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WILDRE-5 2020 : 5th Workshop on Indian Language Data: Resources and Evaluation (WILDRE-5) under LREC 2020.


When May 16, 2020 - May 16, 2020
Where Le Palais du Pharo, Marseille (France)
Submission Deadline Feb 21, 2020
Notification Due Mar 13, 2020
Final Version Due Apr 2, 2020

Call For Papers

5th Workshop on Indian Language Data: Resources and Evaluation (WILDRE-5)
Date: Saturday, 16th May 2020

Venue: Le Palais du Pharo, Marseille (France) (Organized under the platform of LREC2020 (11-16 May 2020))


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WILDRE – the 5th workshop on Indian Language Data: Resources and Evaluation is being organized in Marseille (France) on 16th May 2020 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 an opportunity for researchers from India to collaborate with researchers from other parts of the world


Short/Long paper, Poster and Demo Dates

February 21, 2020 [extdned date]: Paper submissions due

March 13, 2020: Paper acceptance notification

April 02, 2020: Camera-ready papers due

May 16, 2020: 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Papers must describe original, completed or in progress, and unpublished work.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 2020 website ( Please submit papers in PDF 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, a research proposal of students)

Demo (of working online/standalone systems)

WILDRE-5 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 increased activity in developing usable technology using these. WILDRE-5 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-5 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

S. S. Agrawal, KIIT, Gurgaon, India

Program Committee (to be updated)

Adil Amin Kak, Kashmir University

Anupam Basu, Director, NIIT, Durgapur

Anil Singh, IIT-BHU, Varanasi

Atul Kr. Ojha, ÚFAL, Charles University, Prague, Czech Republic & Panlingua Language Processing LLP, India

Arul Mozhi, University of Hyderabad

Asif Iqbal, IIT Patna, Patna

Bogdan Babych, University of Leeds, UK

Claudia Soria, CNR-ILC, Italy

Dan Zeman, ÚFAL, Charles University, Prague, Czech Republic

Delyth Prys, Bangor University, UK

Dipti Mishra Sharma, IIIT, Hyderabad

Diwakr Mishra, Amazon-Banglore, India

Dorothee Beermann, Norwegian University of Science and Technology (NTNU)

Elizabeth Sherley, IITM-Kerala, Trivandrum

Esha Banerjee, Google, USA

Eveline Wandl-Vogt, Austrian Academy of Sciences, Austria

Georg Rehm, DFKI, Germany

Girish Nath Jha, Jawaharlal Nehru University, New Delhi

Jan Odijk, Utrecht University, The Netherlands

Jolanta Bachan, Adam Mickiewicz University, Poland

Joseph Mariani, LIMSI-CNRS, France

Jyoti D. Pawar, Goa University

Kalika Bali, MSRI, Bangalore

Khalid Choukri, ELRA, France

Lars Hellan, NTNU, Norway

Malhar Kulkarni, IIT Bombay

Manji Bhadra, Bankura University, West Bengal

Marko Tadic, Croatian Academy of Sciences and Arts, Croatia

Massimo Monaglia, University of Florence, Italy

Monojit Choudhary, MSRI Bangalore

Narayan Choudhary, CIIL, Mysore

Nicoletta Calzolari, ILC-CNR, Pisa, Italy

Niladri Shekhar Dash, ISI Kolkata

Panchanan Mohanty, GLA, Mathura

Pinky Nainwani, Cognizant Technology Solutions, Bangalore

Pushpak Bhattacharya, Director, IIT Patna

Rajeev R R, ICFOSS, Trivandrum

Ritesh Kumar, Agra University

S.k. Shrivastava, Head, TDIL, MEITY, Govt of India

S.S. Agrawal, KIIT, Gurgaon, India

Sachin Kumar, EZDI, Ahmedabad

Santanu Chaudhury, Director, IIT Jodhpur

Shivaji Bandhopadhyay, Director, NIT, Silchar

Sobha L, AU-KBC Research Centre, Anna University

Stelios Piperidis, ILSP, Greece

Subhash Chandra, Delhi University

Swaran Lata, Retired Head, TDIL, MCIT, Govt of India

Virach Sornlertlamvanich, Thammasat University, Bangkok, Thailand

Vishal Goyal, Punjabi University, Patiala

Zygmunt Vetulani, Adam Mickiewicz University, Poland

Workshop Manager and contact:

Atul Kr. Ojha, ÚFAL, Charles University, Prague, Czech Republic

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