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Subject: [ E-CFP ] First CfP: Workshop on ADAPTATION OF LANGUAGE RESOURCES AND TOOLS FOR CLOSELY RELATED LANGUAGES AND LANGUAGE VARIANTS
From: <milena_(on)_lml.bas.bg>
Date received: 13 May 2013
Deadline: 14 Jul 2013
Start date: 12 Sep 2013






First Call for Papers

Workshop on ADAPTATION OF LANGUAGE RESOURCES AND TOOLS FOR CLOSELY
RELATED LANGUAGES AND LANGUAGE VARIANTS

- associated with RANLP 2013-

12-13 September 2013, Hissar, Bulgaria

http://c-phil.informatik.uni-hamburg.de/view/Main/RANLPLangVar2013

Recent initiatives in language technology have led to the development
of at least minimal language processing kits for all official European
languages.  This is a big step towards automatic processing and /or
extraction of information especially from official documents produced
within the European Union.

Apart from those official languages, a large number of dialects or
closely related variants are in use, more and more not only as spoken
colloquial languages but also in written media.

Building language resources and tools is a cost-expensive operation
and one can benefit from similarities among languages to reduce the
effort in constructing LRs. One should be, however, aware also of the
discrepancies which are often visible not only at the lexical level.
Two examples could be different variants of Spanish in Latin America,
German spoken in Austria and Switzerland, French ? in France and
Belgium, Dutch ? in the Netherlands and Flemish in Belgium, etc.
Less attention has been paid up to now to the development of LRs for
such languages. This has a major impact on promoting language
technology at the educational level, using information processing
methods in all-day communication, social media, etc.

This workshop intends to draw attention on issues mentioned above by
bringing together scientists working with less resourced language
variants and producing a roadmap of existing technologies and still
existing gaps.
We encourage submission of original, unpublished work related, but not
restricted to the following topics:
-	Adaptation of monolingual tools for close languages and
language variants
-	Case studies of using LRs and tools for standard languages on
documents in language variants
-	Machine translation among closely related languages
-	Evaluation of LRs and tools for language variants and close languages
-	Linguistic issues in adaptation of LRs and tools (e.g. semantic
discrepancies, lexical gaps, false friends)


Important Dates
==================
Paper Submission 14 July 2013
Notification of Acceptance 9 August 2013
Submission of final papers 16 August 2013

Organisers
===========
Petya Osenova (University of Sofia and Bulgarian Academy of Sciences)
Milena Slavcheva (Bulgarian Academy of Sciences and EC Joint Research
Centre)
Cristina Vertan (University of Hamburg)

Programme Committee
=====================

César Antonio Aguilar (University Santiago de Chile, Chile)
Laura Alonso y Alemany (Univeristy of Cordoba, Argentina)
Antonio Branco (University of Lisabon)
Gerhard Budin (University of Vienna, Austria)
Jose Casta&#1089;o (University of Buenos Aires, Argentina)
Walter Daelemans (University of Antwerp, Belgium)
Tomaz Erjavec (Jozef Stefan Institute, Slovenia)
Maria Gavrilidou (ILSP, Greece);
Walther v. Hahn (University of Hamburg, Germany)
Susane Jekat (ZHAW, Winterthur, Switzerland)
Cvetana Krstev (University of Belgrad)
Vladislav Kubon (Charles University Prague, Czech Republic)
John Nerbone (University of Gr&#1094;ningen, the Netherlands)
Petya Osenova (University of Sofia, Bulgaria and Bulgarian Academy of
Sciences)
Stelios Piperidis (ILSP, Greece)
Laurent Romary (INRIA, France)
Maciej Ogrodniczuk (IPAN, Polish Academy of Sciences)
Kiril Simov (Bulgarian Academy of Sciences))
Milena Slavcheva (Bulgarian Academy of Sciences and EC Joint Research
Centre, Belgium)
Daniel Stein (University of Hamburg, Germany)
Marco Tadic (University of Zagreb, Croatia)
Cristina Vertan (University of Hamburg)
Dusko Vitas (University of Belgrade, Serbia)
Kalliopi Zervanou (University of Tilburg, the Netherlands)


Dr. Milena Slavcheva

EC Joint Research Centre, Brussels
Directorate “Scientific Policy and Stakeholder Relations”
Research and Innovation Observatory Project

http://www.lml.bas.bg/~milena





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