[Elsnet-list] 2nd CFP: LRE-Rel2 Religious Text Analytics Workshop at LREC 2014

Eric Atwell E.S.Atwell at leeds.ac.uk
Wed Feb 5 16:06:58 CET 2014

2nd Workshop on Language Resources and Evaluation for Religious Texts 
(LRE-Rel2) 31st May 2014 (afternoon session) 
Harpa Conference Center, Reykjavik, Iceland

Second Call for Papers, deadline: 19.02.2014

After a successful launch at LREC 2012, we are organising a second workshop 
on Language Resources and Evaluation for Religious Texts hosted by LREC 2014
in Reykjavik, Iceland. This is an inclusive workshop title, aimed at 
researchers with a generic interest in religious texts to raise awareness 
of different perspectives and practices, and to identify some common themes. 
Our first workshop attracted a range of scholarship, particularly on Arabic 
and Islamic Studies, and this year we are keen to extend this range to 
canonical texts from other languages and religions - Christian, Jewish, 
Sikh, Buddhist, and other - and, given the Icelandic venue, to iconic texts 
from historical religions such as The Prose Edda of Norse mythology. 
We are also keen to foster inter-faith corpus studies, tracing similarities 
as well as differences in religious texts, where this genre includes: 
the faith-defining religious canon; authoritative interpretations and 
commentary; sermons, liturgy, prayers, poetry, and lyrics.

Workshop Attendance:

Prospective authors should note that attendance at the workshop is necessary 
for their paper to be published in the workshop proceedings, though for 
papers with multiple authors, only one author will be required to attend. 
Therefore, prospective authors are strongly encouraged to check the LREC 
website and other sources for information on visa restrictions, and 
likely travel and hotel costs.

Workshop Topics:

Submissions are invited for (but not limited to) the following topics:

- measuring semantic relatedness between multiple religious texts and
   corpora from different religions;
- analysis of ceremonial, liturgical, and ritual speech; recitation styles;
   speech decorum; discourse analysis for religious texts;
- formulaic language and multi-word expressions in religious texts;
- suitability of modal and other logic types for knowledge representation
   and inference in religious texts;
- issues in, and evaluation of, machine translation in religious texts;
- text-mining, stylometry, and authorship attribution for religious texts;
- corpus query languages and tools for exploring religious corpora;
- dictionaries, thesaurai, Wordnet, and ontologies for religious texts;
- (new) corpora and rich and novel annotation schemes for religious texts;
- annotation and analysis of religious metaphor;
- genre analysis for religious texts;
- application in other disciplines (e.g. theology, classics, philosophy,
   literature) of computer-mediated methods for analysing religious texts.

Important Dates:

19.02.2014                  Deadline for paper submissions
05.03.2014                  Notification of acceptance
21.03.2014              Camera-ready copies due from authors
06.04.2014                  LREC deadline for camera-ready copy of Workshop Proceedings
31.05.2014              LRE-Rel2 Workshop (afternoon session)

Submission of Papers:

Please submit your papers via the LRE-Rel2 submission page in LREC's START 
Manager. The URL for this is: https://www.softconf.com/lrec2014/LRE-Rel2/ 
Authors should submit a full paper, not an abstract. 
They should also follow LREC guidelines for length of papers, and are 
advised to use the LREC template for paper submissions. This template will 
be published by LREC in due course. In the meantime, authors can use the 
LREC 2012 template: http://www.lrec-conf.org/lrec2012/?Authors-Kit

Request from LREC Organisers:

"...When submitting a paper from the START page, authors will be asked to 
provide essential information about resources (in a broad sense, i.e. also 
technologies, standards, evaluation kits, etc.) that have been used for the 
work described in the paper or are a new result of your research. Moreover, 
ELRA encourages all LREC authors to share the described LRs (data, tools, 
services, etc.), to enable their reuse, replicability of experiments, 
including evaluation ones, etc..."

LRE-Rel2 Organising Committee:

Eric Atwell and Claire Brierley: 
Computing, University of Leeds, LEEDS, LS2 9JT, UK
E.S.Atwell at leeds.ac.uk; C.Brierley at leeds.ac.uk
Majdi Sawalha and Bassam Hammo: 
Computer Information Systems, University of Jordan, AMMAN 11942, Jordan
sawalha.majdi at leeds.ac.uk;

LRE-Rel2 Programme Committee (provisional):

Eric Atwell, School of Computing, University of Leeds, UK
Claire Brierley, School of Computing, University of Leeds, UK
Majdi Sawalha, Computer Information Systems, University of Jordan, Jordan
Bassam Hammo, Computer Information Systems, University of Jordan, Jordan
Sane Yagi, Department of Linguistics, University of Jordan, Jordan
Dag Haug, Department of Philosophy, History of Art and Ideas, University of Oslo, Norway
Moshe Koppel, Department of Computer Science, Bar-Ilan University, Israel
Nils Reiter: Department of Computational Linguistics, Heidelberg University, Germany
Andrew Wilson, Department of Linguistics and English Language, University of Lancaster, UK
Claudia Resch, Institute for Corpus Linguistics and Text Technology, Austrian Academy of Sciences, Austria
Nadeem Obaid, Computer Information Systems, University of Jordan, Jordan
Muhammad A.M. Abushariah, Computer Information Systems, University of Jordan, Jordan
Mortaza Rezaee, Islamic College, London, UK
Janet Watson, Arabic and Middle Eastern Studies, and Linguistics and Phonetics, University of Leeds, UK
John Lee, Halliday Centre for Intelligent Applications of Language Studies, City University of Hong Kong, (HK)
Mohamed Menacer, Taibah University, Saudi Arabia
Deryle Lonsdale, Department of Linguistics and English Language, Brigham Young University, US
Bob MacDonald, Research and Development, Anthony Macauley Associates, Canada
Kais Dukes, School of Computing, University of Leeds, UK
Aida Mustapha, Department of Computer Science and Information Technology, Putra University, Malaysia
Liviu Dinu, Centre for Computational Linguistics, University of Bucharest, Romania
Behrooz Minaei, School of Computer Engineering, Iran University of Science and Technology, Iran
Gurpreet Singh, Centre for Language and Communication Studies, Trinity College Dublin, Ireland
Azzeddine Mazroui, Mathematics and Computer Science, Mohammed 1st University, Morocco

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