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

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Authors are requested to format their manuscripts according to the guidelines specified in this style sheet. Papers which do not adhere to this format will NOT be accepted for publication in the Conference Proceedings.


Each article must include an abstract of 150 to 200 words in Times 9 pt with interlinear spacing of 10 pt. The heading Abstract should be centred, font Times 10 boldface. This short abstract will also be used for printing a Booklet of Abstracts containing the abstracts of all papers presented at the Conference.


Each article must contain the Keywords which have been entered in START at the final submission stage on a separate line beginning with "Keywords:" AFTER the abstract.

Keywords: keyword1, keyword2, keyword3


Each manuscript should be submitted on white A4 paper. The fully justified text should be formatted in two parallel columns, each 8.25 cm wide, and separated by a space of 0.63 cm. Left, right, and bottom margins should be 1.9 cm. and the top margin 2.5 cm. The font for the main body of the text should be Times 10 pt with interlinear spacing of 11 pt. Articles must be between a minimum of 4 and a maximum of 8 pages in length, regardless of the mode of presentation (oral or poster ).

Page numbering

Please do not include page numbers in your article.


The title of the article is in Times 14 pt boldface, and should appear in the centre of the page, 3 cm from the top. All the initials of each content word of the title are to be capitalised.

Authors’ data

The authors’ data are centred under the title, in the following format:
  Name(s): Times 12 pt boldface
  Affiliation: Times 10 pt regular
  Address: Times 10 pt regular
  E-mail address: Times 10 pt regular.

There should be no spaces left between paragraphs.

Headings 1

Level 1 headings should be capitalised in the same way as the main title, and centred within the column. The font used is Times 12 boldface. There should also be a space of 12 pt between the title and the preceding section, and a space of 3 pt between the title and the text following it.

Headings 2

The format for level 2 headings is basically the same as for level 1 headings. However, the font is Times 11, and the heading is justified to the left of the column.

Headings 3

The format for level 3 headings is the same as for level 2 headings, except that the font is Times 10, and there should be no space left between the heading and the text.

References within the text

All references within the text should be placed in parentheses containing the author’s surname followed by a comma before the date of publication (Martin, 1996). If the sentence already includes the author’s name, then it is only necessary to put the date in parentheses: Martin (1996). When several authors are cited, those references should be separated with a semicolon: (Martin, 1996; Chibout & Masson, 1995). When the reference has more than three authors, only cite the name of the first author followed by et al.


Footnotes are indicated within the text by a number in superscript. They should be in Times 9, and appear at the bottom of the same page as their corresponding number. Footnotes should also be separated from the rest of the text by a horizontal line 5 cm long.


All figures should be centred and clearly distinguishable. They should never be drawn by hand, and the lines must be very dark in order to ensure a high-quality printed version. Figures should be numbered in the text, and have a caption in Times 10 pt underneath. A space must be left between each figure and its respective caption.

Figure and caption should always appear together on the same page. Particularly large figures can be centred, using a full page.


The instructions for tables are the same as for figures (see previous section).

Example: Level Tools Morphology Pitrat Analyser Syntax LFG Analyser (C-Structure) Semantics LFG F-Structures + Sowa’s Conceptual Graphs Table 1: Caption.


Place all acknowledgements (including those concerning research grants and funding) in a separate section at the end of the article.

Bibliographical References

Bibliographical references should be listed in alphabetical order at the end of the article. The title of the section, "References", should be a level 1 heading. The first line of each bibliographical reference should be justified to the left of the column, and the rest of the entry should be indented by 0.35 cm.

The following examples (of fictitious references) illustrate the basic format required for conference Proceedings, books, journals, articles, Ph.D. theses, and chapters of books respectively:

Martin, L.E. (1990). Knowledge Extraction. In Proceedings of the Twelfth Annual Conference of the Cognitive Science Society. Hillsdale, NJ: Lawrence Erlbaum Associates, pp. 252-262.

Chercheur, J.L. (1994). Case-Based Reasoning. San Mateo, CA: Morgan Kaufman Publishers.

Castor, A. & Pollux, L.E. (1992). The use of user modelling to guide inference and learning. Applied Intelligence, 2(1), pp. 37-53. Zavatta, A. (1992). Un Générateur d’Insultes s’intégrant dans un Système de Dialogue Humain-Machine. Thèse de Doctorat en Informatique. Université Paris-sud, Centre d’Orsay.

Grandchercheur, L.B. (1983). Vers une modélisation cognitive de l’être et du néant. In S.G Paris, G.M. Olson, H.W. Stevenson (Eds.), Fondement des Sciences Cognitives. Hillsdale, NJ: Lawrence Erlbaum Associates, pp. 6-38.


The Language Resource and Evaluation Conference (LREC) Proceedings are published by the European Language Resources Association (ELRA). This applies to all different media that may be used (i.e., hardcopy, CD-ROM, Internet-based/Web, etc.).

ELRA’s policy is to acquire copyright for all LREC contributions. In assigning your copyright, you are not forfeiting your right to use your contribution elsewhere. This you may do without seeking permission and is subject only to normal acknowledgement to the LREC Proceedings.

Your submission of a finalized contribution for inclusion in the LREC Proceedings automatically assigns the above-mentioned copyright to ELRA.


Detailed submission information including deadline will be provided shortly.


Presentation slides

Due to the size of the conference rooms it is recommended to use 36 pt fonts for the presentation slides.


The size of posters holders is 90cm x 150 cm and the format is vertical (Portrait). The Poster Boards cannot accommodate Landscape posters. You can print your poster in Portrait A0 (84,1 x 118,9cm).


Those having a demo presentation alongside their poster should contact the organiser of the demonstrations, Sara Goggi @ [javascript protected email address].


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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