BUCC, 9th Workshop on Building and Using Comparable Corpora
Shared Task preparation panel: Identifying Parallel Sentences in Comparable Corpora
Beyond this year’s special topic "Continuous Vector Space Models and Comparable Corpora" and the shared task on "Identifying Parallel Segments in Comparable Corpora", we solicit contributions including but not limited to the following topics:
- Building Comparable Corpora:
- Human translations
- Automatic and semi-automatic methods
- Methods to mine parallel and non-parallel corpora from the Web
- Tools and criteria to evaluate the comparability of corpora
- Parallel vs non-parallel corpora, monolingual corpora
- Rare and minority languages, across language families
- Multi-media/multi-modal comparable corpora
- Applications of comparable corpora:
- Human translations
- Language learning
- Cross-language information retrieval & document categorization
- Bilingual projections
- Machine translation
- Writing assistance
- Mining from Comparable Corpora:
- Cross-language distributional semantics
- Extraction of parallel segments or paraphrases from comparable corpora
- Extraction of translations of single words and multi-word expressions, proper names, named entities, etc., from comparable corpora
|24 February 2016||Deadline for submission of full papers (extended)|
|10 March 2016||Notification of acceptance|
|27 March 2016||Camera-ready papers due|
|23 May 2016||Workshop date|
Papers should follow the LREC main conference formatting details (to be announced on the conference website http://lrec2016.lrec-conf.org/) and should be submitted as a PDF-file via the START workshop manager at https://www.softconf.com/lrec2016/BUCC2016/.
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 Short paper submission must describe original and unpublished work without exceeding six (6) pages.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 Long paper submissions must describe substantial, original, completed and unpublished work without exceeding ten (10) pages.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.
Please also observe the following two paragraphs which are applicable to all LREC workshops as well as to the main conference:
Describing your LRs in the LRE Map is now a normal practice in the submission procedure of LREC (introduced in 2010 and adopted by other conferences). To continue the efforts initiated at LREC 2014 about “Sharing LRs” (data, tools, web-services, etc.), authors will have the possibility, when submitting a paper, to upload LRs in a special LREC repository. This effort of sharing LRs, linked to the LRE Map for their description, may become a new “regular” feature for conferences in our field, thus contributing to creating a common repository where everyone can deposit and share data.
As scientific work requires accurate citations of referenced work so as to allow the community to understand the whole context and also replicate the experiments conducted by other researchers, LREC 2016 endorses the need to uniquely Identify LRs through the use of the International Standard Language Resource Number (ISLRN, www.islrn.org), a Persistent Unique Identifier to be assigned to each Language Resource. The assignment of ISLRNs to LRs cited in LREC papers will be offered at submission time.
For further information, please contact Reinhard Rapp <reinhardrapp (at) gmx (dot) de>