Nancy Ide ide at cs.vassar.edu
Wed Aug 4 22:01:49 CEST 2004


      Nancy Ide, Department of Computer Science, Vassar College, USA
      Nicoletta Calzolari, Isitiuto di Linguistica Computazionale, CNR, 

Published by Springer (formerly Kluwer Academic Publishers and Springer 

We are pleased to announce that as of Volume 39 for 2005, Computers and 
the Humanities will be changing its name to Language Resources and 

Language Resources and Evaluation is the first publication devoted to 
the creation, annotation, and exploitation of language resources for 
use in language processing applications, corpus linguistics and 
linguistic studies generally, as well as evaluation of language 
processing methods and results. These areas have seen a dramatic 
increase in activity over the past decade, as evidenced by the growing 
attendance at the four Language Resources and Evaluation Conferences 
(LREC) held since 1998.

Language resources include language data and descriptions in machine 
readable form used to assist and augment language processing 
applications and linguistic studies, such as written or spoken corpora 
and lexica, multimodal resources, grammars, terminology or domain 
specific databases and dictionaries, ontologies, multimedia databases, 
etc., as well as basic software tools for their acquisition, 
preparation, annotation, management, customization, and use. Evaluation 
of language resources concerns assessing the state-of-the-art for a 
given technology, comparing different approaches to a given problem, 
assessing the availability of resources and technologies for a given 
application, benchmarking, and assessing system usability and user 

Articles are solicited on the following topics:

Design, construction and use of Language Resources (LRs):
·      Guidelines, standards, specifications, models, and best 
practices for LRs,
·      Methods, tools and procedures for the acquisition, creation, 
annotation, management, access, distribution and use of LRs
·      Methods for the extraction and acquisition of knowledge (e.g. 
terms, lexical information, language modeling data) from LRs
·      Organizational and legal issues in the construction, 
distribution, access and use of LRs
·      Availability and use of generic vs. task/domain specific LRs
·      Monolingual and multilingual LRs
·      Multimedia and multimodal LRs and integration of various media 
and modalities (speech, vision, language)
·      Documentation and archiving of languages, including minority and 
endangered languages,
·      Ontologies and knowledge representation
·      Tools and methodologies for terminology and ontology building, 
term extraction, and creation of specialized dictionaries
·      LRs for linguistic research in human-machine communication
·      Exploitation of LRs in different types of applications 
(information extraction, information retrieval, speech dictation, 
translation, summarization, web services, semantic web, etc.),
·      Exploitation of LRs in different types of interfaces (dialog 
systems, natural language and multimodal/multisensorial interactions, 
·      Metadata descriptions of LRs
·      Open architectures for LRs

Human Language Technologies Evaluation:
·      Evaluation, validation, quality assurance of LRs
·      Evaluation methodologies, protocols and measures
·      Benchmarking of systems, resources for benchmarking and 
evaluation, blackbox, glassbox and diagnostic evaluation of systems
·      Evaluation in written language processing (document production 
and management, text retrieval, terminology extraction, message 
understanding, text alignment, machine translation, morphosyntactic 
tagging, parsing, semantic tagging, word sense disambiguation, text 
understanding, summarization, question answering, etc.)
·      Evaluation in spoken language processing (speech recognition and 
understanding, voice dictation, oral dialog, speech synthesis, speech 
coding, speaker and language recognition, spoken translation, etc.)
·      Evaluation of multimedia document retrieval and search systems 
(including detection, indexing, filtering, alert, question answering, 
·      Evaluation of multimodal systems
·      Moving from evaluation to standardization

Language Resources and Evaluation is the official journal of the 
European Language Resources Association (ELRA), sponsor of the 
bi-annual LREC conference. The first number of LRE in 2005 will be a 
special issue dedicated to the memory of Antonio Zampolli.

For information about this new title, aims and scope, manuscript 
submission, and subscription, please contact the publisher:

Mrs. Jolanda Voogd, Associate Publishing Editor
Humanities Unit - Linguistics
P.O. Box 17, 3300 AA Dordrecht,
The Netherlands

Telephone: +31-(0)78 - 6576116 (direct)
Fax: +31-(0)78 - 6576350
E-mail: Jolanda.Voogd at springer-sbm.com

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