The 11th Workshop on Asian Language Resources


Nagoya, Japan
Oct 14, 2013




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.

To achieve these goals, the workshop calls for original and unpublished technical, strategy, policy and survey papers concerning, but not limited to, the following topics:

  • Text corpora, speech corpora, corpora in other modalities or media (such as video for sign languages or affective computing)

  • Lexicons, grammars, machine-readable dictionaries, domain specific terminology

  • Ontologies, knowledge representation, semantic web technologies

  • Infrastructure for constructing and sharing language resources

  • Exchange and annotation schemata, exchange formats

  • Language resources for basic NLP tasks (word segmentation, named entity recognition, syntactic analysis, semantic analysis, discourse analysis, speech recognition, speech synthesis, etc.)

  • Language Resources for HLT applications (such as text generation, information retrieval, information extraction, question answering, machine translation, speech translation, reasoning, affective computing, etc.)

  • Strategies and priorities cooperation and collaboration

  • Licensing and copyright issues

This workshop is one of a series of workshops organized by Asian Language Resources Committee (ALRC) of Asian Federation of NLP (AFNLP; The last workshop was held in conjunction with COLING 2012 which was held in Indian Institute of Technology Bombay, Mumbai, India. Followings are the series of the workshops since the beginning:

  • Tokyo, Japan, under the name of Symposium on Language Resources in Asia, 2001

  • Tokyo, Japan, in conjunction with the 6th Natural Language Processing Pacific Rim Symposium, National Center of Sciences, 2001

  • Taipei, Taiwan, in conjunction with Coling2002

  • Sanya City, Hainan Island, China, in conjunction with IJCNLP2004

  • Jeju Island, Korea, in conjunction with IJCNLP2005

  • Hyderabad, India, in conjunction with IJCNLP2008

  • Singapore, in conjunction with ACL/IJCNLP 2009

  • Beijing, China, 2010

  • Chiang Mai, Thailand, in conjunction with IJCNLP, 2011

  • Indian Institute of Technology Bombay, Mumbai, India, in conjunction with COLING, 2012

The intended length of the workshop: 1 day