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LINGUIST List 22.1325

Mon Mar 21 2011

Calls: Text/Corpus Ling, Comp Ling, Ling & Lit/Germany

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        1.     Marco Passarotti , Annotation of Corpora for Research in the Humanities

Message 1: Annotation of Corpora for Research in the Humanities
Date: 21-Mar-2011
From: Marco Passarotti <marco.passarottiunicatt.it>
Subject: Annotation of Corpora for Research in the Humanities
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Full Title: Annotation of Corpora for Research in the Humanities
Short Title: ACRH

Date: 05-Jan-2012 - 05-Jan-2012
Location: Heidelberg, Germany
Contact Person: Marco Passarotti
Meeting Email: < click here to access email >
Web Site: http://www.coli.uni-saarland.de/conf/ACRH10/

Linguistic Field(s): Computational Linguistics; Ling & Literature; Text/Corpus Linguistics

Call Deadline: 22-Sep-2011

Meeting Description:

The workshop on ‘Annotation of Corpora for Research in the Humanities’ will
be held on January 5, 2012 at the University of Heidelberg (Germany)
(http://www.coli.uni-saarland.de/conf/ACRH10/).

The workshop aims at building a tighter collaboration between people
working in various areas of the Humanities (such as literature, philology,
history etc.) and the research community involved in developing, using and
making accessible annotated corpora.

Addressing topics related to annotated corpora for research in the
Humanities is an interdisciplinary task, which involves corpus and
computational linguists (mostly those working in literary computing),
philologists, scholars in the Humanities and computer scientists. However,
this interdisciplinarity is not fully realised yet. Indeed, philologists
and scholars are not used to exploit NLP tools and language resources such
as annotated corpora; in turn, computational linguists are more prone to
develop language resources for NLP purposes only. For instance, although
many corpora that play a relevant role for research in Humanities are today
available in digital format (theatrical plays, contemporary novels,
critical literature, literary reviews etc.), only a few of them are
linguistically tagged, while most still lack linguistic tagging at all.
Historical corpora are also a case of special interest, since their
creation demands a strong interplay between computational linguistics and
more traditional scholarship. Over the past few years a number of
historical annotated corpora have been started, among which are treebanks
for Middle, Early Modern and Old English, Early New High German, Medieval
Portuguese, Ugaritic, Latin, Ancient Greek and several translations of the
New Testament into Indo-European languages. The experience of these
ever-growing groups of projects can provide many suggestions on the
methodology as well as on the practice of interaction between literary
studies, philology and corpus linguistics. Moreover, we believe that a
tighter collaboration between people working in the Humanities and the
research community involved in developing annotated corpora is needed
since, while annotating a corpus from scratch still remains a
labor-intensive and time-consuming task, today this is simplified by
intensively exploiting prior experience in the field.

The workshop will be co-located with the Tenth International Workshop on
Treebanks and Linguistic Theories (TLT10), which will be held on January
6-7, 2012 (http://tlt10.cl.uni-heidelberg.de).

Invited Speaker:

Gregory Crane (Tufts University, Boston, USA)

Call for Papers:

Submissions are invited for papers, posters and demonstrations presenting
high quality, previously unpublished research on the topics described
below. Contributions should focus on results from completed as well as
ongoing research, with an emphasis on novel approaches, methods, ideas, and
perspectives, whether descriptive, theoretical, formal or computational.
Proceedings will be published as a special issue of the 'Journal for
Language Technology and Computational Linguistics' (JLCL:
http://www.jlcl.org/). Publication will be online only.

Topics:

To overcome the above mentioned issues, the workshop aims at covering a
wide range of topics related to the annotation of corpora for research in
the Humanities. The topics to be addressed in the workshop include (but are
not limited to) the following:

- Specific issues related to the annotation of corpora for research in the
Humanities
- Annotated corpora as a basis for research in the Humanities
- Diachronic, historical and literary annotated corpora
- Use of annotated corpora for stylometrics and authorship attribution
- Philological issues, like different readings, textual variants,
apparatus, non-standard orthography and spelling variation
- Annotation principles and schemes of corpora for research in the Humanities
- Adaptation of NLP tools for older language varieties. Specific features
of tools for accessing and retrieving annotated corpora to address various
research topics in the Humanities

Important Dates:

Deadlines: always midnight, UTC ('Coordinated Universal Time'), ignoring
DST ('Daylight Saving Time'):

- Deadline for paper submission: September 22, 2011
- Notification of acceptance: October 28, 2011
- Final version of paper for workshop proceedings: November 18, 2011
- Workshop: January 5, 2012

Instruction for Submission:

We invite the submission of full papers describing original, unpublished
research related to the topics of the workshop. Papers should not exceed 12
pages. The language of the workshop is English, and all papers should also
be submitted in well-checked English.

Papers should be submitted in PDF format only. Submissions have to be made
via the EasyChair page of the workshop at:
https://www.easychair.org/conferences/?conf=acrh2012.

Please first register at EasyChair if you do not have an EasyChair account.

The style guidelines follow the specifications required by JLCL. They can
be found here: http://www.jlcl.org/index.php?modus=style_sheets&language=en

Please note that as reviewing will be double-blind, the papers should not
include the authors' names and affiliations or any references to web-sites,
project names etc. revealing the authors' identity. Furthermore, any
self-reference should be avoided. For instance, instead of 'We previously
showed (Brown, 2001)..', use citations such as 'Brown previously showed
(Brown, 2001)..'. Each submitted paper will be reviewed by three members
of the program committee. Submitted papers can be for oral or poster
presentations. There is no difference between the different kinds of
presentation both in terms of reviewing process and publication in the
proceedings.

Oral Presentation:

The oral presentations at the workshop will be 30 minutes long (25 minutes
for presentation and 5 minutes for questions and discussion).

Programme Committee Chairs:

- Francesco Mambrini (Tufts University, Boston; Univ. Cattolica del Sacro
Cuore, Milan, Italy)
- Marco Passarotti (Università Cattolica del Sacro Cuore, Milan, Italy)
- Caroline Sporleder (Saarland University, Saarbrücken, Germany)

Programme Committee Members:

- Lars Borin, Sweden
- Milena Dobreva, Scotland
- Anette Frank, Germany
- Jost Gippert, Germany
- Erhard Hinrichs, Germany
- Anke Luedeling, Germany
- Willard McCarty, UK
- Alexander Mehler, Germany
- Adam Przepiórkowski, Poland
- Paul Rayson, UK
- Roman Schneider, Germany
- Raymond Siemens, Canada
- Manfred Stede, Germany
- Angelika Storrer, Germany
- Martin Volk, Switzerland

Local Organization:

- Anette Frank
- Markus Kirschner
- Christoph Mayer
- Madeline Remse
- Corinna Schwarz
- Anke Sopka
All Heidelberg University



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