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11th edition of the Language Resources and Evaluation Conference, 7-12 May 2018, Miyazaki (Japan)

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Hot Topics for LREC 2018

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LREC 2018 HOT TOPICS
Asian Language Resources

Special attention will be devoted to highlight the wide variety of initiatives for the creation, use and evaluation of Asian Language Resources and Technologies. Special attention will be paid to Less-Resourced Languages in the Asian area, including (local) Sign Languages.

International Contribution to Olympics 2020

LREC 2018 would like to promote all LTs that would support better interactions and communications between the Olympic 2020 visitors and the local hosts. This involves all speech- and text-based computer interactions, speech/sign to speech/sign translations, human-human communications mediated by computers, etc. Assessment of the above mentioned technologies is also an important area within LREC 2018.

Language Resources in the online World

In a time in which more and more (language) data are generated, either by human beings or by machines, and directly streamed, the question arises how LRs and LTs can cope with this development. A first challenge is to address and to provide for correctives to hate speeches, cyberbullying, fake news, etc. Can LT provide means to process and respond in a timely manner to such language data streamed in a huge amount at high speed? In this context, language technologists have to intensify cooperation with humanities, especially social and political sciences, psychology but also economics, and more.

Important Dates

  • 25 September 2017: Submission of proposals for oral and poster papers
  • 25 September 2017: Submission of proposals for panels, workshops and tutorials
  • 7-8 May 2018: Pre-conference Workshops & Tutorials
  • 9-10-11 May 2018: Main Conference
  • 12 May 2018: Workshops & Tutorials