[Elsnet-list] 2nd CFP Language technology for digital humanities and cultural heritage

Milena Slavcheva milena at lml.bas.bg
Fri Jun 3 13:33:49 CEST 2011


Second CALL for PAPERS

  LANGUAGE TECHNOLOGY  FOR  DIGITAL HUMANITIES AND CULTURAL HERITAGE

http://www.c-phil.uni-hamburg.de/view/Main/RANLPDigHum2011

Workshop associated with RANLP 2011, 12-16 September 2011, Hissar, Bulgaria
http://lml.bas.bg/ranlp2011/start3.php

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 through 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 
solutions

* 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 
applications.

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We are looking for submissions of original, unpublished work, related 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 START system at:
https://www.softconf.com/ranlp11/ltdhch2011/
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.
Submissions for Demos should not mention authors, but quotation of own 
work within the paper is allowed.

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

Important Dates

* paper submission: 25 June 2011
* notification of acceptance / rejection: 4 August 2011
* final paper submission: 26 August 2011

Programme Committee

* Galia Angelova (Bulgarian Academy of Sciences, Bulgaria)
* David Baumann  (Perseus, Tufts University)
* Nuria Bel (University of Barcelona, Spain)
* Antonio Branco (University of Lisbon, Portugal)
* Nicoletta Calzolari (University of Pisa, Italy)
* Günther Görz (University Erlangen, Germany)
* Walther v. Hahn (University of Hamburg, Germany)
* Fotis Jannidis (University Würzburg, Germany)
* Steven Krauwer (University of Utrecht, The Netherlands)
* Éric Laporte (Université Paris-Est Marne-la-Vallée, France)
* Anke Lüdeling (Humboldt University, Berlin, Germany)
* Gábor Proszéky (Pázmány Péter Catholic University & MorphoLogic, Hungary)
* Adam Przepiorkowski (Polish Academy of Sciences, Poland)
* Laurent Romary  (LORIA-INRIA, Nancy, France)
* Manfred Thaler (Cologne University, Germany)
* Tamás Varadi (Hungarian Academy of Sciences, Hungary)
* Martin Wynne  (University of Oxford, UK)

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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