Less Resourced and Endangered Languages
Special attention will be devoted to less resourced and endangered languages: it is expected that LREC2020 makes room to activities carried out to support indigenous languages, building on the United Nations/UNESCO International Year of Indigenous Languages being celebrated in 2019.
Language and the Brain
Studying the neural basis of language helps in understanding both language processing and the brain mechanisms. LREC2020 will encourage all submissions addressing language and the brain. Among possible subtopics, submissions could focus on new datasets and resources (neuroimaging, controlled corpora, lexicons, etc.), methods aiming at new multimodal experimentations (e.g. EEG in virtual reality), language processing applications (e.g. brain decoding, brain-computer interfaces), etc.
The availability of LRs is a key element of the development of high quality Human Language Technologies based on AI/Machine Learning approaches, and LREC is the best place to get access to this data, in many languages and for many domains. In addition to submissions addressing ML issues based on large quantities of data, those applied to languages for which only small, noisy or sparse data exist are also most welcomed.