Scientific Events

ILC-CNR has been and is involved in the organization of several major scientific events in the sector of Computational Linguistics.

Language Resources and Evaluation Conference (LREC)

It is now the major event on Language Resources and Evaluation for Human Language Technologies. It aims to provide an overview of the state-of-the-art, explore new Research & Development directions and emerging trends, exchange information regarding Language Resources and their applications, evaluation methodologies and tools, on-going and planned activities, industrial uses and needs, requirements coming from e-science and e-society, with respect both to policy issues and to scientific/technological and organisational ones. It provides a unique forum for researchers, industrials and funding agencies from across a wide spectrum of areas to discuss problems and opportunities, find new synergies and promote initiatives for international cooperation, in support of investigations in language sciences, progress in language technologies and development of corresponding products, services, applications and standards.

Conferences on Natural Language Processing and Language and Speech Technology
International Conference on Generative Approaches to the Lexicon (GL)

The goal of the conference is to bring together diverse contributions from Theoretical and Computational Linguistics, Computer Science, Cognitive Science and Lexicography, which explore compositionality from the point of view of generative approaches to the lexicon.

Italian Conference on Computational Linguistics (CLiC-it)

It is a reference forum for the discussion on researches of the Italian community of Computational Linguistics. It covers all the aspects of Natural Language Processing, both written and spoken, and is opened to theoretical and methodological reflections and to proposals for new technologies and innovative applicative perspectives, able to provide a significant contribution to this research area. It brings together researchers from intimately connected disciplines: Computational Linguistics, Linguistics, Cognitive Science, Machine Learning, Computer Science, Knowledge Representation, Information Retrieval, Digital Humanities. It is open to contributions on any language, while giving a particular emphasis to Italian.

Conference on Action, Language and Cognition
International Conference on Computational Linguistics (COLING)

It has a history that dates back to the 1960s. It is held every two years and regularly attracts more than 700 delegates. It has developed into one of the premier Natural Language Processing conferences worldwide and is a major international event for the presentation of new research results and for the demonstration of new systems and techniques in the broad field of Computational Linguistics and Natural Language Processing.

ISO/TC37/SC4 Meetings
  • WG2, WG4, TDG1, TDG2, TDG3, WD24611, WD24613 Meetings (Pisa, 2004)
    Meetings of the Working Groups WG2 (Representation Schemes) and WG4 (Lexical Resources), of the Thematic Domain Groups TDG1 (Metadata), TDG2 (Morphosyntax) and TDG3 (Semantic Content Representation) and of the Projects WG2/WD24611 (Morphosyntactic Annotation Framework) and WG4/WD24613 (Lexical Markup Framework) of the Subcommittee SC4 (Language Resource Management) of the Technical Committee TC37 (Terminology and other language and content resources) of ISO (International Organization for Standardization)
  • WG1, WG2 Meetings (Pisa, 2012)
    Meetings of the Working Groups WG1 (Basic descriptors and mechanisms for language resources) and WG2 (Representation Schemes) of the Subcommittee SC4 (Language Resource Management) of the Technical Committee TC37 (Terminology and other language and content resources) of ISO (International Organization for Standardization)
  • WG1, WG2, WG4 Meetings (Pisa, 2013)
    Meetings of the Working Groups WG1 (Basic descriptors and mechanisms for language resources), WG2 (Representation Schemes) and WG4 (Lexical Resources) of the Subcommittee SC4 (Language Resource Management) of the Technical Committee TC37 (Terminology and other language and content resources) of ISO (International Organization for Standardization)
Evaluation Campaign of NLP and Speech Tools for Italian (EVALITA)

It is a campaign devoted to the evaluation of Natural Language Processing and Speech tools for Italian. Its general objective is to promote the development of language and speech technologies for the Italian language, providing a shared framework where different systems and approaches can be evaluated in a consistent manner.

Workshop on Semantic Processing of Legal Texts (SPLeT)

It focuses on the topics of Language Resources and Human Language Technologies in the legal domain. It is a venue where researchers of Computational Linguistics and Artificial Intelligence and Law communities meet, exchange information, compare perspectives and share experiences. It concerns legal knowledge extraction and management, with a particular emphasis on the semantic processing of legal texts.

Workshops on Less-Resourced and Under-Resourced Languages
Joint ISO-ACL/SIGSEM Workshop on Interoperable Semantic Annotation (ISA)
Workshop on Linked Data in Linguistics (LDL)
Workshop on Language Technology Service Platforms
Workshops of European Language Resource Coordination (ELRC)
Workshops on Language and Ontology & Terminology and Knowledge Structures