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[ntcir:267] CFP: LREC Workshop on Multilingual Language Resources


LREC 2008

Workshop on Multilingual and Comparative Perspectives in Specialized
Language Resources
26 May 2008 (Afternoon session)

To take place within the Language Resources and Evaluation Conference
(LREC 2008) Marrakech, Morocco

Beatrice Daille LINA-CNRS, Universite de Nantes
Kyo Kageura, Library and Information Science, University of Tokyo
Marie-Claude L’Homme, Observatoire de linguistique Sens-Texte,
  Universite de Montreal


We are currently witnessing an increasing interest in multilingualism
in many different fields including IR (CLEF: Cross Language Evaluation
Forum, annual), summarization (DUC),semantic aspects (SemEval 2007 Task
1: Evaluating WSD on Cross-Language Information Retrieval), textual
corpora, etc. Although issues related to multilingualism have been
debated in different workshops (as those listed above), they are often
considered from a computational perspective and for specific
applications. Seldom have multilingual resources and the different
problems related to their development and modelling have been considered
as such. Also, the importance of assessing the quality of language
resources is increasingly recognized as far as monolingual resources
and tasks are concerned. Regarding specialized language resources
the usual emphasis put on scale is gradually shifting towards a concern
about quality of corpora and language resources. Also, as we start
emphasizing the need to assess the quality of multilingual resources,
a set of new issues arises, such as quality criteria, more detailed
classification of factors that apply to monolingual as well as
multilingual resources, typologies of specialized corpora,
terminological characteristics that may appear in a language but not
in another. There is an acute need for addressing these issues and
to explore multilingual and comparative approaches in specialized
language resources. These approaches will come from different fields,
including --- but not limited to --- linguistics, terminology,
information science and computational linguistics.

This workshop aims at bringing together experts from different
backgrounds concerned by the acquisition and modeling of multilingual
specialized information. The workshop would provide an opportunity
to share experience on multilingual and comparative approaches to the
processing of specialized information. It would also be a forum for
discussing issues of a more fundamental nature.

- Equivalence in specialized resources and specialized corpora;
- Multilingual and comparative approaches to the processing of
  specialized corpora;
- Corpus-based approaches to multilingual modelling of terminological
- Multilingual resources for terminology processing;
- Linguistic evidence for multilingual NLP such as identification
  of cognates, transliteration, morphological evidence, etc.
- Comparative approaches to terminological variation and semantic
- Comparative approaches to discourse analyses;
- Comparative and multilingual approaches to document characterization;
- Modeling of multilingual data in ontologies or other terminological
- Evaluation of multilingual resources and methods for acquiring them.


Abstracts should be 5 pages long and sent in PDF format to Marie-Claude
L’Homme (mc.lhomme@xxxxxxxxxxxx). Authors are requested to send an
anonymized version of their abstract. Accepted papers will be published
in the workshop proceedings and should adhere to the stylesheet that
will be adopted for the LREC Proceedings (to be announced later on the
Conference web site).

Important dates

Submission of abstracts: 10 February 2008
Notification of acceptance: 10 March 2008
Final version for the proceedings: 12 April 2008

Scientific committee

Marc van Campenhoudt (Universite de Bruxelles, Belgium)
John Humbley (Universite Paris-Diderot, Paris)
Oliver Kraif (Universite Stendhal Grenoble 3, Grenoble, France)
Olivia Kwong (City University of Hong Kong, China)
Kyung Soon Lee (Chonbuk National University, Korea)
Jorge Antonio Leoni de Leon (University of Geneva)
Jeanine Lilleng (Norwegian University of Science and Technology, Norway)
Emmanuel Morin (LINA; Universite de Nantes, France)
Margaret Rogers (University of Surrey, UK)
Gilles Serasset (University of Grenoble, France)
Serge Sharoff (University of Leeds, UK)
Monique Slodzian (ERTIM-INALCO, Paris)
Rita Temmerman (Erasmushogeschool Brussel)
Takehiro Utsuro (University of Tsukuba, Japan)
Leo Wanner (Pompeu Fabra University, Spain)
Pierre Zweigenbaum (LIMSI-CNRS, Paris)