LINGUIST List 32.1551

Tue May 04 2021

Calls: Computational Linguistics, Text/Corpus Linguistics / Language Resources and Evaluation (Jrnl)

Editor for this issue: Sarah Robinson <>

Date: 04-May-2021
From: John McCrae <>
Subject: Computational Linguistics, Text/Corpus Linguistics / Language Resources and Evaluation (Jrnl)
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Full Title: Language Resources and Evaluation

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

Call Deadline: 06-Sep-2021

Call for Papers:

Equality, Diversity and Inclusion (EDI) is an important agenda across every field in the world. Language as a major part of communication should be inclusive and treat everyone equally. A large internet community that uses language technology has a direct impact on people across the globe. EDI are crucial to make everyone valued and include, so it is necessary to build language technology that serves this purpose. Our special issue focuses on bringing together research into inclusivity of gender, racial, sexual orientation, persons with disability, and other minorities in language technologies with the aim to build and use datasets addressing the concerns of EDI.

The broader objective of special issue will be
- To investigate challenges related to language resource creation for EDI.
- To promote research in inclusive language technology.
- To adopt and adapt appropriate language technology models to suit EDI.
- To provide opportunities for researchers from the language technology community from around the world to collaborate with other researchers to identify and bring possible solutions
to challenges of EDI.

Our special issue theme is to be more inclusive and bring researchers to make language technology of more inclusive nature. We hope that through these engagements we can develop language technology tools to be more inclusive of everyone including marginalized people.

Our main theme in this special issue is to bring equality, diversity, and inclusivity in language technologies. We invite researchers and practitioners to submit papers reporting on these issues and datasets to avoid these issues. We also encourage qualitative studies related to these issues and how
to avoid them. Our special issue welcomes theoretical and practical paper submissions on any languages that contribute to research in Equality, Diversity and Inclusion. We will particularly encourage studies that address either practical application or improving resources.

Topics of interest include, but are not limited to:
- Corpus development to include EDI
- Gender inclusivity in language technology
- LGBT inclusivity in language technology
- Racial inclusivity in language technology
- Persons with disability inclusivity in language technology
- Unconscious bias and how to avoid them in language technologies
- Tackling rumors and fake news about gender, racial, and LGBT minorities.
- Tackling discrimination against gender, racial, and LGBT minorities.

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