[open-linguistics] 3rd and final CFP: [Deadline Extended to January 14]: 4th Workshop on Indian Language Data: Resources and Evaluation (WILDRE-4) under LREC 2018

Atul Kr. Ojha shashwatup9k at gmail.com
Tue Jan 9 14:44:43 UTC 2018

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    4th Workshop on Indian Language Data: Resources and Evaluation
Date: Saturday, 12th May 2018
Venue: Phoenix Seagaia Resort, Miyazaki, Japan (Organized under LREC2018
(07-12 May 2018)

Main website - http://sanskrit.jnu.ac.in/conf/wildre4
Submit papers on - http://www.softconf.com/lrec2018/WILDRE/
LREC website: http://lrec2018.lrec-conf.org/en/

WILDRE – the 4th workshop on Indian Language Data: Resources and Evaluation
is being organized in Miyazaki, Japan on 12h May, 2018 under the LREC
platform. India has a huge linguistic diversity and has seen concerted
efforts from the Indian government and industry towards developing language
resources. European Language Resource Association (ELRA) and its associate
organizations have been very active and successful in addressing the
challenges and opportunities related to language resource creation and
evaluation. It is therefore a great opportunity for resource creators of
Indian languages to showcase their work on this platform and also to
interact and learn from those involved in similar initiatives all over the
world. The broader objectives of the WILDRE will be


   To map the status of Indian Language Resources

   To investigate challenges related to creating and sharing various levels
   of language resources

   To promote a dialogue between language resource developers and users

   To provide opportunity for researchers from India to collaborate with
   researchers from other parts of the world


January 14, 2018 Paper submissions due *(**No further extension**)*

February 15, 2018 Paper notification of acceptance

March 01, 2018 Camera-ready papers due

May 12, 2018 Workshop


Papers must describe original, completed or in progress, and unpublished
work. Each submission will be reviewed by three program committee members.

Accepted papers will be given up to 10 pages (for full papers) 5 pages (for
short papers and posters) in the workshop proceedings, and will be
presented oral presentation or poster.

Papers should be formatted according to the LREC style-sheet, which is
provided on the LREC 2018 website (http://lrec2018.lrec-conf.org
/en/submission/authors-kit/). Please submit papers in PDF format to the
LREC website.

We are seeking submissions under the following category


   Full papers (10 pages)

   Short papers (work in progress – 5 pages)

   Posters (innovative ideas/proposals, research proposal of students)

   Demo (of working online/standalone systems)

WILDRE-4 will have a special focus on Demos of Indian Language Technology.
In the past few years, as more resources have been developed and made
available, there has been an increased activity in developing usable
technology using these. WILDRE-4 would like to encourage and widen the Demo
track to allow the community to showcase their demos and have mutually
beneficial interactions with each other as well as resource developers.

WILRE-4 will invite technical, policy and position paper submissions on the
following topics related to Indian Language Resources:


   Digital Humanities, heritage computing

   Corpora - text, speech, multimodal, methodologies, annotation and tools

   Lexicons and Machine-readable dictionaries

   Ontologies, Grammars

   Language resources for basic NLP, IR, Machine Translation and Speech
   Technology tasks, tools and Infrastructure for constructing and sharing
   language resources

   Standards or specifications for language resources applications

   Licensing and copyright issues

Both submission and review processes handled electronically. The review
process will be *double blind*. The workshop website will provide the
submission guidelines and the link for the electronic submission.

When submitting a paper from the START page, authors will be asked to
provide essential information about resources (in a broad sense, i.e. also
technologies, standards, evaluation kits, etc.) that have been used for the
work described in the paper or are a new result of your research. Moreover,
ELRA encourages all LREC authors to share the described LRs (data, tools,
services, etc.), to enable their reuse, replicability of experiments,
including evaluation ones, etc.

For further information on this initiative, please refer to

*Conference Chairs*


   Girish Nath Jha, Jawaharlal Nehru University, India

   Kalika Bali, Microsoft Research India Lab, Bangalore, India

   Sobha L, AU-KBC, Anna University, Chennai, India

*Program Committee (to be updated)*


   Adil Amin Kak, Kashmir University

   Arul Mozhi, University of Hyderabad

   Asif Iqbal, IIT Patna, Patna

   Anil Kumar Singh, IIT BHU, Benaras

   Bogdan Babych, University of Leeds, UK

   Claudia Soria, CNR-ILC, Italy

   Dafydd Gibbon, Universität Bielefeld, Germany

   Dipti Mishra Sharma, IIIT, Hyderabad

   Diwakr Mishra, EZDI, Ahmedabad

   Dorothee Beermann, Norwegian University of Science and Technology (NTNU)

   Elizabeth Sherley, IITM-Kerala, Trivandrum

   Esha Banerjee, Google, USA

   Eveline Wandl-Vogt, Austrian Academy of Sciences, Austria

   Georg Rehm, DFKI, Germany

   Girish Nath Jha, Jawaharlal Nehru University, New Delhi

   Hans Uszkoreit, DFKI, Berlin

   Jan Odijk, Utrecht University, The Netherlands

   Jolanta Bachan, Adam Mickiewicz University, Poland

   Joseph Mariani, LIMSI-CNRS, France

   Jyoti DPawar, Goa University

   Karunesh Arora, CDAC Noida

   Kalika Bali, MSRI, Bangalore

   Kevin Scannell, St. Louis University, USA

   Khalid Choukri, ELRA, France

   Lars Hellan, NTNU, Norway

   Malhar Kulkarni, IIT Bombay

   Manji Bhadra, Bankura University, West Bengal

   Marko Tadic, Croatian Academy of Sciences and Arts, Croatia

   Massimo Monaglia, University of Florence, Italy

   Monojit Choudhary, MSRI Bangalore

   Narayan Choudhary, CIIL, Mysore

   Nicoletta Calzolari, ILC-CNR, Pisa, Italy

   Niladri Shekhar Dash, ISI Kolkata

   Panchanan Mohanty, University of Hyderabad

   Pinky Nainwani, Optimum Pvt.Ltd, Bangalore

   Pushpak Bhattacharya, Director, IIT Patna

   Qun Liu, Adapt Center, Dublin City University, Ireland

   Ritesh Kumar, Agra University

   S.S. Aggarwal, KIIT, Gurgaon, India

   Sachin Kumar, CDAC-Pune

   Shivaji Bandhopadhyay, Jadavpur University, Kolkata

   Sobha L, AU-KBC Research Centre, Anna University

   Stelios Piperidis, ILSP, Greece

   Subhash Chandra, Delhi University

   Swaran Lata, Head, TDIL, MCIT, Govtof India

   Virach Sornlertlamvanich, Thammasat Univeristy, Bangkok, Thailand

   Vishal Goyal, Punjabi University, Patiala

   Zygmunt Vetulani, Adam Mickiewicz University, Poland

*Workshop contact:*

Atul Kr. Ojha, Sr. NLP Research Engineer, MTEP project @JNU
*shashwatup9k at gmail.com
<shashwatup9k at gmail.com>*

Atul​ Kr. Ojha,
(On behalf of WILDRE-4 Organizing Committee)
WILDRE4 2018 - https://www.softconf.com/lrec2018/WILDRE
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