LINGUIST List 27.595

Mon Feb 01 2016

Calls: Comp Ling, Discouse Analysis, Gen Ling, Socioling, Text/Corpus Ling/Slovenia

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Date: 30-Jan-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)

Call for Papers

Computer-Mediated Communication and Social Media Corpora for the Humanities
27-28 September 2016
Ljubljana, Slovenia

Held in conjunction with 10th Language Technologies and Digital Humanities Conference
29 September - 1 October 2016
Ljubljana, Slovenia

The 4th conference CMC and Social Media Corpora for the Humanities will be held in Ljubljana, Slovenia on 27-28 September 2016 and will focus on the collection, analysis and processing of computer-mediated communication, such as exchanges on social media (Facebook, Twitter, etc.), forum posts, news comments, wiki discussions and blog entries as well as e-mail, SMS, WhatsApp, YouTube and discussions in multimodal environments. The aim of the conference is to bring together researchers who are interested in the collection, organization, processing, analysis and sharing of CMC data for research purposes. We invite submissions on corpus analysis of various types of CMC data for linguistic or applied linguistic purposes and NLP.

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.

Topics of interest:

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

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

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

Important Dates:

15 May: Submission deadline
1 July: Notification of acceptance
1 September: Submission of camera-ready version
27-28 September: Conference

The conference is co-located with the regional 10th conference on Language Technologies, this year extended with the topic of Digital Humanities, which will be held at the same venue from 29 September to 1 October. Delegates are therefore welcome to attend and/or submit to the main conference as well:

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