At the 25th International Conference on Computational Linguistics (COLING 2014)
Helix Conference Centre at Dublin City University (DCU)
August 23rd 2014


The goal of this workshop is to provide a forum for discussion of the requirements for an envisaged open “global laboratory” for HLT research and development and establish the basis of a community effort to develop and support it. To this end, the workshop will include both presentations addressing the issues and challenges of developing, deploying, and using the global laboratory for distributed and collaborative efforts and discussion that will identify next steps for moving forward, fostering community-wide awareness, and establishing and encouraging communication among the various players.

It aims at bringing together members of the NLP community, specifically users, developers or providers of components and tools for these frameworks, in order to explore and discuss the opportunities and challenges in using such platforms for modern, well-engineered NLP applications.