The 5th Workshop on Asian Language Resources

JCNLP 2005 Post-Conference Workshop

at Jeju Island, Korea
October 14, 2005


The 5th workshop on Asian Language Resources is organized under the auspices of the Asian Language Resources Committee of AFNLP and will be held in conjunction with IJCNLP2005. The purposes of this workshop are:

  • To investigate the situation of Asian Language Resources, and to make a catalog of the result of this investigation
  • To investigate and discuss the problems related to the standards and specification on creating various levels of language resources
  • To promote communications between developers and users of various language resources in order to fill the gap between language resources and practical applications
  • To launch a roadmap for Asian Language Resources

We welcome papers concerning, but are not limited to the following issues.

  • Infrastructure for constructing and sharing language resources
  • Meta data for resource classification and discovery
  • 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, etc.)
  • Language Resources for HLT applications, such as information retrieval, information extraction, question answering, machine translation, etc.
  • Text corpora
  • Lexicons
  • Grammars
  • Machine-readable dictionaries
  • Ontology
  • Strategies and priorities for EU-US and Asian cooperation

Submission Information

Submissions should follow the guidelines of IJCNLP-05 workshop style and should not exceed eight (8) pages including references. We strongly recommend the use of the LaTeX style files or Word style files provided by IJCNLP-05. The files and the detailed description of the format are available at the following site.

Since the reviewing process will be blind, the papers should not include the authors’ names and affiliations. Furthermore, self-references that reveal the author’s identity should be avoided. All papers must be submitted electronically via e-mail to ZHAO Jun ( by May 30, 2005. PDF (preferred), PostScript or MS Word files are acceptable. In the body of the submission e-mail, please include the following information: title, name(s) of author(s), affiliation(s), e-mail address of the contact person. Confirmation of the receipt of the submission will be sent to the contact person by email.

Program Committee

  • Bo Xu (chair) – Chinese Academy of Sciences
  • Chu-Ren Huang (co-chair) – Acdemia Sinica
  • Takenobu Tokunaga (co-chair) – Tokyo Institute of Technology
  • Jun Zhao (co-chair) – Chinese Academy of Sciences
  • Nicoletta Calzolari – Istituto di Linguistica Computazionale del CNR
  • Baobao Chang – Peking University
  • Shuichi Itahashi – National Institute of Advanced Industrial Science and Technology
  • Donghong Ji – Institute for Inforcomm Research Singapore
  • Kiyong Lee – Korea University
  • Qin Lu – Polytechnique University of Hong Kong
  • Nguyen Thi Minh Huyen – Hanoi University of Sciences
  • Hae-Chang Rim – Korea University
  • Kiyoaki Shirai – Japan Advanced Institute of Science and Technology
  • Ha Shun – Inner Mongolia University
  • Virach Sornlertlamvanich – Thai Computational Linguistics Laboratory, NICT
  • Maosong Sun – Tsinghua University
  • Jane Tsay – Chung-Cheng University
  • Hsiao-chuan Wang – Tsing Hua Unversity
  • Elizabeth Zeitoun – Academia Sinica


Paper submission due June 6, 2005 (Closed)
Notification of acceptance July 6, 2005 (Closed)
Camera-ready papers due August 5, 2005 (Closed)
Workshop date October 14, 2005 (Done)


Ramada Plaza Jeju, Jeju Island, Korea.


8:30 Registration
9:00 Opening
9:10 Keynote Speech From Writing Systems to Ontology: A New Perspective for Asian Language Resources
Chu-Ren Huang
9:50 (Break)
10:00 Domain Knowledge Engineering Based on Encyclopedias and the Web Text Sui, Z., Cui, G., Ding, W.,Zhang, Q.
10:20 Evaluation of a Japanese CFG Derived from aSyntactically Annotated Corpus with Respect to Dependency Measures Noro, T., Koike, C., Hashimoto, T., Tokunaga,T., Tanaka, H.
10:40 Corpus-oriented Acquisition of Chinese Zhang, Y., Kashioka, H.
11:00 (Break)
11:20 The Standard of Chinese Corpus Metadata He, T., Xu, X.
11:40 An Integrated Framework for Archiving, Processing and Developing Learning Materials for an Endangered Aboriginal Language in Taiwan Yang, M., Rau, D. V. N.
12:00 Construction of Structurally Annotated Spoken Dialogue Corpus Kato, S., Matsubara, S.,Yamaguchi, Y.
12:20 (Lunch)
13:40 Cross-lingual Conversion of Lexical Semantic Relations: Building Parallel Wordnets Huang, C., Su, I., Hong, J.,Li, X.
14:00 Taiwan Child Language Corpus: Data Collection and Annotation Tsay, J. S.
14:20 Question Classification using Multiple Li, X., Huang, X., Wu, L.
14:40 Harvesting the Bitexts of the Laws of Hong Kong From the Web Kit, C., Liu, X., Sin, K.,Webster, J.J.
15:00 (Break)
15:10 Symposium:Asian language resources: Infrastructure towards a multilingual language processing environment in Asia Coordinator: Y. Mikami
16:50 Closing


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