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 these goals, we call for technical, strategy, policy and survey papers concerning, but not limited to, the following issues.

  • Text corpora, speech corpora, corpora in other modalities or media (such as video for sign languages or affective computing
  • Lexicons, Grammars, Machine-readable dictionaries, Terminology in specific domain
  • 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
  • Standards or specifications for 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

Important Dates

  • Deadline for paper submissions has been extended to July 30, 2011
  • August 12, 2011 - Notification of paper acceptance
  • August 19, 2011 (Extended to September 2, 2011) - Camera-ready copies due (firm)
  • November 8-13, 2011 - IJCNLP 2011, Chiangmai, Thailand

Program Committee

  • Takenobu Tokunaga - Tokyo Institute of Technology, Japan
  • Pushpak Bhattacharyya - IIT-Bombay, India
  • Key-Sun Choi - KAIST, Korea
  • Chai Wutiwiwatchai - NECTEC, Thailand
  • Mirna Adriani – University of Indonesia, Indonesia
  • Yogendra Yadava – Tribhuvan University, Nepal
  • Hitoshi Isahara - NICT, Japan
  • Haizhou Li - I2R, Singapore
  • Miriam Butt – University of Konstanz, Germany
  • Kiyoaki Shirai - JAIST, Japan
  • Yoshiki Mikami - Nagaoka University of Technology, Japan
  • Hammam Riza - IPTEKnet-BPPT, Indonesia
  • Virach Sornlertlamvanich - NECTEC, Thailand
  • Chu-Ren Huang - Hong Kong Polytechnic University, and Academia Sinica, Taiwan
  • Chi Mai Luong- Institute of Information Technology, Vietnamese Academy of Science and Technology, Vietnam
  • Sakrange Turance Nandasara - University of Colombo, School of Computing, Sri Lanka
  • Ruvan Weerasinghe - University of Colombo, School of Computing, Sri Lanka
  • Ruli Marunung – University of Indonesia, Indonesia
  • Emi Izumi – NICT, Japan
  • Thatsanee Charoenporn - NECTEC, Thailand
  • Sarmad Hussain (co-chair) – CLE-KICS, UET Lahore, Pakistan
  • Rachel Edita O. Roxas (chair) – De La Salle University, Philippines

Organizing Committee

  • Rachel Edita O. Roxas (Chair) - De La Salle University, Philippines
  • Sarmad Hussain (Co-Chair) – CLE-KICS, UET Lahore, Pakistan
  • Key-Sun Choi (Co-Chair) – Dept. of CS, KAIST, Korea


  • 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