[Elsnet-list] 1st CFP Language technology for digital humanities and cultural heritage

Milena Slavcheva milena at lml.bas.bg
Wed Apr 20 15:12:41 CEST 2011

  First CALL for PAPERS



Workshop associated with RANLP 2011, 12-16 September 2011, Hissar, Bulgaria

Following several digitization campaigns during the last years, a large 
number of printed books, manuscripts and archaeological digital objects 
have become available through web portals and associated infrastructures 
to a broader public. These infrastructures enable not only virtual 
research and easier access to materials independent of their physical 
place, but also play a major role in the long term preservation and 
exploration. However, the access to digital materials opens new 
possibilities of textual research like: synchronous browsing of several 
materials, extraction of relevant passages for a certain event from 
different sources, rapid search though thousand pages, categorisation of 
sources, multilingual retrieval and support, etc.

Methods from Language Technology are therefore highly required in order 
to ensure extraction of content-related semantic metadata, and analysis 
of textual materials. There are several initiatives in Europe aiming to 
foster the application of language technology in humanities (CLARIN, 
DARIAH). Through such initiatives as well as many other research 
projects, the awareness of such methods for the humanities has risen 
considerably. However, there is still enough potential on both sides:

·on one hand, there are still research tracks in the humanities which 
still do not sufficiently and effectively exploit language technology 

·on the other hand, there are many languages, especially historical 
variants of languages, for which the available tools and resources still 
have to be developed or adapted to serve the various humanities 

The current workshop aims to bring together researchers from humanities 
and language technologies and foster the above-mentioned directions.

We are looking for submissions of original, unpublished work, related 
(but not restricted) to:

·language tools and resources for analysis of old textual material or 
language variants

·(semi-) automatic extraction of content related metadata

·semantic linkage of heterogeneous data within digital libraries

·multilingual applications in digital libraries

·pilot applications in humanities using language technology methods

Papers can be submitted via the workshop submission tool, which will be 
announced in the second call. Submissions should be between 6 and 8 
pages and should conform to the format of the main conference 

Shorter submissions of project demonstrations (4 pages) are also encouraged.

Selected contributions will be considered for publication in an 
international journal.

*Important Dates*

·paper submission: 19 June 2011

·notification of acceptance / rejection: 28 July 2011

·final paper submission: 22 August 2011

*Programme Committee*

·Galia Angelova (Bulgarian Academy of Sciences, Bulgaria)

·David Baumann (Perseus, Tufts University)

·Günther Görz (University Erlangen, Germany)

·Walther v. Hahn (University of Hamburg, Germany

·Anke Lüdeling (Humboldt University , Berlin, Germany)

·Gábor Proszéky (MorphoLogic, Hungary)

·Laurent Romary (LORIA-INRIA, Nancy, France)

·Éric Laporte (Université Paris-Est Marne-la-Vallée, France)

·Manfred Thaler (Cologne University, Germany, Germany)

·Tamás Varadi (Hungarian Academy of Sciences, Hungary)

·Adam Przepiorkowski (Polish Academy of Sciences, Poland)

·Nuria Bel (University of Barcelona)
Nicoletta Calzolari (University of Pisa)

Organising Committee*

·Stelios Piperidis (ILSP Athens)
spip AT ilsp DOT gr

·Milena Slavcheva(IICT, Bulgarian Academy of Sciences)
milena AT lml DOT bas DOT bg

·Cristina Vertan (University of Hamburg)
cristina DOT vertan AT uni-hamburg DOT de

·Petya Osenova (IICT, Bulgarian Academy of Sciences)
petya AT bultreebank DOT org

Milena Slavcheva

Linguistic Modeling Department
Institute of Information and Communication Technologies
Bulgarian Academy of Sciences
2, Acad. G. Bonchev St.
1113 Sofia, Bulgaria

Phone:    +359 2 979 3269
E-mail:   milena at lml.bas.bg
Web page: http://lml.bas.bg/~milena

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