LREC 2012 Workshops: 1st CfP Workshop on Indian Language Data: Resources and Evaluation

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WILDRE- Workshop on Indian Language Data: Resources and Evaluation

Date: Monday, 21st May 2012 (morning session)
Venue: Lütfi Kirdar Istanbul Exhibition and Congress Centre, Turkey 
(Organized in under the platform of LREC2012 (21-27 May 2012))

WILDRE – the first workshop on Indian Language Data: Resources and 
Evaluation is being organized in Istanbul, Turkey on 21st May, 2012 
under the LREC platform. India has a huge linguistic diversity and has 
seen concerted efforts from the Indian government and industry towards 
developing language resources. European Language Resource Association 
(ELRA) and its associate organizations have been very active and 
successful in addressing the challenges and opportunities related to 
language resource creation and evaluation. It is therefore a great 
opportunity for resource creators of Indian languages to showcase their 
work on this platform and also to interact and learn from those involved 
in similar initiatives all over the world.

The broader objectives of the WILDRE will be
• To map the status of Indian Language Resources
• To investigate challenges related to creating and sharing various 
levels of language resources
• To promote a dialogue between language resource developers and users
• To provide opportunity for researchers from India to collaborate with 
researchers from other parts of the world

February 12, 2012 Paper submissions due
March 18, 2012 Paper notification of acceptance
March 30, 2012 Camera-ready papers due
May 21, 2012 Workshop (morning session)

Papers must describe original, completed or in progress, and unpublished 
work. Each submission will be reviewed by two program committee members.
Accepted papers will be given up to 10 pages (for full papers) 5 pages 
(for short papers and posters) in the workshop proceedings, and will be 
presented oral presentation or poster.
Papers should be formatted according to the style-sheet, which will be 
provided on the LREC 2012 website (
Please submit papers in PDF/doc format to:
We are seeking submissions under the following category
• Full papers (10 pages)
• Short papers (work in progress – 5 pages)
• Posters (innovative ideas/proposals, research proposal of students)
• Demo (of working online/standalone systems)
Though our area of interest covers all NLP/language technology related 
activity for Indian languages, we would like to focus on the resource 
creation in the following areas-
• Text corpora
• Speech corpora
• Lexicons and Machine-readable dictionaries
• Ontologies
• Grammars
• Annotation of corpora
• Language resources for basic NLP, IR and Speech Technology tasks, 
tools and
• Infrastructure for constructing and sharing language resources
• Standards or specifications for language resources applications
• Licensing and copyright issues

Both submission and review processes will handled electronically using 
the Start interface of the LREC website. The workshop website will 
provide the submission guidelines and the link for the electronic 

When submitting a paper through the START page, authors will be kindly 
asked to provide relevant information about the resources that have been 
used for the work described in their paper or that are the outcome of 
their research. For further information on this initiative, please refer 
to . Authors will also 
be asked to contribute to the Language Library, the new initiative of 
Conference Chairs
• Girish Nath Jha, Jawaharlal Nehru University, New Delhi
• Kalika Bali, Microsoft Research India Lab, Bangalore
• Sobha L, AU-KBC Research Centre, Anna University, Chennai

Program Committee

1. A. Kumaran, MSRI, Bangalore
2. A G Ramakrishnan, I.I.Sc Bangalore
3. Amba Kulkarni, University of Hyderabad
4. Chris Cieri, LDC, University of Pennsylvania
5. Dafydd Gibbon, Universität Bielefeld, Germany
6. Dipti Mishra Sharma, IIIT, Hyderabad
7. Girish Nath Jha, Jawaharlal Nehru University, New Delhi
8. Hema Murthy, IIT, Chennai
9. Joseph Mariani, LIMSI-CNRS, France
10. Kalika Bali, MSRI, Bangalore
11. Khalid Choukri, ELRA, France
12. L Ramamoorthy, LDC-IL, CIIL, Mysore
13. Monojit Choudhary, MSRI Bangalore
14. Nicoletta Calzolari, ILC-CNR, Pisa, Italy
15. Niladri Shekhar Dash, ISI Kolkata
16. Shivaji Bandhopadhyay, Jadavpur University, Kolkata
17. Shyamal Das Mondal, IIT Kharagpur
18. Sobha L, AU-KBC Research Centre, Anna University
19. Soma Paul, IIIT, Hyderabad
20. Umamaheshwar Rao, University of Hyderabad

Workshop contact:

diwakar.mishra at
Diwakar Mishra, Special Center for Sanskrit Studies, Jawaharlal Nehru 
University, New Delhi

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