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LRT standards workshop


 LREC Workshop 

Language Resource and Language Technology Standards – state of the art, emerging needs, and future developments
Call for papers
In the last 10 years, several standardisation initiatives within W3C, ISO and the have produced a portfolio of standards and more are in an early state of discussion. They will directly impact the way language resources are and will further be developed. This trend has in turn led to significant enhancements in the interoperability of tools for creating and managing language resources, and to a better understanding of the issues involved in ensuring that such resources remain usable in the long term. In this context, the main initiators of these standardisation initiatives, with the endorsement of the major infrastructural projects in language resources and humanities (CLARIN, Dariah, FLaReNet) are joining efforts to organise a one-day workshop providing a forum for the wider language resource community in order to
  • provide feedback on their experience with respect to ongoing standard­isation activities
  • express priorities and proposals for future standardisation activities
The results of this workshop will be taken as a basis for publication as a special issue of the LRE journal on the theme of standardisation for language resources, combining a comprehensive presentation of the field together with concrete applications of existing standards.


Workshop aim
The workshop invites papers on existing, emerging, and future needs and requirements concerning standards and best practices in all areas of Language Resources and Tools ( ), including corpus linguistics, translation and localization, terminology management, service oriented infrastructures etc. Presentations may focus on practical experiences using existing standards in real-world projects, or identify areas in which such standards are currently lacking but urgently needed. Papers should illustrate the challenges when applying standards to solving practical tasks.
Workshop topics


Standards and best practices for language resources and tools — Papers can address one or several of the following issues:
  • Assessment of an existing standard and its implementation in a specific applicative context;
  • Critical review of one of several standards (coherence of underlying models and technical specifications based on practical insights);
  • Presentation of projects (corpora, lexica, etc) implementing international standards;
  • Issues in using international standards for interoperability in the development of tools;
  • Proposal of a new standard based on existing best practices or recent community developments;
  • Position paper on further needs for standardisation in the domain of language resources based on concrete project requirements;
  • Position paper concerning standardising policies within eHumanities infrastructures.
Invited Speakers


To be announced at the workshop web-site (
Submission of extended abstract (1 page) February 19, 2010
Acceptance information March 12, 2010
Final Paper Submission March 19, 2010
Workshop May 18, 2010


Submission Information
For the submission please use the START LREC Conference Manager under
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. For further information on this new initiative, please refer to
Organizing committee
Gerhard Budin, Center for Translation Studies, University of Vienna
Laurent Romary, INRIA & HUB-IDSL
Thierry Declerck, DFKI GmbH
Peter Wittenburg, Max Planck Institute for Psycholinguistics, Nijmegen
Scientific committee
Nuria Bel, UPF, Barcelona
Gerhard Budin, Center for Translation Studies, University of Vienna
Harry Bunt, Tilburg University
Lou Burnard, TGE-ADONIS (CNRS) and TEI
Nicoletta Calzolari, Instituto di Linguistica Computazionale del CNR, Pisa
Eric de la Clergerie, Team Alpage at INRIA
Key-Sun Choi, Kaist
Thierry Declerck, DFKI GmbH
Gil Francopoulo, Tagmatica
Erhard Hinrichs, University of Tübingen
Nancy Ide, Vassar College
Marc Kemps-Snijders, Max Planck Institute for Psycholinguistics, Nijmegen
Maria Gavrilidou, ILSP, Athens
Stelios Piperidis, ILSP, Athens
James Pustejovsky, Brandeis University
Laurent Romary, INRIA & HUB-IDSL
Florian Schiel, BAS, Munich
Dan Tufis, RACAI, Bucharest
Menzo Windhouwer, Max Planck Institute for Psycholinguistics, Nijmegen
Sue-Ellen Wright, Institute for Applied Linguistics, Kent State University
Andreas Witt, Institut für Deutsche Sprache, Mannheim
Peter Wittenburg, Max Planck Institute for Psycholinguistics, Nijmegen