The 10th Workshop on Asian Language Resources


Mumbai, India
09 December, 2012


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The 10th Workshop on Asian Language Resources focuses on language resources for Asian region, with more than 2200 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 ICTs spreads across the region. Correspondingly, the development of practical applications on these language resources has also been rapidly growing. The workshops on ALR is a series aim to forge a better coordination and collaboration among researchers on these languages, and the NLP community, in general to develop common frameworks and processes for this purpose.

Relevant topics include, but are not limited to, the following:

  • Infrastructure for constructing and sharing language resources
  • Meta data for resource classification and discovery
  • Exchange and annotation schemata
  • Exchange formats
  • Standards or specifications for language resources
  • Standards or specifications for content management Analysis
  • Text corpora, speech corpora Systems
  • Lexica
  • Grammars
  • Ontologies
  • Language resources for basic NLP tasks (such as word segmentation, named entity recognition, syntactic analysis, semantic analysis, discourse analysis, speech recognition , speech synthesis, etc.)
  • Language Resources for HLT applications (such as information retrieval, information extraction, question answering, machine translation, speech translation, etc.)
  • Strategies and priorities for EU-US and Asian cooperation
  • Licensing and copyright issues

Important Dates

September 30, 2012  Deadline for paper submissions
October 31, 2012         Notification of paper acceptance
November 15, 2012     Camera-ready copies due (firm)
December 9, 2012    ALR10 Workshop at COLING 2012

Program Committee

Abid Khan, Univ. of Peshawar, Pakistan
Chai Wutiwiwatchai - NECTEC, Thailand
Dipti Misra Sharma, IIIT, Hyderabad, India
Francis Bond, Nanyang Technological University, Singapore
Haizhou Li - I2R, Singapore
Key-Sun Choi - KAIST, Korea
Kiyoaki Shirai - JAIST, Japan
Miriam Butt - Univ. of Konstanz, Germany
Mirna Adriani - Univ. of Indonesia, Indonesia
Rajeev Sangal, IIIT Hyderabad, India
Takenobu Tokunaga - Tokyo Institute of Technology, Japan
Ruli Marunung - Univ. of Indonesia, Indonesia
Steven Bird - University of Melbourne, Australia
Reinhard Schaler - Localization Research Centre, University of Limerick, Ireland
Virach Sornlertlamvanich - NECTEC, Thailand
Sarmad Hussain - CLE-KICS, UET Lahore, Pakistan
Rachel Edita O. Roxas - De La Salle University, Philippines
Ruvan Weerasinghe - University of Colombo, School of Computing, Sri Lanka

Organizing Committee

Ruvan Weerasinghe (Chair) - LTRL, UCSC, Sri Lanka
Rachel Edita O. Roxas (Co-Chair) - De La Salle University, Philippines
Virach Sornlertlamvanich (Co-Chair) - NECTEC, Thailand; AFNLP
Sarmad Hussain (Co-Chair) - CLE, KICS-UET, Pakistan; ALRC Chair of AFNLP


Asian Language Resource Committee (ALRC), Asian Federation of NLP (AFNLP)

Contact Person


Dr. Ruvan Weerasinghe
University of Colombo School of Computing Colombo 00700, SRI LANKA
Phone: +94 112158953; Fax: +94112587239

Co-Chair and ALRC, AFNLP Liaison:

Dr. Sarmad Hussain
Professor and Head
Center for Language Engineering
Al-Khawarizmi Institute of Computer Science
University of Engineering and Technology
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