[Elsnet-list] Call for Participation: ACRH - Workshop on Annotation of Corpora for Research in the Humanities

Caroline Sporleder csporled at coli.uni-sb.de
Mon Nov 7 15:11:32 CET 2011

Call for Participation

ACRH: Workshop on Annotation of Corpora for Research in the Humanities

January 5, 2012 (co-located with TLT10)


Workshop Website: http://www.coli.uni-saarland.de/conf/ACRH10/

**** Register by November 18th ****


Invited speaker

- Gregory Crane, Tufts University



The workshop aims at building a tighter collaboration between people
working in various areas of the Humanities (such as literature,
philology, history etc.) and the research community involved in
developing, using and making annotated corpora accessible.

Addressing topics related to annotated corpora for research in the
Humanities is an interdisciplinary task, which involves corpus and
computational linguists (mostly those working in literary computing),
philologists, scholars in the Humanities and computer
scientists. However, this interdisciplinarity is not fully realised
yet. Indeed, philologists and scholars are not used to exploit NLP
tools and language resources such as annotated corpora; in turn,
computational linguists are more prone to develop language resources
for NLP purposes only.

For instance, although many corpora that play a relevant role for
research in Humanities are today available in digital format
(theatrical plays, contemporary novels, critical literature, literary
reviews etc.), only a few of them are linguistically tagged, while
most still lack linguistic tagging at all. Historical corpora are also
a case of special interest, since their creation demands a strong
interplay between computational linguistics and more traditional
scholarship. Over the past few years a number of historical annotated
corpora have been started, among which are treebanks for Middle, Early
Modern and Old English, Early New High German, Medieval Portuguese,
Ugaritic, Latin, Ancient Greek and several translations of the New
Testament into Indo-European languages. The experience of these
ever-growing group of projects can provide many suggestions on the
methodology as well as on the practice of interaction between literary
studies, philology and corpus linguistics.



TLT10: The 10th International Workshop on Treebanks and Linguistic

January 6-7, 2012

Conference Website: http://tlt10.cl.uni-heidelberg.de/

The TLT workshop series has proven successful in providing a forum for
researchers in the field of Computational Linguistics who are experts
in the design, creation and exploitation of annotated corpora and
their relation to linguistic theories.



Registration for both workshops is open till November 18th.

Information about registration fees is found here:



The workshop will take place at the
Hochschule für Jüdische Studien Heidelberg
Landfriedstraße 12, 69117 Heidelberg, Germany


  9:15- 9:30 Opening
  9:30-10:30 Invited lecture: Greg Crane
10:30-11:00 Coffee break

11:00-11:30 Stefanie Dipper:
             Morphological and Part-of-Speech Tagging of Historical
             Language Data: A Comparison
11:30-12:00 Iris Hendrickx and Rita Marquilhas:
 	    From old texts to modern spellings: an experiment in
             automatic normalisation
12:00-12:30 Eiríkur Rögnvaldsson, Anton Karl Ingason, Einar Freyr
             Sigurðsson and Joel C. Wallenberg:
 	    Creating a dual-purpose treebank
12:30-14:00 Lunch

14:00-14:30 Kristin Bech and Kristine Eide:
 	    The annotation of morphology, syntax and information
 	    structure in a multilayered diachronic corpus
14:30-15:00 Asif Ekbal, Francesca Bonin, Sriparna Saha, Egon Stemle,
 	    Eduard Barbu, Fabio Cavulli, Christian Girardi, Filippo
 	    Nardelli and Massimo Poesio:
 	    Rapid Adaptation of NE Resolvers for Humanities Domains
 	    using Active Annotation
15:00-15:30 Maria Sukhareva, Zahurul Islam, Armin Hoenen and Alexander
 	    A Three-step Model of Language Detection in Multilingual
 	    Ancient Texts
15:30-16:00 Coffee break

16:00-16:30 Cerstin Mahlow and Britta Juska-Bacher:
 	    Exploring New High German texts for evidence of phrasemes
16:30-17:00 Michael Piotrowski and Stefan Höfler:
 	    Building Corpora for the Philological Study of Swiss Legal
17:00-17:45 Poster session
     	    * Massimo Manca, Linda Spinazzé, Luigi Tessarolo, Paolo
 	    Mastandrea and Federico Boschetti:
 	    Musisque Deoque: Text Retrieval on Critical Editions
     	    * Timo Korkiakangas and Marco Passarotti:
 	    Challenges in Annotating Medieval Charters in Latin
     	    * Dain Kaplan, Ryu Iida, Kikuko Nishina and Takenobu
 	    Slate -- A Tool for Creating and Maintaining Annotated Corpora
     	    * Voula Giouli:
 	    Annotating corpora from various sources in the humanities
 	    domain: shortcomings and issues
17:45-18:00 Closing


* Francesco Mambrini, Italy (co-chair)
* Marco Passarotti, Italy (co-chair)
* Caroline Sporleder, Germany (co-chair)

* Lars Borin, Sweden
* Milena Dobreva, Scotland
* Anette Frank, Germany
* Jost Gippert, Germany
* Erhard Hinrichs, Germany
* Anke Lüdeling, Germany
* Willard McCarty, UK
* Alexander Mehler, Germany
* Adam Przepiórkowski, Poland
* Paul Rayson, UK
* Roman Schneider, Germany
* Raymond Siemens, Canada
* Manfred Stede, Germany
* Angelika Storrer, Germany
* Martin Volk, Switzerland


* Anette Frank, Heidelberg University
* Markus Kirschner, Heidelberg University
* Christoph Mayer, Heidelberg University
* Madeline Remse, Heidelberg University
* Hiko Schamoni, Heidelberg University
* Corinna Schwarz, Heidelberg University
* Anke Sopka, Heidelberg University

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

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