LINGUIST List 29.899

Mon Feb 26 2018

Calls: Computational Linguistics, Ling & Literature, Text/Corpus Linguistics/USA

Editor for this issue: Kenneth Steimel <kenlinguistlist.org>


Date: 22-Feb-2018
From: Sandra Kuebler <skueblerindiana.edu>
Subject: Workshop on Annotation in Digital Humanities: How Can Linguistics/Computational Linguistics Help with Annotation in DH
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Full Title: Workshop on Annotation in Digital Humanities: How Can Linguistics/Computational Linguistics Help with Annotation in DH
Short Title: annDH

Date: 06-Aug-2018 - 10-Aug-2018
Location: Sofia, Bulgaria
Contact Person: Sandra Kuebler
Meeting Email: < click here to access email >
Web Site: https://anndh18.github.io/

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

Call Deadline: 25-Apr-2018

Meeting Description:

Workshop on Annotation in Digital Humanities (annDH): How Can Linguistics/Computational Linguistics Help with Annotation in DH

Workshop at ESSLLI 2018 (http://esslli2018.folli.info/)
Sofia, Bulgaria
August 6-10, 2018
Webpage: https://anndh18.github.io/

Linguistic annotation is one of the core interfaces between linguistics and computational linguistics. It has also become a central interface between computational linguistics (CL) and digital humanities (DH). Texts are preprocessed and annotated, e.g. with parts of speech, for distant reading and other visualization applications, topic and network analyses, text mining and question answering for humanist research questions. In these applications the annotation is a means to an end and mostly invisible to the humanist researchers.

In this workshop, we will push the boundary of this interface and focus on annotation beyond the standard linguistic categories, looking at categories and relations relevant for humanist research questions themselves, such as metaphors, stereotypes, entities, causation of historical events, narratives, or philosophical reasoning. In this area, CL cannot necessarily provide tools, but instead it can provide methodology and best practices. Thus, lessons learned in linguistic annotation can be repurposed for annotation in DH. This includes CL support of the epistemological process of developing the annotation categories themselves, which are often inductively—or abductively—derived in a hermeneutically cyclic way. Also included in the scope of the workshop is research on the data types in the digital humanities, which mostly concern non-canonical language and thus pose challenges for automated annotation.

Contact:

Email: anndh18googlegroups.com


Workshop Chairs:

Sandra Kübler (Indiana University, USA)
Heike Zinsmeister (University of Hamburg, Germany)

Call for Papers:

Workshop on Annotation in Digital Humanities (annDH): How Can Linguistics/Computational Linguistics Help with Annotation in DH

Workshop at ESSLLI 2018 (http://esslli2018.folli.info/)
Sofia, Bulgaria
August 6-10, 2018
Webpage: https://anndh18.github.io/

The conference invites extended abstracts related to themes including but not limited to:

- Annotation projects on concepts beyond standard linguistic categories such as metaphors, stereotypes, entities, causation of historical events, narratives, or philosophical reasoning
- Methodology and best practices from linguistic annotation and evaluation applicable for DH annotation
- Project descriptions and results that use POS/syntactic/semantic/pragmatic/sentiment annotation, etc. for DH purposes such as distant reading or visualization
- Tools that support DH annotation concepts and goals, or tool specifications (i.e. wishlists: what do we need in terms of annotation tools?)
- Annotation in different epistemological settings: deductive, inductive and abductive
- Supporting / Defining the hermeneutic process of annotation
- Automatic/semi-automatic/manual linguistic annotation that supports the hermeneutic process of textual interpretation
- Bridging the gap between qualitative coding and creating re-usable training data for automatic annotation
- Discussion of data types relevant for DH annotations

Important Dates:

April 25, 2018 submission deadline
May 25, 2018 notification of acceptance
June 30, 2018 camera-ready version due

Deadlines are midnight Pacific Standard Time (UTC−8).

Submissions:

Submissions should report original and unpublished research, overviews of existing approaches, or empirically supported position statements on topics of interest to the workshop. Accepted papers are expected to be presented at the workshop and will be published in the workshop proceedings. Where applicable, they should indicate clearly the state of completion of the reported results.

We invite extended abstracts of 2-4 pages, excluding references. All submissions are electronic and in PDF format via the EasyChair system and should follow this year’s LREC stylefiles (http://lrec2018.lrec-conf.org/en/submission/authors-kit/). Reviewing will be double blind: Information about the author(s) and other identifying information such as obvious self-references (e.g., “We showed in [12] …”) and financial or personal acknowledgements should be omitted in the submitted abstracts whenever feasible.

Extended abstracts may contain a clearly marked appendix and data files to support claims. While reviewers are urged to consult this extra material for better comprehension, it is at their discretion whether they do so. Such extra material should also be anonymized to the extent feasible.

Final papers will be up to 6 pages long, plus references, to allow authors to address reviewers' comments.

Use the following link for submission:

https://easychair.org/conferences/?conf=anndh18 .

Special Issue:

Depending on number and quality of submissions, and interest of authors, we plan to edit a special issue of full length papers based on contributions to the workshop.

Contact:

Email: anndh18googlegroups.com


Chairs & Organizers

Sandra Kübler (Indiana University, USA)
Heike Zinsmeister (University of Hamburg, Germany)


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