[Corpora-List] Final Call for Papers CHAT 2012: Deadline Extension

Tatiana Gornostay tatiana.gornostay at tilde.lv
Sun Apr 1 13:19:47 CEST 2012

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*** FINAL CALL for PAPERS Deadline Extension: April 8, 2012 at 23.59 CET (GMT+1)

CHAT 2012: Second Workshop on Creation, Harmonization and Application of Terminology resources: http://tinyurl.com/7l9tdjq

Co-located with the Terminology and Knowledge Engineering conference TKE 2012: http://oeg-lia3.dia.fi.upm.es:8088/web/guest/home Universidad Politécnica de Madrid, Escuela Técnica Superior de Ingenieros de Caminos, Canales y Puertos

IMPORTANT! The workshop date has been changed to June 22, 2012


Every day the volume of terminology is growing along with the increasing volume of information available on the web. Efficient terminology acquisition and management has become an essential component of intelligible translation, localization, technical writing and other professional language work. The current models for finding, sharing and using terminology data cannot keep up with a growing demand in multilingual Europe. The role of terminology however is today more important than ever to ensure that people communicate efficiently and precisely. Consistent, harmonized and easily accessible terminology is an extremely important prerequisite for ensuring unambiguous multilingual communication in the European Union and throughout the world.

The planned workshop aims at bringing together academic and industrial players in the area of terminology and attracting holders of terminology resources. The workshop also focuses on fostering the cooperation between EU projects and research and development activities in the area of terminology along with sharing experience and discussing recent advances of the consolidation, harmonization, and distribution of terminology resources, as well as their practical application in various domains.

This workshop is organized by FP7 projects TaaS (Terminology as a Service) and TTC (Terminology Extraction, Translation Tools and Comparable Corpora), and ICT-PSP project META-NORD (Baltic and Nordic Branch of the European Open Linguistic Infrastructure) to continue a series of meetings that started as the first CHAT workshop in Riga in May 2011.

We call for participation researchers in the areas of terminology, terminography, language resources, translation and localization, and natural language processing, as well as language workers (translators, terminologists, technical writers, editors, quality assurance specialists, project managers) and graduate and postgraduate students performing their research in the abovementioned areas. Other relevant stakeholders are also welcome to participate.

CHAT 2011

The first workshop on Creation, Harmonization and Application of Terminology resources (CHAT 2011) was held in conjunction with the 18th Nordic Conference on Computational Linguistics (NODALIDA 2011) on May 11, 2011, in Riga, Latvia. A short description of the workshop: http://ttc-project.eu/news-and-events/58-news-and-events/149-ttc-chat-may-11-2011-in-riga-latvia.


The theme of the Madrid workshop is the creation, harmonization and application of terminology resources. We invite the submission of papers concerning (but not limited to) the following topics:

• Interoperability and harmonization of terminology resources

• Online terminology resources

• Terminology management and sharing

• National and international initiatives in the consolidation and distribution of terminology resources

• Terminology resources as part of the open language resource infrastructure

• Automated approaches to terminology extraction and creation of terminology resources

• Compiling multilingual terminology

• Translation-oriented terminography

• Terminology resources in machine translation and other natural language processing applications


Christine Herwig, European Commission (invited) Georg Rehm, META-NET (invited)


The workshop proposes two submission categories:

• REGULAR PAPERS (no more than 8 pages, oral presentation) reporting on completed activity including concrete evaluation results.

• SHORT PAPERS (no more than 4 pages, poster/demo presentations) reporting on on-going activity.

Submissions must be in PDF and follow the Springer Publications format for Lecture Notes in Computer Science (LNCS). For details on the LNCS style, see Springer's Author Instructions: http://www.springer.com/computer/lncs?SGWID=0-164-6-793341-0.

Papers should not include names of authors and affiliations, and self-references that reveal the author’s identity should be avoided. Submissions that do not conform to these requirements will be rejected.

Submissions will be electronic and must be made through the EasyChair website of the workshop at https://www.easychair.org/account/signin.cgi?timeout=1;conf=chat2012. Papers must be submitted no later than April 1, 2012. Papers submitted after the deadline will not be reviewed.

Accepted papers will be published in the NEALT Proceedings Series: http://dspace.utlib.ee/dspace/handle/10062/4116 (tbc).


The reviewing process will be blind and each submission will receive three independent reviews. Reviewing will be managed by the Programme Committee.


Deadline for submission: April 8, 2012 Notification of acceptance: April 29, 2012 Camera-ready submission: May 20, 2012 Workshop (co-located with TKE 2012): June 22, 2012


The workshop language for presentations and publications is English.


IMPORTANT! Workshop attendees must pay the TKE 2012 workshop registration fee, as well as the conference registration fee.


Larisa Belyaeva, Herzen University, Russia Gerhard Budin, University of Vienna, Austria Béatrice Daille, University of Nantes, France Patrick Drouin, University of Montreal, Canada Judit Freixa, Universitat Pompeu Fabra, Spain Ulrich Heid, University of Stuttgart, Germany Sigrún Helgadóttir, The Árni Magnússon Institute for Icelandic Studies, Iceland Tatiana Gornostay, Tilde, Latvia Marie-Paule Jacques, Stendhal University, France Marita Kristiansen, Norwegian School of Economics, Norway Klaus-Dirk Schmitz, Fachhochschule Köln and GTW, Germany Inguna Skadiņa, Tilde, Latvia Koichi Takeuchi, Okayama University, Japan Rita Temmerman, Erasmushogeschool Brussel, Belgium Andrejs Vasiljevs, Tilde, Latvia


Tilde ICT-PSP META-NORD project FP7 TaaS project FP7 TTC project


Beatrice Daille, University of Nantes, France Tatiana Gornostay, Tilde, Latvia Roberts Rozis, Tilde, Latvia Klaus-Dirk Schmitz, Fachhochschule Köln and GTW, Germany Andrejs Vasiļjevs, Tilde, Latvia


Up-to-date information about the TKE 2012 conference and local information about Madrid is available at the conference website at http://oeg-lia3.dia.fi.upm.es:8088/web/guest. For further information, please, contact chat2012 at tilde.lv.

On behalf of the Organising and Programme Committees,

Tatiana Gornostay, Dr. Philol. Senior Researcher, Computational Linguist Software Architecture and Research Department Tilde, Latvia www.tilde.com http://lv.linkedin.com/in/gornostay Office: +371 67605001 Cell phone: +371 29936639

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