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CfP: Workshop on Resources and Technologies for Indigenous, Endangered and Lesser-resourced Languages in Eurasia (EURALI)

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Date: Wed, 5 Jan 2022 09:00:00 +0000
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Workshop on Resources and Technologies for Indigenous, Endangered and
Lesser-resourced Languages in Eurasia (EURALI)

@ LREC 2022

Date: Monday, June 20, 2022

Venue: Palais du Pharo, Marseille (France)

Main website: https://sites.google.com/view/eurali/

LREC website: https://lrec2022.lrec-conf.org/en/


Workshop overview  and objectives

This workshop will focus on the development of language technology
resources and tools for the indigenous, endangered and lesser-resource
languages in the Eurasia continent.

In a media-centric world where language technology allows people to break
cultural and language barriers, it is important that speakers of endangered
and indigenous languages can be empowered to use these technologies to
share their knowledge and culture with the world. With the aim of bridging
this gap, the goal of this workshop is to increase visibility and promote
research for lesser-resourced and underrepresented language communities in
Europe and Asia. Through collaboration between NLP researchers, language
experts and linguists working for endangered languages in these
communities, we aim to create language technology resources that will help
to preserve and revive these languages for future generations. Furthermore,
the workshop aims to promote the emergence of new methods that benefit
linguists, for instance for automation of analysis and validation
processes, field linguists, for instance the facilitation of data
collection and analysis processes, and computational linguists by
developing new techniques necessary for linguistic analysis, development of
supervised or weakly-supervised methods for the analysis of poorly written
or undocumented languages.

The main objective of the workshop is to create basic resources and develop
tools for Eurasiatic languages, including but not limited to the following

    • identifying languages and variants spoken in these regions

    • creating language resources and applications, e.g., sentiment
analysis, named entity recognition, and syntactic parsing

    • standardization for endangered languages

    • automatic identification and classification of lexical variation and
language varieties

    • adaptation of fundamental NLP tools for these languages, e.g.,
morphological analysis, taggers and parsers

    • reusability of language resources in NLP applications, e.g., machine
translation, POS tagging.

    • machine translation between closely related languages

   • evaluation of language resources and tools when applied to
lesser-resourced languages in the same language families

    • corpora, resources, and tools for close related languages

    • linguistic and textual similarities among languages in Eurasia

    • digitization of endangered languages

    • challenges in the creation of language resources and tools from
linguistics perspectives

    • Linguistics for poorly spoken or undocumented languages


We are seeking submissions under the following category:

Full papers : 8 pages+unlimited reference

Short papers (work in progress) : 4 pages+unlimited reference

Posters (innovative ideas/proposals, a research idea of students) : 4
pages+unlimited reference

Demo (of working online/standalone systems) : 2 pages

Papers must describe original, completed or in progress, and unpublished
work. Each submission will be reviewed by three program committee members.
The accepted papers will be given up to for full/short paper and poster in
the workshop proceedings, and will be presented as an oral presentation or

Papers should be formatted according to the LREC style-sheet, which is
provided on the LREC 2022 website (
https://lrec2022.lrec-conf.org/en/submission2022/authors-kit/). Please
submit papers in PDF format at the START account (the link will be
available very soon on the workshop website).

For further information on this initiative, please refer to

Important Dates

April 08, 2022: Paper submissions due

May 03, 2022: Paper notification of acceptance

May 23, 2022: Camera-ready papers due

June 20, 2022: Workshop

Workshop Chair:

Atul Kr. Ojha, National University of Ireland Galway, Ireland

Sina Ahmadi, National University of Ireland Galway, Ireland

Chao-Hong Liu, Potamu Research Ltd, Ireland

John P. McCrae, National University of Ireland Galway, Ireland

Programme Committee (to be updated):

 Agata Savary, University of Paris-Saclay, France

Alina Karakanta, Fondazione Bruno Kessler (FBK) / University of Trento

Atul Kr. Ojha, National University of Ireland Galway, Irelnad

Bharathi Raja Chakravarthi, National University of Ireland Galway, Irelnad

Bogdan Babych, Heidelberg University, Germany

Chao-Hong Liu, Potamu Research Ltd

Daan vaan Escah, Google

Esha Banerjee, Google, USA

Ekaterina Vylomova, University of Melbourne, Australia

Graham Neubig*, CMU, USA

George Rehm, DFKI GmbH, Germany

John Ortega*, New York University, USA

Jonathan Washington, Swarthmore College, USA

John P. McCrae, National University of Ireland Galway, Irelnad

Joseph Mariani, LIMSI-CNRS, France

Katharina Kann*, University of Colorado at Boulder, USA

Khalid Choukri, ELDA/ELRA, France

Nicoletta Calzolari, CNR-ILC, Italy

Rico Sennrich, University of Zurich, Switzerland

Sina Ahamdi, National University of Ireland Galway, Irelnad

Sunipa Dev, University of California, Los Angeles

Daniel Zeman*, Charles University, Prague

Identify, Describe, and Share your LRs!


   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 2022 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.
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