International Standards of Terminology and Language Resources Management

Background, Motivation and Aims

Linguistic infrastructures are being established or reinforced as part of the rapidly evolving information and communication society. Various standards have been developed as a part of this infrastructure, including Eagles, ISLE, CES, ATE, OLIF, TEI, TDCnet, MPEG7, Dublin Core, RDF, TBX, Topic Maps, OIL, etc. However, despite these efforts, no set of standards to support the creation and use of language resources has achieved formal approval by the international community.

At the same time, efforts to develop standards for different areas of language-based work vary considerably in the degree to which they are accepted and used, and in some areas no commonality exists at all. As a result, there is an increasingly urgent need for new standardization, as well as recognition of existing de facto standards by establishing them as International Standards.

This workshop is intended to bring together members of the language engineering community who are working on or concerned with establishing broad-based, internationally sanctioned standards that can support the full range of language processing applications in today's environment. We aim particularly to bring together those working in different topic and/or application areas, in order to foster communication and collaboration, and determine the common and different standardization needs for each.

A committee of the International Standards Organization (ISO/TC 37/SC 4) has recently been formed to promote the development of language engineering applications in multilingual environments. The proposed work of this committee will be described at the workshop and participation from the community will be solicited. A kick-off meeting for the committee will also be held in conjunction with the workshop.

Topics of Interest

Submissions are invited on the following topics:


Papers for workshop contributions should not exceed four pages (excluding references) in English and in single column format. An additional title page should include the title, author(s), affiliation(s), contact email address, postal address, telephone, fax and URL as well as five keywords.

Submission should be sent by email, in Postscript, PDF or Word format to: before 25th January 2002.

Demonstration of software or language resource management tools will be considered as well. Please send a two-page outline by February 25th.

Authors are encouraged to send a brief email indicating their intention to submit a paper or to participate in the workshop.

Important Dates

Submission Deadline 25th February 2002
Notification of acceptance 20th March 2002
Submission of camera-ready final version 12th April 2002
Conference Date 28th May 2002

Workshop Organizers

Laurent RomaryLaboratoire Loria (France)
Christian GalinskiInfoTerm (Austria)
Nancy IdeVassar College (USA)
Key-Sun ChoiKAIST, Korterm (Korea)

Programme Committee

Antonio ZampolliCNRS, Pisa (Italy)
Nancy IdeVassar College (USA)
Nicoletta CalzolariCNRS, Pisa (Italy)
Gerhard HeyerLeipzig University (Germany)
Gerhard BudinUniversity of Vienna (Austria)
Klaus-Dirk SchmitzFachhochschule Koeln (Germany)
Sue-Ellen WrightKent State University (USA)
Yeon-Bae KimHuman Science Division, NHK (Japan)
Koiti HasidaCyber Assist Research Center, Tokyo (Japan)
Benjamin TsouCity University of Hong Kong
Churen HuangAcademia Sinica (Taiwan)
Junfeng HuPeking University (China)
Shiwen YuPeking University (China)
Virach SornlertlamvanichNECTEC (Thailand)
Isahara HitoshiCRL (Japan)
Tokunaga TakenobuTIT (Japan)
Key-Sun ChoiKORTERM, KAIST (Korea)
Jong-Hyeok LeePostech (Korea)
Christian GalinskiInfoterm (Austria)
Laurent RomaryLaboratoire Loria (France)
Fang QingCNIS (China)
Yuzuru FujiwaraNational Center for Industrial Information, Tokyo (Japan)
Takehiro SiodaNHK Broadcasting Culture Research Institute (Japan)
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