THE 2024 JOINT INTERNATIONAL CONFERENCE ON COMPUTATIONAL LINGUISTICS, LANGUAGE
RESOURCES AND EVALUATION

20-25 MAY, 2024 / TORINO, ITALIA

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Monday, May 20, 2024

3rd Workshop on Tools and Resources for REAding Difficulties – READI

Half day – Morning

Organizers: Rodrigo Wilkens, Rémi Cardon, Amalia Todirascu and Núria Gala

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Description: This interdisciplinary workshop invites participation from individuals with experience and/or interest in applications, technologies, and resources for reading. The general idea is to present state-of-the-art methods, and ongoing research questions, i.e., how can Natural Language Processing (NLP) methods leverage document accessibility? Are serious games appropriate/efficient to enhance reading? What kind of solutions AI proposes to help struggling readers? etc.

The Workshop on Cognitive Aspects of the Lexicon – CogAlex

Half day – Morning

Organizers: Michael Zock, Emmanuele Chersoni, Yu-Yin Hsu and Simon De Deyne

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Description: The goal of this workshop is to provide builders and users of lexical resources (researchers in NLP, psychologists, computational lexicographers) a forum to share their knowledge and needs concerning the construction, organization, and use of a lexicon by people (lexical access) and machines (NLP, IR, data mining).

DELITE2024: The First Workshop on Language-driven Deliberaon Technology

Half day – Afternon

Organizers: Annette Hautli-Janisz, Gabriella Lapesa, Valentin Gold, Anna De Liddo and Chris Reed

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Description: In recent years, deliberative processes have gained momentum and shown to improve everyday and political decision-making. For the first time, technological solutions are maturing to the point that they can be deployed to support deliberation. In this context, we want to establish the foundations for collecting and curating data for deliberation domains and for evaluating technology in deliberative settings. The DELITE workshop provides a forum for presenting new advances in technology around deliberation by addressing researchers in Natural Language Processing, human-computer interaction, corpus linguistics, political science and philosophy, as well as stakeholders and domain experts involved in integrating such technology into decision-making processes.

Joint Workshop of the 7th Financial Technology and Natural Language Processing (FinNLP) and the 5th Knowledge Discovery from Unstructured Data in Financial Services – KDF

Full day

Organizers: Chung-Chi Chen, Xiaomo Liu, Zhiqiang Ma, Hen-Hsen Huang, Hiroya Takamura, Hsin-Hsi Chen, Armineh Nourbakhsh, Charese Smiley, Manling Li and Mohammad Ghassemi

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Description: The adoption of AI & ML in financial technology has been extensive. A significant observation is the diminishing barriers between diverse data modalities and also between distinct model architectures of different tasks. Given these advancements, we are plan to expand the purview of both workshops. We are confident that such a merger will generate unprecedented synergy.

ParlaCLARIN IV Workshop on Creating, Analysing, and Increasing Accessibility of Parliamentary Corpora

Full day

Organizers: Darja Fišer, Maria Eskevich and David Bordon

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Description: This fourth ParlaCLARIN workshop is a continuation of the 2018, 2020 and 2022 editions held at the respective LREC conferences. On the one hand, it continues to bring together developers, curators and researchers of regional, national and international parliamentary debates from across diverse disciplines in the Humanities and Social Sciences. On the other hand, we envisage the appearance of new discussion threads, tasks, and challenges that are partially inspired by or related to the new data releases such as ParlaMint and data formats such as Parla-CLARIN.

First Workshop on Patient-Oriented Language Processing

Full day

Organizers: Dina Demner-Fushman, Sophia Ananiadou, Paul Thompson and Brian Ondov

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Description: This first workshop on patient-oriented language processing aims to establish a general venue for presenting research and applications focused on patients’ needs. This includes summarizing health records for the patients, answering consumer-health questions using reliable resources, detecting misinformation or potentially harmful information, and providing multi-modal information, such as video, if it better satisfies patients’ needs. Such a venue is needed both to invigorate patient-oriented language processing research and to build a community of researchers interested in this area.

LEGAL2024 Legal and Ethical Issues in Human Language Technologies

Full day

Organizers: Khalid Choukri, Pawel Kamocki, Ingo Siegert and Kossay Talmoudi

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Description: In 2023, marked as the Year of Artificial Intelligence and Large Language Models, legal and ethical issues arise in the human language technology sector. Bridging technology and legal frameworks, this workshop addresses questions on intellectual property, anonymization challenges, and the impact on usability and costs.

The 17th Workshop on Building and Using Comparable Corpora – BUCC

Full day

Organizers: Pierre Zweigenbaum, Reinhard Rapp and Serge Sharoff

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Description: Comparable corpora have been used on the one hand in various natural language processing (NLP) applications, including information retrieval, machine translation, cross-lingual text classification, etc. This line of work has become even more relevant as the pressing need for larger and larger amounts of multilingual text to train statistical or neural machine translation systems has led to the exploration of less parallel sources of text.
On the other hand, in linguistics, terminology and translation studies, comparable corpora are of interest because they enable cross-language discoveries and comparisons.
This workshop aims to attract these two communities, bringing together builders and users of such corpora, and fostering publications on the modern approaches to building and using comparable data in both multilingual NLP and language studies.

20th Joint ACL-ISO Workshop on Interoperable Semantic Annotation – ISA-20

Full day

Organizer: Harry Bunt

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Description: The annual ISA workshops bring together researchers who produce or consume annotations of semantic information as expressed in text, speech, gestures, graphics, video, images, and in communicative behaviour where multiple modalities are combined. Examples of semantic annotation include the markup of time and events, dialogue acts, discourse relations, semantic roles, coreference, space and motion, quantification, and people and objects participating in activities and events. ISA workshops provide a forum for researchers to identify and discuss challenges in effective semantic annotation, leading to interoperable semantic resources, and to critically examine and compare existing approaches and frameworks.

TRAC-2024: The Fourth Workshop on Threat, Aggression & Cyberbullying

Full day

Organizers: Ritesh Kumar, Atul Kr. Ojha, bornini lahiri, Shervin Malmasi, Bharathi Raja Asoka Chakravarthi, Siddharth Singh and Shyam Rata

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Description: As the number of users and their web-based interaction has increased, incidents of verbal threat, aggression and related behavior like trolling, cyberbullying, and hate speech have also increased manifold globally. Such incidents of online abuse have not only resulted in mental health and psychological issues for users, but they have manifested in other ways, spanning from deactivating social media accounts to instances of self-harm and suicide and offline violence as well. To mitigate these issues, researchers have begun to explore the use of computational methods for identifying such toxic interactions online. We understand that a synergy and mutual cooperation needs to be established between the linguistic analysis of impolite, threatening, aggressive and hateful language (from pragmatic, sociolinguistic, discourse analysis and other perspectives) and NLP and ML (including deep learning) – based approaches to identification of such languages. As such we actively focus on bringing the two communities together to develop a better understanding of these issues. The workshop provides a forum for everyone working in the area to discuss their research and for further collaboration.

CIVILIZING AI: Examining emerging capabilities and mitigating potential risks of VLLMs

Full day

Organizers: Amitava Das, Amit Sheth, Aman Chadha and Vinija Jain

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Description: The emergence of very large language models (VLLMs) has dramatically altered the trajectory of progress in AI and its applications. With the release of ChatGPT, that excitement has now transcended boundaries from AI researchers to the common man; indeed it asserts we are living in an exciting time of scientific proliferation. However, we see two divergent community views on VLLMs. Believers in the magical powers of VLLMs claim that VLLMs are autodidactic in learning a wide gamut of new capabilities – referred to as “emerging capabilities” in the community – an effect that gets pronounced with model size and dataset scale. On the other hand, critics are not yet prepared to acknowledge the self-learning power of VLLMs; they criticize it as only a statistical learner and out several flaws – hallucination being the most prominent one. In this forum, we want to bring together both com- munities – the believers and the critics, to explore exciting tasks together: (i) CT2 – Counter Turing Test: AI-Generated Text Detection, and (ii) – HILT HallucinatIon eLiciaTion through automatic detection and mitigation. Expect this to be an exciting forum to discuss, debate, and explore exciting scientific pathways for the future.

The 3rd Annual Meeting of the ELRA-ISCA Special Interest Group on Under-resourced Languages – SIGUL2024

Two days

Organizers: Amitava Das, Amit Sheth, Aman Chadha and Vinija Jain

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Description: The 3rd Annual Meeting of the ELRA/ISCA Special Interest Group on Under-Resourced Languages (SIGUL2024) will provide a forum for the presentation and discussion of cutting-edge research in language processing for under-resourced languages by academic and industry researchers. Following the long-standing series of previous meetings, the SIGUL workshop will also offer a venue where researchers in different disciplines and from varied backgrounds can fruitfully explore new areas of intellectual and practical development while honoring their common interest of sustaining less-resourced languages.

Tuesday, May 21, 2024

DLnLD: Deep Learning and Linked Data

Half day – Morning

Organizers: Gilles Sérasset, Hugo Gonçalo Oliveira and Giedre Valunaite Oleskeviciene

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Description: This workshop aims to gather the well established Linguistic Linked Open Data community and the exploding Deep Learning practitioners in order to share work and ideas occurring at the intersection of the two areas. We welcome thoughts and contribution showing how Deep Learning may help building/linking/enhancing/… Linguistic Linked Data or how Linguistic Linked Data may be used in Deep Learning models (fighting biases, fostering explainability, …). In general, we welcome any contribution that shows how both domain may interact in any NLP use case.

MathNLP: The 2nd Workshop on Mathematical Natural Language Processing

Half day – Morning

Organizer: Marco Valentino

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Description: The articulation of mathematical arguments is a fundamental part of scientific reasoning and communication. Across many disciplines, expressing relations and interdependencies between quantities is at the centre of scientific argumentation. Nevertheless, despite its importance, the application of contemporary NLP models for inference over mathematical text remains under-explored or subject to important limitations. MathNLP represents a forum for discussing new ideas to advance research on Mathematical Natural Language Processing, welcoming novel contributions on model architectures, evaluation methods and downstream applications.

Games and NLP 2024

Half day – Afternoon

Organizer: Chris Madge

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Description: The Games and NLP 2024 Workshop will examine the use of games and gamification for Natural Language Processing (NLP) tasks, as well as how NLP research can advance player engagement and communication within games. This workshop explores the overlap between the two fields of research, and promotes interaction and collaboration among researchers and practitioners in order to create a new generation of innovative and exciting games.

NLPerspectives: The 3rd Workshop on Perspectivist Approaches to Natural Language Processing

Half day – Afternoon

Organizers: Gavin Abercrombie, Valerio Basile, Davide Bernardi, Shiran Dudy, Simona Frenda, Lucy Havens and Sara Tonelli

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Description: The third NLPerspectives (Perspectivist Approaches to Disagreement in NLP) workshop will explore current and ongoing work on: the collection and labelling of non-aggregated datasets; and approaches to modelling and including these perspectives in NLP pipelines, as well as evaluation and applications of multi-perspective Machine Learning models.

RaPID-5: Resources and ProcessIng of linguistic, para-linguistic and extra-linguistic Data from people with various forms of cognitive/psychiatric/developmental impairments

Full day

Organizers: Dimitrios Kokkinakis, Charalambos Themistocleous, Kathleen C. Fraser, Athanasios Tsanas, Kristina Lundholm Fors and Fredrik Öhman

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Description: RaPID-5 serves as an interdisciplinary platform for researchers to exchange insights, methods, and experiences related to collecting and processing data from individuals with mental, cognitive, neuropsychiatric, or neurodegenerative impairments. The workshop focuses on creating, processing, and applying such data resources from individuals at different stages and severity levels of these impairments. The ultimate goal of RaPID-5 is to facilitate the study of relationships among linguistic, paralinguistic, and extra-linguistic observations, with applications ranging from aiding diagnosis to enhancing monitoring and predicting individuals at higher risk, ultimately promoting multidisciplinary collaboration across clinical, language technology, computational linguistics, and computer science communities.

Bridging Neurons and Symbols for Natural Language Processing and Knowledge Graphs Reasoning

Full day

Organizers: Tiansi Dong, Erhard Hinrichs, Zhen Han, Kang Liu, Yangqiu Song, Yixin Cao, Christian Hempelmann and Rafet Sifa

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Description: Recent exploration shows that LLMs may pass the Turing test in human-like chatting but have limited capability even for simple reasoning tasks. Human reasoning has been characterized as a dual-process phenomenon or as mechanisms of fast and slow thinking. These findings suggest two directions for exploring neural reasoning: starting from existing neural networks and starting from symbolic reasoning. These two directions will ideally meet somewhere in the middle and will lead to representations that can act as a bridge for novel neural computing and for novel symbolic computing. Hence the name of our workshop, with a focus on Natural Language Processing and Knowledge Graph reasoning.

DeTermIt! Evaluating Text Difficulty in a Multilingual Context

Full day

Organizers: Giorgio Maria Di Nunzio, Federica Vezzani, Hosein Azarbonyad, Liana Ermakova and Jaap Kamps

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Description: DeTermIt! aims to bring together researchers and practitioners in the field of text simplification, with a particular focus on the intersection of lexicography, terminology, and keyword extraction. This workshop will explore the theoretical and practical perspectives surrounding the evaluation of text difficulty in a multilingual context, and it will serve as a platform for discussing advancements, methodologies, and applications in simplification techniques that target different linguistic nuances and audiences. We welcome contributions that present different viewpoints on automatic text simplification, considering document genres, diverse languages, and the challenges posed by linguistic complexities in general.

Holocaust Testimonies as Language Resources

Full day

Organizers: Isuri Anuradha, Martin Wynne, Francesca Frontini, Paul Rayson and Alistair Plum

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Description: Holocaust testimonies serve as a bridge between survivors and history’s darkest chapters, providing a connection to the profound experiences of the past. Testimonies stand as the primary source of information that describe the Holocaust, offering first-hand accounts and personal narratives of those who experienced it. The majority of testimonies are captured in an oral format, as survivors vividly explain and share their personal experiences and observations from that time period. Transforming Holocaust testimonies into a machine-processable digital format can be a difficult task owing to the unstructured nature of the text. The creation of accessible, comprehensive, and well-annotated Holocaust testimony collections is of paramount importance to our society. These collections empower researchers and historians to validate the accuracy of socially and historically significant information, enabling them to share critical insights and
trends derived from these data. This workshop will investigate a number of ways in which techniques and tools from natural language processing and corpus linguistics can contribute to the exploration, analysis, dissemination and preservation of Holocaust testimonies.

PoliticalNLP 2024: Second Workshop on Natural Language Processing for Political Sciences Co-located with LREC-COLING 2024

Full day

Organizers: Mehwish Alam, Houda Bouamor, Sahar Ghannay, Cristina Blasi Casagran and Haithem Afli

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Description: This workshop will delve into the various aspects of effective Natural Language Processing techniques for socio-political data. Its objective is to establish a research platform dedicated to exploring novel methods and techniques for processing socio-political content and investigating their application in information extraction and analysis.
Launched in 2022 in conjunction with the LREC 2022 conference, this workshop continues to evolve as a platform for fostering collaborative research and exploration.
This year’s workshop will focus on the theme “”Opportunities and Challenges of Generative AI and LLMs in Social and Political Sciences Research.

Second Workshop on Computation and Written Language – CAWL2024

Full day

Organizers: Kyle Gorman, Emily Prud’hommeaux, Brian Roark and Richard Sproat

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Description: CAWL 2024 will bring together researchers who are interested in the relationship between written and spoken language, the properties of written language, the ways in which writing systems encode language, and applications specifically focused on characteristics of writing systems. Topics of interest include but are not limited to: text entry; text tokenization; disambiguation of abbreviations and homographs; grapheme-to-phoneme conversion, transliteration, and diacritization; text normalization for speech and for processing “informal” genres of text; computational study of literary devices involving writing systems, such as eye dialect; information-theoretic and machine-learning approaches to decipherment; methods for specialized text genres, e.g., clinical notes; optical character (incl. handwriting) recognition and historical document processing; orthographic representation for unwritten languages; spelling error detection and correction; script normalization and encoding; and writing system typology and its relevance to speech and language processing. CAWL 2024 will also feature a special theme for workshop submissions: Writing Systems of Africa.

The Fifth International Workshop on Designing Meaning Representations – DMR 2024

Full day

Description: Claire Bonial, Julia Bonn, Jena D. Hwang, Lucia Donatelli, Jan Hajič, Alexis Palmer, Nathan Schneider and Nianwen Xue

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Abstract: DMR 2024 invites the submissions of long and short papers about original works on meaning representations. As the special theme of DMR 2024, we also invite the submissions of original research that have in any way leveraged, expanded, or been inspired by the “Marthaverse of Meaning”– the 50 years of gold-standard contributions to the field of NLP by 2023 ACL lifetime Achievement Award recipient, Dr. Martha Palmer.

The Fourth Workshop on Human Evaluation of NLP Systems – HumEval 2024

Full day

Organizers: Anya Belz, Ehud Reiter, João Sedoc, Craig Thomson and Simone Balloccu

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Description: The HumEval workshops (previously at EACL 2021, ACL 2022 and RANLP 2023) aim to create a forum for current human evaluation research and future directions, a space for researchers working with human evaluations to exchange ideas and begin to address the issues human evaluation in NLP faces in many respects, including experimental design, meta-evaluation and reproducibility.

The Seventh Workshop on e-Commerce and NLP – ECNLP 7

Full day

Organizer: Shervin Malmasi

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Description: ECNLP focuses on NLP for e-Commerce and online shopping applications. We welcome papers covering all aspects on online commerce and data, including search, retrieval, and customer-facing applications and tasks.

The Third Workshop on Safety for Conversational AI

Full day

Organizers: Tanvi Dinkar, Amanda Cercas Curry, Giuseppe Attanasio, Ioannis Konstas, Dirk Hovy and Verena Rieser

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Description: Workshop to address safety issues in dialogue systems, given that dialogues and real-world conversations differ from structured written text documents.

The 3rd Annual Meeting of the ELRA-ISCA Special Interest Group on Under-resourced Languages – SIGUL2024

Two days

Organizers: Claudia Soria, Maite Melero and Sakriani Sakti

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Description: The 3rd Annual Meeting of the ELRA/ISCA Special Interest Group on Under-Resourced Languages (SIGUL2024) will provide a forum for the presentation and discussion of cutting-edge research in language processing for under-resourced languages by academic and industry researchers. Following the long-standing series of previous meetings, the SIGUL workshop will also offer a venue where researchers in different disciplines and from varied backgrounds can fruitfully explore new areas of intellectual and practical development while honoring their common interest of sustaining less-resourced languages.

Saturday, May 25, 2024

7th Workshop on Indian Language Data Resource and Evaluation – WILDRE-7

Half day – Afternoon

Organizers: Girish Jha, Sobha Lalitha Devi, Kalika Bali and Atul Kr. Ojha

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Description: WILDRE – the 7th workshop on Indian Language Data: Resources and Evaluation is being organized in Torino (Italy) on 25th May 2024 under the LREC-COLING 2024 platform. India has a huge linguistic diversity and has seen concerted efforts from the Indian government and industry towards developing language resources. European Language Resource Association (ELRA) and its associate organizations have been very active and successful in addressing the challenges and opportunities related to language resource creation and evaluation. It is therefore a great opportunity for resource creators of Indian languages to showcase their work on this platform and also to interact and learn from those involved in similar initiatives all over the world.

Second International Workshop Towards Digital Language Equality: Focusing on Sustainability

Half day – Afternoon

Organizers: Federico Gaspari, Joss Moorkens, Itziar Aldabe, Begoña Altuna, Aritz Farwell, Stelios Piperidis, Georg Rehm and German Rigau

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Description: A half-day workshop to discuss and promote the importance of sustainability in the design, development, creation, use, distribution and sharing of language data, resources, platforms, infrastructures, tools and technologies, with the intention of achieving Digital Language Equality (DLE).

Joint Workshop on Multiword Expressions and Universal Dependencies – MWE-UD 2024

Full day

Organizers: Archna Bhatia, Gosse Bouma, Kilian Evang, Marcos Garcia, Voula Giouli, Lifeng Han and Joakim Nivre

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Description: Multiword expressions (MWEs) are word combinations that exhibit lexical, syntactic, semantic, pragmatic, and/or statistical idiosyncrasies. Universal Dependencies is a framework for cross-linguistically consistent treebank annotation that has so far been applied to over 100 languages. After independently running a successful series of workshops, the MWE and UD communities are now joining forces to organize a joint workshop. This is a timely collaboration because the two communities clearly have overlapping interests.

Reference, Framing, and Perspectives

Full day

Organizers: Pia Sommerauer, Tommaso Caselli, Piek Vossen and Malvina Nissim

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Description: We aim to bring together different research communities interested in lexical and syntactic variation, referential grounding, frame semantics, and perspectives. When something happens in the world, we have access to an unlimited range of ways (from lexical choices to specific syntactic structures) to refer to the same real-world event. Variations in reference may convey radically different perspectives. In this workshop, we propose to adopt Frame Semantics (Fillmore, 1968, 1985, 2006) as a unifying theoretical framework and analysis method to understand the choices made in linguistic references to events.

The 2nd Workshop on Resources and Technologies for Indigenous, Endangered and Lesser-resourced Languages in Eurasia – EURALI

Full day

Organizers: Atul Kr. Ojha, Sina Ahmadi, Chao-Hong Liu, John P. McCrae, Theodorus Fransen and Silvie Cinkova

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Description: The main objective of the workshop is to create basic resources and develop tools for Eurasian languages. We invite contributions focusing on, but not restricted to, the following aspects of language technology for indigenous, endangered and less-resourced languages of Eurasia…

ECONLP 2024 – The 4th Workshop on Economics and Natural Language Processing

Full day

Organizers: Udo Hahn, Veronique Hoste and Sanjiv Das

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Description: ECONLP addresses the increasing relevance of NLP for regional, national and international economy, both in terms of already operational language technology products and systems, and newly emerging methodologies and techniques reflecting the requirements at the intersection of economics and NLP. The focus of the workshop will be on how NLP impacts business relations and procedures, economic transactions, and the roles of human and computational actors involved in commercial and financial activities.

The 6th Workshop on Open-Source Arabic Corpora and Processing Tools (OSACT) with Shared Tasks on Arabic LLMs Hallucination and Dialect to MSA Machine Translation

Full day

Organizers: Hend Al-Khalifa, Hamdy Mubarak, Tamer Elsayed, Kareem Darwish and Mona Ali

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Description: The sixth edition of the OSACT workshop provides a platform for researchers in Arabic Language Processing and its Resources to share and discuss their latest work in Computational Linguistics (CL), Natural Language Processing (NLP), and Information Retrieval (IR). This edition emphasizes the importance and rise of Large Language Models (LLMs) and Generative AI in current research. Additionally, the workshop will spotlight two specific shared tasks: Arabic LLMs Hallucination and Dialect to Modern Standard Arabic (MSA) Machine Translation.

The 9th Workshop on Linked Data in Linguistics: Resources, Applications, Best Practices

Full day

Organizers: John P. McCrae, Christian Chiarcos, Katerina Gkirtzou, Maxim Ionov, Fahad Khan, Patricia Martín-Chozas and Elena Montiel-Ponsoda

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Description: The Linked Data in Linguistics (LDL) workshop series has established itself as the premier venue for discussing the application of Semantic Web technologies to the fields of linguistics, digital lexicography, and digital humanities (DH). While recent years have witnessed a steady growth in adoption of the technology in these areas, its uptake in other relevant domains, most notably in the case of natural language processing (NLP), continues to lag behind.
This year, aside from embracing the full bandwidth of applications of LLOD technologies and the closely related area of knowledge graphs in linguistics, we welcome contributions addressing the application of LLOD technologies to NLP applications, as well as those dealing with emerging hot topics of future bridges between structured (linguistic) knowledge and neural methods.
In addition, this year’s edition of the workshop will be a venue for in-depth discussions on community standards and best practices, and, above all, those related to the work of the W3C community groups OntoLex, LD4LT and BPMLOD. To this end, it will include featured talks on the latest achievements, developments, and perspectives of these W3C Community Groups.

The Fifth Workshop on Resources for African Indigenous Languages – RAIL

Full day

Organizers: Rooweither Mabuya, Mmasibidi Setaka, Muzi Matfunjwa and Menno van Zaanen

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Description: The Resources for African Indigenous Languages (RAIL) workshop is an interdisciplinary platform for researchers working on resources (data collections, tools, etc.) specifically targeted towards African indigenous languages. In particular, it aims to create the conditions for the emergence of a scientific community of practice that focuses on data, as well as computational linguistic tools specifically designed for or applied to indigenous languages found in Africa. The workshop brings together researchers who work on African indigenous languages, forming a community of practice for people working on indigenous languages. It also aims to reveal currently unknown or unpublished existing resources (corpora, NLP tools, and applications), resulting in a better overview of the current state-of-the-art and also allows for discussions on novel, desired resources for future research in this area.

Third Workshop on Language Technologies for Historical and Ancient Languages – LT4HALA 2024

Full day

Organizers: Rachele Sprugnoli and Marco Passarotti

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Description: This one-day workshop wants to bring together scholars, who are developing and/or are using Language Technologies (LTs) for historically attested languages, so to foster cross-fertilization between the Computational Linguistics community and the areas in the Humanities dealing with historical linguistic data, e.g. historians, philologists, linguists, archaeologists and literary scholars. The workshop will also be the venue of the third editon of both EvaLatin (the campaign devoted to the evaluation of NLP tools for Latin) and EvaHan (the campaign dedicated to the evaluation of NLP tools for Ancient Chinese).

The Third Ukrainian Natural Language Processing Workshop – UNLP 2024

Full day

Organizers: Rachele Sprugnoli and Marco Passarotti

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Description: The UNLP workshop focuses on advances in Ukrainian Natural Language Processing. The aim of the workshop is to bring together leading academics, researchers, and practitioners in the fields of NLP and Computational Linguistics who work with the Ukrainian language or do cross-Slavic research that can be applied to the Ukrainian language. The workshop also accepts research papers for the Crimean Tatar language with the aim of supporting this severely endangered language of the indigenous people of Ukraine.

11th Workshop on the Representation and Processing of Sign Languages: Evaluation of Sign Language Resources

Full day

Organizers: Thomas Hanke, Eleni Efthimiou, Stavroula-Evita Fotinea, Julie Hochgesang, Johanna Mesch and Marc Schulder

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Description: This workshop focusses on sign language resources and computational sign linguistics, covering all topics from building sign language corpora and lexical resources, tools and evaluation of such resources.