LINGUIST List 26.5444

Mon Dec 07 2015

Calls: Computational Ling, Text/Corpus Ling/Slovenia

Editor for this issue: Ashley Parker <ashleylinguistlist.org>


Date: 07-Dec-2015
From: Annette Hautli-Janisz <annette.hautliuni-konstanz.de>
Subject: The 2nd VisLR Workshop LREC 2016
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Full Title: The 2nd VisLR Workshop LREC 2016
Short Title: VisLR II LREC 20116

Date: 23-May-2016 - 23-May-2016
Location: Portorož, Slovenia
Contact Person: lrec. vislr
Meeting Email: < click here to access email >
Web Site: http://www.eurac.edu/vislr_2016

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

Call Deadline: 07-Feb-2016

Meeting Description:

The 2nd Workshop on Visualization as added value in the development, use and evaluation of lexical resources (VisLR II) aims at providing a follow-up forum to the successful first VisLR workshop at LREC 2014, which addresses visualization designers and users from computational and linguistic domains likewise. We invite submissions on research demonstrating the development, use and evaluation of visualization techniqes, with a particular focus on representing the multidimensional characteristics of language in order to arrive at ever more sophisticated visual language tools. This includes work applying existing visualization techniques to language resources as well as research on new visualization techniques that are specifically targeted to the needs of language resources. Particular consideration is given to papers aiming at the interoperability of the described visualization techniques.

Workshop organizers:

Menna El-Assady (University of Konstanz)
Annette Hautli-Janisz (University of Konstanz)
Verena Lyding (EURAC research Bolzano/Bozen)

Call for Papers:

This workshop aims at providing a follow-up forum to the successful first VisLR workshop at LREC 2014, which addresses visualization designers and users from computational and linguistic domains likewise. Since the last workshop, the concern with visualizing language data has further increased, as the recurrence of specialized symposia in the linguistic and NLP contexts show (cf. e.g. ACL workshop 2014, AVML 2014, Herrenhäuser Symposium 2014, QueryVis 2015). Moreover, the application of visualization techniques to various use cases is becoming ever more agile. However, the majority of linguistic visualization applications still mainly allow for the investigation of one feature at a time, e.g. word co-occurrence, topic similarity and the like. In the light of language data being highly complex, it would be more desirable to have visualization systems that combine multiple dimensions and represent the dependencies between them. This opens possibilities for a more informed analysis of language data, as for instance shown in Gold et al. 2015, who use visual analysis in order to determine how and if participants argue in a negotiation.

As a specialized subfield of information visualization, the visualization of language continues to face particular challenges: Language data is complex, only partly structured and, as with todays language resources, comes in large quantities. Moreover, due to the variety of data types, from textual data to spoken or signed language data, the challenges for visualization are necessarily varied. The overall challenge lies in breaking down the multidimensionality into intuitive visual features that enable an at-a-glance overview of the data. The second edition of the workshop therefore aims at advancing the field of linguistic visualization by particularly focusing on more advanced visualization techniques that represent the complexity of language and that contribute to resolving them.

We invite submissions on research demonstrating the development, use and evaluation of visualization techniqes, with a particular focus on representing the multidimensional characteristics of language in order to arrive at ever more sophisticated visual language tools. This includes work applying existing visualization techniques to language resources as well as research on new visualization techniques that are specifically targeted to the needs of language resources. Particular consideration is given to papers aiming at the interoperability of the described visualization techniques. For more information, see www.eurac.edu/vislr_2016.

Important Dates:

Paper submission deadline: February 7, 2016
Notification of acceptance: March 10, 2016
Camera-ready versions due: March 24, 2016
Workshop date: May 23, 2016 (morning session)

LREC initiative: Identify, Describe and Share your LR! -- More information on the LREC webpage



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