Report on the 8th LREC workshop. 2012


On May 22nd 2012, SALTMIL held in collaboration with AfLaT a full-day workshop on "Language technology for normalisation of less-resourced languages". This was a satellite workshop preceding the biennial LREC (Language Resources and Evaluation Conference) in Istanbul, Turkey.

The program started with the invited talk presented by Sjur Moshagen Nørstebø. This was then followed by two sessions of four oral presentations and a poster session with eight contributed poster papers. All the presentations and posters stimulated many questions and discussions.

At 17.30, after a brief presentation by Francys Tyers and Guy De Pauw, an interesting  discussion took place on "Language technology for normalisation of less-resourced languages" and then the workshop was closed by thanking the audience for their participation in the whole workshop.

About fourty five people were present in total, from a wide range of countries, and representing work on a variety of less resourced languages.

Addional materials related to this workshop are available: