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Asia, the land of language variation, is suffering from the shortage of sharing the resource and cross language problem solving experience. There are several reports referring to the success of constructing and using corpora in many dimensions. However, there are few efforts in establishing common formats or frameworks for handling these languages. The re-organizing the existing resources and finding for the guideline in corpus development become significant issue in the current research.

The 4th workshop on Asian Language Resources will be held with the following purposes:

  • To investigate and discuss the problems related to the construction, dissemination and NLP research based on Asian Language Resources
  • To establish the collaborative effort on Asian language resources construction, management, accessibility, distribution, and sharing
  • To launch the Asian Language Resources road map
  • To introduce the status of Asian language resources to researchers in other regions

Topics of interest include, but are not limited to:

  • Text corpora
  • Lexicons
  • Grammars
  • Machine-readable dictionaries
  • Ontology
  • Exchange and annotation schemata
  • Infrastructure for constructing and sharing language resources
  • Exchange formats
  • Best practices for creating and disseminating language resources
  • Meta data for resource classification and discovery
  • Strategies and priorities for EU-US and Asian cooperation
  • Standards for language resources (lexicons, corpora, ontologies, etc.)
  • Lexical standards and multi-linguality
  • Standards for content management
  • Standards and applications
  • Standards and evaluation



Virach Sornlertlamvanich (Thai Computational Linguistics Laboratory, CRL, Bangkok)



Chu-Ren Huang (Academia Sinica, Taipei)
Takenobu Tokunaga (Tokyo Institute of Technology, Tokyo)


Important dates

Paper submission deadline: January 3, 2004
Notification of acceptance: January 15, 2004
Camera ready papers due: January 24, 2004
Workshop date: March 25, 2004 (Thursday)




Workshop Dates:
W1: March 25, 2004
W2: March 25, 2004
W3: March 21, 2004
W4: March 26, 2004
W5: March 26, 2004

Submission Due:
W1: January 3, 2004

W1 Asian Language Resources

W2 Multilingual Summarization and Question Answering - Towards Systematizing and Automatic Evaluation

W3 Beyond shallow analyses - Formalisms and statistical modeling for deep analyses

W4 Named Entity Recognition for Natural Language Processing Applications

W5 International Workshop on Machine Translation and Multilingual
Information Retrieval (MTMIR 2004)