[Humanist] 27.675 events: computational linguistics for literature; textual cultural heritage

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                 Humanist Discussion Group, Vol. 27, No. 675.
            Department of Digital Humanities, King's College London
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  [1]   From:    Marco_BÜCHLER <mbuechler at e-humanities.net>              (107)
        Subject: DATeCH 2014 - Digital Access to Textual Cultural Heritage:
                Final Call for papers; Extended deadline

  [2]   From:    Anna Kazantseva <ankazant at site.uottawa.ca>                (24)
        Subject: Final CfP: Third Workshop on Computational Linguistics for

        Date: Sat, 04 Jan 2014 07:46:10 +0100
        From: Marco_BÜCHLER <mbuechler at e-humanities.net>
        Subject: DATeCH 2014 - Digital Access to Textual Cultural Heritage: Final Call for papers; Extended deadline

Digital Access to Textual Cultural Heritage: Call for papers
Madrid 19-20 May, 2014

The DATeCH international conference brings together researchers and
practitioners looking for innovative approaches for the creation,
transformation and exploitation of historical documents in digital form.

  Important dates

  * 7 January 2014 - Paper submission deadline
  * *14 January 2014 - Author list and paper title submission deadline
  * *17 January 2014 - Final paper submission deadline*
  * 28 February 2014 - Decision notification
  * 31 March 2014 - Camera-ready papers due
  * 19-20 May 2014 - Conference

  Target audience

The workshop aims to foster interdisciplinary work and linking together
participants engaged in the following areas:

  * Text digitization and OCR.
  * Digital humanities.
  * Image and document analysis.
  * Digital libraries and library science.
  * Applied computational linguistics.
  * Crowdsourcing.
  * Interfaces and human-computer interaction.


Topics of interest are all those related to the practical and scientific
goals listed above, such as:

  * OCR technology and tools for minority and historical languages.
  * Methods and tools for post-correction of OCR results.
  * Automated quality control for mass OCR data.
  * Innovative access methods for historical texts and corpora.
  * Natural language processing of ancient languages (Latin, Greek).
  * Visualization techniques and interfaces for search and research in
    digital humanities.
  * Publication and retrieval on e-books and mobile devices.
  * Crowdsourcing techniques for collecting and annotating data in
    digital humanities.
  * Enrichment of and metadata production for historical texts and corpora.
  * Data created with mobile devices.
  * Data presentation and exploration on mobile devices.
  * Ontological and linked data based contextualization of digitized and
    born digital scholarly data resources.


The conference will take place in the Biblioteca Nacional de España
(Madrid), in the framework of the Digitisation Days
 http://www.succeed-project.eu/digitisation-days  (19-20 May, 2014)
organised by the Succeed Support Action.

  Programme committee

The programme committee is chaired by Apostolos Antonacopoulos (Salford
University) and Klaus U. Schulz (Ludwig-Maximilians UniversitÀt) and
integrated by:


  * Aly Conteh, The British Library
  * Basilis Gatos, Demokritos National Center for Scientific Research
  * Bruce Robertson, Mount Allison University
  * Christoph Ringlstetter, Ludwig-Maximilians UniversitÀt
  * Christopher Blackwell, Furman University
  * Claudine Moulin, UniversitÀt Trier
  * David Doermann, University of Maryland
  * Enrique Vidal, Universitat PolitÚcnica de ValÚncia
  * François Bry, Ludwig-Maximilians UniversitÀt
  * Gregory Crane, UniversitÀt Leipzig
  * GÌnter MÌhlberger, UniversitÀt Innsbruck
  * Joan Andreu Sánchez, Universitat PolitÚcnica de ValÚncia

  * Laura Mandell, Texas A&M University
  * Lou Burnard, TEI Board
  * Malte Rehbein, UniversitÀt Passau
  * Marco BÌchler, Göttingen Centre for Digital Humanities
  * Martin MÃŒller, Northwestern University
  * Neel Smith, College of Holy Cross
  * Rose Holley, National Archives of Australia
  * Simone Marinai, Università degli Studi di Firenze
  * Stefan Gradmann, Humboldt-UniversitÀt zu Berlin
  * Stoyan Mihov, Bulgarian Academy of Sciences
  * Thierry Paquet, Université de Rouen
  * Tomaz Erjavec, Institut Jožef Stefan


The following criteria will be applied to all communications submitted
to DATeCH 2014 (http://datech2014.info/submissions
 http://datech2014.org/submissions ):

  * Only original material will be accepted.
  * All communications will be peer reviewed and published in the
    proceedings of the conference.
  * The authors of the best contributions will be invited to prepare an
    extended version for a collective publication of selected papers in
    an indexed journal (an additional reviewing process will be applied).


For additional information, please visit www.datech2014.info
 http://www.datech2014.info  or send an email to datech at digitisation.eu
<mailto:datech at digitisation.eu>


DATeCH 2014 is supported by: 



Georg-August-Universität Göttingen
Göttingen Centre for Digital Humanities (GCDH)
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37073 Göttingen (Heynehaus) 

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        Date: Sat, 4 Jan 2014 13:11:03 -0500
        From: Anna Kazantseva <ankazant at site.uottawa.ca>
        Subject: Final CfP: Third Workshop on Computational Linguistics for Literature

Third Workshop on Computational Linguistics for Literature
April 27, 2014, Göteborg, Sweden, co-located with EACL 2014


Third and Last Call for Papers

(with apologies for multiple postings)

The purpose of the series of ACL workshops on Computational Linguistics for Literature is to bring together researchers fascinated with literature as a unique type of data which pose distinct challenges. We invite papers on original unpublished work in this broad area. In particular, we hope to see papers which explore how the state-of-the-art NLP methods can help solve existing research problems in the humanities, or perhaps suggest new problems.

Literary texts revolve around the human condition, emotions, social life and inner life. Naturally, such data abound in common-sense knowledge but are very thin on technical jargon. Can tools and methods developed in the ACL community help process literary data? When do they work, when do they fail and why? What new instruments do we need in order to work with prose and poetry, on a large or small scale? Are there computational solutions of noteworthy problems in the Humanities, Information Science, Library Sciences and other similar disciplines?

Here are some of the topics of interest to the workshop:

- the needs of the readers and how these needs translate into meaningful NLP tasks;
- searching for literature;
- recommendation systems for literature;
- computational modelling of narratives, computational narratology, computational folkloristics;
- summarization of literature;
- differences between literature and other types of writing as relevant to computational linguistics;
- discourse structure in literature;
- emotion analysis for literature;
- profiling and authorship attribution;
- identification and analysis of literary genres;
- building and analyzing social networks of characters;
- generation of literary narrative, dialogue or poetry;
- modelling literary dialogue for generation.

We will consider regular papers which describe experimental methods or theoretical work, and we will gladly welcome position papers. The NLP community does not study literature often enough, so it is important to discuss and formulate the problems before proposing solutions.

The submission deadline is January 23, 2014.

Anna Feldman, Anna Kazantseva, Stan Szpakowicz

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