Appel: COLING-2004 Workshop: Multilingual Linguistic Resources

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                            Call for Papers

                         COLING-2004 Workshop:

                  Multilingual Linguistic Resources

                Geneva Switzerland    28 August 2004



In an ever expanding information society, most information systems are
now facing the "multilingual challenge". Lexical resources play an
essential role in these information systems. Such lexical resources
need to provide information on many languages in a common framework
and should be (re)usable in many applications (for automatic or human

Many centers have been involved in national, european and
international projects dedicated to building harmonized language
resources and creating expertise in the maintenance and further
development of standardized linguistic data. These resources include
dictionaries, lexicons, thesauri, wordnets, and annotated corpora
developed along the lines of best practices and
recommendations. However, since the late 90's most efforts in scaling
up these resources remain the responsibility of the local authorities,
usually, with very low funding (if any) and few opportunities for
academic recognition of this work.  Hence, it is not surprising that
many of the resource holders and developers have become reluctant to
give free access to the latest resources. It is therefore currently
rather unclear what the actual status is of these language resources.

The goal of this workshop is to study problems involved in the
development/management/reuse of lexical resources in a multilingual
context. Moreover, this workshop will provide a forum for reviewing
the state of language resources. The workshop is meant to bring to the
international community qualitative and quantitative information about
the most recent developments in the area of linguistic resources and
their use in applications.

As the workshop takes place in Europe, special attention will be given
to submissions on resources for European languages (especially Central
and Eastern European languages), but submission of innovative
developments involving any language will be welcome.

The intent of the workshop is not only to review academic developments
but also to hear from industry, how these resources are used in new
technology developments and what the current needs are in the field.
Presentations, project notes and position papers are welcome.


  Authors of papers on multilingual linguistic ressources are
encouraged to apply. Papers could be on - but not limited to - any of
the following topics:

- models for language/application-independent linguistic data
- linguistic data acquisition and maintenance
- building multilingual linguistic resources
- lexical architectures to link data between languages
- use of linguistic resources for applications in a multilingual
- reuse of existing lexical resources in a specific multilingual
- human use of lexical resources in a multilingual context
- quality evaluation and standardization


Papers should be original, previously unpublished work. They should
emphasize completed work rather than intended work. Papers that are
being submitted to other conferences must reflect this fact on the
title page.

As the reviw process will not be blind, papers should contain the
names and affiliations of authors.

Submissions must be electronic only, and should consist of full papers
of max. 8 pages (inclusive of references, tables, figures and
equations), project notes and position papers should not exceed 4
pages. Authors should follow COLING 2004 formatting guidelines,
available at:

All submissions should be made through the MLR2004 workshop web site's
submission form (url: Submissions should
consist in a single PDF file. Before submitting your document, please,
verify that all non-standard fonts are correctly embedded in your PDF
document (you can verify it by disabling the "Use Local Font" option
when viewing you PDF document using Adobe Reader).

Formatting requirements for the final version of accepted papers will
be posted as soon as they become available.

  Deadline for submission of Papers:  May 7th 2004
  Notification of Acceptance:  June 2nd 2004
  Deadline for final paper submission:  June 16th 2004
  Workshop:  August 28th 2004


Gilles Sérasset, GETA-CLIPS, IMAG, Université Joseph Fourier- Grenoble
I, France

Susan Armstrong, ISSCO, Université de Genève, Suisse

Christian Boitet, GETA-CLIPS, IMAG, Université Joseph Fourier-
Grenoble I, France

Andrei Popescu-Belis, ISSCO, Université de Genève, Suisse

Dan Tufis, RACAI, University of Bucharest, Romania


Gilles Sérasset GETA CLIPS-IMAG, Université Joseph Fourier - Grenoble
I, France (chair)

Susan Armstrong ISSCO, Université de Genève, Switzerland

Pushpak Battacharya IIT, Mumbai, India

Igor Boguslavski IITP, Moscow, Russia

Christian Boitet GETA CLIPS-IMAG, Université Joseph Fourier - Grenoble
I, France

Pierrette Bouillon ISSCO, Université de Genève, Switzerland

Jim Breen  Monash University, Australia

Nicoletta Calzolari CNR, Pisa, Italy

Dan Cristea University Al.I.Cuza Iasi, Romania

Patrick Drouin OLST, University of Montreal,Canada

Sanae Fujita NTT, Kyoto, Japan

Ulrich Heid IMS-CL, University of Stuttgart, Germany

Hitoshi Isahara  CRL, Nara, Japan

Kyo Kageura NII, Tokyo, Japan

Chuah Choy Kim  USM, Penang, Malaisie

Mathieu Mangeot NII, Tokyo, Japan

Alain Polguère OLST, University of Montreal,Canada

Andrei Popescu-belis ISSCO, Université de Genève, Switzerland

Jean Senellart SYSTRAN, France

Mandel Shi Xiamen University, China

Virach Sornlertlamvanich CRL Asia, NECTEC, Bangkok, Thailand

Pr. Kumiko Tanaka-Ishii Tokyo University, Japan

Philippe Thoiron CRTT, Université de Lyon 2, France

Dan Tufis RACAI, Uni Bucharest, Romania

Michael Zock LIMSI, Paris, France

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