[Humanist] 30.749 events: DHBenelux; language; linked open data; pedagogy

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                 Humanist Discussion Group, Vol. 30, No. 749.
            Department of Digital Humanities, King's College London
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  [1]   From:    "Christian Chiarcos" <chiarcos at informatik.uni-            (23)
        Subject: Language Data and Knowledge (LDK 2017) - Deadline extended
                to 23 February!

  [2]   From:    "Christian Chiarcos" <chiarcos at informatik.uni-            (14)
        Subject: 2nd Datathon on Linguistic Linked Open Data

  [3]   From:    J. de Kruif <J.deKruif at uu.nl>                             (32)
        Subject: DHBenelux Conference

  [4]   From:    Ray Siemens <siemens at uvic.ca>                             (16)
        Subject: CFP extension: Innovations in Digital Humanities Pedagogy @
                DH2017 (8 August 2017, Montreal CA)

        Date: Tue, 14 Feb 2017 10:57:59 +0100
        From: "Christian Chiarcos" <chiarcos at informatik.uni-frankfurt.de>
        Subject: Language Data and Knowledge (LDK 2017) - Deadline extended to 23 February!
        In-Reply-To: <CAC5njqprwTyRqUChtB6J7-+sWL-pDCeenXuN0hWUziQfSE8FrA at mail.gmail.com>

1st International Conference on Language, Data and Knowledge (LDK 2017)
Submission deadline extended until 23 February.

The new biennial conference series on Language, Data and Knowledge (LDK) aims at bringing together researchers from across disciplines concerned with the acquisition, curation and use of language data in the context of data science and knowledge-based applications. With the advent of the Web and digital technologies, an ever increasing amount of language data is now available across application areas and industry sectors, including social media, digital archives, company records, etc. The efficient and meaningful exploitation of this data in scientific and commercial innovation is at the core of data science research, employing NLP and machine learning methods as well as semantic technologies based on knowledge graphs

Language data is of increasing importance to machine learning-based approaches in NLP, Linked Data and Semantic Web research and applications that depend on linguistic and semantic annotation with lexical, terminological and ontological resources, manual alignment across language or other human-assigned labels. The acquisition, provenance, representation, maintenance, usability, quality as well as legal, organizational and infrastructure aspects of language data are therefore rapidly becoming major areas of research that are at the focus of the conference.

Knowledge graphs is an active field of research concerned with the extraction, integration, maintenance and use of semantic representations of language data in combination with semantically or otherwise structured data, numerical data and multimodal data among others. Knowledge graph research builds on the exploitation and extension of lexical, terminological and ontological resources, information and knowledge extraction, entity linking, ontology learning, ontology alignment, semantic text similarity, Linked Data and other Semantic Web technologies. The construction and use of knowledge graphs from language data, possibly and ideally in the context of other types of data, is a further specific focus of the conference.

A further focus of the conference is the combined use and exploitation of language data and knowledge graphs in data science-based approaches to use cases in industry, including biomedical applications, as well as use cases in humanities and social sciences.

The LDK conference has been initiated by a consortium of researchers from the Insight Centre for Data Analytics, InfAI (University Leipzig) and Wolfgang Goethe University and a Scientific Committee of leading researchers in Natural Language Processing, Linked Data and Semantic Web, Language Resources and Digital Humanities. LDK is endorsed by several international organisations: DBpedia, ACL SIGANN, Global Wordnet Association, CLARIN and Big Data Value Association (BDVA). The first edition, LDK 2017, will be held in Galway (Ireland) with a second edition planned for 2019 in Leipzig (Germany).

Important Dates

23 February 2017	Paper submission
30 March 2017	Notification
20 April 2017		Camera-ready submission
19-20 June 2017	Conference



Prof. Dr. Christian Chiarcos
Applied Computational Linguistics
Johann Wolfgang Goethe Universit=C3=A4t Frankfurt a. M.
60054 Frankfurt am Main, Germany

office: Robert-Mayer-Str. 10, #401b
mail: chiarcos at informatik.uni-frankfurt.de
web: http://acoli.cs.uni-frankfurt.de
tel: +49-(0)69-798-22463
fax: +49-(0)69-798-28931

        Date: Tue, 14 Feb 2017 11:39:23 +0100
        From: "Christian Chiarcos" <chiarcos at informatik.uni-frankfurt.de>
        Subject: 2nd Datathon on Linguistic Linked Open Data
        In-Reply-To: <CANzuSaNnhd_K-dDhmA2UcMVoYOG8KUv1AsfVa9-CG6gQKrdEzQ at mail.gmail.com>

2st Summer Datathon on Linguistic Linked Open Data (SD-LLOD'17)

The 2nd Summer Datathon on Linguistic Linked Open Data (SD-LLOD-17) will be held from June 26th to 30th 2017 at Residencia Lucas Olazábal of Universidad Politécnica de Madrid, Cercedilla, Madrid. 

The SD-LLOD datathon has the main goal of giving people from industry and academia practical  knowledge in the field of Linked Data applied to Linguistics. The final aim is to allow participants to migrate their own (or other’s) linguistic data and publish them as Linked Data on the Web. This datathon series is unique in its topic worldwide and continues from the success of the event two years ago (see http://datathon.lider-project.eu/). This edition is supported by the ReTeLe Spanish excellence network funded by the Spanish Ministry of Economy, Industry, and Competitiveness and by the Early Career Research Group "Linked Open Dictionaries (LiODi)" funded by the German Federal Ministry of Education and Research (BMBF).

During the datathon, participants will:

Generate and publish their own linguistic linked data from some existing data source.

Apply Linked Data principles and Semantic Web technologies (Ontologies, RDF, Linked Data) into the field of language resources.

Using the principal models used for representing Linguistic Linked Data, in particular Ontolex-Lemon and NIF

Perform Multilingual Word Sense Disambiguation and Entity Linking for the Web of Data.
Learn about potential benefits and applications of linguistic linked data for specific use cases.


Jorge Gracia (Universidad Politécnica de Madrid)

John P. McCrae (Insight Centre for Data Analytics, NUI Galway)

Christian Chiarcos (Goethe Universität Frankfurt)

        Date: Tue, 14 Feb 2017 14:21:20 +0000
        From: J. de Kruif <J.deKruif at uu.nl>
        Subject: DHBenelux Conference
        In-Reply-To: <21d2fb65-55a8-05ca-986b-def7d1469b47 at uu.nl>

Last call for DHBenelux 2017 submissions (deadline 15 February 2017)

Dear colleagues,

This is a friendly reminder for the DHBenelux 2017 deadline. The Call for Proposals closes on 15 February 2017 at 23:59 CET. Proposals for pre-conference workshops can be submitted until 1 March 2017.

The fourth DHBenelux Conference will take place in Utrecht, the Netherlands, from Monday 3 to Wednesday 5 July 2017. The DHBenelux conference aims to disseminate digital humanities projects in Belgium, the Netherlands and Luxemburg, and foster collaboration between them. Researchers from outside the Benelux are welcome to submit as well. Abstracts can be submitted in four categories:

  *   individual presentations (max 1000 words)
  *   posters (max 500 words)
  *   demonstrations (max 500 words)
  *   panels (max 1000 words)

For further information please see the Call for proposals.

Essential links:

  *   Conference website: http://dhbenelux2017.eu/
  *   Call for proposals: http://dhbenelux2017.eu/submit-proposals/call-for-proposals/
  *   Cal for pre-conference workshop proposals: http://dhbenelux2017.eu/submit-proposals/call-for-pre-conference-workshop-proposals/
  *   Submission instructions: http://dhbenelux2017.eu/submit-proposals/submission/
  *   Easychair: https://easychair.org/conferences/?conf=dhbenelux2017

On behalf of the DHBenelux2017 organisation committee,
Frans Wiering

dr. Frans Wiering
Associate Professor Interaction Technology
Digital Humanities Research Fellow
Utrecht University
Department of Information and Computing Sciences (ICS)
Buys Ballot Building, office 482
Princetonplein 5, De Uithof
PO Box 80.089
NL-3508 TB Utrecht
mail: F.Wiering at uu.nl<mailto:F.Wiering at uu.nl>
tel:  +31-30-2536335
www:  http://www.uu.nl/staff/FWiering/0

        Date: Wed, 15 Feb 2017 01:53:44 +0000
        From: Ray Siemens <siemens at uvic.ca>
        Subject: CFP extension: Innovations in Digital Humanities Pedagogy @ DH2017 (8 August 2017, Montreal CA)
        In-Reply-To: <21d2fb65-55a8-05ca-986b-def7d1469b47 at uu.nl>

Innovations in Digital Humanities Pedagogy:
Local, National, and International Training

A mini-conference and member meeting sponsored by the
International Digital Humanities Training Network / ADHO Training Group
     8 August 2017 @ Digital Humanities 2017, Montreal CA
     Applications Due: 1 March 2017
     Acceptance Notification: 15 March 2017

Context: Only recently have the digital humanities begun to take firm root in the humanities curriculum, with institutions around the world now committing significant resources toward developing DH and integrating it in standalone courses, graduate degrees and undergraduate majors and minors within and across departments. With this commitment comes the realization that such formal implementation of DH and its siblings (e.g. digital social sciences, digital media, etc.) at a degree-granting level requires articulation of core requirements and competencies, identification and hiring of faculty who are capable of teaching DH in a variety of learning environments (coding, systems, application of methods), evaluating a broad spectrum of student work, and beyond. It also changes the foundational principles of the work of those in our network, as training increasingly involves learning how to teach competencies at the same time as we ourselves develop and maintain them in light of fast-paced advances.

     The International Digital Humanities Training Network is comprised of organizers of Digital Humanities training institutes and schools worldwide, formalised as the ADHO Training Group. Our gatherings include a member meeting of the International Digital Humanities Training Network / ADHO Training Group as well as mini-conferences devoted to specific topics that are important to our mission.

2017 Focus, and Call for Proposals: For our 2017 mini-conference and meeting, we invite proposals for lightning talks and points of discussion from all those involved in DH training on all topics relating to DH training.  We welcome proposals with a focus on

●      ways in which individual universities, colleges, and other educational institutions are extending DH in the classroom.

●      implementing DH pedagogical frameworks locally and working across institutions and training institutes to develop and collaborate on materials that can inform ways in which DH offerings and programs are formalized.

●      assessment techniques in DH curriculum. What types of assessment should occur in digital humanities courses? And, significantly, how might these assessment practices challenge existing university or community-based outcomes? We particularly desire talks that include involvement of students who have been assessed.

●      discussion of pedagogical materials, pre-circulated for critique and consideration. We are particularly interested in the submission of specific syllabi, tutorials, exercises, learning outcomes, assessment and rubrics that attendees might complete during the workgroup portion of the mini-conference.

●      any topics that might further inform our discussion about DH training.

Please send proposals of 1-2 pages with the subject heading “DH Pedagogy” to Ray Siemens, siemens at uvic.ca<mailto:siemens at uvic.ca>, by 1 March 2017.  Please note that all participants and attendees will need to be registered for DH2017.

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