GSCL/CEDIFOR-Workshop CRiLL-HL: 1st Call for Papers

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First Call for Papers

1st GSCL/CEDIFOR-Workshop on Corpora and Resources for Low Resource Languages with a Special Focus on Historical Languages

Location: Goethe University Frankfurt, Germany

Organizing Commitee: Alexander Mehler, Jost Gippert, Armin Hoenen

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Field(s): Computational Linguistics; Text/Corpus Linguistics

Deadline: 10.01.2016

Deadline *extended*: 22.01.2016

Notification to authors: 01.02.2016

Notification to authors *postponed*: 08.02.2016

Workshop date: 29.02.2016

Keynote Speakers:

Prof. Dr. Anke Lüdeling

Call for Papers:

In recent years, the interest in language resources and computational models for the study of low resource languages (LRLs) has been constantly growing. This concerns especially historical LRLs for which authentic digitized material is hardly available. Since for most historical languages data is sparse one may consider Wikipedia and related projects (on Old English, Gothic, Old Church Slavonic, Latin etc.) to overcome data sparseness. This approach investigates to what extent such data can be useful for modeling historical languages. The LRL workshop addresses scholars working on these and related topics using LRL corpora for NLP of low-resourced languages. We ask for submitting papers that present original research belonging but not being limited to the following list of topics:

1) Language Resources and Tools for Low Resource Languages:

  • Corpus compilation
  • Evaluation of and tools for LRLs
  • Adaptation of tools (taggers, parsers) for LRLs
  • Automatic classification of LRLs
  • Adaptation of abstract layers of information/annotation and technology/resource transfer from resource-richer languages (subsequent language stages)

2) Linguistic Assessment of Corpora for Low Resource Languages:

  • Corpus-driven studies in LRLs
  • Historical comparative studies using historical LRL corpora
  • Revived L2 only languages as learner corpora
  • Socio-cultural perspectives on revived historical languages
  • Quality assessment of corpora of revived historical languages

3) LRLs by example of the philologies:

  • Classical Latin
  • Medieval Latin
  • Old English
  • Old Church Slavonic
  • Gothic
  • etc.


Authors are invited to submit anonymized abstracts in English or German presenting original and unpublished research. Abstracts should not exceed 4 pages (excluding references, tables and figures). The format should be either MS Word or pdf.

Submission page:

Submission should be made via EasyChair through this link.