April 10, 2018 – Submission of abstracts deadline
May 15, 2018 – Notification on the decision of program committee
September 28-29, 2018 – Holding the conference (Lomonosov Moscow State University, Moscow)
28 - 29 September 2018
"From Computer-based Linguistic Data Archives to the Linguistic Online Corpora:
Vladislav M. Andryushchenko Memorial Conference"
First Call for Papers
The Laboratory for Computational Lexicography of Research Computing Center, Lomonosov Moscow State University, in cooperation with V.V. Vinogradov Russian Language Institute, Russian Academy of Sciences, is pleased to announce the International conference "From Computer-based Linguistic Data Archives to Linguistic Online Corpora: Vladislav M. Andryushchenko Memorial Conference", September 28–29, 2018, Moscow, Russia.
The need for computer-based linguistic archives, storages of linguistic data,was realized in the late 1970s – early 1980s. Three All-Union conferences devoted to the theoretical problems of "computer-based archives of data for an automatized system of lexicographic researches" were held in 1983, 1987 and 1989. In 1985 the work on the Computer-based archive of the Russian Language initiated by the member of Russian Academy of Sciences A.P. Ershov started. More than 40 organizations participated in this work; V.V. Vinogradov Russian Language Institute, Russian Academy of Sciences, was the leading organization, and the Laboratory for Computational Linguistics (nowadays the Laboratory for Computational Lexicography), Research Computing Center, Lomonosov Moscow State University, directed by V.M. Andryushchenko, became one of the main sites of the project: it was there where the Saratov oral corpus was digitised and lemmatizated and thus the basis for the Russian oral speech corpus was built; it was there where the Grammar dictionary of Russian by A.A. Zaliznyak was digitized, the dictionary, without which any automatic Russian text processing now seems inconceivable. Alongside with the development of the Computer-based Russian linguistic data archives new projects of computer data archives of other languages of the USSR were launched.
At that time no one expected that the computer technologies, not seldom perceived with a piety and some mistrust, would develop so rapidly, that elaborate tricks aimed at saving the computer memory or at coding non-standard graphics would become irrelevant, electronic text corpora would reach an incredible volume, automatic text processing would achieve inconceivable speed, and only manual indexing would remain a bottleneck on the way to the bright linguistic future. Today, instead of the text module of Computer-based archive of Russian we have Russian National Corpus, and instead of computer dictionaries we have electronic dictionaries online. Since then, one more new technology, the Internet, has appeared and made the world boundless, and the text corpora and dictionaries generally available.
The aim of the conference is to discuss the development of the ideas which formed the basis of computer-based linguistic data archives, the realization of these ideas in modern corpora, lexical databases and linguistic software, to reveal what was acquired and what might have been lost with the development of technical means, and to try to understand to what extent modern corpora and lexical databases can be considered successors of the first modules of computer-based linguistic archives.
The conference topics include (but are not limited to):
• History of development of computational and corpus linguistics
• Linguistic corpora and their application
• Quantitative methods in linguistic researches
• Computer dictionaries and lexical databases
• Documentation of endangered languages, development of multimedia archives and corpora
• Computer linguistic resources: software, specialized websites, etc.
• Application of computer linguistic resources in literary criticism and folklore studies
• Computer text analysis
• Application of computer linguistic resources in education
During the Conference Memorial session for Vladislav Mitrofanovich Andryushchenko (20.02.1934 – 18.07.2017) will be held.
We invite to send non-anonymous abstracts not exceeding 500 words in the .doc, .docx or .pdf format to the e-mail address firstname.lastname@example.org no later than April 10, 2018. In the e-mail please write your name and surname, the title of your paper, your affiliation and e-mail address. The organizing committee reserves the right to select abstracts on the basis of anonymous reviewing.
The decision of the organizing committee will be sent to the authors no later than May 15, 2018. An electronic publication of the abstracts is planned.
Each talk will be allotted 20 minutes + 10 minutes of discussion.
The working languages of the Conference are Russian and English.
The estimated conference fee is 1000 rubles. Unfortunately, the organizing committee is unable to refund travel and lodging expenses.
Organizing committee of the conference
• April 10, 2018 – Submission of abstracts deadline
• May 15, 2018 – Notification on the decision of program committee
• September 28-29, 2018 – Holding the conference (Lomonosov Moscow State University, Moscow)