LINGUIST List 27.1701

Tue Apr 12 2016

Calls: Computational Ling, Discourse Analysis, General Ling, Socioling, Text/Corpus Ling/Slovenia

Editor for this issue: Ashley Parker <>

Date: 12-Apr-2016
From: Darja Fiser <>
Subject: 4th Conference CMC and Social Media Corpora for the Humanities
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Full Title: 4th Conference CMC and Social Media Corpora for the Humanities
Short Title: cmc-corpora

Date: 27-Sep-2016 - 28-Sep-2016
Location: Ljubljana, Slovenia
Contact Person: Darja Fišer
Meeting Email: < click here to access email >
Web Site:

Linguistic Field(s): Computational Linguistics; Discourse Analysis; General Linguistics; Sociolinguistics; Text/Corpus Linguistics

Call Deadline: 15-May-2016

Meeting Description:

CMC and Social Media Corpora for the Humanities is the 4th edition of an annual conference series dedicated to the collection, annotation, processing and exploitation of corpora of computer-mediated communication (CMC) and social media for research in the humanities. The conference brings together language-centered research on CMC and social media in linguistics, philologies, communication sciences, media and social sciences with research questions from the fields of corpus and computational linguistics, language technology, text technology, and machine learning. The conference features:

- Research in which computational methods and tools are used for the empirical analysis of CMC in the humanities
- Approaches towards automatic processing and annotation of CMC data with computational methods
- Corpus-linguistic research on collecting, processing, representing and providing CMC corpora on the basis of standards in the field of the digital humanities

Scientific Committee:

Organizing Committee:

Darja Fišer (University of Ljubljana, Slovenia), Chair
Jaka Čibej (University of Ljubljana, Slovenia)
Simon Krek (Jozef Stefan Instutute, Slovenia)
Katja Zupan (Jozef Stefan Instutute, Slovenia)

2nd Call for Papers:

Topics of Interest:

1. Development of CMC corpora
- Building CMC corpora: from data collection to publication
- Open data for research on CMC: questions of ethics and rights
- Annotation of CMC genres: representation of CMC genres, annotation of linguistic phenomena, metadata
- Multimodal corpora

2. Analysis of CMC corpora
- Sociolinguistic studies of CMC
- Discourse analysis of CMC
- Linguistic characteristics of CMC
- Multimodal aspects of CMC
- Language in contact and code-switching in CMC
- CMC in language learning & teaching

3. Natural Language Processing of CMC
- Normalization
- PoS Tagging
- Lemmatization
- Syntactic parsing
- Named-entity recognition

Submission Procedure:

We invite submissions of papers in English, consisting of 2-4 pages in the LREC format. For templates and submission, please go to: The submitted papers will be reviewed by the Scientific Committee. The accepted papers will be published in on-line proceedings before the conference. After the conference, authors of best-reviewed papers will be invited to submit extended versions of their papers to be published in an edited monograph to appear in 2017.

Important Dates:
15 May: submission deadline
1 July: notification of acceptance
1 September: submission of camera-ready version
27-28 September: conference

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