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ALR 2018 : The 13th Workshop on Asian Language Resources


When May 7, 2018 - May 7, 2018
Where Miyazaki, Japan
Submission Deadline Jan 10, 2018
Notification Due Feb 15, 2018
Final Version Due Feb 28, 2018
Categories    NLP

Call For Papers


The 13th Workshop on Asian Language Resources

May 7, 2018
Phoenix Seagaia Conference Center, Miyazaki, Japan

This 13th workshop on Asian Language Resources, annexed to the 11th
edition of the Language Resources and Evaluation Conference (LREC 2018),
focuses on language resources for Asian region, which has more than
2,200 spoken languages. There are now increasing efforts to build
multi-lingual, multi-modal language resources, with varying levels of
annotations, through manual, semi-automatic and automatic approaches,
as the use of Information and Communication Technology (ICT) spreads
across the region. Correspondingly, the development of practical
applications on these language resources has also been rapidly
growing. The workshop on Asian Language Resources is a series aiming
to forge a better coordination and collaboration among researchers on
these languages, and the Natural Language Processing (NLP) community,
in general to develop common frameworks and processes for this

To achieve these goals, the workshop calls for original and
unpublished technical, strategy, policy and survey papers concerning,
but not limited to, the following topics of Asian languages:
* Text corpora, speech corpora, corpora in other modalities or media (such as video for sign languages or affective computing)
* Lexicons, grammars, machine-readable dictionaries, domain specific terminology
* Ontologies, knowledge representation, semantic web technologies
* Infrastructure for constructing and sharing language resources
* Exchange and annotation schemata, exchange formats
* Standards or specifications for language resources and content management
* Language resources for basic NLP tasks (word segmentation, named entity recognition, syntactic analysis, semantic analysis, discourse analysis, speech recognition, speech synthesis, etc.)
* Language resources for Human Language Technology (HLT) applications (such as text generation, information retrieval, information extraction, question answering, machine translation, speech translation, reasoning, affective computing, etc.)
* Strategies and priorities for cooperation and collaboration
* Licensing and copyright issues

LRE map:

Identify, Describe and Share your LRs!

Describing your language resources (LRs) in the LRE Map (Language
Resources and Evaluation Map) is now a normal practice in the
submission procedure of LREC (introduced in 2010 and adopted by
other conferences). To continue the efforts initiated at LREC 2014
about "Sharing LRs" (data, tools, web-services, etc.), authors of the
workshop on Asian Language Resources will have the possibility, when
submitting a paper, to upload LRs in a special LREC repository. This
effort of sharing LRs, linked to the LRE Map for their description,
may become a new "regular" feature for conferences in our field, thus
contributing to creating a common repository where everyone can
deposit and share data.

As scientific work requires accurate citations of referenced work so
as to allow the community to understand the whole context and also
replicate the experiments conducted by other researchers, LREC 2018
and collocated workshop endorse the need to uniquely Identify LRs
through the use of the International Standard Language Resource Number
(ISLRN,, a Persistent Unique Identifier to be
assigned to each Language Resource. The assignment of ISLRNs to LRs
cited in the papers will be offered at submission time.

Paper submission:

The paper should follow the styles of LREC 2018. Please use LREC 2018
stylesheet available at the following web page:
The papers must not exceed 8 pages in length. Please do not include
page numbers in your manuscript. All paper will be reviewed using a
double-blind review process: names of authors and reviewers are not
revealed each other. The paper must be written in a way that preserves
anonymity of the authors.

The paper submission is accepted by the START system. The entrance for
uploading your papers will be announced in the workshop web page soon.

Important Dates:

2018-01-10 paper submission deadline
2018-02-15 notification of acceptance
2018-02-28 camera ready copies due
2018-05-07 ALR 13 workshop at LREC 2018

Kiyoaki Shirai (Japan Advanced Institute of Science and Technology)

Olivia Kwong (The Chinese University of Hong Kong)
Karthika Vijayan (National University of Singapore)

Program Committee:
Masayuki Asahara (National Institute for Japanese Language and Linguistics)
Minhwa Chung (Seoul National University)
Koiti Hasida (The University of Tokyo)
Sarmad Hussain (Center for Language Engineering, Al-Khwarizmi Institute of Computer Science, University of Engineering & Technology Lahore)
Hansaem Kim (Yonsei University)
Mamoru Komachi (Tokyo Metropolitan University)
Binyang Li (University of International Relations, Beijing)
Lianfang Liu (Guangxi Computing Center)
Wang Lei (Institute for Infocomm Research)
Masnizah Mohd (Universiti Kebangsaan Malaysia)
Hammam Riza (Agency for the Assessment and Application of Technology)
Rachel Edita Roxas (National University Philippines)
Minoru Sasaki (Ibaraki University)
Kazutaka Shimada (Kyushu Institute of Technology)
Sanghoun Song (Incheon National University)
Virach Sornlertlamvanich (Sirindhorn International Institute of Technology, Thammasat University)
Takenobu Tokunaga (Tokyo Institute of Technology)
Masao Utiyama (National Institute of Information and Communications Technology)
Derek Fai Wong (University of Macau)

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