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The 9th edition of the Language Resources and Evaluation Conference, 26-31 May, Reykjavik, Iceland

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Big Data, Linked Open Data, LRs and HLT

The ever-increasing quantities of large and complex digital datasets, structured or unstructured, multilingual, multimodal or multimedia, pose new challenges but at the same time open up new opportunities for HLT and related fields. Ubiquitous data and information capturing devices, social media and networks, the web at large with its big data / knowledge bases and other information capturing / aggregating / publishing platforms are providing useful information and/or knowledge for a wide range of LT applications.  
LREC 2014 puts a strong emphasis on the synergies of the big Linked Open Data and LRs/LT communities and their complementarity in cracking LT problems and developing useful applications and services.

LRs in the Collaborative Age

The amount of collaboratively generated and used language data is constantly increasing and it is therefore time to open a wide discussion on such LRs at LREC. There is a need to discuss the types of LRs that can be collaboratively generated and used. 
Are lexicons, dictionaries, corpora, ontologies (of language data), grammars, tagsets, data categories, all possible fields in which a collaborative approach can be applied? Can collaboratively generated LRs be standardised/harmonised? And how can quality control be applied to collaboratively generated LRs? How can a collaborative approach ensure that less-resourced languages receive the same digital dignity as mainstream languages? 
There is also a need to discuss legal aspects related to collaboratively generated LRs. And last but not least: are there different types of collaborative approaches, or is the Wikimedia style the best approach to collaborative generation and use of LRs?

Important Dates

  • 24 October 2013: Abstract, Workshop, Tutorial and Panel submission
  • 27 November 2013: Notification of acceptance for Workshops & Tutorials
  • 31 January 2014: Notification of accepted papers
  • 22 March 2014: Final Submission of accepted papers
  • 6 April 2014: Submission of workshop proceedings
  • 28 - 29 - 30 May 2014: Main Conference
  • 26 and 27 May 2014: Pre-conference workshops and tutorials
  • 31 May 2014: Post-conference workshops and tutorials

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