Conference Topics

Issues in the design, construction and use of LRs: text, speech, sign, gesture, image, in single or multimodal/multimedia data
  •   Guidelines, standards, best practices and models for LRs interoperability
  •   Methodologies and tools for LRs construction and annotation
  •   Methodologies and tools for extraction and acquisition of knowledge
  •   Ontologies, terminology and knowledge representation
  •   LRs and Semantic Web (including Linked Data, Knowledge Graphs, etc.)
  •   LRs and Crowdsourcing
  •   Metadata for LRs and semantic/content mark-up
Exploitation of LRs in systems and applications
  •  Sign language, multimedia information and multimodal communication
  •  LRs in systems and applications such as: information extraction, information retrieval, audio-visual and multimedia search, speech dictation, meeting transcription, Computer Aided Language Learning, training and education, mobile communication, machine translation, speech translation, summarisation, semantic search, text mining, inferencing, reasoning, sentiment analysis/opinion mining, etc.
  •  Interfaces: (speech-based) dialogue systems, natural language and multimodal/multisensory interactions, voice-activated services, etc.
  •  Use of (multilingual) LRs in various fields of application like e-government, e-participation, e-culture, e-health, mobile applications, digital humanities, social sciences, etc.
  •  Industrial LRs requirements
  •  User needs, LT for accessibility
LRs in the age of deep neural networks
  •  Semi-supervised, weakly-supervised and unsupervised machine learning approaches
  •  Representation Learning for language
  •  Techniques for (semi-)automatically generating training data
  •  Cross-language NLP & Cross-domain NLP with reduction of human effort
Issues in LT evaluation
  •  LT evaluation methodologies, protocols and measures
  •  Validation and quality assurance of LRs
  •  Benchmarking of systems and products
  •  Usability evaluation of HLT-based user interfaces and dialogue systems
  •  User satisfaction evaluation
General issues regarding LRs & Evaluation
  •   International and national activities, projects and initiatives
  •   Priorities, perspectives, strategies in national and international policies for LRs
  •   Multilingual issues, language coverage and diversity, less-resourced languages
  •   Open, linked and shared data and tools, open and collaborative architectures
  •   Replicability and reproducibility issues
  •   Organisational, economical, ethical and legal issues
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Important dates
  • 31 October 2019: Submission of proposals for panels, workshops and tutorials
  • 2 December 2019: Submission of proposals for oral and poster papers
  • 13 February 2020: Notification of acceptance for oral and poster/demo papers
  • 6 March 2020: Final Submission of accepted oral and poster/demo papers
  • 13-14-15 May 2020: Main Conference
  • 11-12-16 May 2020: Workshops & Tutorials