[Humanist] 31.96 pubs: language technology cfp

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Tue Jun 13 07:04:52 CEST 2017

                  Humanist Discussion Group, Vol. 31, No. 96.
            Department of Digital Humanities, King's College London
                Submit to: humanist at lists.digitalhumanities.org

        Date: Mon, 12 Jun 2017 14:17:19 +0200
        From: Sandra Kuebler <ltfordh at gmail.com>
        Subject: 1st CFP: Special Issue of the LRE Journal: Language Technology for Digital Humanities


We invite submissions of papers to a special issue of the journal ”Language
Resources and Evaluation”. The special issue will focus on the use of
language technology for digital humanities and will have the title:
Language Technology for Digital Humanities.


The use of digital resources and tools across humanities disciplines has
steadily increased, giving rise to new research paradigms and associated
methods that are commonly subsumed under the term ”digital humanities”.
Digital humanities does not constitute a new discipline in itself, but
rather a new approach to humanities research that cuts across different
existing humanities disciplines. While digital humanities extends well
beyond language-based research, textual resources and spoken language
materials play a central role in most humanities disciplines. Applying LT
tools and data for digital humanities research implies new perspectives on
these resources regarding domain adaptation, interoperability, technical
requirements, documentation, and usability of user interfaces.


We invite original contributions on completed work, not published before
and not under consideration for publication elsewhere. Specific topics
include, but are not limited to:

* Case studies of using language technology and/or language resources with
the goal of finding new answers to existing research questions in a
particular humanities discipline or addressing entirely new research

* Case studies of expanding the functionality of existing language
processing tools in order to be able to address research questions in
digital humanities

* The design of new language processing tools as well as annotation tools
for spoken and written language, showcasing their use in digital humanities

* Domain adaption of rule-based, statistical, or machine-learning models
for language processing tools in digital humanities research

* Challenges posed for language processing tools when used on diachronic
data, language variation data, or literary texts

* Showcasing the use of language processing tools in humanities disciplines
such as anthropology, gender studies, history, literary studies,
philosophy, political science, and theology


Accepted papers will have a length of 20-30 pages, excluding references.

Authors are advised to use the online manuscript submission for the
journal. Make sure to select the special issue when asked to provide the
article type. More information, including formatting instructions for
authors can be found on the journal's webpage at:

Authors are requested to send a brief email to the guest editors (
LTforDH at gmail.com) indicating their intention to participate as soon as
possible, including their contact information and the topic they intend to
address in their submission. Questions regarding the special issue should
be sent to the same address.


* Submission deadline: 31 October 2017
* Author notification of acceptance: 15 January 2018


Erhard Hinrichs, University of Tübingen
Marie Hinrichs, University of Tübingen
Sandra Kübler, Indiana University
Thorsten Trippel, University of Tübingen

CONTACT: LTforDH at gmail.com

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