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WILDRE-4 2018 : 4th Workshop on Indian Language Data: Resources and Evaluation (WILDRE-4) under LREC 2018


When May 12, 2018 - May 12, 2018
Where Miyazaki, Japan
Submission Deadline Jan 2, 2018
Notification Due Feb 15, 2018
Final Version Due Mar 1, 2018
Categories    NLP   computational linguistics   language resources   indian language resources

Call For Papers

4th Workshop on Indian Language Data: Resources and Evaluation (WILDRE-4)
Date: Saturday, 12th May 2018
Venue: Phoenix Seagaia Resort, Miyazaki, Japan (Organized under LREC 2018 (07-12 May 2018)

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WILDRE – the 4th workshop on Indian Language Data: Resources and Evaluation is being organized in Miyazaki, Japan on 12h May 2018 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

January 02, 2018 Paper submissions due
February 15, 2018 Paper notification of acceptance
March 01, 2018 Camera-ready papers due
May 12, 2018 Workshop

Papers must describe original, completed or in progress, and unpublished work. Each submission will be reviewed by three 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 LREC style-sheet, which is provided on the LREC 2018 website ( Please submit papers in PDF format to the LREC website.

We are seeking submissions in 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-4 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-4 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.
WILRE-4 will invite technical, policy and position paper submissions on the following topics related to Indian Language Resources:
Digital Humanities, heritage computing
Corpora - text, speech, multimodal, methodologies, annotation and tools
Lexicons and Machine-readable dictionaries
Ontologies, Grammars
Language resources for basic NLP, IR, Machine Translation 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 double-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. Bogdan Babych, University of Leeds, UK
2. Claudia Soria, CNR-ILC, Italy
3. Dafydd Gibbon, Universität Bielefeld, Germany
4. Dipti Mishra Sharma, IIIT, Hyderabad
5. Diwakr Mishra, EZDI, Ahmedabad
6. Dorothee Beermann, Norwegian University of Science and Technology (NTNU)
7. Elizabeth Sherley, IITM-Kerala, Trivandrum
8. Esha Banerjee, Google, USA
9. Eveline Wandl-Vogt, Austrian Academy of Sciences, Austria
10. Georg Rehm, DFKI, Germany
11. Girish Nath Jha, Jawaharlal Nehru University, New Delhi
12. Hans Uszkoreit, DFKI, Berlin
13. Jan Odijk, Utrecht University, The Netherlands
14. Jolanta Bachan, Adam Mickiewicz University, Poland
15. Joseph Mariani, LIMSI-CNRS, France
16. Jyoti D. Pawar, Goa University
17. Kalika Bali, MSRI, Bangalore
18. Khalid Choukri, ELRA, France
19. Lars Hellan, NTNU, Norway
20. Marko Tadic, Croatian Academy of Sciences and Arts, Croatia
21. Massimo Monaglia, University of Florence, Italy
22. Monojit Choudhary, MSRI Bangalore
23. Narayan Choudhary, CIIL, Mysore
24. Nicoletta Calzolari, ILC-CNR, Pisa, Italy
25. Niladri Shekhar Dash, ISI Kolkata
26. Panchanan Mohanty, University of Hyderabad
27. Pinky Nainwani, Optimum Pvt.Ltd, Bangalore
28. Pushpak Bhattacharya, Director, IIT Patna
29. Ritesh Kumar, Agra University
30. S S Aggarwal, KIIT, Gurgaon, India
31. Sachin Kumar, CDAC-Pune
32. Shivaji Bandhopadhyay, Jadavpur University, Kolkata
33. Sobha L, AU-KBC Research Centre, Anna University
34. Stelios Piperidis, ILSP, Greece
35. Subhash Chandra, Delhi University
36. Swaran Lata, Head, TDIL, MCIT, Govt. of India
37. Vishal Goyal, Punjabi University Patiala
38. Zygmunt Vetulani, Adam Mickiewicz University, Poland

Workshop contact:
Atul Kr. Ojha, Sr. NLP Research Engineer, MTEP project @JNU

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