6th EACL Workshop on Language Technology for Cultural Heritage, Social Sciences, and Humanities

Abbreviated Title: 
LaTeCH 2012
Call for Papers
Submission Deadline: 
20 Jan 2012
Event Dates: 
24 Apr 2012
Location: 
University of Avignon
City: 
Avignon
Country: 
France
Contact: 
Kalliopi Zervanou
Contact Email: 
k [dot] zervanou [at] uvt [dot] nl

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First Call for Papers

EACL 2012 workshop on:

Language Technology for Cultural Heritage,
Social Sciences, and Humanities
(LaTeCH 2012)

April 24, 2012
Avignon, France

http://ilk.uvt.nl/LaTeCH2012/
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The 6th Workshop on Language Technology for Cultural Heritage, Social Sciences, and Humanities will be held in conjunction with the 13th Conference of the European Chapter of the Association for Computational Linguistics (EACL 2012) which will take place in April 23-27, 2012, in Avignon, France.

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About the Workshop
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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.

Recent developments in the Humanities, Social Sciences, and Cultural Heritage have drawn an increasing interest from researchers in NLP in developing methods for data cleaning, semantic annotation, intelligent querying, linking, discovery and visualisation of interesting trends. Language technology has an important role to play in these processes, even for collections which are primarily non-textual, since text is the pervasive medium used for metadata. These fairly novel domains of application entail new challenges to NLP research, such as noisy text (e.g., due to OCR problems), non-standard, or archaic language varieties (e.g., historic language, dialects, mixed use of languages, ellipsis, transcription errors), the necessity to link data of diverse formats (e.g., text, database, video, speech) and languages, and the lack of available resources, such as dictionaries. Furthermore, often neither annotated domain data is available, nor the required funds to
manually create it, thus forcing researchers to investigate (semi-) automatic resource development and domain adaptation approaches involving the least possible manual effort.

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, and LaTeCH 2011 at ACL/HLT, in Portland, Oregon, USA.

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Workshop Topics
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Authors are invited to submit long or short papers on original, unpublished work in the topic areas of the workshop, including
(but not limited to) the following:

* Adapting existing NLP tools to Cultural Heritage, Social Sciences, and Humanities domains

* Automatic error detection and cleaning

* Complex annotation tools and interfaces

* Dealing with linguistic variation and non-standard or non-contemporary use of language

* Knowledge discovery and text mining from Cultural Heritage, Social Sciences, and Humanities data

* Knowledge representation in Cultural Heritage, Social Sciences, and Humanities

* Ontologies, data models, taxonomies: automatic induction and standardisation

* Sentiment analysis in Cultural Heritage, Social Sciences, and Humanities data

* Discourse and Narrative analysis in Cultural Heritage, Social Sciences, and Humanities data

* Linking and retrieving information from different sources, media, and domains

* Natural language generation for Cultural Heritage, Social Sciences, and Humanities data

* User and audience modeling, recommendation, personalisation

* Transdisciplinary research on Cultural Heritage, Social Sciences, and Humanities data

* User scenarios and use cases

For more details see:
http://ilk.uvt.nl/LaTeCH2012/cfp.html

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Information for authors
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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 nine (9) pages of content, and any number of additional pages containing references only.

* Short papers/demos can present work in progress, or the description of a system, and may consist of up to five (5) pages of content, and any number of additional pages containing references only.

All submissions should be formatted using the EACL formatting style:
http://eacl2012.org/information-for-authors/index.html

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 EACL/LaTeCH 2012 submission website at:
https://www.softconf.com/eacl2012/LaTeCH2012/

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Important Dates
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Short & long paper submission deadline: January 20, 2012

Notification of acceptance: February 17, 2012

Camera-ready papers due: March 02, 2012

LaTeCH full-day workshop: April 24, 2012

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Programme Committee
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Ion Androutsopoulos, Athens University of Economics and Business, Greece
David Bamman, Carnegie Mellon University, USA
Toine Bogers, Royal School of Library & Information Science, Copenhagen, Denmark
Paul Buitelaar, DERI Galway, Ireland
Kate Byrne, University of Edinburgh, Scotland
Milena Dobreva, HATII, University of Glasgow, Scotland
Mick O`Donnell, Universidad Autonoma de Madrid, Spain
Claire Grover, University of Edinburgh, Scotland
Ben Hachey, Macquarie University, Australia
Jaap Kamps, Universiteit van Amsterdam, The Netherlands
Vangelis Karkaletsis, NCSR Demokritos, Greece
Stasinos Konstantopoulos, NCSR Demokritos, Greece
Barbara McGillivray, Oxford University Press
Joakim Nivre, Uppsala University, Sweden
Petya Osenova, Bulgarian Academy of Sciences, Bulgaria
Katerina Pastra, CSRI, Greece
Michael Piotrowski, University of Zurich, Switzerland
Georg Rehm, DFKI, Germany
Martin Reynaert, Tilburg University, The Netherlands
Herman Stehouwer, Max Planck Institute for Psycholinguistics, The Netherlands
Cristina Vertan, University of Hamburg, Germany
Piek Vossen, Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam, The Netherlands
Peter Wittenburg, Max Planck Institute for Psycholinguistics, The Netherlands
Menno van Zaanen, Tilburg University, The Netherlands
Svitlana Zinger, TU Eindhoven, The Netherlands

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Organisation
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Kalliopi Zervanou, Tilburg University, The Netherlands
Caroline Sporleder, Saarland University, Germany
Piroska Lendvai, Research Institute for Linguistics (HASRIL), Hungary
Antal van den Bosch, Radboud University Nijmegen, The Netherlands