Pre-Conference Workshop Announcement and Call for Participation
  May 30, 2000 (morning session)


The key concepts for Language Resource infrastructure have been Reusability and Standardization. In NLP, where the requirement not only for large scale lexicons but also for large scale corpora has been established, they have both found fruitful ground.
The emerging multimedia cultural industry has established new needs and use conditions of Language Resources in respect to industrial production.
The constant increase of demand for electronic educational tools and aids either in the INTERNET/INTRANET or in the CD-ROM environment raises the question of whether language resources and tools developed for the Human Language Technology (HLT) sector may be (re)used also for educational application purposes.
LREC-2000 focuses in many respects on the importance of this new multimedia cultural industry and the connection between industrial production and use of Language Resources and Tools.
The workshop aims at bringing together specialists from the areas of language engineering and multimedia technologies with experience in CALL (Computer Aided Language Learning). Issues related to innovative and reflective approaches in the exploitation, integration and evaluation of language resources in CALL will be addressed.


Papers are invited in the following topics:
- Internet/Intranet and CD-ROM applications demanding HLT tools
- Distance learning applications
- Integration of language resources in multimedia educational environments
- Evaluation of language resources for educational applications
- Development of language tools based on language resources
- Legal aspects and problems in the access and use of available language resources
- Customization of language resources for multimedia educational products
- Electronic books and HLT tools


Submissions should address one or more of the listed topics. Descriptions of planned or existing tools are acceptable, but they should be situated in the larger context of the issues the workshop addresses.
A maximally 1000 word abstract in English should be submitted to Eleni Efthimiou by e-mail at "<>" in poscript or rtf format with the indication "LREC WORKSHOP SUBMISSION" in the subject line. Each submission should include title; author(s); affiliation(s); and contact author's e-mail address, postal address, telephone and fax numbers.
Final papers should not exceed 6 pages.
Final paper style format will be announced by LREC on 2 February 2000 and will also be available at
Audio-visual or other technical requirements must be indicated by the authors.


March 1, 2000 : Submissions due
March 15, 2000 : Results transmitted to authors
April 15, 2000 : Final papers due
May 30, 2000 : Workshop


Khurshid Ahmad, Department of Artificial Intelligence Computing, School of Electronic Eng., IT and Mathematics, University of Surrey.
Eleni Efthimiou, Department of Educational Technologies, ILSP-Institute for language and Speech Processing.
Maria Poulou-Tzevelekou, University of Athens and ILSP-Institute for Language and Speech Processing.

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31 May - 2 June 2000, Athens, Greece 
General information about the main conference is at: 

Specific queries about the conference should be directed to:  
LREC Secretariat  
Institute for Language and Speech Processing (ILSP) 
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15125 Marousi 
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