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to develop common frameworks and processes for this purpose.To achieve these goals, the workshop calls for original and unpublished technical, strategy, policy and survey papers concerning, but not limited to, the following topics of Asian languages: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.
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.
|paper submission deadline (extended)|
|February 13, 2018||notification of acceptance|
|February 15, 2018||deadline of early-bird registration of LREC 2018 and workshops|
|February 28, 2018||camera ready copies due|
|May 7, 2018||ALR 13 workshop at LREC 2018|
Deadlines refer to 23:59 (11:59pm) in the AoE (Anywhere on Earth) time zone.