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Wed Dec 22 2010

Calls: Computational Linguistics/USA

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        1.     Kalliopi Zervanou , ACL/HLT LaTeCH 2011 Workshop

Message 1: ACL/HLT LaTeCH 2011 Workshop
Date: 20-Dec-2010
From: Kalliopi Zervanou <k.zervanouuvt.nl>
Subject: ACL/HLT LaTeCH 2011 Workshop
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Full Title: ACL/HLT LaTeCH 2011 Workshop
Short Title: LaTeCH 2011

Date: 24-Jun-2011 - 24-Jun-2011
Location: Portland, Oregon, USA
Contact Person: Kalliopi Zervanou
Meeting Email: < click here to access email >
Web Site: http://ilk.uvt.nl/LaTeCH2011/

Linguistic Field(s): Computational Linguistics

Call Deadline: 01-Apr-2011

Meeting Description:

Short and long paper submission deadline: April 01, 2011

The 5th Workshop on Language Technology for Cultural Heritage, Social
Sciences, and Humanities will be held in conjunction with the 49th Annual
Meeting of the Association for Computational Linguistics: Human Language
Technologies (ACL/HLT 2011) which will take place in June 19-24, 2011, in
Portland, Oregon, USA (http://www.acl2011.org/).

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.

Call for Papers:

Workshop Topics:

Authors are invited to submit long or short papers on original, unpublished
work in the topic areas of the workshop, including (but not limited to) the

-Adapting existing NLP tools to Cultural Heritage, Social Sciences, and
Humanities domains
-Automatic error detection and cleaning
-Complex annotation tools and interfaces
-Dealing with linguistic variation and non-standard or non-contemporary use
of language
-Knowledge discovery and text mining from Cultural Heritage, Social
Sciences, and Humanities data
-Knowledge representation in Cultural Heritage, Social Sciences, and Humanities
-Linking and retrieving information from different sources, media, and domains
-Ontologies, data models, taxonomies: automatic induction and standardisation
-Natural language generation for Cultural Heritage, Social Sciences, and
Humanities data
-User and audience modeling, recommendation, personalisation
-Transdisciplinary research on Cultural Heritage, Social Sciences, and
Humanities data
-User scenarios and use cases

For more details see:


Information for authors

Authors are invited to submit papers on original, unpublished work in the
topic areas of the workshop. In addition to long papers presenting
completed work, we also invite short papers and system description (demos):

-Long papers should present completed work and may consist of up to eight
(8) pages of content, with two (2) additional pages of references.

-Short papers/demos can present work in progress, or the description of a
system, and may consist of up to four (4) pages of content, and two (2)
additional pages of references.

All submissions should be formatted using the ACL formatting style:


The reviewing process will be blind; the papers should not include the
authors' names and affiliations, or any references to web sites, project
names, etc., revealing the authors' identity. Accepted papers will be
published in the workshop proceedings.

Papers should be submitted electronically, in PDF format, via the
ACL/LaTeCH 2011 submission website:


Important Dates:

April 01, 2011: Short and long paper submission deadline
April 25, 2011: Notification of acceptance
May 06, 2011: Camera-ready papers due
June 24, 2011: LaTeCH full-day workshop

Programme Committee:

Ion Androutsopoulos, Athens University of Economics and Business, Greece
Tim Baldwin, University of Melbourne, Australia
David Bamman, Tufts University, USA
Toine Bogers, Royal School of Library and Information Science, Copenhagen,
Antal van den Bosch, Tilburg University, The Netherlands
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
Julio Gonzalo, Universidad Nacional de Educacion a Distancia, Spain
Claire Grover, University of Edinburgh, Scotland
Ben Hachey, Macquarie University, Australia
Eduard Hovy, USC Information Sciences Institute, USA
Jaap Kamps, Universiteit van Amsterdam, The Netherlands
Stasinos Konstantopoulos, NCSR Demokritos, Greece
Yannis Korkontzelos, National Centre for Text Mining (NaCTeM), UK
Piroska Lendvai, Academy of Sciences, Hungary
Veronique Malaise, Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam, The Netherlands
Barbara McGillivray, Universita degli Studi di Pisa, Italy
John McNaught, National Centre for Text Mining (NaCTeM), UK
John Nerbonne, Rijksuniversiteit Groningen, The Netherlands
Katerina Pastra, ILSP, Greece
Michael Piotrowski, University of Zurich, Switzerland
Georg Rehm, DFKI, Germany
Martin Reynaert, Tilburg University, The Netherlands
Svitlana Zinger, TU Eindhoven, The Netherlands


Kalliopi Zervanou, Tilburg University, The Netherlands
Caroline Sporleder, Saarland University, Germany
Piroska Lendvai, Academy of Sciences, Hungary
Antal van den Bosch, Tilburg University, The Netherlands

Kalliopi A. Zervanou
University of Tilburg
Tilburg centre for Cognition and Communication (TiCC)
K.Zervanouuvt.nl - http://ilk.uvt.nl/~kzervanou/main.html

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