[Corpora-List] Deadline extension: CFP: 7th Web as Corpus Workshop (WAC-7)

Serge Sharoff s.sharoff at leeds.ac.uk
Sun Jan 22 21:52:05 CET 2012

*Deadline extension*

* Submission by *January 29, 2012* to be made through https://www.easychair.org/conferences/?conf=wac7

* Notification of acceptance by February 6

* Camera-ready copy due February 15

To be held in association with WWW2012 in Lyon, France, 17th April 2012

Sponsored by ACL SIGWAC, http://www.sigwac.org.uk

More and more people are using Web data for linguistic and NLP research: the Web provides an easy source of linguistic data in a great variety of languages. However, a ‘crawl’ is not ready for exploration in the same way a traditional ‘corpus’ is. We need to turn a crawl into a corpus. The workshop, the seventh in an annual series, provides a venue for exploring what it involves, how to do it, and what we find out if we do.

We invite submissions which:

* describe Web corpus collection projects, or modules for one part of the process (crawling, filtering, de-duplication, language-id, tokenising, indexing, ...)

* explore characteristics of Web data from a linguistics/NLP perspective including registers, domains, frequency distributions, comparisons between datasets

* use crawled Web data for NLP purposes (with emphasis on the data rather than the use)

The previous WAC workshops have been co-located with various conferences in computational linguistics. This time the workshop co-locates with WWW2012, the main world conference on the Web technologies and their impact on the society.

== Organising committee ==

* Adam Kilgarriff (Lexical Computing Ltd.)

* Jan Pomikalek (Masaryk University)

* Serge Sharoff (University of Leeds, Workshop Chair)

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