LINGUIST List 32.2880

Fri Sep 10 2021

Calls: Text/Corpus Linguistics/Georgia

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Date: 26-Aug-2021
From: Maka Tetradze <maka.tetradzetsu.ge>
Subject: Languages in the Digital Age: Modern Technologies for Under-resourced Languages
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Full Title: Languages in the Digital Age: Modern Technologies for Under-resourced Languages

Date: 07-Oct-2021 - 08-Oct-2021
Location: Tbilisi, Georgia
Contact Person: Maka Tetradze
Meeting Email: < click here to access email >
Web Site: http://enadep.gov.ge/

Linguistic Field(s): Text/Corpus Linguistics

Call Deadline: 20-Sep-2021

Meeting Description:

Development of language technologies is a big challenge in the 21st century. It has a large scope extending beyond academia and becoming an integral part of language policy. Language Technologies are developed and used for small number of languages. These includes for instance machine translation, speech recognition (SR) systems, text-to-speech (TTS) synthesizers, interactive voice response (IVR) systems, search engines, text editors and language instruction materials; text analysers, lexicographic and terminology databases, etc.

The main aim of the conference is to i) discuss the state-of-the-art and innovative use of technologies for under-resourced languages; ii) bring together the researchers working in these areas to share best practice and experience and iii) identify current needs and opportunities to provide support for future development.

Call for Papers:

We are pleased to announce the Call for Papers for the International conference: Languages in the Digital Age: Modern Technologies for Under-resourced Languages. We welcome papers for talks on the development and use of new and innovative technologies for under-resourced languages.

Development of language technologies is a big challenge in the 21st century. It has a large scope extending beyond academia and becoming an integral part of language policy. Language Technologies are developed and used for small number of languages. These includes for instance machine translation, speech recognition (SR) systems, text-to-speech (TTS) synthesizers, interactive voice response (IVR) systems, search engines, text editors and language instruction materials; text analysers, lexicographic and terminology databases, etc.

The main aim of the conference is to i) discuss the state-of-the-art and innovative use of technologies for under-resourced languages; ii) bring together the researchers working in these areas to share best practice and experience and iii) identify current needs and opportunities to provide support for future development.

Main themes of the conference include but are not limited to: natural language processing, corpus linguistics, computational and corpus lexicography, databases, language documentation, etc.

Keynote Speakers:
Serge Sharoff (Leeds University)
Tony McEnery (Lancaster University)
Jaba Samushia (Shota Rustaveli National Scientific Foundation of Georgia)
(other Keynote speakers will be confirmed)

The supporter of the conference is the President of Georgia

Conference Organizers:
State Language Department of Georgia
Education and Science Committee of the Parliament of Georgia
Shota Rustaveli National Scientific Foundation of Georgia
Latvian Ministry of Foreign Affairs
Tilde
LVS
GeoSTM

The conference will be held on 7 -8 October, 2021 in Orbeliani Palace (Georgia) and online following the regulations due to the pandemic.


Organising Committee of the Conference:

George Alibegashvili (State Language Department of Georgia)
Marina Beridze (State Language Department of Georgia)
Tinatin Bolkvadze (State Language Department of Georgia)
Sophia Daraselia (University of Leeds)
Maka Tetradze (State Language Department of Georgia)
Nino Abesadze (State Language Department of Georgia)
Artūrs Vasiļevskis (Tilde)
Marcis Pinnis (Tilde)
Toms Bergmanis (Tilde)

Important Dates:

Deadline for Abstracts Submission: September 20, 2021
Notification of Acceptance: October 1, 2021
Program Announcement: October 3, 2021
Conference dates: October 7-8 , 2021


Abstract Submission guideline:

Size: max. 400 words
Font size: 11
Font: for Georgian text sylfaen, For English text Times New Roman
Abstracts will be received both in Georgian and English. Abstracts submitted in Georgian should be accompanied by an English translation.
Format: PDF

Abstracts for talks should be mailed to: conferencesenadepgmail.com

Abstracts for the conference will undergo peer-review.

The working languages of the conference are Georgian and English.

After the conference, selected papers will be published in the peer-reviewed conference proceedings.




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