[Corpora-List] 1st CfP: Challenges in the Management of Large Corpora (@LREC-2018)

Piotr Bański banski at ids-mannheim.de
Mon Nov 6 13:12:50 CET 2017

6^th Workshop on the Challenges in the Management of Large Corpora

                                    First Call for Papers

== basic info ==

* Part of LREC-2018 in Miyazaki

* Focus: interoperability of corpus query and analysis systems

* Date: May 7th, morning session

* Abstract submission deadline: January 10th

* http://corpora.ids-mannheim.de/cmlc-2018.html

== workshop description ==

Large corpora require careful design, licensing, collecting, cleaning, encoding, annotation, management, storage, retrieval, analysis, and curation to unfold their potential for a wide range of research questions and users across a number of disciplines. Apart from the usual CMLC topics that fall into these areas, CMLC-6 will have a special focus on corpus query and analysis systems and specifically on goals concerning their interoperability.

In the past 5 years a whole new generation of corpus query engines that overcome limitations on the number of tokens and annotation layers has started to emerge at several different places. While there seems to be a consensus that there can be no single corpus tool that fulfills the need of all communities and that a degree of heterogeneity is required, the time seems ripe to discuss whether (further, unrestricted) divergence should be avoided in order to allow for some interoperability and reusability – and how this can be achieved. The two most prominent areas where interoperability seems highly desirable are query languages and software components for corpus analysis. The former issue is already partially addressed by the proposed ISO standard Corpus Query Lingua Franca (CQLF). Components for corpus analysis, on the other hand, should in an ideal world be exchangeable and reusable across different platforms, not only to avoid redundancies, but also to foster replicability and a canonization of methodology in NLP and corpus linguistics.

Depending on the submissions the workshop will devote about half of its time to these questions including an expert panel discussion with representatives of tool development teams and power users.

We invite submissions addressing one or more of the CMLC topics of interest[1], with emphasis on the special focus of this year's meeting, on corpus query and analysis systems and specifically on goals concerning their interoperability.

[1]: http://corpora.ids-mannheim.de/cmlc.html#topics

== important dates ==

* Deadline for abstract submission: 10th of January, midnight CET, via

the START manager exclusively

* Notification of acceptance: 12th of February

* Deadline for the submission of camera-ready papers: 23th of February

* Meeting: 7th of May, morning session (at the Phoenix Seagaia Resort)

== programme committee ==

(the list may still grow)

* Vladimír Benko (Slovak Academy of Sciences)

* Hennie Brugman (Meertens Institute, Amsterdam)

* Dan Cristea ("Alexandru Ioan Cuza" University of Iasi)

* Felix Bildhauer (IDS Mannheim)

* Steve Cassidy (Macquarie University)

* Damir Ćavar (Indiana University, Bloomington)

* Tomaž Erjavec (Jožef Stefan Institute)

* Stefan Evert (Friedrich-Alexander-Universität Nürnberg/Erlangen)

* Alexander Geyken (Berlin-Brandenburgische Akademie der Wissenschaften)

* Andrew Hardie (Lancaster University)

* Serge Heiden (ENS de Lyon)

* Nancy Ide (Vassar College)

* Miloš Jakubíček (Lexical Computing Ltd.)

* Dawn Knight (Cardiff University, UK)

* Michal Křen (Charles University, Prague)

* Sandra Kübler (Indiana University, Bloomington)

* Krister Lindén (University of Helsinki)

* Anke Lüdeling (HU Berlin)

* Uwe Quasthoff (Leipzig University)

* Martin Reynaert (Tilburg University)

* Laurent Romary (INRIA)

* Roland Schäfer (FU Berlin)

* Roman Schneider (IDS Mannheim)

* Serge Sharoff (University of Leeds)

* Dan Tufiş (Romanian Academy, Bucharest)

* Tamás Váradi (Research Institute for Linguistics, Hungarian Academy

of Sciences)

* Pavel Vondřička (Charles University, Prague)

* Amir Zeldes (Georgetown University)

== organizing committee ==

Institut für Deutsche Sprache, Mannheim:

* Piotr Bański, Marc Kupietz, Andreas Witt

Academiae Corpora, Austrian Academy of Sciences, Vienna:

* Adrien Barbaresi, Hanno Biber, Evelyn Breiteneder

Institute of Computational Linguistics, University of Zurich:

* Simon Clematide

== Identify, Describe and Share your LRs! ==

Describing your LRs in the LRE Map (http://www.resourcebook.eu/searchll.php ) is now a normal practice in the submission procedure of LREC (introduced in 2010 and adopted by other conferences). To continue the efforts initiated at LREC 2014 about “Sharing LRs” (data, tools, web-services, etc.), authors will have the possibility, when submitting a paper, to upload LRs in a special LREC repository. This effort of sharing LRs, linked to the LRE Map for their description, may become a new “regular” feature for conferences in our field, thus contributing to creating a common repository where everyone can deposit and share data.

As scientific work requires accurate citations of referenced work so as to allow the community to understand the whole context and also replicate the experiments conducted by other researchers, LREC 2018 endorses the need to uniquely Identify LRs through the use of the International Standard Language Resource Number (ISLRN, www.islrn.org ), a Persistent Unique Identifier to be assigned to each Language Resource. The assignment of ISLRNs to LRs cited in LREC papers will be offered at submission time.

-- Piotr Bański, Ph.D. Senior Researcher, Institut für Deutsche Sprache, R5 6-13 68-161 Mannheim, Germany

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