[Elsnet-list] Call for Participation: EACL Workshop on Language Technology for Cultural Heritage, Social Sciences, and Humanities (LaTeCH-2012)

Kalliopi Zervanou kzervanou at yahoo.co.uk
Sun Mar 4 23:19:54 CET 2012

Call for Participation

EACL 2012 workshop on

Language Technology for Cultural Heritage, 
Social Sciences, and Humanities 
(LaTeCH 2012)

April 24, 2012 
Avignon, France 

** Early registration by March 19, 2012 **

The 6th Workshop on Language Technology for Cultural Heritage,
Social Sciences, and Humanities will be held in conjunction with the 
13th Conference of the European Charter of the Association for
Computational Linguistics (EACL 2012) which will take place in
April 23-27, 2012, in Avignon, France.

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.

The workshop is a follow-up to LaTeCH 2007 held at ACL, in Prague, Czech
Republic, LaTeCH 2008 at LREC, in Marrakech, Morocco, LaTeCH 2009 at EACL,
in Athens, Greece, LaTeCH 2010 at ECAI, in Lisbon, Portugal, and
LaTeCH 2011 at ACL/HLT, in Portland, Oregon, USA.


9:00-9:05	Welcome
Poster boaster session:

9:05-9:10 Lexicon construction and corpus annotation of historical language 
               with the CoBaLT editor
               Tom Kenter, Tomaz Erjavec, Maja Zorga Dulmin and Darja Fiser  

9:10-9:15 A high speed transcription interface for annotating primary 
               linguistic data
               Mark Dingemanse, Jeremy Hammond, Herman Stehouwer, 
               Aarthy Somasundaram and Sebastian Drude  

9:15-9:20 BAD: An Assistant tool for making verses in Basque
               Manex Aguirrezabal Zabaleta, Inaki Alegria Loinaz,
               Bertol Arrieta Kortajarena and Mans Hulden  

9:20-9:25 Toward language independent methodology for generating artwork 
               descriptions - Exploring FrameNet information
               Dana Dannells and Lars Borin  

9:25-9:30 Harvesting indices to grow a controlled vocabulary
               Michael Piotrowski and Cathrin Senn  

9:30-9:35 Ontology-based incremental annotation of characters in folktales
               Thierry Declerck, Nikolina Koleva and Hans-Ulrich Krieger  

9:35-10:30	Poster session & Coffee break

Oral presentations Session 1:

10:30-11:00 Advanced visual analytics methods for literature analysis
                   Daniela Oelke, Dimitrios Kokkinakis and Mats Malm  

11:00-11:30 Distributional techniques for philosophical enquiry
                   Aurelie Herbelot, Eva von Redecker and Johanna Müller  

11:30-12:00 Linguistically-adapted structural query annotation for digital libraries
                   in the social sciences
                   Caroline Brun, Vassilina Nikoulina and Nikolaos Lagos  

12:00-12:30 Parsing the past - Identification of verb constructions in historical text
                   Eva Pettersson, Beata Megyesi and Joakim Nivre  

12:30-14:00	Lunch break

Oral presentations Session 2:

14:00-14:30 A classical Chinese corpus with nested part-of-speech tags
                  John Lee  

14:30-15:00 Natural language processing framework for handwritten text line 
                   detection in legacy documents
                   Vicente Bosch, Alejandro Hector Toselli and Enrique Vidal  

15:00-15:30 Language classification and segmentation of noisy documents in
                   Hebrew scripts
                   Alex Zhicharevich and Nachum Dershowitz  

15:30-16:00	Coffee break

Oral presentations Session 3:

16:00-16:30 Computing similarity between cultural heritage items using 
                   multimodal features
                   Nikolaos Aletras and Mark Stevenson  

16:30-17:00 Enabling the discovery of digital cultural heritage objects 
                   through Wikipedia
                   Mark Michael Hall, Oier Lopez de Lacalle, Aitor Soroa Etxabe, 
                   Paul Clough and Eneko Agirre  

17:00-17:30 Adapting wikification to cultural heritage
                  Samuel Fernando and Mark Stevenson

Programme Committee
Ion Androutsopoulos, Athens University of Economics and Business, Greece
David Bamman, Carnegie Mellon University, USA
Toine Bogers, Royal School of Library & Information Science, Copenhagen, Denmark
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
Claire Grover, University of Edinburgh, Scotland
Ben Hachey, Macquarie University, Australia
Jaap Kamps, Universiteit van Amsterdam, The Netherlands
Vangelis Karkaletsis, NCSR Demokritos, Greece
Stasinos Konstantopoulos, NCSR Demokritos, Greece
Barbara McGillivray, Oxford University Press
Joakim Nivre, Uppsala University, Sweden
Petya Osenova, Bulgarian Academy of Sciences, Bulgaria
Katerina Pastra, CSRI, Greece
Michael Piotrowski, University of Zurich, Switzerland
Georg Rehm, DFKI, Germany
Martin Reynaert, Tilburg University, The Netherlands
Herman Stehouwer, Max Planck Institute for Psycholinguistics, The Netherlands
Cristina Vertan, University of Hamburg, Germany
Piek Vossen, Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam, The Netherlands
Peter Wittenburg, Max Planck Institute for Psycholinguistics, The Netherlands
Menno van Zaanen, Tilburg University, The Netherlands
Svitlana Zinger, TU Eindhoven, The Netherlands

Kalliopi Zervanou, Tilburg University, The Netherlands
Antal van den Bosch, Radboud University Nijmegen, The Netherlands
Caroline Sporleder, Saarland University, Germany
Piroska Lendvai, Research Institute for Linguistics (HASRIL), Hungary

Kalliopi A. Zervanou
Tilburg centre for Cognition & Communication (TiCC)
Tilburg University
K.Zervanou at uvt.nl
Warandelaan 2 - PO Box 90153
5000 LE Tilburg, The Netherlands

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