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3-3-38 (2014- 05-27) CfP WILDRE2- 2nd Workshop on Indian Language Data: Resources and Evaluation

WILDRE2- 2nd Workshop on Indian Language Data: Resources and Evaluation

Date: Tuesday, 27th May 2014     

Venue: Harpa Conference Centre, Reykjavik, Iceland (Organized in under the platform of LREC2014 (26-31 May 2014))   


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    WILDRE – the 2nd workshop on Indian Language Data: Resources and Evaluation is being organized in Reykjavik, Iceland on 27th May, 2014 under the LREC platform.  India has a huge linguistic diversity and has seen concerted efforts from the Indian government and industry towards developing language resources. European Language Resource Association (ELRA) and its associate organizations have been very active and successful in addressing the challenges and opportunities related to language resource creation and evaluation. It is therefore a great opportunity for resource creators of Indian languages to showcase their work on this platform and also to interact and learn from those involved in similar initiatives all over the world.
    The broader objectives of the WILDRE will be

    • To map the status of Indian Language Resources
    • To investigate challenges related to creating and sharing various levels of language resources
    • To promote a dialogue between language resource developers and users
    • To provide opportunity for researchers from India to collaborate with researchers from other parts of the world

February 17, 2014 Paper submissions due     
March 10, 2014 Paper notification of acceptance     
April 4, 2014 Camera-ready papers due     
May 27, 2014 Workshop


Papers must describe original, completed or in progress, and  unpublished work. Each submission will be reviewed by two program committee members.     

Accepted papers will be given up to 10 pages (for full papers) 5 pages (for short papers and posters) in the workshop proceedings, and will be presented oral presentation or poster.     

Papers should be formatted according to the style-sheet, which will be provided on the LREC 2014 website (   

Please submit papers in PDF/doc format to the LREC website

We are seeking submissions under the following category

  • Full papers (10 pages)
  • Short papers (work in progress – 5 pages)
  • Posters (innovative ideas/proposals, research proposal of students)
  • Demo (of working online/standalone systems)  

Though our area of interest covers all NLP/language technology related activity for Indian languages, we would like to focus on the resource creation in the following areas-

  • Text corpora
  • Speech corpora
  • Lexicons and Machine-readable dictionaries
  • Ontologies
  • Grammars
  • Annotation of corpora
  • Language resources for basic NLP, IR and Speech Technology tasks, tools and
  • Infrastructure for constructing and sharing language resources
  • Standards or specifications for language resources  applications
  • Licensing and copyright issues

Both submission and review processes will handled electronically using the Start interface of the LREC website. The workshop website will provide the submission guidelines and the link for the electronic submission.

When submitting a paper from the START page, authors will be asked to provide essential information about resources (in a broad sense, i.e. also technologies, standards, evaluation kits, etc.) that have been used for the work described in the paper or are a new result of your research. Moreover, ELRA encourages all LREC authors to share the described LRs (data, tools, services, etc.), to enable their reuse, replicability of experiments, including evaluation ones, etc...

For further information on this initiative, please refer to

Conference Chairs
  • Girish Nath Jha, Jawaharlal Nehru University, New Delhi
  • Kalika Bali, Microsoft Research India Lab, Bangalore
  • Sobha L, AU-KBC Research Centre, Anna University, Chennai
Program Committee (to be updated)
  • A. Kumaran, Microsoft Research, India
  • Amba Kulkarni, University of Hyderabad, India
  • Ashwani Sharma, Google India
  • Chris Cieri, LDC, University of Pennsylvania
  • Dafydd Gibbon, Universität Bielefeld, Germany
  • Dipti Mishra Sharma, IIIT, Hyderabad, India
  • Girish Nath Jha, Jawaharlal Nehru University, New Delhi, India
  • Hans Uszkoreit, Saarland University, Germany
  • Indranil Datta, English & Foreign Language University, Hyderabad, India
  • Jopseph Mariani, LIMSI-CNRS, France
  • Jyoti Pawar, Goa University, India
  • Kalika Bali, MSRI, Bangalore, India
  • Karunesh Arora, CDAC Noida, India
  • Khalid Choukri, ELRA, France
  • L Ramamoorthy, LDC-IL, CIIL, Mysore, India
  • Malhar Kulkarni, IIT Bombay, India
  • Monojit Choudhary, Microsoft Research, India
  • Nicoletta Calzolari, ILC-CNR, Pisa, Italy
  • Niladri Shekhar Dash, ISI Kolkata, India
  • Panchanan Mohanty, University of Hyderabad, India
  • Pushpak Bhattacharya, IIT Bombay, India
  • Sobha L, AU-KBC Research Centre, Anna University, Chennai, India
  • Umamaheshwar Rao, University of Hyderabad, India
  • Vikram Dendi, Microsoft Research, USA
  • Zygmunt Vetulani, Adam Mickiewicz University, Poland
Workshop contact:

Esha Banerjee, Sr Linguist, ILCI project @JNU

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