Call for Papers: AfLaT 2012/SALTMIL workshop, ...

Dear AfLaT member,

at the end of a very productive year in African Language Technology, we would like to draw your attention to the following news items:

[1] The first call for papers for the AfLaT 2012 workshop has been published. The Workshop on Language technology for normalisation of less-resourced languages is a joint effort between SALTMIL and AfLaT and will take place as a pre-conference workshop of LREC2012. More information can be found here: http://aflat.org/content/call-papers-workshop-language-technology-normalisation-less-resourced-languages-aflat2012sal

[2] The AfLat 2011 workshop took place a couple of weeks ago, as a break-out session of the AGIS11 conference (Action week for Global Information Sharing) in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia. A report of the 2011 edition of the AfLaT workshop series, including abstracts and slides, can be found here: http://aflat.org/content/third-workshop-african-language-technology-aflat-2011-report

[3] 2011 also saw the publication of a Special Issue on African Language Technology for the journal Language Resources & Evaluation. More information on this special issue can be found here: http://aflat.org/content/language-resources-evaluation-special-issue-african-language-technology

[4] If you or someone you know is involved in translation for African languages, kindly direct them to the following survey on behalf of Translators without borders:
https://www.research.net/s/africa_twb

We want to wish you a very nice holiday season and a very productive 2012!

best regards

The AfLaT team