[open-linguistics] CfP LRE Journal Special Issue: “Under-resourced Languages, Collaborative Approaches and Linked Open Data: Resources, Methods and Applications”

Emily M. Bender ebender at uw.edu
Wed Oct 8 13:07:40 UTC 2014

Given that LRE is not an open-access journal, why is this guest issue
happening there?

On Wed, Oct 8, 2014 at 6:05 AM, Christian Chiarcos <
christian.chiarcos at web.de> wrote:

> For those not on corpora list (etc.). For the others: Apologies for
> cross-posting.
> Christian
> ---------- Forwarded message ----------
> From: Claudia Soria <claudia.soria at ilc.cnr.it>
> Dear Colleagues,
> I am glad to share with you the following call. Please distribute widely!
> Claudia
> *************************
> LRE Journal Special Issue: “Under-resourced Languages, Collaborative
> Approaches and Linked Open Data: Resources, Methods and Applications”
> Second Call for Papers
> (apologies for multiple postings)
> SUBMISSION DATE: November 30, 2014
> Under-resourced languages are generally described as languages that suffer
> from a chronic lack of available resources, from human, financial, and time
> resources to linguistic ones (language data and language technology), and
> often also experience the fragmentation of efforts in resource development.
> This situation is exacerbated by the realization that as technology
> progresses and the demand for localised languages services over digital
> devices increases, the divide between adequately- and under-resourced
> languages keeps widening. Given that most of the world’s almost 7000
> languages are not adequately resourced, much work needs to be done in order
> to support their existence in the digital age.
> Although the destiny of a language is primarily determined by its native
> speakers and broader cultural context, the technological development of an
> under-resourced language offers such a language a strategic opportunity to
> have the same “digital dignity”, “digital identity” and “digital longevity”
> as large, well-developed languages on the Web.
> The Linked (Open) Data framework and the emerging Linguistic Linked (Open)
> Data infrastructure offer novel opportunities for under-resourced
> languages. On the one hand, Linked Data offers ways of exposing existing
> high quality, albeit small, language resources in the Semantic Web and, on
> the other hand, allows for the development of new state-of-the-art
> resources without necessarily having to rely on the availability of
> sophisticated language processing support.
> This special issue arises from the imperative to maintain cultural and
> language diversity and from the basic right of all communities, languages,
> and cultures to be “first class citizens” in an age driven by information,
> knowledge and understanding. In this spirit, this special issue focuses on
> three strategic approaches to augment the development of resources for
> under-resourced languages to achieve a level potentially comparable to
> well-resourced, technologically advanced languages, viz. a) using the crowd
> and collaborative platforms; b) using technologies of interoperability with
> well-developed languages; and c) using Semantic Web technologies and, more
> specifically, Linked Data.
> We invite original contributions, not published before and not under
> consideration for publication elsewhere, that address one or more of the
> following questions by means of one or more of the three approaches
> mentioned above:
> • How can collaborative approaches and technologies be fruitfully applied
> to the accelerated development and sharing of high quality resources for
> under-resourced languages?
> • How can such resources be best stored, exposed and accessed by end users
> and applications?
> • How can small language resources be re-used efficiently and effectively,
> reach larger audiences and be integrated into applications?
> • How can multilingual and cross-lingual interoperability of language
> resources, methods and applications be supported, also between languages
> that belong to different language families?
> • How can existing language resource infrastructures be scaled to
> thousands of languages?
> • How can research on and resource development for under-resourced
> languages benefit from current advances in semantic and semantic web
> technologies, and specifically the Linked Data framework?
> Please submit your articles at http://www.editorialmanager.
> com/lrev/default.asp
> Make sure to select “S.I. : Under-resourced languages” when asked to
> provide the article type.
> For this special issue we only accept full papers that are typically 18-25
> pages in length.
> Detailed format instructions are available here: http://www.springer.com/
> education+%26+language/linguistics/journal/10579?detailsPage=pltci_1060319
> Laurette Pretorius - University of South Africa, South Africa (pretol AT
> unisa DOT ac DOT ac)
> Claudia Soria - CNR-ILC, Italy (claudia.soria AT ilc DOT cnr DOT it)
> Sabine Bartsch, Technische Universität Darmstadt, Germany
> Delphine Bernhard, LILPA, Strasbourg University, France
> Peter Bouda, CIDLeS - Interdisciplinary Centre for Social and Language
> Documentation, Portugal
> Paul Buitelaar, Insight, National University of Ireland, Galway, Ireland
> Steve Cassidy, Macquarie University, Australia
> Christian Chiarcos, Frankfurt University, Germany
> Philipp Cimiano, Bielefeld University, Germany
> Thierry Declerck, DFKI GmbH, Language Technology Lab, Germany
> Mikel Forcada, University of Alicante, Spain
> Dafydd Gibbon, Bielefeld University, Germany
> Yoshihiko Hayashi, Graduate School of Language and Culture, Osaka
> University, Japan
> Sebastian Hellmann, Leipzig University, Germany
> Simon Krek, Jožef Stefan Institute, Slovenia
> Tobias Kuhn, ETH, Zurich, Switzerland
> Joseph Mariani, LIMSI-CNRS & IMMI, France
> John McCrae, Bielefeld University, Germany
> Steven Moran, Universität Zürich, Switzerland
> Kellen Parker, National Tsing Hua University, China
> Patrick Paroubek, LIMSI-CNRS, France
> Taher Pilehvar, “La Sapienza” Rome University, Italy
> Maria Pilar Perea i Sabater, Universitat de Barcelona, Spain
> Laurette Pretorius, University of South Africa, South Africa
> Leonel Ruiz Miyares, Centro de Linguistica Aplicada (CLA), Cuba
> Kevin Scannell, St. Louis University, USA
> Ulrich Schäfer, Technical University of Applied Sciences Amberg-Weiden,
> Bavaria, Germany
> Claudia Soria, CNR-ILC, Italy
> Nick Thieberger, University of Melbourne, Australia
> Eveline Wandl-Vogt, Austrian Academy of Sciences, ICLTT, Austria
> Michael Zock, LIF-CNRS, France
> --
> Claudia Soria
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Emily M. Bender
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