[Elsnet-list] 2nd CFP: ACL/HLT workshop LaTeCH 2011

Caroline Sporleder csporled at coli.uni-sb.de
Fri Feb 25 19:50:49 CET 2011


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                   Second CALL FOR PAPERS

                      ACL Workshop on
            Language Technology for Cultural Heritage,
          Social Sciences, and Humanities (LaTeCH 2011)
                       June 24, 2011
                    Portland, Oregon, USA
                http://ilk.uvt.nl/LaTeCH2011/

      Short and long paper submission deadline: April 01, 2011

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The 5th Workshop on Language Technology for Cultural Heritage, Social
Sciences, and Humanities will be held in conjunction with the 49th Annual
Meeting of the Association for Computational Linguistics: Human Language
Technologies (ACL/HLT 2011) which will take place in June 19-24, 2011,
in Portland, Oregon, USA (http://www.acl2011.org/).


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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 draw 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.


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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

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

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

  * 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/LaTeCH2011/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 description 
(demos):

  * Long papers should present completed work and may consist of up to
    eight (8) pages of content, with two (2) additional pages of 
references.

  * Short papers/demos can present work in progress, or the description of
    a system, and may consist of up to four (4) pages of content, and
    two (2) additional pages of references.

All submissions should be formatted using the ACL formatting style:

http://www.acl2011.org/call.shtml#submission

The reviewing process will be blind; the papers should not include the
authors' names and affiliations, or any references to web sites, project
names, etc., revealing the authors' identity.
Accepted papers will be published in the workshop proceedings.

Papers should be submitted electronically, in PDF format,
via the ACL/LaTeCH 2011 submission website:

https://www.softconf.com/acl2011/latech/


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Important Dates
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* April 01, 2011: Short and long paper submission deadline
* April 25, 2011: Notification of acceptance
* May 06, 2011:   Camera-ready papers due:
* June 24, 2011:  LaTeCH full-day workshop:


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Programme Committee
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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 and Information Science,
               Copenhagen, Denmark
Antal van den Bosch, Tilburg University, The Netherlands
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
Eduard Hovy, USC Information Sciences Institute, USA
Jaap Kamps, Universiteit van Amsterdam, The Netherlands
Stasinos Konstantopoulos, NCSR Demokritos, Greece
Yannis Korkontzelos, National Centre for Text Mining (NaCTeM), UK
Piroska Lendvai, Academy of Sciences, Hungary
Veronique Malaise, Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam, The Netherlands
Barbara McGillivray, Universita degli Studi di Pisa, Italy
John McNaught, National Centre for Text Mining (NaCTeM), UK
John Nerbonne, Rijksuniversiteit Groningen, The Netherlands
Katerina Pastra, ILSP, Greece
Michael Piotrowski, University of Zurich, Switzerland
Georg Rehm, DFKI, Germany
Martin Reynaert, 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, Academy of Sciences, Hungary
Antal van den Bosch, Tilburg University, The Netherlands

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Caroline Sporleder
Cluster of Excellence MMCI / Computational Linguistics
Saarland University
csporled at coli.uni-sb.de
http://www.coli.uni-saarland.de/~csporled
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