2nd CALL FOR PAPERS
EEOP2012: Exploring and Exploiting Official Publications
Workshop in conjunction with LREC 2012
Istanbul, May 21 - 27 2012
Workshop date: Sunday May 27 2012 (morning)
Submission deadline: *February 06 2012*
Workshop description -------------------- The EEOP workshop is dedicated to the exploitation and exploration of official publications in digital format, both at the international level (often multilingual) and at the national level (mostly monolingual, but in some cases multilingual as well).
These publications can be in written, spoken or visual form or combinations thereof (e.g. written proceedings of parliaments, legislative documents, audio or video recordings of parliament sessions, simultaneous translations by interpreters or in sign language).
Well-known examples of freely accessible publications of this type include: * UN documents (in 7 languages) * The Canadian Hansard (English and French) * EU documents from the European Parliament (EuroParl) and the
European Commission (JRC-Acquis, DGT Translation Memory), in
all official EU languages * Swiss national documents (in 3 or 4 languages)
The workshop covers the whole lifecycle of these publications, ranging from acquisition, annotation, instrumentation, exploration of data and content, exploitation of data and content to support research and the development of tools and applications.
The main objectives of the workshop are * To create awareness of the importance of official publications
by showing the research and development possibilities they
offer * To share results, experiences and problems emerging from work
on a variety of corpora, modalities and languages * To identify actions that could be undertaken to enhance the
exploration and exploitation of official publications at the
international, cross-national and national level
Motivation and topics --------------------- Official publications can be of tremendous importance for the research communities interested in human language technology (in the broadest possible sense) and for the communities interested in linguistics, psychology, history, social sciences and political sciences because they have a number of specific characteristics that make them different from other language resources: * If they exist in digital form they are normally public and
free; * They grow continuously; * They are often multilingual and parallel; * They lend themselves for exploitation (as training material for
tools and sometimes possibly even for niche applications); * They lend themselves for exploration to support linguistic
studies, studies about human behaviour, about changes in
society, attitudes, and many other possible research topics in
the humanities and social sciences; * Because of their comparability they lend themselves for porting
technologies, methods and expertise between languages; * They lend themselves for educational purposes for
technologists, linguists and other scholars.
Target audiences ---------------- Primary audience * Language and speech technology researchers from academia and
industry * Humanities and social sciences scholars with an interest in
digital methods * Educators in these fields
Additional beneficiaries * Professionals interested in analysing political behaviour or
processes (e.g. journalists, policy makers, policy watchers) * Parties interested in providing or exploiting such analysis
tools on a commercial basis * Translation studies scholars * Comparative linguists
Scope ----- The workshop covers the full lifecycle of digital official publications, including but not limited to: * Permanent curation of official publications * Policies for making official publications available * Tools and applications for working with official publications * Experiments carried out on official publications and
interesting research results; * Linking official publications to other data sources * Identification of possible actions to exploit opportunities and
take away obstacles * Using the official publications and tools to work with these
data for educational purposes
Submissions may address any of these topics, but priority will be given to papers that present novel ideas and results.
Schedule -------- - 06 Feb 2012: Abstract submission deadline - 05 March 2012: Notifications - 23 March 2012: Final paper submission deadline - 27 May 2012: Workshop (in the morning)
Abstracts --------- Abstracts are 4-6 pages long, including pictures and references. The format is PDF.
We use the START System for submission of abstracts and final versions: https://www.softconf.com/lrec2012/EEOP2012/
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/lrec2012/?LRE-Map-2012" .
Organisation and information ----------------------------- Contact person: Steven Krauwer (s.krauwer at uu.nl ) Workshop homepage: http://utrecht.elsnet.org/EEOP2012 LREC page: http://www.lrec-conf.org/lrec2012/ Workshops: http://www.lrec-conf.org/lrec2012/?-Workshops-and-Tutorials-
Organising committee: - Steven Krauwer, Utrecht University / CLARIN - Hans Uszkoreit, DFKI / META-Net - Nicoletta Calzolari, CNR-ILC - Ralf Steinberger, European Commission, Joint Research Centre
(JRC) - Arjan van Hessen, University of Twente / CLARIN.NL - Maarten Marx, University of Amsterdam
The workshop is a joint initiative between - CLARIN http://www.clarin.eu/ - META-Net http://www.meta-net.eu/ - JRC http://langtech.jrc.ec.europa.eu
____________________________________________________________________ Steven Krauwer, CLARIN/ELSNET/UiL OTS, Trans 10, 3512 JK Utrecht, NL phone: +31 30 253 6050, fax: +31 30 253 6000, email: s.krauwer at uu.nl