[Elsnet-list] CFP: LaTeCH-2010: Language Technology for Cultural Heritage, Social Sciences, and Humanities

Caroline Sporleder csporled at CoLi.Uni-SB.DE
Mon Apr 12 12:48:58 CEST 2010


                  Second CALL FOR PAPERS

                     ECAI Workshop on
           Language Technology for Cultural Heritage,
         Social Sciences, and Humanities (LaTeCH 2010)
                      August 16, 2010

              Submission deadline: 7 May 2010


The 4th Workshop on Language Technology for Cultural Heritage, Social
Sciences, and Humanities will be held in conjunction with ECAI 2010,
which takes place from 16-20 August 2010 in Lisbon, Portugal

About the Workshop

With the advent of the digital age, museums, archives, libraries and other
cultural heritage (CH) institutes are gradually moving away from a
predominantly pen-and-paper based collection management; more and more CH
institutes are aiming to make their collections widely accessible to both
experts and laypersons. A first step in this endeavour is the digitisation
of existing data. Several large-scale digitisation efforts have been
launched in recent years.

A similar development can also be seen in the 'soft' sciences, such as
social sciences and humanities (SH), where increasing amounts of relevant
texts are being made available in electronic form, either being produced
digitally, or being digitised as part of efforts directed at digitising
archival material.

However, information access should not be restricted to simple key-word
based search on digitised data. To truely unlock the knowledge contained
in CH and SH collections, it is necessary to develop novel technologies
that support the information and entertainment needs of individual users.
Techniques from artificial intelligence are particularly well suited to
help users to make the best possible use of these digitised collections.
As information access is often obtained via the (mostly textual) metadata
level, language technology in particular plays an important role. Other
areas of AI, including knowledge representation, multi-modal systems and
user modelling, are also relevant.

Workshop Topics

Authors are invited to submit original, unpublished papers on all aspects
of language technology, machine learning, pattern recognition, knowledge
representation, multi-modal systems, recommender systems, and other
neighbouring fields in NLP and AI applied to cultural heritage (CH),
social sciences and humanities (SH). We also invite contributions from the
cultural heritage institutes themselves in the form of use cases and usage
scenarios. We thereby hope to bring together both communities (NLP/AI and
CH/SH) and foster an exchange of ideas.

Topics of interest include, but are not limited to, the following:

  * Automatic error detection and cleaning of digitised data
  * Data enrichment and linking
  * Adapting existing tools to the CH/SH domain
  * Knowledge representation, ontologies, metadata and data models
  * Knowledge discovery and text mining
  * Machine learning and pattern recognition
  * Multi-modal and interactive systems
  * Personalisation and recommender systems
  * Text simplification, text summarisation, and (hyper)text generation
  * Transdisciplinary research on CH and SH data
  * User scenarios and use cases

For more details see: http://ilk.uvt.nl/LaTeCH2010/cfp.html

Important Dates

Paper submission deadline:  	May 7, 2010
Notification of acceptance: 	June 7, 2010
Early registration deadline: 	June 15, 2010
Camera-ready papers due: 	June 21, 2010
LaTeCH full-day workshop: 	August 16, 2010

Programme Committee

Ion Androutsopoulos, Athens University of Economics and Business, Greece
Tim Baldwin, University of Melbourne, Australia
David Bamman, Tufts University, USA
Toine Bogers, Royal School of Library & Information Science, Copenhagen, 
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
Julio Gonzalo, Universidad Nacional de Educacion a Distancia, Spain
Claire Grover, University of Edinburgh, Scotland
Ben Hachey, Macquarie University, Australia
Dominik Heckmann, DFKI, Germany
Christer Johansson, University of Bergen, Norway
Jaap Kamps, Universiteit van Amsterdam, The Netherlands
Vangelis Karkaletsis, NCSR "Demokritos", Greece
Michael Kipp, DFKI, Germany
Stasinos Konstantopoulos, NCSR "Demokritos", Greece
Veronique Malaise, Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam, The Netherlands
Barbara McGillivray, Università degli Studi di Pisa, Italy
John McNaught, National Centre for Text Mining (NaCTeM), UK
Ruslan Mitkov, University of Wolverhampton, UK
John Nerbonne, Rijksuniversiteit Groningen, The Netherlands
Katerina Pastra, ILSP, Greece
Marco Pennacchiotti, Yahoo! Research, USA
Georg Rehm, vionto GmbH, Germany
Martin Reynaert, Universiteit van Tilburg, The Netherlands
Svitlana Zinger, TU Eindhoven, The Netherlands


Caroline Sporleder, Saarland University, Germany
Kalliopi Zervanou, Tilburg University, The Netherlands
Lars Borin, University of Gothenburg, Sweden
Piroska Lendvai, Academy of Sciences, Hungary
Antal van den Bosch, Tilburg University, The Netherlands

Caroline Sporleder
Cluster of Excellence / Computational Linguistics,
Saarland University
csporled at coli.uni-sb.de

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