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MCPSLR 2008 : LREC 2008 Workshop on Multilingual and Comparative Perspectives in Specialized Language Resources


When May 28, 2008 - May 28, 2008
Where Marrakech, Morocco
Submission Deadline Feb 10, 2008
Notification Due Mar 10, 2008
Categories    NLP

Call For Papers


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 ( 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)

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