Resources for Indigenous African Languages(RAIL) FINAL EXTENSION ON SUBMISSION DEADLINE

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From: Mmasibidi Setaka <Mmasibid...@nwu.ac.za>
Date: Thu, 23 Sept 2021 at 11:05
Subject: Resources for Indigenous African Languages(RAIL) FINAL EXTENSION ON SUBMISSION DEADLINE



Dear TEDAL participants,

Organizers of Technologies for Enhanced Documentation of African Languages (TEDAL) are working on hosting the 2nd TEDAL meeting during the 2nd RAIL workshop, which is organized by SADiLaR.
You are therefore invited to make a submission on the below call for papers, which was alluded to in the last email you received from the TEDAL organizers.
Should there be anything that is unclear or any questions please reach out to mmasibi...@nwu.ac.za 
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FINAL EXTENSION ON SUBMISSION DEADLINE: 30 September 2021 ---

Call for papers

2nd workshop on Resources for African Indigenous Language (RAIL)

https://bit.ly/RAIL_2021

The South African Centre for Digital Language Resources (SADiLaR) is organising the second RAIL workshop in the field of African Indigenous Language Resources. This workshop aims to bring together researchers who are interested in showcasing their research and thereby boosting the field of African indigenous languages. This provides an overview of the current state-of-the-art and emphasises availability of African indigenous language resources, including both data and tools. Additionally, it will allow for information sharing among researchers interested in African indigenous languages and also start discussions on improving the quality and availability of the resources. Many African indigenous languages currently have no or very limited resources available and, additionally, they are often structurally quite different from more well-resourced languages, requiring the development and use of specialized techniques. By bringing together researchers from different fields (e.g., (computational) linguistics, sociolinguistics, language technology) to discuss the development of language resources for African indigenous languages, we hope to boost research in this field.


Suggested topics include the following:

* Computational linguistics for African indigenous languages

* Descriptions of corpora or other data sets of African indigenous languages

* Building resources for (under resourced) African indigenous languages

* Developing and using African indigenous languages in the digital age

* Effectiveness of digital technologies for the development of African indigenous languages

* Revealing unknown or unpublished existing resources for African indigenous languages

* Developing desired resources for African indigenous languages

* Improving quality, availability and accessibility of African indigenous language resources


Submission Guidelines
Link for submissions: DHASA Conference - ConfTool - Login
RAIL 2021 asks for the following type of submissions:

· RAIL asks for full papers from 4 pages to 8 pages (plus more pages for references if needed), which must strictly follow the DHASA styles guide which will be available on the conference website Style guides | DHASA 2021

· Papers must be submitted through the DHASA submission platform (ConfTool) and will be peer-reviewed.

· When sending in your submission, be sure to select RAIL 2021 Submissions.

Important dates
Submission deadline: 30 September
Date of notification: 15 October 2021
Camera ready copy deadline: 10 November
DHASA Conference: 29 November 2021 – 3 December 2021
Workshop at conference: Morning session, day of workshop to be confirmed

Registration
The RAIL workshop will be co-located with the DHASA conference, and therefore registration will run through the DHASA website. Participants will have to register for the conference and choose to attend the RAIL workshop during the registration process.

Organising Committee

Rooweither Mabuya

Mmasibidi Setaka

Deon Deon Du Plessis

Dimakatso Mathe

Respect Mlambo

Liané Van Den Bergh

Cascious Mofokeng

Muzi Matfunjwa

South African centre for Digital Language Resources (SADiLaR), South Africa

Programme committee

Ayodele James Akinola, Chrisland University, Nigeria

Sonja Bosch, University of South Africa, South Africa

Elias Malete, University of the Free State, South Africa

Emmanuel Ngue Um, University of Yaoundé I, Cameroon

Guy de Pauw, Antwerp University and Textgain, Belgium

Pule Phindane, Central University of Technology, South Africa

Msindisi Sam, Rhodes University, South Africa

Gilles-Maurice de Schryver, Ghent University, Belgium

Elsabé Taljard, University of Pretoria, South Africa




Best wishes,

Ms Mmasibidi Setaka
Researcher: Sesotho                                       


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