The 11th Workshop on Asian Language Resources


Nagoya, Japan
Oct 14, 2013


  Call For Papers


The 11th Workshop on Asian Language Resources focuses on language resources for Asian region, with more than 2200 spoken languages. There are now increasing efforts to build multi-lingual, multi-modal language resources, with varying levels of annotations, through manual, semi-automatic and automatic approaches, as the use of ICTs spreads across the region. Correspondingly, the development of practical applications on these language resources has also been rapidly growing. The workshops on ALR is a series aim to forge a better coordination and collaboration among researchers on these languages, and the NLP community, in general to develop common frameworks and processes for this purpose.

Relevant topics include, but are not limited to, the following:

  • Infrastructure for constructing and sharing language resources
  • Meta data for resource classification and discovery
  • Exchange and annotation schemata
  • Exchange formats
  • Standards or specifications for language resources
  • Standards or specifications for content management Analysis
  • Text corpora, speech corpora Systems
  • Lexica
  • Grammars
  • Ontologies
  • Language resources for basic NLP tasks (such as word segmentation, named entity recognition, syntactic analysis, semantic analysis, discourse analysis, speech recognition , speech synthesis, etc.)
  • Language Resources for HLT applications (such as information retrieval, information extraction, question answering, machine translation, speech translation, etc.)
  • Strategies and priorities for EU-US and Asian cooperation
  • Licensing and copyright issues

Important Dates

Deadline for paper submissions is extended

June 13, 2013      Extended Deadline
July 29, 2013       Notification of paper acceptance
Aug 23, 2013       Camera-ready copies due (firm)
Oct 14, 2013       ALR11 Workshop at IJCNLP 2013


Asian Language Resource Committee (ALRC), Asian Federation of NLP (AFNLP)

Contact Person


Dr. Pushpak Bhattacharyya
Department of Computer Science and Engineering
Indian Institute of Technology
Mumbai- 400 076
Fax: 91-22-5720290/5723480