[Corpora-List] Call for papers- DravidianLangTech 2022-reg

Bharathi Raja Asoka Chakravarthi bharathi.raja at insight-centre.org
Sat Jan 15 10:28:34 CET 2022


Apologies for cross-posting Webpage: https://dravidianlangtech.github.io/2022/

The Second Workshop on Speech and Language Technologies for Dravidian Languages -(DravidianLangTech-2022)

The development of technology increases our internet use and most of the world's languages adapt to it. Whereas the local or under-resourced languages still pose challenges as they still lack effective technology developments in their languages, one such language family is the Dravidian family of languages. Dravidian languages <https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Dravidian_languages> are majorly spoken in south India and in small pockets in Nepal, Pakistan, Sri Lanka, and a few other places in South Asia. Even though the Proto Dravidian language is 4,500 years old, still the languages of this family are under-resourced in speech and natural language processing. The Dravidian languages are divided into four major groups: South, South-Central, Central, and North groups. Dravidian morphology is agglutinating in that it is exclusively suffixal in nature. Syntactically, Dravidian languages are head-final and left-branching. They are free-constituent order languages. To improve access to and production of information for monolingual speakers of Dravidian languages, it is necessary to have speech and languages technologies. The aim of the proposed workshops is especially to prevent the Dravidian languages from extinction in the context of their use of technology. This is planned to be the first workshop of this kind on speech and language technologies for Dravidian languages.

The broader objective of DravidianLangTech-2022 will be

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To investigate challenges related to speech and language resource

creation for Dravidian languages.

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To promote research in speech and language technology of Dravidian

languages.

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To adapt to appropriate language technology models which suit Dravidian

languages

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To provide opportunities for researchers from the Dravidian language

community from around the world to collaborate with other researchers.

We also organize shared tasks along with this workshop

Call for Papers

DravidianLangTech-2022 welcomes theoretical and practical paper submission on any Dravidian languages (Tamil, Kannada, Malayalam, Telugu, Tulu, Allar, Aranadan, Attapadya, Kurumba, Badaga, Beary, Betta Kurumba, Bharia, Bishavan, Brahui, Chenchu, Duruwa, Eravallan, Gondi, Holiya, Irula, Jeseri, Kadar, Kaikadi, Kalanadi, Kanikkaran, Khiwar, Kodava, Kolami, Konda, Koraga, Kota, Koya, Kurambhag Paharia, Kui, Kumbaran, Kunduvadi, Kurichiya, Kurukh, Kurumba, Kuvi, Madiya, Mala Malasar, Malankuravan, Malapandaram, Malasar, Malto, Manda, Muduga, Mullu Kurumba, Muria, Muthuvan, Naiki, Ollari, Paliyan, Paniya, Pardhan, Pathiya, Pattapu, Pengo, Ravula, Sholaga, Thachanadan, Toda, Wayanad Chetti, and Yerukala) that contributes to research in language processing, speech technologies or resources for the same. We will particularly encourage studies that address either practical application or improving resources for a given language in the field.

We invite submissions on topics that include, but are not limited to, the following:

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Code-mixing/Code-switching

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Cognitive Modeling and Psycholinguistics

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Computer-assisted language learning (CALL)

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Corpus development, tools, analysis, and evaluation

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COVID-19 alert, NLP Applications for Emergency Situations and Crisis

Management

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Equality, Diversity, and Inclusion

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Fake News, Spam, and Rumor Detection

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Hate speech detection and Offensive Language Detection

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Lexicons and Machine-readable dictionaries

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Linguistic Theories, Phonology, Morphological analysis, Syntax, and

Semantics

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Machine Translation, Sentiment Analysis, and Text summarization

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Multimodal Analysis

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Speech technology and Automatic Speech Recognition

Previous year: DravidianLangTech <https://dravidianlangtech.github.io/2021/index.html>-EACL 2021 ( https://aclanthology.org/volumes/2021.dravidianlangtech-1/). It was co-located with EACL 2021.

Important dates

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Feb. 28, 2022: Workshop Paper Due Date

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March 26, 2022: Notification of Acceptance

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April 10, 2022: Camera-ready papers due

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May 26-28, 2022: Workshop Dates

Submission:

Papers must describe original, completed/ in progress, and unpublished work. Each submission will be reviewed by three program committee members. Accepted papers will be given up to 9 pages (for full papers), 5 pages (for short papers and posters) in the workshop proceedings, and will be presented as oral paper or poster. Papers should be formatted according to the ACL 2022 style-sheet, which is provided on the website. Please submit papers in PDF format.

We are seeking submissions under the following category

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Full papers (8 pages)

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Short papers (work in progress, innovative ideas/proposals, research

proposal of students:: 4 pages)

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Demo (of working online/standalone systems:: 4 pages)

Associated shared tasks include:

Emotion Analysis in Tamil https://competitions.codalab.org/competitions/36396 Abusive Comment Detection in Tamil https://competitions.codalab.org/competitions/36403 Toxic Span Identification in Tamil https://competitions.codalab.org/competitions/36395 Troll Meme classification in Dravidian languages https://competitions.codalab.org/competitions/36397 Multimodal Sentiment Analysis in Dravidian languages https://competitions.codalab.org/competitions/36406 Multi-task learning for Dravidian languages https://competitions.codalab.org/competitions/36405 Machine Translation for Dravidian languages https://competitions.codalab.org/competitions/36411

with regards, Dr. Bharathi Raja Chakravarthi, Adjunct Lecturer at School of Computer Science, National University of Ireland Galway Postdoctoral Fellow at Unit for Linguistic Data, Insight SFI Research Centre for Data Analytics, Data Science Institute, National University of Ireland Galway E-mail: bharathiraja.akr at gmail.com <bharathi.raja at insight-centre.org> Web: http://www.nuigalway.ie:83/our-research/people/engineering-and-informatics/basokachakravarthi1/ Google Scholar: https://scholar.google.com/citations?user=irCl028AAAAJ&hl=en LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/bharathi-raja-asoka-chakravarthi-7a520393/

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