[Elsnet-list] Call for Participation: LaTeCH-SHELT&R @ EACL 2009

Caroline Sporleder csporled at CoLi.Uni-SB.DE
Wed Feb 25 16:48:32 CET 2009

Call for Participation

EACL 2009 Workshop on

Language Technology and Resources for Cultural Heritage,
Social Sciences, Humanities, and Education

LaTeCH - SHELT&R 2009
30 March, 2009
Athens, Greece



Recent years have seen a growing interest in the application of language
technology tools and resources to text-based research in Social sciences,
Humanities and Education (SHE). Likewise, large scale digitisation
projects are currently underway to make collections of cultural heritage
(CH) stored in museums, archives, and libraries around the world more
accessible, where it is desirable to develop powerful tools that enable
annotating, structuring, enriching, searching, linking, and mining the
digitised data. 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.

The workshop aims to foster interaction between researchers working on all
aspects of language technology applied to CH and SHE domains, and experts
from institutions who are testing deployed technologies and formulating
improved use cases.


Monday, March 30, 2009
 9:00- 9:15     Welcome
 9:15-10:15     Invited Talk by Martin Doerr (Centre for Cultural
                Informatics, Institute of Computer Science Foundation for
                Research and Technology - Hellas, Greece)
10:15-10:30     Moderated Discussion
10:30-11:00     Coffee Break
11:00-11:30     Guenther Goerz and Martin Scholz:
                Content Analysis of Museum Documentation in a
                Transdisciplinary Perspective
11:30-12:00     Stasinos Konstantopoulos, Vangelis Karkaletsis and
                Dimitris Bilidas: An intelligent authoring environment for
                abstract semantic representations of cultural object
12:00-12:20     Jelena Prokic, Martijn Wieling and John Nerbonne:
                Multiple sequence alignments in linguistics
12:20-12:45     Martijn Wieling, Jelena Prokic and John Nerbonne:
                Evaluating the pairwise string alignment of pronunciations
12:45-14:00     Lunch Break
14:00-15:00     Invited talk by Tamás Váradi (Research Institute for
                Linguistics, Hungarian Academy of Sciences, Hungary)
15:00-15:20     Voula Giouli, Nikos Glaros, Kiril Simov and Petya Osenova:
                A web-enabled and speech-enhanced parallel corpus of
                Greek-Bulgarian cultural texts
15:20-15:40     Barbara McGillivray and Marco Passarotti:
                The Development of the "Index Thomisticus" Treebank
                Valency Lexicon
15:40-16:00     Fei Xia and William Lewis:
                Applying NLP Technologies to the Collection and Enrichment
                of Language Data on the Web to Aid Linguistic Research
16:00-16:30     Coffee Break
16:30-16:55     Marieke van Erp, Antal van den Bosch, Sander Wubben and
                Steve Hunt: Instance-Driven Discovery of Ontological
                Relation Labels
16:55-17:20     Milena Dobreva and Nikola Ikonomov:
                The Role of Metadata in the Longevity of Cultural Heritage
17:20-18:00     Moderated Discussion; Closing


To register for the workshop please go to the EACL website:

***NOTE: The deadline for early registrations is February 27, 2009.***


Piroska Lendvai (Co-chair), Tilburg University, The Netherlands
Lars Borin (Co-chair), University of Gothenburg, Sweden
Antal van den Bosch, Tilburg University, The Netherlands
Martin Reynaert, Tilburg University, The Netherlands
Caroline Sporleder, Saarland University, Germany

Caroline Sporleder
Computational Linguistics / MMCI,
Saarland University
csporled (at) coli.uni-sb.de

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