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LREC 2008 - 6th Language Resources and Evaluation Conference
SECOND ANNOUNCEMENT AND CALL FOR PAPERS
Palais des Congrès, MARRAKECH - MOROCCO
MAIN CONFERENCE : 28-29-30 MAY 2008
WORKSHOPS and TUTORIALS : 26-27 MAY and 31 MAY- 1 JUNE 2008
The sixth international conference on Language Resources and Evaluation (LREC) will be organised in 2008 by ELRA in cooperation with a wide range of international associations and organisations, including AAMT, AMTA, ACL, ALTA, COCOSDA and Oriental COCOSDA, EACL, EAMT, ELSNET, EURALEX, GWA, IAMT, KnowledgeWeb, LDC, NEMLAR Network, SIGLEX, TEI, Technolangue French Program, WRITE and with major national and international organisations including the European Commission - Information Society and Media, Unit E.2 “Content and Knowledge”.
In 10 years - the first LREC was held in Granada in 1998 - LREC has become the major event on Language Resources (LRs) and Evaluation for Human Language Technologies (HLT). The aim of LREC is to provide an overview of the state-of-the-art, explore new R&D directions and emerging trends, exchange information regarding LRs and their applications, evaluation methodologies and tools, ongoing and planned activities, industrial uses and needs, requirements coming from the e-society, both with respect to policy issues and to technological and organisational ones.
LREC provides a unique forum for researchers, industrials and funding agencies from across a wide spectrum of areas to discuss problems and opportunities, find new synergies and promote initiatives for international cooperation, in support to investigations in language sciences, progress in language technologies and development of corresponding products, services and applications, and standards.
Issues in the design, construction and use of Language Resources (LRs) : text, speech, multimodality
Exploitation of LRs in different types of systems and applications
Issues in Human Language Technologies evaluation
General issues regarding LRs & Evaluation
LREC targets the integration of different types of LRs - spoken, written, and other modalities - and of the respective communities. To this end, LREC encourages submissions covering issues which are common to different types of LRs and language technologies.
LRs are currently developed and deployed in a much wider range of applications and domains. LREC 2008 recognises the need to encompass all those data that interact with language resources in an attempt to model more complex human processes and develop more complex systems, and encourages submissions on topics such as :
The Scientific Programme will include invited talks, oral presentations, poster and demo presentations, and panels.
There is no difference in quality between oral and poster presentations. Only the appropriateness of the type of communication (more or less interactive) to the content of the paper will be considered.
On-line submission form for abstracts is now available : please go to the “Abstract submission” section on the LREC2008 web site (http://www.lrec-conf.org/lrec2008) and follow the procedure instructions. Submitted abstracts of papers for oral and poster or demo presentations must consist of about 1500-2000 words.
WORKSHOPS, TUTORIALS AND PANELS
Submission of workshop, tutorial and panel proposals should be made by e-mail to the following e-mail address :
and will be reviewed by the Programme Committee.
Proposals for workshops and tutorials should be no longer than three pages, and include :
The workshop proposers will be responsible for the organisational aspects (e.g. workshop call preparation and distribution, review of papers, notification of acceptance, assembling of the workshop proceedings using the ELRA specifications, etc.).
The tutorial proposers will be responsible for the organisational aspects (e.g. assembling of the tutorial material, etc.).
Proposals for panels should contain the following information :
CONSORTIA AND PROJECT MEETINGS
Consortia or projects wishing to take this opportunity for organising meetings should contact well in advance the organisers at the following e-mail address : [Email].
CONFERENCE PROGRAMME COMMITTEE
Nicoletta Calzolari, Istituto di Linguistica Computazionale del CNR, Pisa, Italy (Conference chair)
Khalid Choukri, ELRA, Paris, France
Bente Maegaard, CST, University of Copenhagen, Denmark
Joseph Mariani, LIMSI-CNRS, Orsay, France
Jan Odijk, Nuance Communications International, Belgium and UIL-OTS, Utrecht, The Netherlands
Stelios Piperidis, Institute for Language and Speech Processing (ILSP), Athens, Greece
Daniel Tapias, Telefónica Móviles España, Madrid, Spain
The composition of the committees as well as instructions and addresses for registration and accommodation in Marrakech will be detailed on the conference website at http://www.lrec-conf.org/lrec2008/.
The Proceedings on CD will include both oral and poster papers, in the same format. In addition a Book of Abstracts will be printed.
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