11th Workshop on Asian Language Resources

Event Notification Type: 
Call for Papers
Abbreviated Title: 
at the International Joint Conference on Natural Language Processing (IJCNLP-2013)
Monday, 14 October 2013
Contact Email: 
Dr. Pushpak Bhattacharyya
Submission Deadline: 
Friday, 7 June 2013

First Call for Paper
11th Workshop on Asian Language Resources (ALR)


at International Joint Conference on Natural Language Processing (IJCNLP), 2013.
Call for papers

The 11th Workshop on Asian Language Resources focuses on language resources for Asian region, with more than 2200 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 ICTs spreads across the region. Correspondingly, the development of practical applications on these language resources has also been rapidly growing. The workshops on ALR is a series aim to forge a better coordination and collaboration among researchers on these languages, and the NLP community, in general to develop common frameworks and processes for this purpose.

To achieve these goals, the workshop calls for original and unpublished technical, strategy, policy and survey papers concerning, but not limited to, the following topics:

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 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
Instructions for Authors========================

Authors are invited to submit substantial, original and completed research work relevant to the topics of the workshop in form of Regular Papers. Authors are also invited to submit a small, focused contribution, work in progress, a negative result and an opinion piece in form of Short Papers.

Two communication formats: Regular Papers (8 A4 sized pages of the main text and with additional 2 pages for references), Short Papers (4 A4 sized pages of the main text and with 2 additional pages of reference).
Two presentation formats: Oral for Regular Paper, Poster for Short Paper.
Papers that do not conform to the specified length and formatting requirements are subject to be rejected without review.
If you do include any author names on the title page, your submission will be automatically rejected.
Papers are in English.
We provide a manuscript template file in LaTeX style files and Microsoft Word style files for authors. Please download, and follow the instructions (PDF) to write your manuscript. Papers must conform to official IJCNLP 2013 style guidelines. ( http://lang.cs.tut.ac.jp/ijcnlp2013/submission_format/)
Submission and reviewing will be on-line, managed by the START system. The only accepted format for submitted papers is PDF. Supplementary material- if any, in the form of tools or resources- must be in the form of a single .zip or a .tgz archive file with a maximum size of 10MB; otherwise there are no constraints on its format. Submissions, together with all supplementary material, must be uploaded on the START system by the submission deadlines; submissions after that time will not be reviewed. To minimize network congestion, we request authors to upload their submissions as early as possible (especially if they contain large supplementary material files).
Submission link: http://www.cfilt.iitb.ac.in/alr11/submission.htm
Important Dates
June 7, 2013 Deadline for paper submissions
July 29, 2013 Notification of paper acceptance
Aug 23, 2013 Camera-ready copies due (firm)
Oct 14, 2013 ALR11 Workshop at IJCNLP 2013

Asian Language Resource Committee (ALRC), Asian Federation of NLP (AFNLP)

Contact Person
Dr. Pushpak Bhattacharyya
Department of Computer Science and Engineering
Indian Institute of Technology
Mumbai- 400 076
Email: pb@cse.iitb.ac.in
Fax: 91-22-5720290/5723480
Web: http://www.cse.iitb.ac.in/~pb/