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Papers must describe original (completed or in progress) and unpublished work.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.

We use a blind reviewing process, in which the author names are not revealed to the committee of reviewers. Authors are requested to prepare their manuscripts in a manner which disguises their identities, affiliation status, etc. This means (1) omitting names and affiliations from the title page; (2) refraining from excessive self-citation in the bibliography; and (3) omitting explicit references the authors' previous work in the text body.

Please indicate possible conflicts of interest on the submission page. Conflict of interest exists when an author (or the author's institution), reviewer, or editor has financial or personal relationships that inappropriately influence (bias) his or her actions (such relationships are also known as dual commitments, competing interests, or competing loyalties).

Style guidelines for the camera-ready papers are provided here:
We recommend to make use of these templates also for first submissions.

Papers have to be submitted in PDF format via the workshop START page:

List of Accepted Papers

  • Improving the Layout for Text Variant Graphs, Stefan Jänicke, Marco Büchler and Gerik Scheuermann
  • An Interactive Visualization of Cross-Linguistic Colexification Patterns, Thomas Mayer, Johann-Mattis List, Anselm Terhalle and Matthias Urban
  • Finding Relevant Features for Statistical Speech Synthesis Adaptation, Pierrick Bruneau, Olivier Parisot, Amir Mohammadi, Cenk Demiroglu, Mohammad Ghoniem and Thomas Tamisier
  • A Visual Focus+Context Approach for Text Comparison Tasks, Markus John, Florian Heimerl, Andreas Müller and Steffen Koch (short paper)
  • Enhanced News-reading: Interactive and Visual Integration of Social Media Information, Florian Stoffel, Dominik Jäckle and Daniel A. Keim
  • The fun of exploration: how to access a non-standard language corpus visually, Roberto Theron and Eveline Wandl-Vogt (short paper)
  • V1 in Icelandic: A multifactorical visualization of historical data, Miriam Butt, Tina Bögel, Kristina Kotcheva, Christin Schätzle, Christian Rohrdantz, Dominik Sacha, Nicole Dehe and Daniel Keim (short paper)


Important Dates

  • Paper submission deadline: 06th of February 2014
  • DEADLINE EXTENSION: updated paper submission deadline: 10th 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:

  • Noah Bubenhofer (TU Dresden)
  • 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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