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SlaviCorp 2011 : SlaviCorp - Corpora of Slavic Languages


When Sep 12, 2011 - Sep 14, 2011
Where Dubrovnik, Croatia
Submission Deadline May 1, 2011
Notification Due May 20, 2011
Categories    NLP   linguistics   computational linguistics

Call For Papers

1st Call for papers: SlaviCorp: Corpora of Slavic Languages
Dubrovnik, Croatia 12-14 September 2011

The Croatian Language Technologies Society and Faculty of Humanities and Social Sciences, University of Zagreb are pleased to announce the second conference “SlaviCorp: Corpora of Slavic Languages”. The conference is the second meeting of the Corpus Linguistics Committee of the International Committee of Slavists. The conference will be held at the Centre for Advanced Academic Studies in Dubrovnik, Croatia on September the 12th-14th 2011.

On 27 August 2009 in Stara Lesna, the International Committee of Slavists established the Corpus Linguistics Committee, following a motion tabled by representatives of a number of Slavic national corpora. The proponents of the motion included members of major corpus linguistics teams from Bulgaria, Croatia, Czech Republic, Poland, Russia, Slovakia, Slovenia and Ukraine.

The topics of the conference include, but are not limited to the following:

* recent developments in national Slavic corpora;
* new Slavic corpus projects;
* parallel Slavic corpora;
* Slavic corpora and corpus based lexica;
* diachronic Slavic corpora and digital text collections;
* annnotation in Slavic corpora;
* applications of Slavic corpora: research, teaching, LT, M(A)T etc.

Special sessions
* a special session will be devoted to the project CESAR and presentation of its goals and results covering several Slavic languages and respective corpora being developed;
* an exhibition and demonstration of national and international projects with Slavic corpora covered will be organised;

Keynote speaker(s)

Papers should describe original work and should indicate clearly the state of completion of the reported results. Wherever appropriate, concrete evaluation results should be included. Submissions will be judged on correctness, originality, technical strength, significance and relevance to the conference, and interest to the attendees.

Important dates
Submission of proposals for oral papers: 1 May 2011
Notification of acceptance of oral papers: 20 May 2011

The reviewing of the papers will be blind. Reviewing will be managed by an international Program Committee. Final decisions on the technical program will be made by the Program Committee.

The extended abstract should be of 1500 words maximum. The duration of the paper presentation is estimated at 20-25 minutes.
As reviewing will be blind, the abstract should not include the authors' names and affiliations. Furthermore, self-references that reveal the author's identity, should be avoided. Extended abstracts that do not conform to these requirements will be rejected without review.

Submissions should be sent to

Program committee

Božo Bekavac (University of Zagreb)
Damir Ćavar (University of Zadar)
František Čermák (Charles University, Prague)
Tomaž Erjavec (Institute Jozef Stefan, Ljubljana)
Radovan Garabík(Institute L'udevit Štúr, Slovak Academy of Sciences)
Svetla Koeva (Bulgarian Academy of Sciences)
Simon Krek (Institute Jozef Stefan, Ljubljana)
Marek Łaziński (University of Łodż)
Petya Osenova (Bulgarian Academy of sciences)
Karel Pala (Masaryk University, Brno)
Vladimir Plungjan (Moscow State University)
Adam Przepiórkowski (Polish Academy of sciences)
Pavel Rychlý (Masaryk University, Brno)
Marko Tadić (University of Zagreb / Croatian Language Technologies Society)
Duško Vitas (University of Belgrade)

Local Organizing Committee

Željko Agić (University of Zagreb)
Božo Bekavac (University of Zagreb)
Nikola Ljubešić (University of Zagreb)
Ida Raffaelli (University of Zagreb)
Krešimir Šojat (University of Zagreb)
Marko Tadić (University of Zagreb / Croatian Language Technologies Society)
Kristina Vučković (University of Zagreb)

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