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Category:   E-CFP
Subject:   LREC Workshop on Parallel and Comparable Corpora
From:   ESTeam
Email:   esteam_(on)_otenet.gr
Date received:   02 Feb 2004
Deadline:   16 Feb 2004
Start date:   25 May 2003

Workshop on the Amazing Utility of Parallel and Comparable Corpora “The Re-Use of Parallel and Comparable Corpora including Translation Memories for Applications such as Machine Translation, Knowledge Structuring and Multilingual Information Browsing” Lisbon, Portugal, 25 May 2004 LREC 2004 Conference on Language Resources and Evaluation Second call for papers Workshop description and aim: Parallel and comparable corpora, including translation memories, contain a large amount of information for translation, multilingual lexicon building and multilingual knowledge structuring. In human language technology these resources can be used for multiple applications in speech or text processing. This workshop addresses the versality and utility of parallel and comparable corpora in the expanding and multilingual space of the internet. It aims at exchanging ideas concerning all aspects of re-usability of parallel and comparable corpora including translation memories for applications such as machine translation, knowledge structuring, multilingual information browsing and so on. Abstract submission: We invite submission of abstracts on the topics below. Abstracts should be approximately 600 words. Abstracts outlining live demonstrations are encouraged. Submissions should be sent before 16 February 2004 by email as attachments in doc, rtf, or plain text, to the contact person, Anna Samiotou esteam_(on)_otenet.gr, with the words ‘LREC2004 Workshop on the Amazing Utility of Parallel and Comparable Corpora’ in the subject heading. Notification of acceptance will be made on or before the 8 March 2004, together with any comments from reviewers from revision. Workshop topics: · re-use of parallel and comparable corpora including translation memories for: o machine translation o knowledge structuring o multilingual information browsing o speech multilingual applications · re-usability of generic vs task/domain specific existing parallel and comparable corpora · building language resourses for new applications from existing ones · methods for the extraction and acquisition of knowledge (e.g. terms, lexical information) from existing parallel and comparable corpora for re-using purposes in new applications · methods for identifying comparable corpora on the web · methods for quantifying comparability Organising Committee: Dr. Lambros Kranias, Chief Technical Manager ESTeam AB, Greece/Sweden Dr. Nicoletta Calzolari, Director, Istituto di Linguistica Computazionale del CNR, Italy Dr. Gregor Thurmair, R&D Manager Linguatec, Germany Dr. Yorick Wilks, Professor, University of Sheffield, UK Dr. Eduard Hovy, Information Sciences Institute, University of Southern California, USA Gudrun Magnusdottir, Managing Director ESTeam AB, Greece/Sweden Anna Samiotou, R&D Manager ESTeam AB, Greece/Sweden Dr. Khalid Choukri, CEO ELDA/ELRA Important Dates: Deadline for submissions: 16 February 2004 Notification of acceptance: 8 March 2004 Deadline final paper: 22 March 2004 Workshop date: full day 25 May 2004 ELSNET’s mailing list elsnet-list is intended for those who are working in the field of language and speech technology. Send your messages to elsnet-list_(on)_elsnet.org Visit http://www.elsnet.org/list.html to search the archives. Use http://www.elsnet.org/su bscriptions.html to (un)subscribe. Go to http://www.elsnet.org for more information about ELSNET.

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