LREC 2012 Workshop on Collaborative Resource Development and Delivery -- 2nd CFP

Event Notification Type: 
Call for Papers
Lütfi Kirdar Istanbul Exhibition and Congress Centre
Sunday, 27 May 2012
Submission Deadline: 
Wednesday, 15 February 2012


LREC Workshop
Collaborative Resource Development and Delivery

Lütfi Kirdar Istanbul Exhibition and Congress Centre
Istanbul, Turkey
May 27, 2012

To answer the growing need and lower the costs of resource creation and enhancement,
there is a movement within the community toward collaborative resource development,
including collaborative corpus annotation and collective creation/enhancement of
lexical resources and knowledge bases. Collaborative development encompasses both
engaging the community in annotation and development of common resources, as
well as crowd-sourcing and similar solutions.

This workshop seeks contributions in all dimensions of collaborative resource
development and delivery, with a specific focus on case studies and lessons
learned. We invite submissions that address but are not limited to the following
- Web services and platforms for collaborative resource development and
- Crowd sourcing for resource development, including studies of efficacy;
- Strategies and issues for open resource distribution;
- Evaluation of collaboratively developed resources;
- Position papers outlining issues and proposing solutions for community-based
collaborative resource development and/or delivery.

Special Session

The workshop will include a special session devoted to means and considerations
for community-based linguistic annotation, with a special emphasis on the
Manually Annotated Sub-Corpus (MASC) ( We invite
submissions to this session on the following topics:

- position papers concerning any aspect of collaborative resource development,
including means to get the community fully invested in such efforts;
- case studies describing collaborative development efforts, including assessment
of what works and what doesn't;
- results obtained using collaboratively developed resources;
- the role of standards and best practices in collaboratively developed resources
and contributed annotations.

Special consideration will be given to contributions that have used MASC data in
a way that highlights the benefits of community-based annotation.

Submission Information

Submissions may be long papers or short papers, following the formatting
guidelines for submissions to the main conference given at All submissions should be made using the
START system at

Submitters will be asked to provide relevant information about resources used
for or resulting from the work described in their papers to the LRE Map
( and to contribute to the
Language Library initiative.

Important Dates

Submissions due: February 15, 2012
Acceptance notification to authors: March 15, 2012
Camera ready due: April 1, 2012
Workshop: May 27, 2012

Workshop Organizers

Nancy Ide, Vassar College, USA
Collin Baker, ICSI/UC Berkeley, USA
Christiane Fellbaum, Princeton University, USA
Rebecca Passonneau, Columbia University, USA


Program Committee

Nicoletta Calzolari, ILC/CNR, Italy
Bob Carpenter, Alias I,Inc., USA
Chris Cieri, LDC, University of Pennsylvania, USA
Mona Diab, Columbia University, USA
Bill Dolan, Microsoft Corp., USA
Christiane Fellbaum, Princeton University, USA
Dan Flickinger, Stanford University, USA
Terry Langendoen, University of Arizona, USA
Rebecca Passonneau, Columbia University, USA
Massimo Poesio, University of Trento, Italy
Sameer Pradhan, BBN Technologies, USA
James Pustejovsky, Brandeis University, USA
Owen Rambow, Columbia University, USA
Manfred Stede, Universitat Potsdam, Germany