Call for Papers
Language Technologies for African Languages
March 30 or 31 (to be determined), 2009
A workshop at the annual meeting of the European Association for Computational Linguistics
ABOUT THE WORKSHOP
multilingual situations, language technologies are crucial for providing access
to information and opportunities for economic development. With somewhere between 1,000 and 2,000
workshop will consist of an invited tutorial on African language families and
their structural properties, followed by refereed research papers in
computational linguistics. The focus
will be on the less-commonly studied lesser-resourced languages, such as those
We invite submissions on any topic related to Language Technologies and African languages including, but not limited to, the following:
- Corpora and corpus annotation,
- Machine readable lexicons,
- Morphological analyzers and spelling checkers,
- Part of speech taggers and parsers,
- Speech recognition and synthesis,
- Applications such as machine translation, information extraction, information retrieval, computer-assisted language learning and question answering.
Other topics of interest are:
- The role of language technologies in economic development, education, health care, and emergency and public services.
- Documentation of endangered languages and the use of language technologies to enhance language vitality,
- Language technologies delivered on mobile platforms, e.g. phones.
limited amount of travel funding is available.
Preference will be given to authors of accepted research papers who are
Authors are invited to submit original, unpublished work in the topic area of this workshop. Submissions should follow the two-column format of the EACL 2009 main-conference proceedings and should not exceed eight (8) pages, including references. We strongly recommend the use of either the LaTeX style file or the Microsoft-Word Style file, which can be found at http://www.eacl2009.gr/conference/authors.
The reviewing will be blind and the paper should therefore not include the authors' names and affiliations.
will be electronic. Papers must be submitted no later than
Notification of receipt will be emailed to the contact author.
Notification of acceptance:
Camera-ready papers due:
Workshop: either March 30 or 31, 2009 (to be announced)
Moussa Bamba, University of Pennsylvania, Linguistic Data Consortium
Tanja Schultz, Karlsruhe University
Language Technologies Institute
lsl at cs dot cmu dot edu