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LREC 2018
11th Edition of its Language Resources and Evaluation Conference.
Event in series LREC
Dates 2018/05/07 (iCal) - 2018/05/12
Twitter account: @lrec2018
Submitting link:
Location: Miyazaki, Japan
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Important dates
Workshops: 2017/10/02
Papers: 2018/02/15
Posters: 2017/10/02
Submissions: 2018/02/15
Notification: 2017/12/20
Organizers: Antonio Zampolli
General chairs: Nicoletta Calzolari
PC members: Nicoletta Calzolari, Khalid Choukri, Christopher Cieri, Thierry Declerck, Koiti Hasida, Hitoshi Isahara, Bente Maegaard, Joseph Mariani, Asuncion Moreno, Jan Odijk, Stelios Piperidis, Takenobu Tokunaga
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Since the first LREC held in Granada in 1998, LREC has become the major event on Language Resources (LRs) and Evaluation for Language Technologies (LT). The aim of LREC is to provide an overview of the state-of-the-art, explore new R&D directions and emerging trends, exchange information regarding LRs and their applications, evaluation methodologies and tools, ongoing and planned activities, industrial uses and needs, requirements coming from the e-society, both with respect to policy issues and to technological and organisational ones.

LREC provides a unique forum for researchers, industrials and funding agencies from across a wide spectrum of areas to discuss problems and opportunities, find new synergies and promote initiatives for international cooperation, in support to investigations in language sciences, progress and innovation in language technologies and development of corresponding products, services and applications, and standards.


Issues in the design, construction and use of LRs: text, speech, sign, gesture, image, in single or multimodal/multimedia data

Guidelines, standards, best practices and models for LRs interoperability Methodologies and tools for LRs construction and annotation Methodologies and tools for extraction and acquisition of knowledge Ontologies, terminology and knowledge representation LRs and Semantic Web LRs and Crowdsourcing Metadata for LRs and semantic/content mark-up

Exploitation of LRs in systems and applications

Sign language, multimedia information and multimodal communication LRs in systems and applications such as: information extraction, information retrieval, audio-visual and multimedia search, speech dictation, meeting transcription, Computer Aided Language Learning, training and education, mobile communication, machine translation, speech translation, summarisation, web services, semantic search, text mining, inferencing, reasoning, sentiment analysis/opinion mining, etc. Interfaces: (speech-based) dialogue systems, natural language and multimodal/multisensory interactions, voice-activated services, etc. Use of (multilingual) LRs in various fields of application like e-government, e-participation, e-culture, e-health, mobile applications, digital humanities, social sciences, etc. Industrial LRs requirements User needs, LT for accessibility

Issues in LT evaluation

LT evaluation methodologies, protocols and measures Validation and quality assurance of LRs Benchmarking of systems and products Usability evaluation of HLT-based user interfaces and dialogue systems User satisfaction evaluation

General issues regarding LRs & Evaluation

International and national activities, projects and initiatives Priorities, perspectives, strategies in national and international policies for LRs Multilingual issues, language coverage and diversity, less-resourced languages Open, linked and shared data and tools, open and collaborative architectures Replicability and reproducibility issues Organisational, economical, ethical and legal issues


Important Dates

2 October 2017: Submission of proposals for oral and poster papers 2 October 2017: Submission of proposals for panels, workshops and tutorials 25 October 2017: Notification of acceptance of workshops and tutorials 20 December 2017: Notification of acceptance of conference papers 15 February 2018: Final Submission of accepted papers 9 March 2018: Submission of workshop proceedings 7-8 May 2018: Pre-conference Workshops & Tutorials 9-10-11 May 2018: Main Conference 12 May 2018: Workshops & Tutorials


  • General Co-Chairs
    • Nicoletta Calzolari, CNR, Istituto di Linguistica Computazionale “Antonio Zampolli”, Pisa, Italy