Call for Papers: Language Resources and Evaluation - Special Issue on African Language Technology

Following the EACL 2009 Workshop on Language Technologies for African Languages (AfLaT 2009), we were offered the opportunity to
compile a special issue for the journal Language, Resources and Evaluation (LRE). This special issue on African Language Technology will bundle a selection of revised versions of workshop papers and new submissions related to the topic at hand. We invite submissions on any topic related to Language Technologies and African languages including, but not limited to, the following:

Corpora and corpus annotation,
Machine readable lexicons,
Morphological analyzers and spelling checkers,
Part of speech taggers and parsers,
Speech recognition and synthesis,
Applications such as machine translation, information extraction, information retrieval, computer-assisted language learning and question answering.
The role of language technologies in economic development, education, health care, and emergency and public services.
Documentation of endangered languages and the use of language technologies to enhance language vitality,
Language technologies delivered on mobile platforms, e.g. phones.

Both resubmitted workshop papers and new submissions will follow normal LRE review procedures. More information on how to submit your manuscript can be found on LRE's website. Kindly make sure that your manuscript strictly follows the LRE guidelines. Word templates and LateX macros are available on the journal's homepage. The total length of your paper should not exceed 12 pages.

Important Dates:

Submission deadline: January 31 2010 (EXTENDED)
Notification of Acceptance (tentative): March 2010
Camera-ready papers (tentative):April 2010

If you have questions, suggestions or comments, please contact Guy De Pauw (guy [dot] depauw [at] ua [dot] ac [dot] be)