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FYI: Non-standard Data for Corpus-based Research

Author: Marcos Zampieri

Linguistic Field(s): Text/Corpus Linguistics

FYI Body: Due to a couple of requests, we've extended the deadline for submissions of short papers to January 10th, 2013.

Please apologize for cross-posting.

Call for Short Papers - Special Volume on Non-standard Data Sources in Corpus-based Research

Following the 1st workshop on Automatic Processing of Non-Standard Data Sources in Corpus-based Research (NOSDAC) held on August 31st at the University of Cologne, we are compiling a special volume to appear as the 5th Edition of the ZSM-Studien series sponsored by the Centre of Multilingualism of the University of Cologne.

We welcome unpublished short papers (up to 8 A5 pages including references) presenting and describing original non-standard language resources, such as:

- Non-standard (historical, internet, SMS) corpora (freely available).
- POS Taggers and parsers developed for historical and/or internet data.
- Computational tools for spelling normalization.
- Corpus interfaces or query tools for non-standard language.

All papers will be peer-reviewed by an international committee and selected according to the originality of the resource and quality of the manuscript. Submissions should be done via EasyChair.

More information and template for submission can be found at: http://nosdacworkshop.com/resources.html

The deadline for submission is January 10th, 2013.

Scientific Committee:

- Jorge Baptista - University of Algarve and INESC-ID Lisbon (Portugal)
- Michael Beißwenger - TU Dortmund University (Germany)
- Stefanie Dipper - Ruhr University Bochum (Germany)
- Lothar Lemnitzer - Berlin-Brandenburg Academy of Sciences and Humanities (Germany)
- Francesco Mambrini - Harvard University (USA)
- Nuno Mamede - Instituto Superior Técnico and INESC-ID Lisbon (Portugal)
- Alexander Mehler - University of Frankfurt (Germany)
- Marco Passarotti - Università Cattolica del Sacro Cuore, Milan (Italy)
- Jürgen Rolshoven - University of Cologne (Germany)

Organizing Committee:

- Marcos Zampieri - University of Cologne (Germany)
- Sascha Diwersy - University of Cologne (Germany)

Best Regards,

Marcos Zampieri
Romance Philology Department
University of Cologne

Sascha Diwersy
Romance Philology Department
University of Cologne

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