Towards a Roadmap for Multimodal Language Resources and Evaluation


Towards a Roadmap for Multimodal Language Resources and Evaluation

An ELSNET workshop at LREC 2002

Las Palmas, Canary Islands, Spain

Sunday, June 2 2002

Aim of the workshop:

The aim of the proposed workshop was to bring together key players in the field of resources and evaluation in order to make a first step towards the creation of a broadly supported Roadmap for Language Resources, i.e. a broadly supported view on the longer, medium and shorter term needs and priorities. This activity should be seen in the context of ELSNET's other roadmapping activities (see http://www.elsnet.org/roadmap.html), which aim at developing a technological roadmap for the whole field of Human Language Technologies.

The purpose of such roadmaps is to give the R&D community an instrument to identify opportunities for concertation of their activities and better exploitation of possible synergies between players all over the world.

Scope of this workshop:

The scope of this roadmapping workshop was narrowed down to a specific sub-area: Multimodal Language Resources and Evaluation. This made it possible for us to exploit the fact that this workshop took place the day after the workshop dedicated to Multimodal Resources and Evaluation of Multimodal Systems (MREMS) in general, organized by Mark Maybury (Mitre) and Jean-Claude Martin (LIMSI).


Action Title Actor(s)
Opening Introduction to this workshop Steven Krauwer
Interactive Talk Summary of the MREMS Workshop Mark Maybury / Jean-Claude Martin
Talk Challenges and Important Aspects in Planning and Performing Evaluation Studies for Multimodal Dialogue Systems Susanne Höllerer
Talk XML and multimodal corpus design: experiences with multi-layered stand-off annotations in the GeM corpus John Bateman, Judy Delin, Renate Herschel
Talk Towards a roadmap for Human Language Technologies: Dutch-Flemish experience Diana Binnenpoorte, Catia Cucchiarini, Elisabeth D'Halleweyn, Janienke Sturm and Folkert de Vriend
Invited Talk The Companions: a possible future Integrating concept Yorick Wilks
Interactive Talk About roadmapping: Introduction to the plenary exercises Steven Krauwer / Hans Uszkoreit
Exercise 1 Identifying priorities All
Exercise 2 Putting them on a timeline All
Discussion Where to go from here All & Steven Krauwer

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Core Programme Committee:

  • Steven Krauwer (ELSNET / Utrecht University)
  • Hans Uszkoreit (DFKI Saarbruecken)
  • Antonio Zampolli (Univ of Pisa)
  • Joseph Mariani (LIMSI, Paris)
  • Ulrich Heid (IMS Stuttgart)
  • Khalid Choukri (ELDA Paris)
  • Mark Maybury (MITRE)

Contact point:

Steven Krauwer, ELSNET coordinator,
UiL-OTS, Trans 10, 3512 JK Utrecht, NL
phone: +31 30 253 6050,
fax: +31 30 253 6000,
email: s.krauwer@elsnet.org


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