Co-located with the 24th Nordic Conference on Computational Linguistics, Tórshavn, Faroe Islands.


Proceedings of the workshop are available here:

RESOURCEFUL 2023, Proceedings of the 2nd Workshop

Soon to be published in ACL!

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Workshop description

The second workshop on resources and representations for under-resourced language and domains (RESOURCEFUL-2023) explores the role of the kind and the quality of resources that are available to us and challenges and directions for constructing new resources in light of the latest trends in natural language processing.

Data-driven machine-learning techniques in natural language processing have achieved remarkable performance (e.g., BERT, GPT, ChatGPT) but in order to do so large quantities of quality data (which is mostly text) is required. Interpretability studies of large language models in both text-only and multi-modal setups have revealed that even in cases where large text datasets are available, the models still do not cover all the contexts of human social activity and are prone to capturing unwanted bias where data is focused towards only some contexts. A question has also been raised whether textual data is enough to capture semantics of natural language processing and other modalities such as visual representations or a situated context of a robot might be required. Annotator-based resources have been constructed over years based on theoretical work in linguistics, psychology and related fields and a large amount of work has been done both theoretically and practically.

The purpose of the workshop is to initiate a discussion between the two communities involved in building resources (data vs annotation-based) and exploring their synergies for the new challenges in natural language processing. We encourage contributions in the areas of resource creation, representation learning and interpretability in data-driven and expert-driven machine learning setups and both uni-modal and multi-modal scenarios.

In particular we would like to open a forum by bringing together students, researchers, and experts to address and discuss the following questions:

Intended participants are researchers, PhD students and practitioners from diverse backgrounds (linguistics, psychology, computational linguistics, speech, computer science, machine learning, computer vision etc). We foresee an interactive workshop with plenty of time for discussion, complemented with invited talks and presentations of of on-going or completed research.

This workshop is a continuation of the first workshop on resources and representations for under-resourced languages and domains held together with the SLTC 2020, link.


We invite submissions of both long (8 pages) and short papers (4 pages) with any number of pages for references. All submissions must follow the NoDaLida template, available in both LaTeX and MS Word, the templates are available at the official conference website. Submissions must be anonymous and submitted in the PDF format through OpenReview, click here for paper submission page.

We also invite submissions of maximum 2-page extended non-anonymous abstracts with any number of pages for references describing work in progress, negative results and opinion pieces. Papers related to our theme and already presented at other venues or have already been published elsewhere will be considered for acceptance for presentation as well. The abstracts, which should follow the same formatting templates as the archival track, will be reviewed by the workshop organisers and the accepted ones will be posted on the workshop website.

Important dates

All deadlines are 11:59PM UTC-12:00 (“anywhere on Earth”).


Dana Dannélls
University of Gothenburg
Simon Dobnik
University of Gothenburg
Adam Ek
University of Gothenburg
Stella Frank
University of Copenhagen
Nikolai Ilinykh
University of Gothenburg
Beáta Megyesi
Uppsala University
Felix Morger
University of Gothenburg
Joakim Nivre
RISE and Uppsala University
Magnus Sahlgren
AI Sweden
Sara Stymne
Uppsala University
Jörg Tiedemann
University of Helsinki
Lilja Øvrelid
University of Oslo

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