BUCC, 9th Workshop on Building and Using Comparable Corpora

Co-located with LREC 2016
Portorož (Slovenia)
23 May 2016, room Adria
Special Topic: Continuous Vector Space Models and 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:


Applications of comparable corpora:


Mining 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 Short paper submission must describe original and unpublished work without exceeding six (6) pages.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 Long paper submissions must describe substantial, original, completed and unpublished work without exceeding ten (10) pages.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>

Plain-text CFP : bucc2016-cfp.txt
PDF CFP : bucc2016-cfp.pdf
Last modified: 23 April 2016