Actes de la conférence conjointe JEP-TALN-RECITAL 2016. Volume 4 : Conférences invitées

Laurence Danlos, Thierry Hamon (Editors)

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Actes de la conférence conjointe JEP-TALN-RECITAL 2016. Volume 4 : Conférences invitées
Laurence Danlos | Thierry Hamon

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Corpora and Linguistic Linked Open Data: Motivations, Applications, Limitations
Christian Chiarcos

Linguistic Linked Open Data (LLOD) is a technology and a movement in several disciplines working with language resources, including Natural Language Processing, general linguistics, computational lexicography and the localization industry. This talk describes basic principles of Linguistic Linked Open Data and their application to linguistically annotated corpora, it summarizes the current status of the Linguistic Linked Open Data cloud and gives an overview over selected LLOD vocabularies and their uses.

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From Human Language Technology to Human Language Science
Mark Liberman

Thirty years ago, in order to get past roadblocks in Machine Translation and Automatic Speech Recognition, DARPA invented a new way to organize and manage technological R&D : a “common task” is defined by a formal quantitative evaluation metric and a body of shared training data, and researchers join an open competition to compare approaches. Over the past three decades, this method has produced steadily improving technologies, with many practical applications now possible. And Moore’s law has created a sort of digital shadow universe, which increasingly mirrors the real world in flows and stores of bits, while the same improvements in digital hardware and software make it increasingly easy to pull content out of the these rivers and oceans of information. It’s natural to be excited about these technologies, where we can see an open road to rapid improvements beyond the current state of the art, and an explosion of near-term commercial applications. But there are some important opportunities in a less obvious direction. Several areas of scientific and humanistic research are being revolutionized by the application of Human Language Technology. At a minimum, orders of magnitude more data can be addressed with orders of magnitude less effort - but this change also transforms old theoretical questions, and poses new ones. And eventually, new modes of research organization and funding are likely to emerge..