Conf: Coling2004 : MLR2004 : DEADLINE EXTENDED

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                   FINAL CALL FOR PAPERS

                        Workshop on

                     August 28th, 2004

         To be held in conjunction with COLING 2004
                    Geneva, Switzerland
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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 context
- reuse of existing lexical resources in a specific multilingual application
- human use of lexical resources in a multilingual context
- quality evaluation and standardization


Papers should be original, hence report on previously unpublished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

As the review 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 the COLING 2004 formating guidelines,
available at:

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

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


  Deadline for submission of Papers:  May 11th 2004
  Notification of Acceptance:  June 5th 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, Thai Computational Linguistics Laboratory,
CRL, 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, Orsay, France


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