1st CFP Language technology for digital humanities and cutural heritage

1st CFP Language technology for digital humanities and
cutural heritage




Workshop associated with RANLP 2011, 12-16 September 2011, Hissar, Bulgaria http://lml.bas.bg/ranlp2011/start3.php

Following several digitization campaigns during the last years, a large number of printed books, manuscripts and archaeological digital objects have become available through web portals and associated infrastructures to a broader public. These infrastructures enable not only virtual research and easier access to materials independent of their physical place, but also play a major role in the long term preservation and exploration. However, the access to digital materials opens new possibilities of textual research like: synchronous browsing of several materials, extraction of relevant passages for a certain event from different sources, rapid search though thousand pages, categorisation of sources, multilingual retrieval and support, etc.

Methods from Language Technology are therefore highly required in order to ensure extraction of content-related semantic metadata, and analysis of textual materials. There are several initiatives in Europe aiming to foster the application of language technology in humanities (CLARIN, DARIAH). Through such initiatives as well as many other research projects, the awareness of such methods for the humanities has risen considerably. However, there is still enough potential on both sides:

· on one hand, there are still research tracks in the humanities which still do not sufficiently and effectively exploit language technology solutions

· on the other hand, there are many languages, especially historical variants of languages, for which the available tools and resources still have to be developed or adapted to serve the various humanities applications.

The current workshop aims to bring together researchers from humanities and language technologies and foster the above-mentioned directions.

We are looking for submissions of original, unpublished work, related (but not restricted) to:

· language tools and resources for analysis of old textual material or language variants

· (semi-) automatic extraction of content related metadata

· semantic linkage of heterogeneous data within digital libraries

· multilingual applications in digital libraries

· pilot applications in humanities using language technology methods

Papers can be submitted via the workshop submission tool, which will be announced in the second call. Submissions should be between 6 and 8 pages and should conform to the format of the main conference (http://lml.bas.bg/ranlp2011/submissions.php)

Shorter submissions of project demonstrations (4 pages) are also encouraged.

Selected contributions will be considered for publication in an international journal.

Important Dates

· paper submission: 19 June 2011

· notification of acceptance / rejection: 28 July 2011

· final paper submission: 22 August 2011

Programme Committee

Galia Angelova (Bulgarian Academy of Sciences, Bulgaria)
David Baumann (Perseus, Tufts University)
Günther Görz (University Erlangen, Germany)
Walther v. Hahn (University of Hamburg, Germany
Anke Lüdeling (Humboldt University , Berlin, Germany)
Gábor Proszéky (MorphoLogic, Hungary)
Laurent Romary (LORIA-INRIA, Nancy, France)
Éric Laporte (Université Paris-Est Marne-la-Vallée, France)
Manfred Thaler (Cologne University, Germany, Germany)
Tamás Varadi (Hungarian Academy of Sciences, Hungary)
Adam Przepiorkowski (Polish Academy of Sciences, Poland)
Nuria Bel (University of Barcelona)
Nicoletta Calzolari (University of Pisa)

Organising Committee

· Stelios Piperidis (ILSP Athens)
spip AT ilsp DOT gr

· Milena Slavcheva (IICT, Bulgarian Academy of Sciences)
milena AT lml DOT bas DOT bg

· Cristina Vertan (University of Hamburg)
cristina DOT vertan AT uni-hamburg DOT de

· Petya Osenova (IICT, Bulgarian Academy of Sciences)
petya AT bultreebank DOT org

Posted by: Daniel O’Donnell (daniel.odonnell@uleth.ca).

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