[Corpora-List] 1st CfP: 3rd Workshop on Visualization as Added Value in the Development, Use and Evaluation of Language Resources (VisLR III) @ LREC 2018

Lyding Verena Verena.Lyding at eurac.edu
Tue Nov 7 12:58:08 CET 2017

1st Call for Papers: The 3rd Workshop on Visualization as Added Value in the Development, Use and Evaluation of Language Resources (VisLR III)

Saturday, May 12, 2018, afternoon session

Co-located with LREC 2018, Phoenix Seagaia Resort, Miyazaki, Japan

Website: http://vislr.dbvis.de

********************************* This workshop provides a relevant forum for the scientific exchange between experts in information visualization design and its users from computational and linguistic domains likewise. It connects to the successful past VisLR workshops at LREC 2014 and 2016, the first dedicated visualization events within the LREC community.

While "traditional" language resources, ranging from multi-layered treebanks to linked ontologies, encode complex linguistic information, data analysis in the online world faces yet another set of challenges: Data is generated around the clock, comes in huge quantities and reflects events in the digital world in real-time. With this type of data at hand, we need to think about novel ways of visually encoding properties of language, not only to respond to certain trends such as hate speeches and cyberbullying, but also to investigate the development of language in a more general manner. Visualization offers new methods for processing and analysing online data, and as such, the workshop fits squarely into this year's hot topic 'LRs in the Online World'. VisLR III also promotes LREC's general objectives of bringing together related disciplines. We particularly reach out to disciplines starting to use language resources and visualization to develop their own research agendas, such as the social sciences.

Motivation and topics of interest: ********************************** Notable concern with specialized visualizations for language data has started to emerge around ten years ago. Ever since, its development has steadily progressed within the different communities and domains connected to it: Linguistics and corpus linguistics (DGfS workshop 2013, Herrenhäuser Symposium 2014, AVML 2016), corpus linguistics and NLP (EACL workshop 2012, ACL 2014, QueryVis 2015) and information visualization (EuroVis 2016 and 2017 tracks, VAST & InfoVis 2017 tracks). By now, it gains attention from different viewpoints, and the application of visualization techniques to various use cases is becoming ever more agile.

However, works in language visualization (LangVis) still remain very much domain-driven. The parallel and mainly isolated pursuit of LangVis developments within the different communities has prevented methods, techniques and objectives from being properly integrated into LangVis-specific approaches, principles and techniques. In fact, LangVis has greatly matured in terms of its visibility and community, while its genuine interdisciplinary potential is still not fully exploited.

The third edition of the workshop therefore specifically aims at addressing the interdisciplinary challenges for the field of language visualization by inviting statement and discussion papers on the objectives and requirements for language visualization, challenges related to representing the complexity of language, as well as analyses of scope and prerequisites of particular visualization techniques. The second focus is intended to serve as a uniting element between disciplines and lies on visualization methods that are particularly designed to deal with online data.

Topics include, but are not limited to:

- Statement and discussion papers on issues specific to language visualization, for instance user requirements towards visualization techniques, strategies and issues for open distribution - Technical papers on the scope and prerequisites of visualization techniques with regard to characteristics of language data - Innovative visualization techniques for language data, in particular online resources - Visualizations for enhancing human involvement and feedback loops for NLP (crowdsourcing) - New infrastructures for language data visualization and visualization components - Evaluation of visualization techniques

Submissions *************** Papers must describe original (completed or in progress) and unpublished work. We invite long papers (8 pages, including references). Submission is done via START (more detailed info will be provided in a second CfP).

We use a double-blind reviewing process, in which the author names are not revealed to the committee of reviewers. Authors are requested to prepare their manuscripts in a manner which disguises their identities, affiliation status, etc. This means authors are requested (1) to omit names and affiliations from the title page; (2) to refrain from excessive self-citation in the bibliography; and (3) to omit explicit references to the authors' previous work in the text body. Please indicate possible conflicts of interest on the submission page. Conflict of interest exists when an author (or the author's institution), reviewer, or editor has financial or personal relationships that could inappropriately influence (bias) his or her actions (such relationships are also known as dual commitments, competing interests, or competing loyalties).

Style guidelines for the camera-ready papers will be provided on the main conference page (http://lrec2018.lrec-conf.org). We recommend to make use of these templates also for your initial submission.

Important Dates ****************** Paper submission deadline: January 12, 2018 Notification of acceptance: February 12, 2018 Camera-ready versions due: March 2, 2018 Workshop date: May 12, 2018 (afternoon session)

Workshop organizers: ************************************* Mennatallah El-Assady (University of Konstanz) Annette Hautli-Janisz (University of Konstanz) Verena Lyding (Eurac Research Bolzano/Bozen)

Programme Committee: ************************************* Miriam Butt (University of Konstanz) Chris Culy (Independent consultant) Koenraad De Smedt (Univeristy of Bergen) Florian Heimerl (University of Wisconsin-Madison) Stefan Jänicke (University of Leipzig) Daniel Keim (University of Konstanz) Steffen Koch (University of Stuttgart) Victoria Rosén (University of Bergen) Chris Weaver (The University of Oklahoma)

Contact: ******** lrec.vislr at gmail.com http://vislr.dbvis.de

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

Describing your LRs in the LRE Map 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.

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