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WILDRE-3 2016 : 3rd Workshop on Indian Language Data: Resources & Evaluation (WILDRE-3) under LREC 2016 in Portoroz, Slovenia


When May 24, 2016 - May 24, 2016
Where Grand Hotel Bernardin Conference Center,
Submission Deadline Feb 24, 2016
Notification Due Mar 26, 2016
Final Version Due Apr 6, 2016
Categories    NLP   language resources   computer sciences

Call For Papers

3rd Workshop on Indian Language Data: Resources and Evaluation (WILDRE-3)
Date: Tuesday, 24th May 2016
Venue: Grand Hotel Bernardin Conference Center, Portorož, Slovenia (Organized under LREC2016 (23-28 May 2016)

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WILDRE – the 3rd workshop on Indian Language Data: Resources and Evaluation is being organized in Portorož, Slovenia on 24th May, 2016 under the LREC platform. India has a huge linguistic diversity and has seen concerted efforts from the Indian government and industry towards developing language resources. European Language Resource Association (ELRA) and its associate organizations have been very active and successful in addressing the challenges and opportunities related to language resource creation and evaluation. It is therefore a great opportunity for resource creators of Indian languages to showcase their work on this platform and also to interact and learn from those involved in similar initiatives all over the world. The broader objectives of the WILDRE will be

· To map the status of Indian Language Resources

· To investigate challenges related to creating and sharing various levels of language resources

· To promote a dialogue between language resource developers and users

· To provide opportunity for researchers from India to collaborate with researchers from other parts of the world


February 24, 2016 Paper submissions due

March 26, 2016 Paper notification of acceptance

April 6, 2016 Camera-ready papers due

May 24, 2016 Workshop


Papers must describe original, completed or in progress, and unpublished work. Each submission will be reviewed by two program committee members.

Accepted papers will be given up to 10 pages (for full papers) 5 pages (for short papers and posters) in the workshop proceedings, and will be presented oral presentation or poster.

Papers should be formatted according to the style-sheet, which will be provided on the LREC 2016 website ( Please submit papers in PDF/doc format to the LREC website.

We are seeking submissions under the following category

· Full papers (10 pages)

· Short papers (work in progress – 5 pages)

· Posters (innovative ideas/proposals, research proposal of students)

· Demo (of working online/standalone systems)

WILDRE-3 will have a special focus on Demos of Indian Language Technology. In the past few years, as more resources have been developed and made available, there has been an increased activity in developing usable technology using these. WILDRE-3 would like to encourage and widen the Demo track to allow the community to showcase their demos and have mutually beneficial interactions with each other as well as resource developers.

WILDRE-3 will invite technical, policy and position paper submissions on the following topics related to Indian Language Resources:

· Corpora - text, speech, multimodal, methodologies, annotation and tools

· Lexicons and Machine-readable dictionaries

· Ontologies

· Grammars

· Language resources for basic NLP, IR and Speech Technology tasks, tools and Infrastructure for constructing and sharing language resources

· Standards or specifications for language resources applications

· Licensing and copyright issues

Both submission and review processes handled electronically. The review process will be blind. The workshop website will provide the submission guidelines and the link for the electronic submission.

When submitting a paper from the START page, authors will be asked to provide essential information about resources (in a broad sense, i.e. also technologies, standards, evaluation kits, etc.) that have been used for the work described in the paper or are a new result of your research. Moreover, ELRA encourages all LREC authors to share the described LRs (data, tools, services, etc.), to enable their reuse, replicability of experiments, including evaluation ones, etc.

For further information on this initiative, please refer to
Conference Chairs

· Girish Nath Jha, Jawaharlal Nehru University, India

· Kalika Bali, Microsoft Research India Lab, Bangalore, India

· Sobha L, AU-KBC, Anna University, Chennai, India

Program Committee (to be updated)

1. A G Ramakrishnan, I.I.Sc Bangalore

2. Amba Kulkarni, University of Hyderabad

3. Awadhesh Kumar Mishra, CIIL, Mysore

4. Dafydd Gibbon, Universität Bielefeld, Germany

5. Dipti Mishra Sharma, IIIT, Hyderabad

6. Girish Nath Jha, Jawaharlal Nehru University, New Delhi

7. Jolanta Bachan, Adam Mickiewicz University, Poland

8. Jopseph Mariani, LIMSI-CNRS, France

9. Kalika Bali, MSRI, Bangalore

10. Khalid Choukri, ELRA, France

11. Lars Hellan, NTNU, Norway

12. Massimo Monaglia, University of Florence, Italy

13. Monojit Choudhary, MSRI Bangalore

14. Nicoletta Calzolari, ILC-CNR, Pisa, Italy

15. Niladri Shekhar Dash, ISI Kolkata

16. Narayan Choudhary, EZDI, Ahmedabad

17. Panchanan Mohanty, University of Hyderabad

18. Pushpak Bhattacharya, Director, IIT Patna

19. R M K Sinha, JSS Academy of Technical Education, Noida

20. Ritesh Kumar, Agra University

21. Shivaji Bandhopadhyay, Jadavpur University, Kolkata

22. Sobha L, AU-KBC Research Centre, Anna University

23. Soma Paul, IIIT, Hyderabad

24. S S Aggarwal, KIIT, Gurgaon, India

25. Subhash Chandra, Delhi University

26. Swaran Lata, Head, TDIL, MCIT, Govt. of India

27. Umamaheshwar Rao, University of Hyderabad

28. Zygmunt Vetulani, Adam Mickiewicz University, Poland

Workshop contact:

Atul Kr. Ojha, Sr Linguist, ILCI project @JNU

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