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LINGUIST List 19.1187

Tue Apr 08 2008

Confs: Computational Linguistics/Morocco

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        1.    Helene Mazo, Coscoda/Write Workshop

Message 1: Coscoda/Write Workshop
Date: 07-Apr-2008
From: Helene Mazo <mazoelda.org>
Subject: Coscoda/Write Workshop
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Coscoda/Write Workshop

Date: 01-Jun-2008 - 01-Jun-2008
Location: Marrakech, Morocco
Contact: Dafydd Gibbon
Contact Email: gibbonuni-bielefeld.de
Meeting URL: http://www.lrec-conf.org/lrec2008/IMG/ws/CocosdaWrite.pdf

Linguistic Field(s): Computational Linguistics

Meeting Description:

Coscoda/Write Workshop: Towards common priorities and recommendations for the
future of Language and Speech Resources

Sunday, June 1st - 9am to 4pm - Registration is free, but mandatory.
Organisers: Dafydd Gibbon, Khalid Choukri, Nicoletta Calzolari and Steven Krauwer

The Cocosda/WRITE workshop will consist of three main components.

Following the Cocosda tradition the first session will consist of six brief
presentations of recent developments in a number of key areas and brief regional
reports. These presentations will be followed by a general discussion where we
try to arrive at an analysis of where we stand in relation to speech and related
multimodal/multimedia resources and where we are heading.

The second session follows the WRITE tradition and is more forward-looking. We
will first give a brief presentation of the new EC FLaReNet project and its
international extension, which can be seen as a follow-up of the language and
speech technology roadmap actions initiated by Enabler and ELSNET that led to
the creation of WRITE. The objective of FLaReNet is to formulate recommendations
for a long term European strategy and policy for language resources (in a very
broad sense). During this session there will be brief presentations by various
speakers (from all over the world), that we will invite to give their views on
the main issues that will be addressed by FLaReNet:

The Chart for the area of LRs in its different dimensions
Methods and models for LR building, reuse, interlinking and maintenance
Methods for the automatic construction and processing of LRs
Harmonisation of formats and standards
Definition of evaluation protocols and evaluation procedures

The brief presentations will be followed by general discussion.

In the last session we will summarise the key trends and identify some
agreed-upon priorities for the future.

We invite you to join this Workshop, that will be an occasion for a common
reflection on the main topics of relevance in the area of Language and other
related Resources, intended in a broad sense, and to contribute to joint
recommendations to funding agencies and towards policy development in this area.

More details on this workshop will be posted on the LREC 2008 web site
(http://www.lrec-conf.org/lrec2008/IMG/ws/CocosdaWrite.pdf) as soon as available.

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