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DravidianLangTech 2023 : The Third Workshop on Speech and Language Technologies for Dravidian Languages


When Sep 8, 2023 - Sep 8, 2023
Where Unknown
Submission Deadline Jul 10, 2023
Notification Due Aug 5, 2023
Final Version Due Aug 20, 2023
Categories    NLP   computational linguistics   artificial intelligene

Call For Papers

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The Third Workshop on Speech and Language Technologies for Dravidian Languages -(DravidianLangTech-2023)


The development of technology increases our internet use and most of the world's languages adapt to it. Whereas the local or under-resourced languages still pose challenges as they still lack effective technology developments on their languages, one such language family is the Dravidian family of languages. Dravidian languages are majorly spoken in south India and in small pockets in Nepal, Pakistan, Sri Lanka and a few other places in South Asia. Even though the Proto Dravidian language is 4,500 years old, still the languages of this family are under-resourced in speech and natural language processing. The Dravidian languages are divided into four major groups: South, South-Central, Central, and North groups. Dravidian morphology is agglutinating in that it is exclusively suffixal in nature. Syntactically, Dravidian languages are head-final and left-branching. They are free-constituent order languages. To improve access to and production of information for monolingual speakers of Dravidian languages, it is necessary to have speech and languages technologies. The aim of the proposed workshops is especially to prevent the Dravidian languages from extinction in the context of their use of technology. This is planned to be the first workshop of this kind on speech and language technologies for Dravidian languages.

The broader objective of DravidianLangTech-2023 will be

To investigate challenges related to speech and language resource creation for Dravidian languages.

To promote research in speech and language technology of Dravidian languages.

To adopt to an appropriate language technology models which suit Dravidian languages

To provide opportunities for researchers from the Dravidian language community from around the world to collaborate with other researchers.

Call for Papers

DravidianLangTech-2023 welcomes theoretical and practical paper submission on any Dravidian languages (Tamil, Kannada, Malayalam, Telugu, Tulu, Allar, Aranadan, Attapadya, Kurumba, Badaga, Beary, Betta Kurumba, Bharia, Bishavan, Brahui, Chenchu, Duruwa, Eravallan, Gondi, Holiya, Irula, Jeseri, Kadar, Kaikadi, Kalanadi, Kanikkaran, Khiwar, Kodava, Kolami, Konda, Koraga, Kota, Koya, Kurambhag Paharia, Kui, Kumbaran, Kunduvadi, Kurichiya, Kurukh, Kurumba, Kuvi, Madiya, Mala Malasar, Malankuravan, Malapandaram, Malasar, Malto, Manda, Muduga, Mullu Kurumba, Muria, Muthuvan, Naiki, Ollari, Paliyan, Paniya, Pardhan, Pathiya, Pattapu, Pengo, Ravula, Sholaga, Thachanadan, Toda, Wayanad Chetti, and Yerukala) that contributes to research in language processing, speech technologies or resources for the same. We will particularly encourage studies that address either practical application or improving resources for a given language in the field.

We invite submissions on topics that include, but are not limited to, the following:


Cognitive Modeling and Psycholinguistics

Computer-assisted language learning (CALL)

Corpus development, tools, analysis and evaluation

COVID-19 alert, NLP Applications for Emergency Situations and Crisis Management

Equality, Diversity, and Inclusion

Fake News, Spam, and Rumor Detection

Hate speech detection and Offensive Language Detection

Lexicons and Machine-readable dictionaries

Linguistic Theories, Phonology, Morphological analysis, Syntax and Semantics

Machine Translation, Sentiment Analysis, and Text summarization

Multimodal Analysis

Speech technology and Automatic Speech Recognition

Important dates

First call for workshop papers: 15 February 2023

Second call for workshop papers: 15 March 2023

Workshop paper due: 10 July 2023

Notification of acceptance: 5 August 2023

Camera-ready papers due: 20 August 2023

Workshop dates: 8 September 2023

with regards,
Dr. Bharathi Raja Chakravarthi,
Assistant Professor / Lecturer-above-the-bar
School of Computer Science, University of Galway, Ireland
Insight SFI Research Centre for Data Analytics, Data Science Institute, University of Galway, Ireland
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