This 13th workshop on Asian Language Resources, annexed to the 11th edition of the Language Resources and Evaluation Conference (LREC 2018), focuses on language resources for Asian region, which has more than 2,200 spoken languages. There are now increasing efforts to build multi-lingual, multi-modal language resources, with varying levels of annotations, through manual, semi-automatic and automatic approaches, as the use of Information and Communication Technology (ICT) spreads across the region. Correspondingly, the development of practical applications on these language resources has also been rapidly growing. The workshop on Asian Language Resources is a series aiming to forge a better coordination and collaboration among researchers on these languages, and the Natural Language Processing (NLP) community, in general to develop common frameworks and processes for this purpose.To achieve these goals, the workshop calls for original and unpublished technical, strategy, policy and survey papers concerning, but not limited to, the following topics of Asian languages:
Describing your language resources (LRs) in the LRE Map (Language
Resources and Evaluation 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 of the workshop on Asian Language Resources 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 2018 and collocated workshop endorse the need to uniquely Identify LRs through the use of the International Standard Language Resource Number (ISLRN), a Persistent Unique Identifier to be assigned to each Language Resource. The assignment of ISLRNs to LRs cited in the papers will be offered at submission time.
|Session 1||Chairperson: Kiyoaki Shirai|
|9:30||‐||10:00||Satomi Matsumoto, Masayuki Asahara and Setsuko Arita|
|Japanese clause classification annotation on the `Balanced Corpus of Contemporary Written Japanese'|
|10:00||-||10:30||Yasutomo Kimura, Yuzu Uchida and Keiichi Takamaru|
|Speaker Identification for Japanese Prefectural Assembly Minutes|
|Session 2||Chairperson: Masayuki Asahara|
|11:00||-||11:30||Jaeho Han, Changhoe Hwang, Seongyong Choi, Gwanghoon Yoo, Eric Laporte and Jeesun Nam|
|DECO-MWE: Building a Linguistic Resource of Korean Multiword Expressions for Feature-Based Sentiment Analysis|
|11:30||-||12:00||Gwanghoon Yoo and Jeesun Nam|
|A Hybrid Approach to Sentiment Analysis Enhanced by Sentiment Lexicons and Polarity Shifting Devices|
|12:00||-||12:30||Li Song, Yuan Wen, Sijia Ge, Bin Li, Junsheng Zhou, Weiguang Qu and Nianwen Xue|
|An Easier and Efficient Framework to Annotate Semantic Roles: Evidence from the Chinese AMR Corpus|
|12:30||-||13:00||Hiroki Nomoto, Hannah Choi, David Moeljadi and Francis Bond|
|MALINDO Morph: Morphological dictionary and analyser for Malay/Indonesian|
|Session 3||Chairperson: Karthika Vijayan|
|14:00||-||14:30||Tayyaba Fatima, Raees Ul Islam and Muhammad Waqas Anwar|
|Morphological and Orthographic Challenges in Urdu Language Processing: A Review|
|14:30||-||15:00||Aishwary Gupta and Manish Shrivastava|
|Enhancing Semantic Role Labeling in Hindi and Urdu|
|15:00||-||15:30||Soumil Mandal, Sainik Kumar Mahata and Dipankar Das|
|Preparing Bengali-English Code-Mixed Corpus for Sentiment Analysis of Indian Languages|
|Automatic Evaluation of Alignments without using a Gold-Corpus - Example with French-Japanese Aligned Corpora|
|Session 4||Chairperson: Kiyoaki Shirai|
|16:30||-||17:00||Karthika Vijayan and Haizhou Li|
|Parallel Speak-Sing Corpus of English and Chinese Songs for Speech-to-Singing Voice Conversion|
|17:00||-||17:30||Win Win Thant and Kiyoaki Shirai|
|Automatic Acquisition of Opinion Words from Myanmar Facebook Movie Comments|
The paper should follow the styles of LREC 2018. Please use LREC 2018 stylesheet. The papers must not exceed 8 pages in length. Please do not include page numbers in your manuscript. All paper will be reviewed using a double-blind review process: names of authors and reviewers are not revealed each other. The paper must be written in a way that preserves anonymity of the authors.
The paper submission is accepted by the START system.
The entrance for uploading your papers is:
If you do not have a user account on START, please make a new account first. Please note that LRE map is a mandatory field for submission.
All accepted papers are published in the Proceedings of the workshop.