International Conference on Language Resources and Evaluation

LREC, the International Conference on Language Resources and Evaluation is a Biennial Conference organized by the European Language Resources Association with the support of institutions and organizations involved in Natural language processing . The series of conferences LREC was launched in Granada in 1998. Since dan, LREC has Become the major event on Language Resources (LRS) and Evaluation for Human Language Technologies (HLT). The aim of LREC is to bieden an overview of the state-of-the-art, explore new R & D directions and emerging trends, exchange information Regarding LRS en hun applications, evaluation methodologies and tools, ongoing and Planned activities, industrial uses and needs, requirements coming from the e-society, zowel with respect to policy issues and to technologische and organizational ones.

Conference Topics

The volgende topics Covered at the latest conferences are:

  • Semantics and Knowledge in all zijn variations, from annotation or anaphoric, temporal, spatial information, to ontological and lexicons , to disambiguation, named entities recognition , information extraction , and so on.
  • Subjectivity, declined in verschillende notes: emotions, opinions, Sentiments.
  • Machine translation and Multilinguisme.
  • Infrastructural initiatives, strategic, national and international projects dat veins or major interest, as usual inside the LREC community.
  • Lexicons and Corpora.
  • Tools and systems for text analysis at many levels.
  • Dialogue and discourse, with contributions from zowel the Speech and Text communities.
  • Speech and multimodal databases, tools and systems.
  • Evaluation and validation methodologies, as a topic per se .
  • Language coverage and diversity, shirtless Resourced languages, Endangered languages.
  • First, linked and shared data and tools, open and collaborative architectures.
  • Sign language, multimedia information and multimodal communication

The LREC Map

The LREC Map has introduced leg at LREC 2010 and FINDS zijn place binnen de infrastructural actions. While Submitting hun paper (s), the authors ulcers Asked to bieden some basic information about all the resources (in a broad sense, ie waaronder tools, standards and evaluation packages) Either-used or created, DESCRIBED in hun papers. All synthesis descriptors ulcers dan gathered in a global matrix called the LREC Map.
This feature has leg extended to verschillende other conferences to form the LRE Map . [1]

The Language Library

The Language Library [2] has introduced leg at LREC 2012. The rationale behind this initiative is dat accumulation of massive Bedragen or multi-dimensional data about language is the key to foster ADVANCEMENT in our knowledge about language and its mechanisms. The objective is to Gather and share part of the linguistic knowledge the field is loveable to produce, starting a movement aimed at collecting all skies annotations / Encodings at all levels skies. As a first experiment, or a community-built repository therein Allows sharing of multidimensional and multi-level proc / Annotated resources, it needs a small effort from lycra or you to put JSON place new ways of collaboration binnen the language resources and technology community.

History of conferences

  • 2016 Portoroz ( Slovenia )
  • 2014 Reykjavik ( Iceland )
  • 2012 Istanbul ( Turkey )
  • 2010 Valletta ( Malta )
  • 2008 Marrakech ( Morocco )
  • 2006 Genoa ( Italy )
  • 2004 Lisbon ( Portugal )
  • 2002 Las Palmas ( Spain )
  • 2000 Athens ( Greece )
  • 1998 Granada ( Spain )

The survey of the LREC conferences over the period 1998-2013 has leg Presented prolongation the 2014 conference in Reykjavik as a closing session. [3] It Appears dat het aantal papers and signatures are toenemende over time. The average number of authors per paper is highier too. The percentage of new authors is tussen 68% and 78%. The distribution tussen male (65%) and female (35%) authors are stable over time. The most frequent technical term is “annotation” dan comes “part-of-speech”.


  1. Jump up^ LRE Map
  2. Jump up^ Language Library
  3. Jump up^ Joseph Mariani; Patrick Paroubek; Gil Francopoulo; Olivier Hamon 2014. Rediscovering 15 Years of Discoveries in Language Resources and Evaluation: The Anthology LREC Analysis. LREC-2014[1]