Workshop on NLP for Less Privileged Languages

January 11, 2008, IIIT, Hyderabad, India

Call for Papers
Tools and Resources
Accepted Papers
Invited Talks
Workshop Program
Program Committee


30th November, 2007: Proceedings are now online.

24rd November, 2007: Workshop Program announced.

23rd November, 2007: Titles of the Invited Talks announced.

21st November, 2007: Speakers for the Invited Talks announced.

18th November, 2007: Information for Asian Fund Application is online at the main IJCNLP site.

18th November, 2007: Registration is open since 1st November.

17th November, 2007: Information about the Invited Talks at the workshop will be added by 21st November.

16th November, 2007: Information about sending the hard copy of the Copyright Transfer Form added.

6th November, 2007: List of accepted papers posted on the site.

5th November, 2007: The list of accepted papers is being finalized and the notification mails will be sent shortly. The list will also be posted on this site. There might be a slight delay in some cases because some of the reviews are still awaited.

4th November, 2007: Author response facility initiated to allow the authors to respond to the reviews (open till 7th)

27th October, 2007: Notification date extended to 5th November, 2007

20th September, 2007: Deadline for paper submission extended to 25th September (11:59 pm PST).

10th July, 2007: Workshop site launched.

Important Dates

  • Paper Submission Deadline: Sept 21, 2007 Sept 25 (11:59 pm PST)
  • Notification of Paper Acceptance: Oct 26, 2007 Nov 5, 2007
  • Camera Ready Submission Deadline: Nov 16, 2007

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While computing has become almost ubiquitous in the US and Europe, its spread in Asia is more recent. However, despite the fact that Asia is a dense area in terms of linguistic diversity (or perhaps because of it), many Asian languages are very inadequately supported on computers. Even basic NLP tools are not available for these languages. This is a major bottleneck in the development of advanced NLP applications and language resources and it also has a social cost.

NLP/CL based technologies are now becoming important and future intelligent systems will use more of these techniques. Most of NLP/CL tools and technologies are tailored for English or European languages. Recently, there has been a rapid growth of IT industry in many Asian countries and in India in particular. This is now the perfect time to address the problem mentioned above, namely lack of computing support and basic NLP tools for less privileged languages. Only when a basic infrastructure for supporting regional languages becomes available can we hope for a more equitable availability of opportunities made possible by language technology. There have already been attempts in this direction and this workshop will try to take them further, especially in the Asian context.

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