LINGUIST List 29.2874

Wed Jul 11 2018

Calls: Portuguese, Spanish, Indo-European; Computational Linguistics/Brazil

Editor for this issue: Everett Green <everettlinguistlist.org>


Date: 11-Jul-2018
From: Ivan Vladimir Meza Ruiz <ivanvladimirturing.iimas.unam.mx>
Subject: OpenCor Forum 2018 Latin American and Iberian Languages
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Full Title: OpenCor Forum 2018 Latin American and Iberian Languages
Short Title: OpenCor Forum 2018

Date: 24-Sep-2018 - 26-Sep-2018
Location: Canela, RS, Brazil
Contact Person: Livy Real
Meeting Email: < click here to access email >
Web Site: http://www.inf.ufrgs.br/propor-2018/opencor/

Linguistic Field(s): Computational Linguistics

Subject Language(s): Portuguese; Spanish

Language Family(ies): Indo-European

Call Deadline: 31-Jul-2018

Meeting Description:

OpenCor Forum 2018 will be held in conjunction with PROPOR 2018. The forum aims both to fill the gap of having a permanent venue for construction, annotation, and maintenance of open corpora for Latin American and Iberian languages and to create an extensive list of these resources. OpenCor welcomes discussions on Portuguese, Spanish, indigenous languages, creoles, Galician, Catalan, Aragonese, Astur-Leonese, Aranese and any other language spoken in Latin America and Iberian countries. Work on endangered languages, minority, and/or less resourced languages are particularly welcome.

Call for Papers:

This forum aims both to fill the gap of having a permanent venue for construction, annotation, and maintenance of open corpora for Latin American and Iberian languages and to create an extensive list of these resources. OpenCor welcomes discussions on Portuguese, Spanish, indigenous languages, creoles, Galician, Catalan, Aragonese, Astur-Leonese, Aranese and any other language spoken in Latin America and Iberian countries. Work on endangered languages, minority, and/or less resourced languages are particularly welcome.

Venue:

This is the first edition of OpenCor Forum, an attempt to gather the community that produces, maintains and makes freely available language resources for the large variety of languages spoken in Iberian countries and in Latin America. All accepted works will also be part of the OpenCor list, an initiate to have cataloged open resources produced for the targeted languages.

This forum welcomes, but it is not restricted to, the following topics:

- releases of new open data sets
- descriptions of established open corpora
- guidelines creation, annotation strategies, and best practices discussion
- corpora maintenance and management
- corpora curation and assessment
- corpora design and evaluation
- corpora creation strategies and difficulties faced by the community

Submissions:

We invite submissions of anonymized extended abstracts up to 2 pages. Documents must follow the same style as PROPOR 2018 (Springer LNCS) and must be submitted in English. Submissions should begin with an abstract of 200 words or less. Accepted extended abstracts will be made available in the forum web page for a short period. OpenCor is non-archival, therefore works that have been or are planned to be published elsewhere are also welcome.

Authors need to submit together with the extended abstract the link for their resources. One of the goals of OpenCor is to provide a full list of resources and described languages by the end of the forum. We hope this list will be helpful in keeping track of freely available resources for our targeted languages.

Considering that one of the main challenges for these communities is funding raising, all accepted works will be available in the forum page and will appear in the resources list, even if no author can attend the forum. This is an attempt to create an extensive list of open corpora available that does not rely on how much funding the working groups have. In the moment of the submission, authors would be requested if their work should be considered for a talk/poster. We encourage authors that know they won't be present at the forum but want to have their work in OpenCor List, to send to the organizers a one-page hand-out that will be available to the forum participants during the session.

Submission link:
https://easychair.org/conferences/?conf=opencor2018

LaTex stylesheet (ftp://ftp.springernature.com/cs-proceeding/llncs/llncs2e.zip)
MS Word stylesheet (ftp://ftp.springernature.com/cs-proceeding/llncs/word/splnproc1703.zip)


Dates:

Deadline submission: July 31
Acceptance: August 10
Camera-ready version: September 10
Workshop: September 21

Organization:
Livy Real - University of São Paulo / GLiC
Ivan Vladimir Meza - Universidad Nacional Autónoma de Mexico / IIMAS

Contact:
Any question may be sent to the organizers: livyreal [at] gmail.com; ivanvladimir [at] turing.iimas.unam.mx


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