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LINGUIST List 24.4477

Sat Nov 09 2013

Calls: Applied Ling, Computational Ling, Historical Ling, Text/Corpus Ling/Sweden

Editor for this issue: Bryn Hauk <brynlinguistlist.org>

Date: 09-Nov-2013
From: Cristina Vertan <cristina.vertanuni-hamburg.de>
Subject: Workshop: Language Technology for Cultural Heritage, Social Sciences, and Humanities
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Full Title: Workshop: Language Technology for Cultural Heritage, Social Sciences, and Humanities
Short Title: LaTeCH 2014

Date: 26-Apr-2014 - 26-Apr-2014
Location: Gothenburg, Sweden
Contact Person: Kalliopi Zervanou
Meeting Email: < click here to access email >
Web Site: http://sighum.science.ru.nl/latech2014/

Linguistic Field(s): Applied Linguistics; Computational Linguistics; Historical Linguistics; Text/Corpus Linguistics

Call Deadline: 14-Feb-2014

Meeting Description:

The 8th Workshop on Language Technology for Cultural Heritage, Social Sciences, and Humanities (LaTeCH 2014)
Special Theme: 'Linked data in the Humanities'
To be held in conjunction with EACL 2014
April 26, 2014, Gothenburg, Sweden
Organized by SIGHUM:

About the Workshop:

The 8th Workshop on Language Technology for Cultural Heritage, Social Sciences, and Humanities will be held in conjunction with the 14th Conference of the European Chapter of the Association for Computational Linguistics (EACL 2014) which will take place in April 26-30, 2014, in Gothenburg, Sweden.

The workshop is a follow-up to LaTeCH 2007 held at ACL, in Prague, Czech Republic, LaTeCH 2008 at LREC, in Marrakech, Morocco, LaTeCH 2009 at EACL, in Athens, Greece, LaTeCH 2010 at ECAI, in Lisbon, Portugal, LaTeCH 2011 at ACL/HLT, in Portland, Oregon, USA, LaTeCH 2012 at EACL, in Avignon, France and, LaTeCH 2013 at ACL, in Sofia, Bulgaria.

Scope and Topics:

The LaTeCH workshop series aims to provide a forum for researchers who are working on developing novel information technology for improved information access to data from the humanities, social sciences, and cultural heritage. It is endorsed by the ACL Special Interest Group on Language Technologies for the Socio-Economic Sciences and Humanities (SIGHUM).

In the humanities, social sciences, and cultural heritage communities there is increasing interest in and demand for NLP methods for semantic annotation, intelligent linking, discovery, querying, cleaning, and visualization of both primary and secondary data, which holds even for collections that are primarily non-textual, as text is also the pervasive medium used for metadata.

These domains of application entail new challenges for NLP research, such as noisy, non-standard textual or multi-modal input, historical languages, multilingual parts within one document, lack of digital semantic resources, or resource-intensive approaches that call for (semi-)automatic processing tools and domain adaptation, or, as a last resort, intense manual effort. Digital libraries still lack tools for content analysis; documents are linked mostly through metadata, and deep semantic annotation is missing.

Call for Papers:

This edition of the LaTeCH workshop will have as special topic the theme of 'Linked data in the Humanities' and in particular:

- Semantic linking of objects in digital libraries and
- Deep annotation of documents in the humanties

We are also looking for contributions on other topics related to language technology research for the domains of cultural heritage, social sciences, and the humanities, such as:

- Adapting NLP tools to cultural heritage, social sciences, and the humanities domains
- Modelling of information and knowledge
- Automatic creation of semantic resources
- Automatic error detection and cleaning
- Complex annotation tools and interfaces
- Dealing with linguistic variation and non-standard or historical use of language
- Discourse and narrative analysis
- Linking and retrieving information from different sources, media, and domains
- Research infrastructure and standardization efforts
- Sentiment analysis
- Text mining and text analytics
- User modelling, recommendation, personalisation

Information for Authors:

Authors are invited to submit papers on original, unpublished work in the topic areas of the workshop. In addition to long papers presenting completed work, we also invite short papers and system descriptions (demos):

- Long papers should present completed work and may consist of up to eight (8) pages of content, with two (2) additional pages of references.
- Short papers/demos can present work in progress, or the description of a system, and may consist of up to four (4) pages of content, with two (2) additional pages of references.

All submissions should be formatted using the EACL formatting style. The reviewing process 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, self-references that reveal the author's identity, should be avoided. Authors should not use anonymous citations and should not include any acknowledgments.

Accepted papers will be published in the workshop proceedings.

Papers should be submitted electronically, in PDF format, via the ACL/LaTeCH 2014 submission website.


Kalliopi Zervanou, Radboud University Nijmegen, The Netherlands
Cristina Vertan, University of Hamburg, Germany
Antal van den Bosch, Radboud University Nijmegen, The Netherlands
Caroline Sporleder, Trier University, Germany

Contact: K.Zervanou (at) let.ru.nl

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