16.613 workshop, conference

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                   Humanist Discussion Group, Vol. 16, No. 613.
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       [1] From: Steven Krauwer <Steven.Krauwer@let.uu.nl> (77)
             Subject: CfP: ELSNET/ENABLER Resources Infrastructure Workshop
                     at ACL2003

       [2] From: NINCH-ANNOUNCE <david@ninch.org> (60)
             Subject: E-Book 2003: May 8-9, Dublin, OH

             Date: Thu, 10 Apr 2003 07:03:51 +0100
             From: Steven Krauwer <Steven.Krauwer@let.uu.nl>
             Subject: CfP: ELSNET/ENABLER Resources Infrastructure Workshop at

              ACL2003 Resources Information Infrastructure Workshop

                               Last CALL for PAPERS

                   Towards a Resources Information Infrastructure

                       Workshop at ACL2003 in Sapporo (Japan)
                               July 11 and 12 2003
                          Organised by ENABLER / ELSNET


       The problem addressed by this workshop is the well-known information
       problem. People are creating, exploring and exploiting language
       resources all over the world. Those who are working with resources
       know a lot about their own and other resources, and they are generally
       prepared to share this knowledge, their expertise and in many cases
       even their resources with others via publications in journals,
       presentations at conferences, and via the web.

       Unfortunately this information, however public, is not accessible in
       any systematic way for those who need resources, who want to know what
       sort of resources exist, how resources should be annotated, which
       standards to adhere to, which tools to use, etc etc. We will call this
       problem the 'Resources Information Problem'.

       The problem has also a geographical dimension: As work on specific
       languages is very often concentrated in specific parts of the world,
       much relevant information has a tendency to stay in one geographical
       place. This is an obstacle for those who are working on these same
       languages in different parts of the world, and it makes it harder to
       port knowledge and expertise gained on one language to other

       The above observation are far from novel, and it would be naive to
       think that the problems will ever go away. At the same time one can
       observe that there are organisations (associations, agencies,
       projects, networks, etc) that have access to parts or fragments of
       this information and that have their own infrastructures that
       facilitate access to this information by internal or external people.

       The purpose of this workshop is to investigate how we can exploit the
       existing infrastructures to a maximum in order to facilitate
       world-wide access to information on language resources. The role of
       the workshop will be to bootstrap this process.


         * First of all we will try to make an initial map of the language
           resources landscape world-wide. This map will include actors,
           organisations, repositories, standards, projects, tool libraries,
           etc etc. All participants will be asked beforehand to submit
           pointers to such items. They will be collected and published.
         * At the workshop we will invite representatives of a number of
           organisations that can be seen as key actors in the field, and
           they will be asked to present ideas about the way their
           organisation could contribute to solving the Resources Information
           Problem. These ideas could range from very concrete and
           immediately implementable proposals to longer term and visionary
         * A round table discussion at the workshop will aim at the creation
           of convergence, coherence and synergies between the proposed
           actions. The intended output is a catalogue of actions to
           facilitate access to resources information that could be
           implemented (almost) immediately, a skeleton plan for longer term
           actions, and firm commitment from key players to make these things

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       A full list of PC members will be published on the workshop
       website at http://www.elsnet.org/acl2003-workshop

       The workshop will be jointly chaired by Steven Krauwer (ELSNET) and
       Nicoletta Calzolari/Antonio Zampolli (ENABLER)

    Historical note

       This workshop can be seen as a follow-up of the workshop organised at
       ACL2000 in Hong Kong, entitled 'Towards infrastructures for global
       collaboration'. One of the conclusions of this workshop was that the
       field of language resources would offer good opportunities for
       collaborative actions, and the first concrete goal was the creation of
       an international resources federation, a first step towards which is
       now embodied by the proposal to set up an International Committee for
       Written Language Resources.

       The workshop should lead to the definition of concrete
       actions to be carried out under the auspices of ICWLR, in
       collaboration with other organisations.

    Contact info

       Steven Krauwer (steven.krauwer@elsnet.org),
       ELSNET (http://www.elsnet.org)

             Date: Fri, 11 Apr 2003 06:52:19 +0100
             From: NINCH-ANNOUNCE <david@ninch.org>
             Subject: E-Book 2003: May 8-9, Dublin, OH

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