VisLR: Visualization as added value in the development, use and evaluation of LRs

Saturday, 31st of May 2014 (morning session)

Reykjavik, Iceland

Call for papers

VisLR aims at bringing together people from visual analytics and computational linguistics to discuss the potentials and the challenges related to visualizing language data and in particular language resources. Linguistics has a long tradition of visually representing language patterns, from tree representations in syntax to spectograms in phonetics. However, the large amounts and ever-increasing complexity of today's resources call for new ways of visually encoding a multitude of abstract information on language in order to assure and enhance the quality and usability of these language resources.

We invite submissions on research demonstrating the development, use and evaluation of visualization techniqes for language resources. This includes work applying existing visualization techniques to language resources as well as research on new visualization techniques that are specifically targeted to the needs of language resources. Particular concern is given to papers aiming at the interoperability of the described visualization techniques.

Topics include, but are not limited to:

  • Innovative visualization techniques for language data, in particular language resources.
  • Challenges for visualizing different types of data, in particular spoken and signed language data.
  • Resource validation and enhancement using visualization.
  • Interactive visualizations as interfaces.
  • Interactive visualizations for (facilitating) the understanding and tuning of algorithms operating on language resources.
  • New infrastructures for language data visualization; visualization components.
  • Evaluation of visualization techniques.
  • Strategies and issues for open distribution.

Papers must describe original (completed or in progress) and unpublished work. We invite short papers (4 pages) and long papers (8 pages). When submitting a paper from the START page, authors will be asked to provide essential information about resources (in a broad sense, i.e. also technologies, standards, evaluation kits, etc.) that have been used for the work described in the paper or are a new result of your research. Moreover, ELRA encourages all LREC authors to share the described LRs (data, tools, services, etc.), to enable their reuse, replicability of experiments, including evaluation ones, etc.


Important Dates

  • Paper submission deadline: 06th of February 2014
  • Notification of acceptance: 10th of March 2014
  • Camera-ready papers due: 28th of March 2014
  • Workshop: 31st of May 2014

Organizing Committee:

  • Annette Hautli-Janisz (Universität Konstanz) - annette.hautli AT
  • Verena Lyding (EURAC research Bozen) - verena.lyding AT
  • Christian Rohrdantz (Universität Konstanz) - rohrdantz AT

Programme Committee:

  • Miriam Butt (Universität Konstanz)
  • Chris Culy (Universität Tübingen)
  • Christopher Collins (University of Ontario Institute of Technology)
  • Annette Hautli-Janisz (Universität Konstanz)
  • Gerhard Heyer (Universität Leipzig)
  • Kris Heylen (University of Leuven)
  • Daniel Keim (Universiät Konstanz)
  • Steffen Koch (Universität Stuttgart)
  • Verena Lyding (EURAC research Bozen)
  • Thomas Mayer (Philipps-Universität Marburg)
  • Daniela Oelke (DIPF Frankfurt)
  • Christian Rohrdantz (Universität Konstanz)


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