CHAT 2012: The Second Workshop on Creation, Harmonization and Application of Terminology Resources

Co-located with TKE 2012 conference
Universidad Politécnica de Madrid
Escuela Técnica Superior de Ingenieros de Caminos, Canales y Puertos, June 19, 2012

JUNE 22, 2012

The second workshop on the Creation, Harmonization and Application of Terminology resources (CHAT 2012) will be held in conjunction with the conference on Terminology and Knowledge Engineering on June 22, 2012, in Madrid, Spain.
Every day the volume of terminology is growing along with the increasing volume of information available on the web. Efficient terminology acquisition and management has become an essential component of intelligible translation, localization, technical writing and other professional language work. The current models for finding, sharing and using terminology data cannot keep up with a growing demand in multilingual Europe. The role of terminology however is today more important than ever to ensure that people communicate efficiently and precisely. Consistent, harmonized and easily accessible terminology is an extremely important prerequisite for ensuring unambiguous multilingual communication in the European Union and throughout the world.
The planned workshop aims at bringing together academic and industrial players in the area of terminology and attracting holders of terminology resources. The workshop also focuses on fostering the cooperation between EU projects and research and development activities in the area of terminology along with sharing experience and discussing recent advances of the consolidation, harmonization, and distribution of terminology resources, as well as their practical application in various domains.
This workshop is organized by FP7 projects TaaS (Terminology as a Service) and TTC (Terminology Extraction, Translation Tools and Comparable Corpora), and ICT-PSP project META-NORD (Baltic and Nordic Branch of the European Open Linguistic Infrastructure) to continue a series of meetings that started as the first CHAT workshop in Riga in May 2011.
We call for participation researchers in the areas of terminology, terminography, language resources, translation and localization, and natural language processing, as well as language workers (translators, terminologists, technical writers, editors, quality assurance specialists, project managers) and graduate and postgraduate students performing their research in the abovementioned areas. Other relevant stakeholders are also welcome to participate.
CHAT 2011
The first workshop on Creation, Harmonization and Application of Terminology resources (CHAT 2011) was held in conjunction with the 18th Nordic Conference on Computational Linguistics (NODALIDA 2011) on May 11, 2011, in Riga, Latvia. A short description of the workshop can be found here.

The theme of the Madrid workshop is the creation, harmonization and application of terminology resources. We invite the submission of papers concerning (but not limited to) the following topics:
• Interoperability and harmonization of terminology resources
• Online terminology resources
• Terminology management and sharing
• National and international initiatives in the consolidation and distribution of terminology resources
• Terminology resources as part of the open language resource infrastructure
• Automated approaches to terminology extraction and creation of terminology resources
• Compiling multilingual terminology
• Translation-oriented terminography
• Terminology resources in machine translation and other natural language processing applications

Georg Rehm "META-NET and META-SHARE: Language Technology for Europe"
Klaus-Dirk Schmitz (presentation tbc)
Alan Melby "TBX: Status and Future"

The workshop proposes two submission categories:
• REGULAR PAPERS (no more than 8 pages, oral presentation) reporting on completed activity including concrete evaluation results.
• SHORT PAPERS (no more than 4 pages, poster/demo presentations) reporting on on-going activity.
Submissions must be in PDF and follow the Springer Publications format for Lecture Notes in Computer Science (LNCS). For details on the LNCS style, see Springer's Author Instructions. Papers should not include names of authors and affiliations, and self-references that reveal the author’s identity should be avoided. Submissions that do not conform to these requirements will be rejected.
Submissions will be electronic and must be made through the EasyChair website of the workshop at;conf=chat2012.
Papers must be submitted no later than April 1, 2012. Papers submitted after the deadline will not be reviewed.
Accepted papers will be published in the LUEP Proceeding Series.

The reviewing process will be blind and each submission will receive three independent reviews. Reviewing will be managed by the Programme Committee.

Deadline for submission April 1, 2012 April 8, 2012
Notification of acceptanceApril 29, 2012
Camera-ready submissionMay 20, 2012
Workshop (co-located with TKE 2012)June 19, 2012  June 22, 2012


The workshop language for presentations and publications is English.

Important! Workshop attendees must pay the workshop registration fee (for more information).

Larisa Belyaeva, Herzen University, Russia
Gerhard Budin, University of Vienna, Austria
Béatrice Daille, University of Nantes, France
Patrick Drouin, University of Montreal, Canada
Judit Freixa, Universitat Pompeu Fabra, Spain
Ulrich Heid, University of Stuttgart, Germany
Sigrún Helgadóttir, The Árni Magnússon Institute for Icelandic Studies, Iceland
Tatiana Gornostay, Tilde, Latvia
Marie-Paule Jacques, Stendhal University, France
Marita Kristiansen, Norwegian School of Economics, Norway
Klaus-Dirk Schmitz, Fachhochschule Köln and GTW, Germany
Inguna Skadiņa, Tilde, Latvia
Koichi Takeuchi, Okayama University, Japan
Rita Temmerman, Erasmushogeschool Brussel, Belgium
Andrejs Vasiljevs, Tilde, Latvia


FP7 TaaS project
FP7 TTC project


Beatrice Daille, University of Nantes, France
Tatiana Gornostay, Tilde, Latvia
Roberts Rozis, Tilde, Latvia
Klaus-Dirk Schmitz, Fachhochschule Köln and GTW, Germany
Andrejs Vasiļjevs, Tilde, Latvia


Up-to-date information about the TKE 2012 conference and local information about Madrid is available at the conference website at For further information, please, contact