Collocated with IJCNLP 2011 in Chiangmai, Thailand

November 12-13, 2011

Deadline of paper submission: extended to July 30, 2011

The 9th Workshop on Asian Language Resources focuses on language resources for Asian region, which has more than 2200 spoken languages.  There are now increasing efforts to build multi-lingual, multi-modal language resources, with varying levels of annotations, through manual, semi-automatic and automatic approaches, as the use of ICTs spreads across the region.  Correspondingly, the development of practical applications on these language resources has also been rapidly growing. The workshops on ALR is a series aiming to forge a better coordination and collaboration among researchers on these languages, and the NLP community, in general to develop common frameworks and processes for this purpose.

This year the workshop is collaborating with ISO/TC37/SC4, which develops international standards for "Language Resources Management."  First day of the workshop will be for regular paper presentations, and the second day will merge with a meeting of ISO/TC37/SC4.

To achieve the goals, the workshop calls for original and unpublished technical, strategy, policy and survey papers concerning, but not limited to, the following topics:

  • Text corpora, speech corpora, corpora in other modalities or media (such as video for sign languages or affective computing)
  • Lexicons, grammars, machine-readable dictionaries, domain specific terminology
  • Ontologies, knowledge representation, semantic web technologies
  • Infrastructure for constructing and sharing language resources
  • Exchange and annotation schemata, exchange formats
  • Standards or specifications for language resources and content management
  • Language resources for basic NLP tasks (word segmentation, named entity recognition, syntactic analysis, semantic analysis, discourse analysis, speech recognition, speech synthesis, etc.)
  • Language Resources for HLT applications (such as text generation, information retrieval, information extraction, question answering, machine translation, speech translation, reasoning, affective computing, etc.)
  • Strategies and priorities for cooperation and collaboration
  • Licensing and copyright issues


  • Asian Language Resource Committee (ALRC)
  • Asian Federation of NLP (AFNLP,


  • ISO/TC37/SC4
  • East Asian Forum on Terminology (EAFTERM)

Contact person

Rachel Edita O. Roxas
Center for Language Technologies, College of Computer Studies, De La Salle University, Philippines, 2401 Taft Avenue, Malate, Manila, Philippines.
Ph: +63 2 536 0276
Fax: +63 2 536 0278
Cell: +63 917 830 5682