Appel: LREC 2010 Workshop, Web Services and Processing Pipelines in HLT

Thierry Hamon thierry.hamon at UNIV-PARIS13.FR
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Date: Thu, 18 Feb 2010 12:45:30 +0100
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                            CALL FOR PAPER

                             Workshop on
            Web Services and Processing Pipelines in HLT:
            Tool Evaluation, LR Production and Validation

To be held in conjunction with the 7th International Language Resources and
                  Evaluation Conference (LREC 2010)

       17-18 May 2010, Mediterranean Conference Center, Valletta, Malta

          Extended deadline for submission: 26 February 2010

Workshop Description

With the emergence of large e-infrastructures and the widespread
adoption of the Service Oriented Architecture (SOA) paradigm, more and
more language technology is being made available through web
services. Extending such services to linguistic processing pipelines,
tool evaluation or LR production and validation involves considering
both the methodologies and technical aspects specific to the
application domains.

Distributed architectures such as web services allow communication and
data exchange between applications. They are a suitable instrument for
automatic, less often semi-automatic, tool evaluation as well as
resource production processes both for practical and conceptual
reasons. At a practical level, web services support quick results,
centralised data storage, remote access etc.; at a conceptual level,
they allow for the combination of more than one processing components
that may be located on different sites. Such processing pipelines are
set up to tackle a particular analysis task. To support these, new
techniques have to be developed that organise well-established
practices into workflows and support the exchange of data by standards
and open tool architectures.

The workshop focuses on current uses and best practices for the
deployment of web services and web interfaces in the HLT domain,
including processing pipelines, LR production and validation, and
evaluation of tools. It highlights relevant aspects for the
integration of linguistic or evaluation web services within
infrastructures (e.g. authorisation and authentication, service
registries) and infrastructural requirements (e.g. interface
harmonisation, metadata generation). The workshop also aims at
demonstrating different approaches on how to combine linguistic web
services into a composite web service.

The expected outcome of the workshop is a comparison of the practices
in architectures and processing pipelines that people build and
discussion of the issues involved. Topics of interest include, but are
not limited to:

- Technical aspects: approaches, protocols, management of huge amounts
  of data, data structures and formats, performance, manual components
  (e.g. annotation or evaluation), composition and configuration,
  interoperability, security, monitoring and recovery strategies,
  standardisation of APIs, tools and frameworks supporting HLT
  services deployment, architectures.

- Scientific aspects: influence of web services on evaluation or
  resource production, meta-evaluation / validation of architectures,
  annotation agreements, needs for tools evaluation and resource
  production, status of the data produced.

- Commercial aspects: licensing, privacy, advertising, brokering,
  business possibilities, challenges, exploitation of the resulting

Chairing Committee

Núria Bel (Institut Universitari de Lingüística Aplicada, Universitat
Pompeu Fabra, Spain)

Olivier Hamon (Evaluations and Language resources Distribution Agency

Elke Teich (Technische Universität Darmstadt)


Organising Committee

Peter Fankhauser (L3S Hannover, Germany)
Maria Gavrilidou (Institute for Language and Speech Processing,
Gerhard Heyer (Department of Natural Language Processing, University
of Leipzig,  Germany)
Zdravko Kacic (University of Maribor, Faculty of Electrical
Engineering and Computer Science, Slovenia)
Mark Kemps-Snijders (MPI, the Netherlands)
Andreas Witt (IDS Mannheim, Germany)

Programme Committee

Sophia Ananiadou (School of Computer Science, University of
Manchester, England)
Victoria Arranz (ELDA, France)
Volker Boehlke (University of Leipzig, DE)
Gaël de Chalendar (CEA, France)
Key-Sun Choi (KAIST, Korea)
Dan Cristea (University of Iasis, Romania)
Thierry Declerck (DFKI, Germany)
Christoph Draxler (LMU München, Germany)
Nicola Ferro (University of Padua, Italy)
Riccardo del Grata (ILC, Italy)
Iryna Gurevych (Technische Universität Darmstadt, Germany)
Yoshihiko Hayashi (Osaka University, Japan)
Nicolas Hernandez (Université de Nantes, France)
Radu Ion (Research Institute for Artificial Intelligence, Romanian
Academy, Romania)
Yoshinobu Kano (University of Tokyo, Japan)
Yohei Murakami (NICT, Japan)
Jan Odijk (University of Utrecht, the Netherlands)
Patrick Paroubek (LIMSI, France)
Kay Peterson (NIST, U.S.A.)
Maciej Piasecki (Instytut Informatyki Stosowanej, Poland)
Mark Przybocki (NIST, U.S.A.)
Matej Rojc (University of Maribor, Slovenia)
Felix Sasaki (W3C / FH Potsdam, Germany)
Junichi Tsujii (University of Tokyo, Japan)
Dan Tufis (RACAI, Romania)
Karin Verspoor (University of Colorado, U.S.A.)
Graham Wilcock (University of Helsinki, Finland)

Important dates

Extended deadline for submission: Friday 26 February 2010
Notification of acceptance: Thursday 18 March 2010
Final version due: Thursday 25 March 2010
Workshop : 17-18 May 2010

Submission Format

Full papers up to 8 pages should be formatted according to LREC 2010
guidelines and be submitted through the online submission form
( lrec2010/WebServices2010/) on START. For
further queries, please contact Olivier Hamon at

When submitting a paper from the START page, authors will be asked to
provide essential information about resources (in a broad sense,
i.e. also technologies, standards, evaluation kits, etc.) that have
been used for the work described in the paper or are a new result of
your research. For further information on this new initiative, please
refer to

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