LINGUIST List 28.758

Tue Feb 07 2017

Calls: Computational Linguistics, Ling & Lit/Canada

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Date: 07-Feb-2017
From: Anna Kazantseva <>
Subject: Joint SIGHUM Workshop on Computational Linguistics for Cultural Heritage, Social Sciences and Humanities
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Full Title: Joint SIGHUM Workshop on Computational Linguistics for Cultural Heritage, Social Sciences and Humanities
Short Title: LaTeCH-CLfL

Date: 03-Aug-2017 - 04-Aug-2017
Location: Vancouver, Canada
Contact Person: Nils Reiter
Meeting Email: < click here to access email >
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Linguistic Field(s): Computational Linguistics; Ling & Literature

Call Deadline: 21-Apr-2017

Meeting Description:

LaTeCH-CLfL 2017 will put in the same room two events with a similar research focus and with some tradition: the SIGHUM Workshops on Language Technology for Cultural Heritage, Social Sciences, and Humanities (LaTeCH, and the ACL Workshops on Computational Linguistics for Literature (CLfL,

The LaTeCH workshop series has become a forum for researchers who develop new technologies for improved information access to data from the broadly understood humanities and social sciences. Since the formation of SIGHUM (ACL Special Interest Group on Language Technologies for the Socio-Economic Sciences and Humanities), the LaTeCH workshop has also been the venue for the SIGHUM annual research and business meeting. The CLfL workshops have focussed on applications of NLP to a wide variety of literary data. This joint event will bring together researchers from both research communities. We hope to broaden the scope, stimulate more collaboration and open new research perspectives.

Invited Speaker:

LaTeCH-CLfL 2017 will feature an invited talk by Andrew Piper about Characterisation in literary texts.

2nd Call for Papers:

The Joint SIGHUM Workshop on Computational Linguistics for Cultural Heritage, Social Sciences, Humanities and Literature (LaTeCH-CLfL) will be held in conjunction with ACL 2017 in Vancouver, Canada, on August 3 or 4, 2017.

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Scope and Topics:

We invite contributions on these, and closely related, topics:

- Adapting NLP tools to Cultural Heritage, Social Sciences, and to the humanities including literature
- Fully- or semi-automatic creation of semantic resources
- Automatic error detection and cleaning of textual data
- Building and analyzing social networks of literary characters
- Complex annotation schemas, tools and interfaces
- Dealing with linguistic variation and non-standard or historical use of language
- Discourse and narrative analysis/modelling, notably in literature
- Emotion analysis for the humanities and for literature
- Generation of literary narrative, dialogue or poetry
- Identification and analysis of literary genres
- Linking and retrieving information from different sources, media, and domains
- Modelling dialogue literary style for generation
- Modelling of information and knowledge in the Humanities, Social Sciences, and Cultural Heritage
- Profiling and authorship attribution
- Research infrastructure and standardisation efforts in the Humanities, Social Sciences, and Cultural Heritage
- Searching for scientific and/or scholarly literature.

Information for Authors:

We invite papers on original, unpublished work in the topic areas of the workshop. In addition to long papers (8 pages), we will consider short papers and system descriptions/demos (4 pages). We will also welcome position papers (6 pages). In all cases, the bibliography can sit on an additional page or two.

Important Dates:

Paper submission: April 21, 2017
Notification of acceptance: May 26, 2017
Camera-ready papers due: June 9, 2017
Workshop date: August 3 or 4, 2017


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