[Elsnet-list] LREC-Malta Call for Papers

Christian Moscardi christian.moscardi at upf.edu
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Workshop on

Methods for the automatic acquisition of Language Resources 
and their evaluation methods

To be held in conjunction with the 7th International Language Resources and Evaluation Conference (LREC 2010)
23 May 2010, Mediterranean Conference Center, Valletta, Malta


Deadline for submission: 26 February 2010

While methods for the Automatic Production of Language Resources are being described in scientific papers, the proposed techniques and their results are somehow unrelated because the lack of a common forum where to share experiences and to compare results.

<b>FlaReNet</b> Working Group on 'Methods for the automatic construction and processing of Language Resources' in cooperation with FP7 projects: ACCURAT (Analysis and Evaluation of Comparable Corpora for Under Resourced Areas of Machine Translation), PANACEA (Platform for Automatic, Normalized Annotation and Cost-Effective Acquisition of Language Resources for Human Language Technologies) and TTC (Terminology Extraction, Translation Tools and Comparable Corpora) organizes this LREC workshop whose aim is to be the beginning of a series of meetings that will be an enduring forum where researchers in the field can exchange information and compare results. 

The two main objectives of the workshop are:

&#8226; First, to start the compilation of information about current 
initiatives and available and proved applications for the automatic acquisition of Language Resources and, 
&#8226; Second, to start the creation of common materials for the evaluation 
and comparison of the results of these methods and techniques. 

This first workshop is organized in a series of presentation talks and an open poster session. For the open poster session, the organizers welcome contributions related to the techniques and applications of the automatic acquisition and production of language resources and their evaluation in one of the following areas:

&#8226; Automatic extraction and pre-processing of corpus
&#8226; Alignment techniques for parallel and comparable corpus
&#8226; Bilingual dictionaries extraction, including terminological resources
&#8226; Lexical Information Acquisition
&#8226; Tree-bank automatic building
&#8226; Grammar induction
&#8226; Automatic acquisition of multimodal resources
&#8226; Automatic acquisition of sign languages

Poster papers (in the LREC format available at the conference web page and that should not be longer than 6 pages , references included) may describe past evaluation exercises as well as work in progress.

<b>Keynote Speakers</b>

The confirmed keynote speakers are Julio Gonzalo, UNED group in Natural Language Processing and Information Retrieval and Kara Warburton, Canadian delegate at ISO TC37, Elected chair of the Terminology Special Interest group for LISA and Manager of Terminology at IBM.

Julio Gonzalo is Ph.D. in Computer Science (Universidad Autónoma de Madrid) and Bs. D. in Physics (Universidad Complutense de Madrid).  Assistant professor at the Departamento de Lenguajes y Sistemas Informáticos de la UNED (UNED). Member of the UNED group in Natural Language Processing and Information Retrieval. 

Kara Warburton, is head of terminology development for IBM and is a recognized expert in terminology management. Elected chair of the LISA Terminology SIG, she is currently the project leader for the TBX submission to ISO and member of the ISO Terminology committee.

<b>Important dates</b>

Deadline for submission: 26 February 2010
Notification of acceptance: 18 March 2010
Final version due: 25 March 2010
Workshop: 23 May 2010

<b>Submission Procedure</b>

Submission will be electronic using START paper submission software at the following link https://www.softconf.com/lrec2010/FLaReNetAcquisition2010/ 

When submitting a paper from the START page, authors will be asked to provide essential information about resources (in a broad sense, i.e. also technologies, standards, evaluation kits, etc.) that have been used for the work described in the paper or are a new result of your research. For further information on this new initiative, please refer to http://www.lrec-conf.org/lrec2010/?LREC2010-Map-of-Language-Resources."

<b>Author’s Kit and Template </b>

Authors are requested to format their manuscripts according to the guidelines specified in specified style sheet at the following link: http://www.lrec-conf.org/lrec2010/Author-s-Kit-and-Templates.html. Papers which do not adhere to this format will NOT be accepted for publication in the Conference Proceedings.

<b>Workshop Organizing Committee</b>

Núria Bel
Universitat Pompeu Fabra - IULA
Barcelona, Spain

Béatrice Daille 
Université de Nantes
Nantes, France

Andrejs Vasiljevs
Tilde - www.tilde.com
Riga, Latvia 

<b>Confirmed Program Committee Members to date:</b> 

Gregor Thurmair
Munich, Germany

Adeline Nazarenko
LIPN - The Computer Science Lab of the Paris-Nord University
Paris, France

Anne Vilnat
LIMSI - Lab. d'Informatique Mécanique et Sciences de l'Ingénieur. Orsay Cedex, France

Eric de la Clergerie
INRIA - I. National de Recherche en Informatique et Automatique France

Montserrat Marimon
Universitat de Barcelona
Barcelona, Spain

Victoria Arranz
ELDA - Evaluations and Language resources Distribution Agency
Paris, France

Valeria Quochi
ILC-CNR, Istituto di Linguistica Computazionale
Pisa, Italy

Nicoletta Calzolari
ILC-CNR, Istituto di Linguistica Computazionale
Pisa, Italy

Prokopis Prokopidis
ILSP - Institute for Language Speech Processing
Athens, Greece

Stelios Piperidis
ILSP - Institute for Language Speech Processing
Athens, Greece

Nancy Ide
Vassar College - Department of Computer Science
New York, USA

Anna Korhonen	
University of Cambridge - Natural Language and Information Processing (NLIP) Group
Cambridge, United Kingdom

<b>Contact Person:</b> Núria Bel - nuria.bel at upf.edu
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