[Elsnet-list] Call for Participation: ACL/HLT Workshop on Language Technology for Cultural Heritage, Social Sciences, and Humanities (LaTeCH-2011)

Kalliopi Zervanou kzervanou at yahoo.co.uk
Sun May 22 15:35:32 CEST 2011

                   Call for Participation
                      ACL Workshop on
            Language Technology for Cultural Heritage,
      Social Sciences, and Humanities (LaTeCH 2011)

                       June 24, 2011
                    Portland, Oregon, USA
      ** Early registration by May 23, 2011 ** 

Registration: http://www.aclweb.org/membership/acl2011reg.php 
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/).
About the Workshop
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.


9:00–9:10	Welcome

9:10–9:40	Extending the tool, or how to annotate historical language 
	        Cristina Sánchez-Marco, Gemma Boleda and Lluís Padró

9:40–10:10	A low-budget tagger for Old Czech
	        Jirka Hana, Anna Feldman and Katsiaryna Aharodnik

10:10–10:30	Evaluating an ' off-the-shelf ' POS-tagger on Early Modern
 	        German text
    		Silke Scheible, Richard J. Whitt, Martin Durrell 
	        and Paul Bennett

10:30–11:00	Coffee break

11:00–11:10	e-Research for Linguists
    		Dorothee Beermann and Pavel Mihaylov

11:10–11:15	Automatic linguistic annotation of historical language: 
                ToTrTaLe and XIX century Slovene
    		Tomaž Erjavec

11:15–11:20	Historical Event Extraction from Text
    		Agata Katarzyna Cybulska and Piek Vossen

11:20–11:30	Enrichment and Structuring of Archival Description Metadata
    		Kalliopi Zervanou, Ioannis Korkontzelos,
                Antal van den Bosch and Sophia Ananiadou

11:30–11:40	Structure-Preserving Pipelines for Digital Libraries
    		Massimo Poesio, Eduard Barbu, Egon Stemle and 
                Christian Girardi

11:40–11:45	The ARC Project: Creating logical models of Gothic
                cathedrals using natural language processing
    		Charles Hollingsworth, Stefaan Van Liefferinge, 
                Rebecca A. Smith, Michael A. Covington and 
                Walter D. Potter

11:45–11:55	Crowdsourcing syntactic relatedness judgements for opinion
                mining in the study of information technology adoption
    		Asad Sayeed, Bryan Rusk, Martin Petrov, Hieu Nguyen,
                Timothy Meyer and Amy Weinberg

12:00–13:00	Poster Session

13:00–14:00	Lunch break

14:00–14:30	What We Know About The Voynich Manuscript
    		Sravana Reddy and Kevin Knight

14:30–15:00	Automatic Verb Extraction from Historical Swedish Texts
    		Eva Pettersson and Joakim Nivre

15:00–15:30	Topic Modeling on Historical Newspapers
    		Tze-I Yang, Andrew Torget and Rada Mihalcea

15:30–16:00	Coffee break

16:00–16:30	From Once Upon a Time to Happily Ever After: Tracking 
	        Emotions in Novels and Fairy Tales
    		Saif Mohammad

16:30–17:00	Author Age Prediction from Text using Linear Regression
    		Dong Nguyen, Noah A. Smith and Carolyn P. Rosé

17:00–17:30	A Study of Academic Collaborations in Computational 
	        Linguistics using a Latent Mixture of Authors Model
    	        Nikhil Johri, Daniel Ramage, Daniel McFarland and 
                Daniel Jurafsky

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 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
Kalliopi Zervanou, Tilburg University, The Netherlands
Piroska Lendvai, Academy of Sciences, Hungary
Caroline Sporleder, Saarland University, Germany
Antal van den Bosch, Tilburg University, The Netherlands
Kalliopi A. Zervanou
Tilburg centre for Cognition & Communication (TiCC)
University of Tilburg
K.Zervanou at uvt.nl
Warandelaan 2 - PO Box 90153
5000 LE Tilburg, The Netherlands

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