[Elsnet-list] CfP - LREC Workshop on Language Resource and Language Technology Standards – state of the art, emerging needs, and future developments

Laurent Romary laurent.romary at loria.fr
Sun Jan 17 08:33:08 CET 2010

LREC Workshop

Language Resource and Language Technology Standards – state of the  
art, emerging needs, and future developments

Location: Mediterrenian Conference Centre, La Valetta (Malta)
Date: 18. May, 2010

1st Call for papersBackground
In the last 10 years, several standardisation initiatives within W3C,  
ISO and the TEI have produced a portfolio of standards and more are in  
an early state of discussion. They will directly impact the way  
language resources are and will further be developed. This trend has  
in turn led to significant enhancements in the interoperability of  
tools for creating and managing language resources, and to a better  
understanding of the issues involved in ensuring that such resources  
remain usable in the long term. In this context, the main initiators  
of these standardisation initiatives, with the endorsement of the  
major infrastructural projects in language resources and humanities  
(CLARIN, Dariah, FLaReNet) are joining efforts to organise a one-day  
workshop providing a forum for the wider language resource community  
in order to

o   provide feedback on their experience with respect to ongoing  
standard isation activities

o   express priorities and proposals for future standardisation  

The results of this workshop will be taken as a basis for publication  
as a special issue of the LRE journal on the theme of standardisation  
for language resources, combining a comprehensive presentation of the  
field together with concrete applications of existing standards.

Workshop aim
The workshop invites papers on existing, emerging, and future needs  
and requirements concerning standards and best practices in all areas  
of Language Resources and Tools (LRT), including corpus linguistics,  
translation and localization, terminology management, service oriented  
infrastructures etc. Presentations may focus on practical experiences  
using existing standards in real-world projects, or identify areas in  
which such standards are currently lacking but urgently needed. Papers  
should illustrate the challenges when applying standards to solving  
practical tasks.

Workshop topics
Standards and best practices for language resources and tools — Papers  
can address one or several of the following issues:

·      Assessment of an existing standard and its implementation in a  
specific applicative context;

·      Critical review of one of several standards (coherence of  
underlying models and technical specifications based on practical  

·      Presentation of projects (corpora, lexica, etc) implementing  
international standards;

·      Issues in using international standards for interoperability in  
the development of tools;

·      Proposal of a new standard based on existing best practices or  
recent community developments;

·      Position paper on further needs for standardisation in the  
domain of language resources based on concrete project requirements;

·      Position paper concerning standardising policies within  
eHumanities infrastructures.

Invited Speakers
To be announced at the workshop web-site (http://www.clarin.eu/events/lrt-standards-workshop 

Submission of extended abstract (1 page): 19. February, 2010

Acceptance information: 12. March, 2010

Final Camera-ready Paper Submission: 19. March, 2010

Workshop: 18. May 2010

Submission Information
For the submission please use the START LREC Conference Manager under


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- 

Organizing committee
Gerhard Budin, Center for Translation Studies, University of Vienna

Laurent Romary, INRIA & HUB-IDSL

Thierry Declerck, DFKI GmbH

Peter Wittenburg, Max Planck Institute for Psycholinguistics, Nijmegen

Scientific committee

Nuria Bel, UPF, Barcelona

Gerhard Budin, Center for Translation Studies, University of Vienna

Harry Bunt, Tilburg University

Lou Burnard, TGE-ADONIS (CNRS) and TEI

Nicoletta Calzolari, Instituto di Linguistica Computazionale del CNR,  

Eric de la Clergerie, Team Alpage at INRIA

Key-Sun Choi, Kaist

Thierry Declerck, DFKI GmbH

Gil Francopoulo, Tagmatica

Erhard Hinrichs, University of Tübingen

Nancy Ide, Vassar College

Marc Kemps-Snijders, Max Planck Institute for Psycholinguistics,  

Maria Gavrilidou, ILSP, Athens

Stelios Piperidis, ILSP, Athens

James Pustejovsky, Brandeis University

Laurent Romary, INRIA & HUB-IDSL

Florian Schiel, BAS, Munich

Dan Tufis, RACAI, Bucharest

Menzo Windhouwer, Max Planck Institute for Psycholinguistics, Nijmegen

Sue-Ellen Wright, Institute for Applied Linguistics, Kent State  

Andreas Witt, Institut für Deutsche Sprache, Mannheim

Peter Wittenburg, Max Planck Institute for Psycholinguistics, Nijmegen

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