BUCC, 7th Workshop on Building and Using Comparable Corpora
Building Resources for Machine Translation Research

Co-located with LREC 2014
Reykjavik (Iceland)
27 May 2014

Submission site:
Journal special issue: JNLE
Invited speaker: Chris Callison-Burch
University of Pennsylvania


We solicit contributions including but not limited to the following topics.

Topics related to the special theme:


Building Comparable Corpora:



Applications of comparable corpora:



Mining from Comparable Corpora:


Note that an edited book “Building and Using Comparable Corpora” has just been published by Springer.

Chapter 1, an introduction and state of the art on the topic, is now freely available on Springer’s Web site: Overviewing Important Aspects of the Last 20 Years of Research in Comparable Corpora.



23 February 2014 Deadline for submission of full papers
10 March 2014 Notification of acceptance
27 March 2014 Camera-ready papers due
27 May 2014 Workshop date


Papers should follow the LREC main conference formatting details at http://lrec2014.lrec-conf.org/en/submission/authors-kit/ and should be submitted as a PDF-file via the START workshop manager at https://www.softconf.com/lrec2014/BUCC2014/.

Contributions can be short or long papers. Short paper submission must describe original and unpublished work without exceeding six (6) pages. Characteristics of short papers include: a small, focused contribution; work in progress; a negative result; an opinion piece; an interesting application nugget. Long paper submissions must describe substantial, original, completed and unpublished work without exceeding ten (10) pages.

Reviewing will be double blind, so the papers should not reveal the authors’ identity. Accepted papers will be published in the workshop proceedings.

Double submission policy: Parallel submission to other meetings or publications is possible but must be immediately notified to the workshop organizers.

When submitting a paper from the START page, authors will be asked to provide essential information about resources (in a broad sense, i.e. also technologies, standards, evaluation kits, etc.) that have been used for the work described in the paper or are a new result of your research. Moreover, ELRA encourages all LREC authors to share the described LRs (data, tools, services, etc.), to enable their reuse, replicability of experiments, including evaluation ones, etc.

For further information, please contact Pierre Zweigenbaum mailto:pz(erase_at)limsi(erase_dot)fr

Plain-text CFP : bucc2014-cfp.txt
PDF CFP : bucc2014-cfp.pdf
Last modified: 12 Jul 2014


Authors of selected papers will be encouraged to submit substantially extended versions of their manuscripts to an upcoming special issue on “Machine Translation Using Comparable Corpora” of the Journal of Natural Language Engineering.