Corpora: CFP: LREC Workshop on International Standards for Terminology and Language Resource Management

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                          Call For Papers

                             Workshop on
                     International Standards for
    Terminology and Language Resource Management

              Las Palmas, Canary Islands - Spain
                             28 May 2002

                         in association with
             Main Conference: 29-30-31 May 2002

    Important Dates

    - Submission Deadline: 25 February 2002
    - Notification of acceptance: 20 March 2002
    - Submission of camera-ready final version: 12 April 2002
    - Workshop: 28 May 2002


    Linguistic resource infrastructures are being established or
    reinforced as part of the rapidly evolving information and
    communication society. Various standards have been developed as a
    part of this infrastructure, including Eagles, ISLE, XCES, MATE,
    OLIF, TEI, TDCnet, MPEG7, Dublin Core, RDF, TBX, Topic Maps,
    OIL, etc. However, despite these efforts, no set of standards to
    support the creation and use of language resources has achieved
    formal approval by the international community.

    At the same time, the outcome of efforts to develop standards for
    different areas of language-based work vary considerably in the
    degree to which they are accepted and used, and in some areas no
    commonality exists at all. As a result, there is an increasingly urgent
    need for harmonization, as well as recognition of existing de facto
    standards by establishing them as International Standards.

    This workshop is intended to bring together members of the
    language engineering community who are working on or concerned
    with establishing broad-based, internationally sanctioned standards
    that can support the full range of language processing applications in
    today's environment. We aim particularly to bring together those
    working in different topic and/or application areas, in order to foster
    communication and collaboration, and determine the common and
    different standardization needs for each. In this connection the
    increasing need for the combinability and interoperability of
    language resources with other kinds of knowledge representations
    has to be addressed.

    A sub-committee of the International Standards Organization
    (ISO/TC 37/SC 4) has recently been formed to promote the
    development of language engineering applications in multilingual
    (and multimedia) environments. The proposed work of this
    committee will be described at the workshop and participation from
    the community will be solicited. A kick-off meeting for the
    committee will also be held in conjunction with the workshop.


    Submissions are invited on the following topics:

    - Management of linguistic data in various formats (e.g., speech data,
       written text corpora, grammar, terminological data, general language
       lexical corpora, lexicon, multi-modal resources, etc.).
    - Standards for text corpora, lexica, ontologies and terminologies that
       are typical instances of language resources to be used for language
       and knowledge engineering.
    - Algorithms for preparing, processing and managing the information
       and knowledge needed by computers as well as humans, in both
       monolingual and multilingual environments.
    - Appropriate methodology, methodology standards, software tools,
       and the respective standards for data modeling, mark-up, conversion,
       interoperability, interchange, evaluation, validation, quality
       management, etc. in order to accomplish information communication
       management as well as knowledge processing through terminology
       and language resources.
    - Standards or future possible standards in the areas that include
       computational linguistics, terminology management, computerized
       lexicography, language engineering and knowledge engineering like
    - Methodology for preparing, recording, processing and reusing
       terminology and other language resources;
    - Methods and tools for net-based distributed cooperative
       preparation of language resources and other kinds of knowledge
    - Tools for representing, managing and accessing knowledge
       communicated by linguistic data and knowledge with different
        degrees of complexity;
    - Language resource management with a strong language
       engineering component;
    - Standards that are crucial for software agents, description of
       multimedia contents, and other related international standard
       activities like MPEG.


    Papers for workshop contributions should not exceed four pages
    (excluding references) in English and in single column format. An
    additional title page should include the title, author(s),
    contact email address, postal address, telephone, fax and URL as
    well as five keywords.

    Submissions should be sent by email, in Postscript, PDF or Word
    format to:


    to arrive by 25 February 2002.

    Demonstrations of software or language resource management tools
    will be considered as well. Please send a two-page outline by
    February 25.

    Authors are encouraged to send a brief email indicating their
    intention to submit a paper or participate in the workshop.


    Laurent Romary, Laboratoire Loria, France
    Christian Galinski, InfoTerm, Austria
    Nancy Ide, Vassar College, USA
    Key-Sun Choi, KAIST, Korterm, Korea


    Gerhard Budin, University of Vienna, Austria
    Nicoletta Calzolari, CNRS, Pisa, Italy
    Key-Sun Choi, KORTERM, KAIST, Korea
    Yuzuru Fujiwara, National Center for Industrial Information, Tokyo, Japan
    Christian Galinski, Infoterm, Austria
    Koiti Hasida, Cyber Assist Research Center, Tokyo, Japan
    Gerhard Heyer, Leipzig University, Germany
    Isahara Hitoshi, CRL, Japan
    Junfeng Hu, Peking University, China
    Churen Huang, Academia Sinica, Taiwan
    Nancy Ide, Vassar College, USA
    Yeon-Bae Kim, Human Science Division, NHK, Japan
    Jong-Hyeok Lee, Postech, Korea
    Fang Qing, CNIS, China
    Laurent Romary, Laboratoire Loria, France
    Klaus-Dirk Schmitz, Fachhochschule Koeln, Germany
    Takehiro Sioda, NHK Broadcasting Culture Research Institute, Japan
    Virach Sornlertlamvanich, NECTEC, Thailand
    Tokunaga Takenobu, TIT, Japan
    Benjamin Tsou, City University of Hong Kong
    Sue-Ellen Wright, Kent State University, USA
    Shiwen Yu, Peking University, China
    Antonio Zampolli, CNRS, Pisa, Italy

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