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Third International Workshop on Cross Lingual Information Access: Addressing the Information Need of Multilingual Societies (CLIAWS3)

Boulder, Colorado; June 04,2009

Submission Deadline: March 06, 2009

Workshop Description

Cross-Language Information Access is concerned with any/all technologies that let users express their query in their native language, and irrespective of the language in which the information is available, present the information in the user-preferred language or set of languages, in a manner that satisfies the user's information needs. The additional processing may take the form of machine translation of snippets, summarization and subsequent translation of summaries and/or information extraction.

This workshop aims to bring together various trends in multi-source, cross and multilingual information retrieval and access, and provide a venue for researchers and practitioners from academia, government, and industry to interact and share a broad spectrum of ideas, views and applications. The workshop will consist of a set of invited talks and presentations of technical papers that will be selected after peer review from the submissions received.

We solicit submissions describing research on all aspects of "Cross Lingual Information Access and Retrieval".

Topics of interest include but are not limited to:

  • Semantic approaches to cross lingual information access
  • Cross-language cross media search (speech, video, audio)
  • Uses of (statistical) Machine Translation and Transliteration in multilingual information access
  • Search based on language independent forms
  • Cross-language text categorization
  • Multilingual / Cross-lingual named entity recognition
  • Cross-document and crosslingual entity and event coreference
  • Multilingual digital libraries
  • Scalability issues in multilingual information access/ system evaluation
  • Cross Lingual/ Multilingual question answering
  • Appropriate methods to detect similar/complementary/contradictory information across multiple languages
  • Multilingual Summarization
  • Multilingual Opinion Mining and Sentiment Analysis
  • Multilingual Information Extraction
  • Practical systems on various domains
  • Acquisition of parallel and comparable corpora in multiple languages
  • Morphology and Shallow Parsing for CLIR
  • Query Translation, Query Expansion, Multiword handling and Lightweight WSD for CLIR
  • Other CLIR research issues, user studies / interactive CLIA

Submission Information

Authors are invited to submit a full paper of up to 8 pages in electronic, PDF format (with up to 1 additional page for references). Previously published papers cannot be accepted. The submissions will be reviewed by the program committee. As reviewing will be blind, please ensure that papers are anonymous. Self-references that reveal the author's identity, e.g., "We previously showed (Smith, 1991) ...", should be avoided. Instead, use citations such as "Smith previously showed (Smith, 1991) ...".

Papers will be accepted on or before 6 March 2009 in PDF format via the START system at Submissions should follow the NAACL HLT 2009 length and formatting requirements for full papers , found at

Important Dates

Submission deadline: March 06, 2009
Notification of acceptance: March 30, 2009
Camera-ready papers due: April 12, 2009
Workshop: June 04, 2009

Organizing Committee

  • Sivaji Bandyopadhyay, Jadavpur University, Kolkata, India (Primary Contact)
  • Pushpak Bhattacharya, IIT Bombay, India
  • Vasudeva Varma, IIIT Hyderabad, India
  • Sudeshna Sarkar, IIT Kharagpur, India
  • A Kumaran, Microsoft Research, India
  • Raghavendra Udupa, Microsoft Research, India

Programme committee

  • Carol Peters, Istituto di Scienza e Tecnologie dell'Informazione and CLEF campaign, Italy
  • Kumaran A, Microsoft Research, Bangalore , India
  • Mandar Mitra, ISI Kolkata , India
  • Paolo Rosso, Universidad Politecnica de Valencia (UPV), Spain
  • Patrick Saint Dizier, IRIT, Universite Paul Sabatier, Toulouse, France
  • Paul McNamee, Johns Hopkins University , USA
  • Pushpak Bhattacharya, IIT Bombay, India
  • Raghavendra Udupa, Microsoft Research, India
  • Ralf Steinberger, European Commission - Joint Research Centre, Italy
  • Sivaji Bandyopadhyay, Jadavpur University , Kolkata , India
  • Sobha L, AU-KBC, Chennai, India
  • Sudeshna Sarkar, IIT Kharagpur , India
  • Vasudeva Varma, IIIT Hyderabad , India

Professor Sivaji Bandyopadhyay
Computer Science & Engineering Department
Jadavpur University
Kolkata - 700 032
Phone: +913324146648 (Office)
+913324149690 (Residence)
+919433579595 (Mobile)
Fax: +913324146648 (Office)