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Lexicography and CEFR 2023 : Lexicography and CEFR: Linking lexicographic resources and language proficiency levels


When Jun 29, 2023 - Jun 23, 2023
Where Brno, Czech Republic
Submission Deadline Feb 15, 2023
Notification Due Feb 22, 2023
Final Version Due Mar 31, 2023
Categories    NLP   computational linguistics   linguistics

Call For Papers

Workshop URL:

The workshop ‘Lexicography and CEFR: Linking lexicographic resources and language proficiency levels’ will be held in conjunction with eLex 2023 in Brno, Czech Republic, on June 29 afternoon, in hybrid mode.
The focus is lexicographic projects connected with the Common European Framework of Reference for Languages (CEFR). CEFR is a generally established international standard for describing language proficiency, and CEFR-graded resources have been developed for many languages in Europe. However, incorporating their information is still not a common practice in modern lexicography for most languages, notably except for two English dictionaries for advanced learners (Cambridge and Oxford). Moreover, there are substantial unsolved issues, such as inconsistencies in vocabulary size per level between languages; no, or limited, sense disambiguation in CEFR resources; words from a higher CEFR level in definitions and example sentences; and limited collaboration among the related fields of lexicography, language acquisition, and linguistic linked data.
The main objectives are to examine approaches and methods used for linking lexicographic data and language proficiency levels and to discuss strategies for more convergence between lexicographic resources with CEFR-based language learning programs.

The workshop will feature an overview by the organizers as well as invited talks. In addition, we invite submissions for papers (20 minutes, plus discussion) on the following topics:
• the creation of CEFR-graded lexicographic resources
• the implementation of vocabulary and grammar profiles in lexicographic resources
• the creation of crosslingual concept-based CEFR resources
• the use of lexicographic resources for creating language proficiency-level learning applications and tools
• the use of CEFR-graded lexicographic resources in CALL
• the linking of lexicographic resources to CEFR-graded vocabularies
• data collection for creating CEFR-graded lexicographic resources

Abstracts including 300-500 words should be submitted by February 15, 2023 via Indico . Please choose the ‘cefr’ track when submitting your abstract.
Notification of acceptance will be made by February 22.
The authors of accepted papers will be invited to submit a full paper for the eLex 2023 Proceedings (indexed by SCOPUS).
Paper submissions will be due by March 31 and acceptance notification will be made by April 15, 2023.

Kris Heylen. Dutch Language Institute
Jelena Kallas. Institute of the Estonian Language (
Ilan Kernerman. Lexicala by K Dictionaries
Carole Tiberius. Dutch Language Institute (
Following this workshop at eLex, a related workshop ‘Linking Lexicographic and Language Learning Resources’ (4LR 2023) will be held in conjunction with LDK 2023 – the fourth conference on Language, Data and Knowledge – on September 13 in Vienna, Austria. 4LR will emphasize the linked data and knowledge management methodologies and technologies for linking lexicography and language learning in general. The call for papers will be published in February 2023.

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