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Category:   E-CFP
Subject:   International Roadmap for Language Resources
From:   Steven Krauwer
Email:   Steven.Krauwer_(on)_let.uu.nl
Date received:   22 Jul 2003
Start date:   28 Aug 2003

Call for Participation International Roadmap for Language Resources ENABLER / ELSNET Workshop Paris, 28th-29th August 2003 This workshop replaces the workshop entitled "Towards a Resources Information Infrastructure" that was scheduled to take place in conjunction with ACL 2003 in Sapporo and that had to be cancelled. The main objectives of the workshop are: * to prepare a map of the language resources landscape that should facilitate identification of and acces to resources, catalogs, standards, agencies, networks, projects etc.; * to identify shorter and longer term resources needs following from basic research, application development and funding programs, resulting in a language resources roadmap; * to launch the International Coordination Committee for Written Language Resources and Evaluation, aimed at coordinating actions to prepare and maintain the resources landscape map and roadmap, in close concertation with Cocosda, its counterpart for spoken language resources. The format of this workshop will be highly interactive. Presentations of position papers will be short (5-10 minutes) and speakers will be asked to focus in their oral presentations on proposals for concrete actions that could be taken up under the auspices of the International Committee and that would lead to better access to resources and resources related information and facilities. The program and the format of this 2-day workshop reflect the goals above. The provisional program below contains all confirmed presentations. Please note that not all titles are final and that the scheduling of presentations may have to change for logistic reasons. The organisers are in the process of contacting potential participants about their involvement in the workshop and their contributions will be added to the program as soon as they are confirmed. All presenters will be contacted individually about duration, scheduling, facilities and other practicalities. Provisional Program Thursday 28th August - Morning Session - 09:30-13:00 ("The Resources Landscape") * Keynotes: + ELSNET/ENABLER: "Setting the scene, general introduction" + ILSP: "Results of the ENABLER Survey" * Position and submitted papers will include: + Lisanne Teunissen and Elisabeth D'Halleweyn: "A management, maintenance and distribution plan for language resources" + Jean-Marie Pierrel, Laurent Romary and Zina Tucsnak: "ATILF's computerized linguistic resources involved in cooperative projects" + Hans Uszkoreit, Gregor Erbach et al.: "Collate and LT-World" + Chu-Ren Huang, Gary Simons and Steven Bird: "Accessing Distributed Resources Information: an OLAC Perspective" + Peter Wittenburg, Daan Broeder et al.: "Resources Infrastructures - the IMDI Perspective" Thursday 28th August - Afternoon Session - 14:30-18:00 ("Establishing the Needs") * Keynotes: + ENABLER/EUROMAP: "Euromap Study and Industrial Requirements" + Michael Maxwell, Christopher Cieri and Stephanie Strassel: "Core Linguistic Resources for the World's Languages" * Position and submitted papers will include: + Eric Crestan, Vanessa Combet and Claude de Loupy: "Linguistic Resources for Information Retrieval" Friday 29th August - Morning Session - 09:30-13:00 ("The Language Resources Roadmap") * Keynotes: + ELSNET/ENABLER: "The Roadmap: where do we start?" + Khalid Choukri: "The Extended BLARK" + Paul Buitelaar et al.: "Language Resources and Semantic Web" * Position and submitted papers Friday 29th August - Afternoon Session - 14:30-17:00 ("Launch of the International Coordination Committee for Written Language Resources and Evaluation") * Brief geographic reports * Brief topic reports * Brief reports from distribution agencies * Action plan Registration There is no registration fee, but all particpants are requested to provide (preferably upon registration but otherwise by Monday 25th August at the latest) a one page summary of: (i) their specific needs in relation to resources (resources, standards, validation, expertise etc.); (ii) proposals for actions they could undertake themselves to provide others better access to resources and resources related information they have (e. g.: knowledge about national programs, regional activities, events, publications, web portals etc.); (iii) proposals for actions the International Committee could undertake in order to improve access to resources and resources related information. As people's presences and absences are hard to predict during the summer period, we would like to ask you to send your one page summaries to all three organisers (see e-mail addresses below). The summaries will be analyzed by the organisers and the results will be presented at the workshop. A registration form will be published on the workshop web site shortly. Because of the interactive nature of the workshop, the number of participants will be limited. Venue Location and accommodation information will be published on the workshop web site as soon as it is confirmed. Contact and Organisation Information An up-to-date version of the program and all other practical information will be published on the workshop web site. It will be accessible at http://www.enabler-network.org/final-workshop.htm. The workshop takes place under the auspices of the ENABLER (http://www.enabler-network.org/) and ELSNET (http://www.elsnet.org/) projects and is organised by Nicoletta Calzolari (glottolo_(on)_ilc.cnr.it), Alessandro Lenci (alessandro.lenci_(on)_ilc.cnr.it) and Steven Krauwer (steven.krauwer_(on)_elsnet.org) with the assistance of Paola Baroni (eagles_(on)_ilc.cnr.it) and Monica Monachini (monica.monachini_(on)_ilc.cnr.it).

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