27.3508, Calls: Comp Ling, Lexicography/Netherlands

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Subject: 27.3508, Calls: Comp Ling, Lexicography/Netherlands

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Date: Wed, 07 Sep 2016 15:42:35
From: Carole Tiberius [carole.tiberius at inl.nl]
Subject: Electronic Lexicography in the 21st Century: Lexicography from Scratch

Full Title: Electronic Lexicography in the 21st Century: Lexicography from Scratch 
Short Title: eLex 2017 

Date: 19-Sep-2017 - 21-Sep-2017
Location: Leiden, Netherlands 
Contact Person: Carole Tiberius
Meeting Email: oc at elex.link
Web Site: http://www.elex.link/elex2017 

Linguistic Field(s): Computational Linguistics; Lexicography 

Call Deadline: 01-Feb-2017 

Meeting Description:

The fifth biennial conference on electronic lexicography, eLex 2017, will take
place in Holiday Inn Leiden, Netherlands, from 19-21 September 2017.

The conference aims to investigate state-of-the-art technologies and methods
for automating the creation of dictionaries. Over the past two decades,
advances in NLP techniques have enabled the automatic extraction of different
kinds of lexicographic information from corpora and other (digital) resources.
As a result, key lexicographic tasks, such as finding collocations,
definitions, example sentences, translations, are more and more beginning to
be transferred from humans to machines. Automating the creation of
dictionaries is highly relevant, especially for under-resourced languages,
where dictionaries need to be compiled from scratch and where the users cannot
wait for years, or even decades, for the dictionary to be “completed”. Key
questions to be discussed are: What are the best practices for automatic data
extraction, crowd-sourcing and data visualisation? How far can we get with
Lexicography from scratch and what is the role of the lexicographer in this

Call for Papers:

The eLex 2017 conference aims to explore innovative developments in the field
of electronic lexicography. Papers on the following topics are particularly

- Automatic creation of dictionary content
- Crowdsourcing and its use in lexicography
- Visualisation of lexical data
- Linked lexical data and its presentation
- Exploitation of language resources: monolingual and multilingual corpora,
learner corpora, lexical databases (e.g. Wordnet, Framenet, DANTE, Wikipedia)
- New reference tools with a dictionary element (e.g. learning tools, writing
- Dictionary writing systems and other software available to the lexicographer
- Integration of NLP tools (e.g. grammatical annotation, speech synthesis)
- Dictionary content in different digital media (e.g. tablets, mobile devices)
- Usage practices of the users of electronic dictionaries
- Automated customisation of dictionaries to users’ needs and characteristics
(e.g. proficiency level, mother tongue)
- Integration of electronic dictionaries into language learning and teaching
(e.g. CALL, translator training)


The abstracts, to be submitted by 1 February 2017, should be between 300-500
words in length (excluding references). There will be three categories of
presentation at the conference:

- Paper (25 minutes, including discussion)
- Software presentation (25 minutes, including discussion)
- Posters and demos

Software presentations should not include only a demo of the software but also
other aspects, such as the analysis of user needs, rationale for certain
features, specifics of  projects/datasets etc. The posters and demos are
intended to present research still at a preliminary stage and on which
researchers would like to get feedback.  

In order to give a presentation at the conference, you must have your abstract

The abstracts should be submitted via EasyChair:

Important Dates:

Abstract submissions: 1 February 2017
Notification of acceptance: 15 March 2017
Submission of full papers: 15 May 2017
Reviews of full papers: 15 June 2017
Camera-ready papers: 25 June 2017
eLex conference: 19-21 September 2017


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