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06/11/2009 13:45
06/11/2009 19:00



LRL 2009 - «Getting Less-Resourced Languages On-Board!»
a Joint LTC / FLaReNet Workshop organized in conjunction with LTC 2009 (an event endorsed by FLaReNet)


Poznań (POLAND)




Language Technologies (LT) provide an essential support to the challenge of Multilingualism.

In order to develop them, it is necessary to have access to Language Resources (LR) and to assess LT performances.

To this regard, the situation is very different across the different languages.

Little or sparse data exist for languages in countries or regions where limited efforts have been devoted to such issues in the past, also known as Less-Resourced Languages (LRL).

The workshop aims at reporting the needs, at presenting achievements and at proposing solutions for the future, both in terms of LR and of LT evaluation, especially in the European, Euro-Mediterranean and regional frameworks.

This will allow to identity the factors that have an impact on a potential and shared roadmap towards supplying LR and LT for all languages.


    • Experience in the production, validation and distribution of LR for less-resourced languages
    • Experience in the evaluation of LT for less-resourced languages
    • Infrastructures for making available LR and LT in less-resourced languages
    • Alternative approaches (comparable corpora, pivot languages, language clustering, …)


Joseph Mariani (LIMSI-CNRS & IMMI-CNRS, Orsay, FRANCE), Khalid Choukri (ELRA & ELDA, Paris, FRANCE) and Zygmunt Vetulani (Adam Mickiewicz University, Poznań, POLAND)

Papers Submission Deadline

Sunday 6th September 2009