[Elsnet-list] 2nd CFP for LRL 2011: Addressing the Gaps in Language Resources and Technologies (deadline September 5, 2011)

Language and Technology Conference ltc at amu.edu.pl
Thu Aug 11 22:44:58 CEST 2011

Dear Colleagues,
Please notice that the Call for Papers for the 2nd Less-Resourced Languages Workshop: "Addressing the Gaps in Language Resources and Technologies" (a jointJ LTC-ELRA-FLaReNet-META-NET event) is open until September 5, 2011 (the LRL deadlines are independent from the general LTC deadlines).

Covering the existing gaps in Language Resources (LR) and Technologies (LT) is a challenging task not only for the so-called "Less-Resourced Languages" (LRL) but also for the technologically more advanced ones. Therefore we believe that this workshop will be of general interest for all. Still, the needs of the less-resourced languages are worth being specifically considered in order to reduce the unbalanced situation among languages. The previous joint LTC-FLaReNet workshop on "Getting Less-Resourced Languages on-Board!" (LTC 2009) aimed at drawing a picture of the Language Resources (LR) and Language Technologies (LT) availability and quality, especially for the less-resourced languages. Following its success, this second workshop aims at adding the novel topics of gap identification and their possible filling.

The workshop will draw on the inventories of all language technologies and resources that are presently being carried out, such as the ones conducted by FlaReNet, ELRA or META-NET (e.g. LRE Map, Program Surveys, Language Matrixes, Language Gaps, META-SHARE infrastructure). These are now available and help better understand the current landscape and work out the possible solutions, for each individual language and technology. The idea is to discuss availability, quality, maturity, sustainability, and gaps of the LR and LT for a number of languages and technologies. The importance of this confrontation and analysis will be reflected by the way conclusions will be endorsed by the participants.

We kindly encourage all people interested in the workshop to bring their contributions in form of regular papers or/and personal participation in the workshop panels and debates (program under construction). For submission details and other important information please do visit the LTC web site: www.ltc.amu.edu.pl.

LRL 2011 co-chairs:
Khalid Choukri				
Joseph Mariani				
Zygmunt Vetulani

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