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

1 Apr 2012

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

Co-located TKE 2012 June 19, 2012, Madrid, Spain


Submission deadline: April 1, 2012 at 23.59 CET (GMT+1)


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 19, 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 above mentioned areas. Other relevant stakeholders are also welcome to participate.


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.

Further information about the submission will soon be provided.


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

Important dates

  • Deadline for submission April 1, 2012
  • Notification of acceptance April 29, 2012
  • Camera-ready submission May 20, 2012
  • Workshop (co-located with TKE 2012) June 19, 2011