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                            Call for Papers 


                      Pre LREC-2008 Workshop: 


         Uses and usage of language resource-related standards


                          Marrakech, Morocco 

                         Tuesday, 27 May 2008




Uses and usage of language resource-related standards



In recent years more and more standards related to the representation

and processing of language resources (LRs) have been issued by

different organizations (e.g., ISO, Oasis, LISA, W3C, TEI etc.). While

some of these have been designed explicitly for the purpose of

modeling language (e.g., LAF, OLAC, IMDI, etc), other standards in use

in the community are originally geared to the representation of

properties of texts (e.g., TEI). Still others have been defined with

broader, not inherently language or text-related purposes in

mind. Apart from standards for representation and linguistic

description, recently standards for resource management are also



The formal standardisation process is only one aspect of the evolution

of a standard. The application and the real use seem to be even more

important. A standard is useful for the community only if it is actually

applied. The workshop will concentrate on standards which are in use,

experiences with standards as well as tools

to enhance the use of standards. In particular we will encourage

contributions in the following areas:


(a) experiences with different types of standards:


- research contexts inviting/impeding the use of standards

- standards and exploitation of LRs

- use of language vs. text encoding standards

- use of standards for representation vs. linguistic description

- standards for different types of LRs (corpora, archives,

  dictionaries, spoken vs. written language etc)

- standards used in the localization process

- competing standards (comparison of competing standards,

  motivations for preferring one standard over another)



(b) use of standards from different vantage points:


- data providers (support for standards, e.g., data category


- data users (e.g., standards supporting resource exploitation)

- tool developers (e.g., corpus annotation tools supporting

  standards, standards aware localization tools)



(c) new horizons in standardization


- standardization for resource management (e.g., resource

  validation) and best practices

- efforts to make language resource-related standards communicate

  with each other (e.g., mappings, upper structures)

- interaction of language resource-related standards with

  non-language data standards

- special requirements for multilingual resources

- special requirements for multimodal resources

- methodologies for the evaluation of standards






Submissions should not exceed ten (10) pages, including references. We 

strongly recommend the use of the LaTeX style files or Microsoft Word 

document template that will be made available on the LREC Conference 

Web site. A description of the required format will be made available to 

those who are unable to make direct use of these style files. 


Submission will be electronic. The only accepted format for submitted 

papers is Adobe PDF. The papers must be submitted no later than 

15th February 2008. Papers submitted after that time will not be 

reviewed. For details of the submission procedure, please consult the 

submission webpage reachable via the workshop website. 


Questions regarding the submission procedure should be directed to






Deadline for submission of Papers  :  15th February 2008

Notification of Acceptance         :  18th March 2008

Deadline for final paper submission:   2nd April 2008 





Nicoletta Calzolari Zamorani, ILC, Pisa

Felix Sasaki, W3C, Keio Research Institute

Elke Teich, Technische Universität Darmstadt

Andreas Witt, Tübingen University

Peter Wittenburg, MPI Nijmegen





Nuria Bel (Universitat Pompeu Fabra Barcelona, Spain)

Lou Burnard (University of Oxford, UK)

Gerhard Budin (Vienna University, Austria)

Key-Sun Choi (KAIST, Republic of Korea)

Thierry Declerck (DFKI, Germany)

Peter Fankhauser (FhG-IPSI, Darmstadt, Germany)

Gil Francopoulo (Tagmatica, France)

Thilo Goetz (IBM, Germany)

Yoshihiko Hayashi (Osaka University and NICT, Japan)

Uli Heid (Stuttgart University, Germany)

Erhard Hinrichs (Tübingen University, Germany)

Nancy Ide (Vassar College, New York, USA)

Fotis Jannidis (Technische Universität Darmstadt, Germany)

Kiyong Lee (Korea University, Republic of Korea)

Christian Lieske (SAP AG, Germany)

Monica Monachini (ILC Pisa, Italy)

Laurent Romary (MPG, Germany)

Justus Roux (University of Stellenbosch, South Africa)

Yves Savourel (Enlaso, USA)

C.M. Sperberg-McQueen (W3C, USA)

Sue Ellen Wright (Kent State University, OH, USA)

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