt, Germany
Web Site:

Organizing commitee: Alexander Mehler, Jost Gippert, Armin Hoenen
Program commitee: tba

Keynote Speakers:

Prof. Dr. Anke Lüdeling

CRiLL-HL aims at researchers working with Low Resource Languages - a special focus is on historical languages.

In recent years, the interest in language resources and computational models for the study of low resource languages (LRLs) has been constantly growing. This concerns especially historical LRLs for which authentic digitized material is hardly available. Since for most historical languages data is sparse one may consider Wikipedia and related projects (on Old English, Gothic, Old Church Slavonic, Latin etc.) to overcome data sparseness. This approach investigates to what extent such data can be useful for modeling historical languages. The LRL workshop addresses scholars working on these and related topics using LRL corpora for NLP of low-resourced languages.

Program Commitee:

Prof. Dr. Tara Andrews
Prof. Dr. Chris Biemann
Dr. Cristopher Brown
Dr. Marco Büchler
Prof. Dr. Christian Chiarcos
Prof. Dr. Stefanie Dipper
Dr. Steffen Eger
Prof. Dr. Christiane Fellbaum
Prof. Dr. Kurt Gärtner
Prof. Dr. Jolanta Gelumbeckaitė
Prof. Dr. Dafydd Gibbon
Prof. Dr. Jost Gippert
Dr. Erla Hallsteinsdóttir
Prof. Dr. Gerhard Heyer
Armin Hoenen, M.A.
Prof. Dr. Brian Joseph
Prof. Dr. Caroline Macé
Prof. Dr. Alexander Mehler
Prof. Dr. Marco Passarotti
Prof. Dr. Andrea Rapp
Prof. Dr. Joachim Scharloth
Prof. Dr. Bernhard Schröder
Prof. Dr. Anders Søgaard

Keynote Speakers:

Prof. Dr. Anke Lüdeling

2nd Call for Papers:


Deadline: 10.01.2016
Notification to authors: 01.02.2016
Workshop date: 29.02.2016

We ask for submitting papers that present original research belonging but not being limited to the following list of topics:

1) Language Resources and Tools for Low Resource Languages:

- Corpus compilation
- Evaluation of and tools for LRLs
- Adaptation of tools (taggers, parsers) for LRLs
- Automatic classification of LRLs
- Adaptation of abstract layers of information/annotation and technology/resource transfer from resource-richer languages (subsequent language stages)

2) Linguistic Assessment of Corpora for Low Resource Languages:

- Corpus-driven studies in LRLs
- Historical comparative studies using historical LRL corpora
- Revived L2 only languages as learner corpora
- Socio-cultural perspectives on revived historical languages
- Quality assessment of corpora of revived historical languages

3) LRLs by example of the philologies:

- Classical Latin
- Medieval Latin
- Old English
- Old Church Slavonic
- Gothic
- etc.


Authors are invited to submit anonymized abstracts in English or German presenting original and unpublished research. Abstracts should not exceed 4 pages (excluding references, tables and figures). The format should be either MS Word or pdf.

Submission page:

Submission should be made via EasyChair through this link:

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