[Elsnet-list] ACL Workshop on Language Technology for Cultural Heritage Data

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  	           SECOND CALL FOR PAPERS

 		    ACL 2007 Workshop on

        Language Technology for Cultural Heritage Data
                        (LaTeCH 2007)

              28th June, 2007, Prague, Czech Republic

                  http://ilk.uvt.nl/latech07/

               Submission deadline: 26 March 2007

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The ACL 2007 Workshop on Language Technology for Cultural Heritage
Data will be held in conjunction with the 45th Annual Meeting of the
Association for Computational Linguistics, and will take place on
June 28th in Prague, Czech Republic.


* SCOPE AND TOPICS

Museums, archives, and libraries around the world maintain large
collections of cultural heritage objects, such as archaeological
artefacts, sound recordings, historic manuscripts, or preserved animal
specimens. Large scale digitisation projects are currently underway to
make these collections more accessible. Of equal importance, however,
is the development of powerful tools to search, link, enrich, and mine
the digitised data. Language technology has an important role to play
in this endeavour, even for collections which are primarily
non-textual, since text is the pervasive medium used for metadata. At
the same time, the cultural heritage domain poses special challenges
for the NLP community, including the use of historic or non-standard
language, the presence of OCR or transcription errors in the input
data, and the necessity to deal with data from various media.

Papers are invited on, but not limited to, the following topics:

- enriching cultural heritage data by inducing metadata
- dealing with linguistic variation and non-standard or
   non-contemporary use of language
- automatic error detection and cleaning
- adapting existing NLP tools for the cultural heritage domain
- linking and retrieving information from different sources, media, and
   languages
- representing cultural heritage data to different audiences
   (personalisation, text simplification, text summarisation,
   text generation from databases, hypertext generation)
- knowledge discovery in cultural heritage data


* SUBMISSIONS

Authors are invited to submit full papers on original, unpublished
work in the topic area of this workshop. Submissions should should not 
exceed 8 pages and should be formatted using the ACL 2007 stylefiles, 
which are available at: http://ufal.mff.cuni.cz/acl2007/styles/

The reviewing of the papers will be blind and the papers should not
include the authors' names and affiliations. Each submission will be
reviewed by at least two members of the program committee. Accepted
papers will be published in the workshop proceedings.

Papers should be submitted electronically, no later than March 26,
2007, via the following website:
http://www.softconf.com/acl07/ACL07-WS4/submit.html
The only accepted format for submitted papers is Adobe PDF.

* IMPORTANT DATES

March 26 - Deadline for workshop papers
April 23 - Notification of acceptance
May 3    - Camera-ready papers due
June 28  - Workshop held at ACL 2007


* PROGRAMME COMMITTEE

Co-chairs and organisers:
Antal van den Bosch (Tilburg University, The Netherlands)
Claire Grover (University of Edinburgh, UK)
Caroline Sporleder (Tilburg University, The Netherlands)

Programme Committee:
Ion Androutsopoulos (Athens University of Economics and Business, Greece)
Kate Byrne (University of Edinburgh, UK)
Robert Dale (Macquarie University, Australia)
Vania Dimitrova (University of Leeds, UK)
Mick O'Donnell (Universidad Autonoma de Madrid, Spain)
Julio Gonzalo (Universidad Nacional de Educacion a Distancia, Spain)
Marti Hearst (University of California Berkeley, USA)
Djoerd Hiemstra (University of Twente, The Netherlands)
Nancy Ide (Vassar College, USA)
Neil Ireson (University of Sheffield, UK)
Christer Johansson (University of Bergen, Norway)
Franciska de Jong (University of Twente, The Netherlands)
Jaap Kamps (University of Amsterdam, The Netherlands)
Vangelis Karkaletsis (NCSR "Demokritos", Greece)
Maria Milosavljevic (Macquarie University, Australia)
Marie-Francine Moens (Katholieke Universiteit Leuven, Belgium)
John Nerbonne (Rijksuniversiteit Groningen, The Netherlands)
Douglas Oard (University of Maryland, USA)
Hans Paijmans (Maastricht University, The Netherlands)
Maarten de Rijke (University of Amsterdam, The Netherlands)
Mark Sanderson (University of Sheffield, UK)
Arjen de Vries (CWI, The Netherlands)
Frans Wiering (Utrecht University, The Netherlands)


* FURTHER INFORMATION

Workshop web page:	http://ilk.uvt.nl/latech07/

ACL 2007 web page:      http://ufal.mff.cuni.cz/acl2007/


* CONTACT INFORMATION

Caroline Sporleder
ILK/Communication and Information Sciences
Tilburg University
The Netherlands
C.Sporleder (at) uvt.nl


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Caroline Sporleder
ILK, Computational Linguistics, Tilburg University
C.Sporleder at uvt.nl http://ilk.uvt.nl/~caroline/
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