[Elsnet-list] Reminder: Semantic technologies for research in the humanities and social sciences (STRiX)

Richard Johansson richard.johansson at svenska.gu.se
Thu Jun 5 16:02:17 CEST 2014


(with apologies for cross-posting)

CALL FOR PAPERS

The workshop on semantic technologies for research in the humanities and social sciences (STRiX) will be held in Gothenburg, Sweden, on November 24-25, 2014.

Workshop webpage: http://spraakbanken.gu.se/eng/strix2014

* Topics *

The workshop aims to bring together researchers, developers and end users of applications where semantic technologies could make a difference in research areas in the humanities such as cultural heritage, history and literature studies, as well as in the social and political sciences.

The last few years have seen great progress in semantic technologies that make use of knowledge sources such as ontologies or of meaning representations derived by automatic means, such as topic models. There is an increasing interest in reaping the fruits of these advances by applying the technologies in research areas that use digitized material as an important primary research data source.

We are particularly interested in content extraction from material such as digitized text and audio recordings, images and video recordings, as well as multimodal approaches. Historical data are often very challenging for extraction methods such as natural language processing, because high-quality digitization is costly and because of the diversity in language varieties and the disparity between modern and historical varieties, and we welcome any proposals for dealing with these difficulties. However, we accept contributions describing not only content extraction but all sides of these applications. Examples include retrieval and search methods, generation of text, audio, or images, and visualization and presentation questions in general.

Authors are invited to submit papers in the topic areas of the workshop, including (but not limited to) examples such as:

- Construction and use of ontologies and other knowledge resources
- Temporally aware knowledge bases and diachronic linguistic resources
- Semantic search and information retrieval; digital libraries
- Development of semantically aware resources; annotation
- Methodological considerations
- Visualization; user interface design
- Timeline-based approaches such as "culturomics"
- Technical infrastructures and standards
- Linked open data and semantic web technologies
- Knowledge discovery
- Semantically aware digitization methods

* Information for authors *

Authors are invited to submit extended abstracts describing original, unpublished work in the topic areas of the workshop. The abstracts can present completed work, work in progress, position papers, or the description of a system. The maximum length of an abstract is 4 pages including references.

The abstracts will be published on the workshop's webpage before the workshop takes place. Furthermore, after the workshop all presenters will be invited to submit an extended article to be published in a post-conference volume.

Formatting and submission instructions are available at the workshop webpage: http://spraakbanken.gu.se/eng/strix2014

* Important dates *

    Submission deadline: June 20
    Notification of acceptance: August 31
    Workshop: November 24-25

* Invited speakers *

    Caroline Sporleder, professor of digital humanities at the University of Trier
    Graeme Hirst, professor of computer science at the University of Toronto
    Third speaker will be announced later

* Organizing committee *

    Lars Borin, University of Gothenburg
    Devdatt Dubhashi, Chalmers University of Technology
    Markus Forsberg, University of Gothenburg
    Richard Johansson, University of Gothenburg
    Dimitrios Kokkinakis, University of Gothenburg
    Pierre Nugues, Lund University
    Nina Tahmasebi, Chalmers University of Technology

* Contact *

    strix2014 at svenska.gu.se


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