Call for Participation: LREC 2008 Workshop on "Collaboration" in the creation of language resources for less-resourced languages

Harold Schiffman hfsclpp at
Wed May 21 22:17:28 UTC 2008

 "Collaboration: interoperability between people in the creation of
language resources for less-resourced languages"

 LREC 2008 Pre-Conference Workshop

 May 27th, 2008, Marrakesh

 Program and Abstracts

In recent years, linguists across the world have realised the need to
document endangered languages immediately, and to publish the raw
data. This raw data can be transformed automatically (or with the help
of volunteers) into resources for basic speech and language
technology. It thus seems necessary to extend the scope of recent
workshops on speech and language technology beyond technological
questions of interoperability between digital resources:  the focus
will be on the human aspect of creating and disseminating language
resources for the benefit of endangered and non-endangered
less-resourced languages.

   PROGRAMME:  "Collaboration: interoperability between people in the
creation of language resources for less-resourced languages"

14:30-14:35     Welcome

14:35-15:05     Icelandic Language Technology Ten Years Later
Eiríkur Rögnvaldsson

15:05-15:35     Human Language Technology Resources for Less Commonly
Taught Languages: Lessons Learned Toward Creation of Basic Language
Heather Simpson, Christopher Cieri, Kazuaki Maeda, Kathryn Baker, and
Boyan Onyshkevych

15:35-16:05     Building resources for African languages
Karel Pala, Sonja Bosch, and Christiane Fellbaum

16:05-16:45     COFFEE BREAK

16:45-17:15     Extracting bilingual word pairs from Wikipedia
Francis M. Tyers and Jacques A. Pienaar

17:15-17:45     Building a Basque/Spanish bilingual database for speaker
Iker Luengo, Eva Navas, Iñaki Sainz, Ibon Saratxaga, Jon Sanchez, Igor
Odriozola, Juan J. Igarza and Inma Hernaez

17:45-18:15     Language resources for Uralic minority languages
Attila Novák

18:15-18:45     Eslema. Towards a Corpus for Asturian
Xulio Viejo, Roser Saurí and Angel Neira

18:45-19:00     Annual General Meeting of the SALTMIL SIG


   * Briony Williams, Language Technologies Unit, Bangor University,
Wales, UK
   * Mikel Forcada, Departament de Llenguatges i Sistemes
Informàtics, Universitat d'Alacant, Spain
   * Kepa Sarasola, Department of Computer Languages, University of
the Basque Country


   * Briony Williams:  Bangor University, Wales, UK
   * Mikel Forcada:  Universitat d'Alacant, Spain
   * Kepa Sarasola:  University of the Basque Country
   * Atelach Alemu Argaw:  Stockholm University, Sweden
   * Julie Berndsen, University College Dublin, Ireland
   * Shannon Bischoff, Universidad de Puerto Rico, Puerto Rico
   * Lori Levin, Carnegie-Mellon University, USA
   * Climent Nadeu, Universitat Politècnica de Catalunya, Spain
   * Juan Antonio Pérez-Ortiz, Universitat d'Alacant, Spain
   * Bojan Petek, University of Ljubljana, Slovenia
   * Oliver Streiter, National University of Kaohsiung, Taiwan


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