[Corpora-List] Call for Papers: Tenth Workshop on Asian Language Resources (ALR10) at COLING 2012

Ruvan Weerasinghe arw at ucsc.cmb.ac.lk
Mon Aug 6 19:06:43 CEST 2012

The 10th Workshop on Asian Language Resources (ALR10) in conjunction with COLING 2012 in Mumbai, India

Organized by Asian Languages Resources Committee (ALRC) Asian Federation of Natural Language Processing (AFNLP)

December 8-9, 2012


The 10th Workshop on Asian Language Resources focuses on language resources for Asian region, with more than 2200 spoken languages. There are now increasing efforts to build multi-lingual, multi-modal language resources, with varying levels of annotations, through manual, semi-automatic and automatic approaches, as the use of ICTs spreads across the region. Correspondingly, the development of practical applications on these language resources has also been rapidly growing. The workshops on ALR is a series aim to forge a better coordination and collaboration among researchers on these languages, and the NLP community, in general to develop common frameworks and processes for this purpose.

To achieve these goals, the workshop calls for original and unpublished technical, strategy, policy and survey papers concerning, but not limited to, the following topics:

- Text corpora, speech corpora, corpora in other modalities or media (such as video for sign languages or affective computing) - Lexicons, grammars, machine-readable dictionaries, domain specific terminology - Ontologies, knowledge representation, semantic web technologies - Infrastructure for constructing and sharing language resources - Exchange and annotation schemata, exchange formats - Standards or specifications for language resources and content management - Language resources for basic NLP tasks (word segmentation, named entity recognition, syntactic analysis, semantic analysis, discourse analysis, speech recognition, speech synthesis, etc.) - Language Resources for HLT applications (such as text generation, information retrieval, information extraction, question answering, machine translation, speech translation, reasoning, affective computing, etc.) - Strategies and priorities for cooperation and collaboration - Licensing and copyright issues

Important Dates

- September 30, 2012 Deadline for paper submissions - October 31, 2012 Notification of paper acceptance - November 15, 2012 Camera-ready copies due (firm) - December 8-9, 2012 ALR10 Workshop at COLING 2012

Program Committee

Abid Khan, Univ. of Peshawar, Pakistan Chai Wutiwiwatchai - NECTEC, Thailand Dipti Misra Sharma, IIIT, Hyderabad, India Francis Bond, Nanyang Technological University, Singapore Haizhou Li - I2R, Singapore Key-Sun Choi - KAIST, Korea Kiyoaki Shirai - JAIST, Japan Miriam Butt – Univ. of Konstanz, Germany Mirna Adriani – Univ. of Indonesia, Indonesia Rajeev Sangal, IIIT Hyderabad, India Takenobu Tokunaga - Tokyo Institute of Technology, Japan Ruli Marunung – Univ. of Indonesia, Indonesia Steven Bird – University of Melbourne, Australia Reinhard Schaler – Localization Research Centre, University of Limerick, Ireland Virach Sornlertlamvanich - NECTEC, Thailand Sarmad Hussain – CLE-KICS, UET Lahore, Pakistan Rachel Edita O. Roxas – De La Salle University, Philippines Ruvan Weerasinghe - University of Colombo, School of Computing, Sri Lanka

Organizing Committee

Ruvan Weerasinghe (Chair) – LTRL, UCSC, Sri Lanka Rachel Edita O. Roxas (Co-Chair) - De La Salle University, Philippines Virach Sornlertlamvanich (Co-Chair) – NECTEC, Thailand; AFNLP Sarmad Hussain (Co-Chair) – CLE, KICS-UET, Pakistan; ALRC Chair of AFNLP


Asian Language Resource Committee (ALRC), Asian Federation of NLP (AFNLP, www.afnlp.org)

Contact person


Dr. Ruvan Weerasinghe University of Colombo School of Computing Colombo 00700, SRI LANKA Email: arw at ucsc.cmb.ac.lk Phone: +94 112158953; Fax: +94112587239 Web: http://www.ucsc.lk

Co-Chair and ALRC, AFNLP Liaison:

Dr. Sarmad Hussain Professor and Head Center for Language Engineering Al-Khawarizmi Institute of Computer Science University of Engineering and Technology Lahore, PAKISTAN Email: sarmad.hussain at kics.edu.pk Web: www.CLE.org.pk

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