xLiTe: Cross-Lingual Technologies (NIPS 2012 Workshop)

Event Notification Type: 
Call for Papers
Abbreviated Title: 
Friday, 7 December 2012
United States
Lake Tahoe
Achim Rettinger
Xavier Carreras
Marko Grobelnik
Juanzi Li
Blaz Fortuna
Submission Deadline: 
Sunday, 16 September 2012

The NIPS 2012 workshop on cross-lingual technologies (xLiTe) offers a platform for discussing algorithms and applications for statistical analysis of language resources covering many languages.

The xLiTe workshop is aimed at techniques, which strive for flexibility making them applicable across languages and language varieties with less manual effort and manual labeled training data. Such approaches might also be beneficial for solving the pressing task of analyzing the continuously evolving natural language varieties that are not well formed. Such data typically originates from social media, like text messages, forum posts or tweets and often is highly domain dependent.

Ideal contributions cover one or more of the topics listed below:

  • Unsupervised and weakly supervised learning methods for cross-lingual technologies
  • Cross-lingual technologies beyond statistical machine translation
  • Cross-lingual representations of linguistic structure

And cover cross-lingual tasks, such as:

  • Information diffusion across the languages
  • Cross-lingual document linking and comparison
  • Cross-lingual topic modeling
  • Cross-lingual information extraction
  • Cross-lingual semantic distances
  • Cross-lingual semantic parsing
  • Cross-lingual disambiguation
  • Cross-lingual semantic annotation
  • Cross-lingual language resources and knowledge bases


  • The first round of reviews will be for papers submitted before September 16, 2012 11:59PM PST. Those papers will receive proper reviews (early notification Oct 7) and in case of a weak reject the chance for resubmitting a revised version before the late submission deadline. This early notification might also be helpful for people who require a USA visa.
  • Papers submitted late (before Oct 21, 2012 11:59PM PST) will only get a quick review and a late notification on Oct 28, 2012.

Check the workshop website for additional details.