| 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
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
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
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.
Thursday 28th August - Morning Session - 09:30-13:00 ("The Resources
+ 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
+ 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
+ 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
+ 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
* Brief geographic reports
* Brief topic reports
* Brief reports from distribution agencies
* Action plan
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
Because of the interactive nature of the workshop, the number of
participants will be limited.
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).