Appel: LRL 2011, Addressing the Gaps in Language Resources and Technologies (deadline September 5, 2011)

Thierry Hamon thierry.hamon at UNIV-PARIS13.FR
Fri Aug 12 18:43:45 UTC 2011

Date: Thu, 11 Aug 2011 12:20:14 +0200
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[Apologies for cross-postings]

Dear Colleagues,

Please notice that the Call for Papers for the 2nd Less-Resourced
Languages Workshop: "Addressing the Gaps in Language Resources and
Technologies" (a jointJ LTC-ELRA-FLaReNet-META-NET event) is open until
September 5, 2011 (the LRL deadlines are independent from the general
LTC deadlines).

Covering the existing gaps in Language Resources (LR) and Technologies
(LT) is a challenging task not only for the so-called "Less-Resourced
Languages" (LRL) but also for the technologically more advanced
ones. Therefore we believe that this workshop will be of general
interest for all. Still, the needs of the less-resourced languages are
worth being specifically considered in order to reduce the unbalanced
situation among languages. The previous joint LTC-FLaReNet workshop on
"Getting Less-Resourced Languages on-Board!" (LTC 2009) aimed at drawing
a picture of the Language Resources (LR) and Language Technologies (LT)
availability and quality, especially for the less-resourced
languages. Following its success, this second workshop aims at adding
the novel topics of gap identification and their possible filling.

The workshop will draw on the inventories of all language technologies
and resources that are presently being carried out, such as the ones
conducted by FlaReNet, ELRA or META-NET (e.g. LRE Map, Program Surveys,
Language Matrixes, Language Gaps, META-SHARE infrastructure). These are
now available and help better understand the current landscape and work
out the possible solutions, for each individual language and
technology. The idea is to discuss availability, quality, maturity,
sustainability, and gaps of the LR and LT for a number of languages and
technologies. The importance of this confrontation and analysis will be
reflected by the way conclusions will be endorsed by the participants.

We kindly encourage all people interested in the workshop to bring their
contributions in form of regular papers or/and personal participation in
the workshop panels and debates (program under construction). For
submission details and other important information please do visit the
LTC web

LRL 2011 co-chairs:
Khalid Choukri				
Joseph Mariani				
Zygmunt Vetulani

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