[Humanist] 30.826 events: printable & 3D (MLA); challenging models; language

Humanist Discussion Group willard.mccarty at mccarty.org.uk
Fri Mar 17 08:01:46 CET 2017

                 Humanist Discussion Group, Vol. 30, No. 826.
            Department of Digital Humanities, King's College London
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  [1]   From:    Rachele Sprugnoli <sprugnoli at fbk.eu>                     (102)
        Subject: CLiC-it 2017 - Fourth Italian Conference on Computational

  [2]   From:    christian.chiarcos at web.de                                 (74)
        Subject: 2nd Summer Datathon on Linguistic Linked Open Data (SD-

  [3]   From:    Brian Croxall <brian.croxall at brown.edu>                   (38)
        Subject: Deadline Extended, ACH's CfP for 2018 MLA Convention:
                Printable Pedagogy and 3D Theses

  [4]   From:    Patrik Svensson <patrik.svensson at umu.se>                  (26)
        Subject: UCLA Digital Humanities Seminar on Challenging Models of
                Digitization and Access

        Date: Thu, 16 Mar 2017 10:20:23 +0100
        From: Rachele Sprugnoli <sprugnoli at fbk.eu>
        Subject: CLiC-it 2017 - Fourth Italian Conference on Computational Linguistics

                                CLiC-it 2017

             Fourth Italian Conference on Computational Linguistics

                             11-13 December, 2017
                                 Rome, Italy

               Conference Announcement and First Call for Papers

The Italian Conference on Computational Linguistics, CLiC-it, aims at
establishing a reference forum for the Italian community of researchers
working in the fields of Computational Linguistics (CL) and Natural
Language Processing (NLP). CLiC-it promotes and disseminates high-level,
original research on all aspects of automatic language processing, both
written and spoken, and targets state-of-the-art theoretical results,
experimental methodologies, technologies, as well as application
perspectives, which may contribute to the advancement of the CL and NLP

The spirit of the conference is inclusive. In the conviction that the
complexity of language phenomena needs cross-disciplinary competences, CLiC-
it intends to bring together researchers of related disciplines such as
Computational Linguistics, Natural Language Processing, Linguistics,
Cognitive Science, Machine Learning, Computer Science, Knowledge
Representation, Information Retrieval, and Digital Humanities. CLiC-it is
open to contributions on all languages, with a particular emphasis on

The fourth edition of CLiC-it will be held in Rome, on 11-13 December, 2017
. CLiC-it is organised by the Italian Association of Computational
Linguistics (AILC -- www.ai-lc.it).


The conference invites the submission of papers on all aspects of automated
language processing. Relevant topics for the conference include, but are
not limited to, the following areas:

  Cognitive Modeling of Language Processing and Psycholinguistics
  Information Extraction, Information Retrieval and Question Answering
  Linguistic Issues in CL and in NLP
  Language Resources
  Machine Learning and Language Processing
  Machine Translation and Multilinguality
  Morphology and Syntax Processing
  NLP for Digital Humanities
  NLP for Web and Social Media
  Pragmatics and Creativity
  Semantics and Knowledge Acquisition
  Spoken Language Processing and Automatic Speech Understanding

CLiC-it 2017 has the goal of a broad technical program. We invite papers in
theoretical computational linguistics, empirical/data-driven approaches,
resources and their evaluation, as well as NLP applications and tools. We
also invite papers describing a challenge in the field, position papers,
survey papers, and papers that describe a negative result.

This year we are also favouring a parallel submission policy for
outstanding papers that have been submitted and accepted elsewhere in 2017.
If you are the author of a paper accepted at a major international CL
conference or journal in2017, you can present your work at CLiC-it 2017 in
the form of a short research communication, within a dedicated session at
the conference. Research communications will not be published in the
proceedings, but are mostly intended to enforce dissemination of excellence
in research within the Italian CL community.

Submission Format

Papers may consist of up to four (4) pages of content, and two (2)
additional pages of references. Papers can be either in English or Italian,
with the abstract both in English and Italian. Accepted papers will be
published on-line and will be presented at the conference either orally or
as a poster. For research communications (see above) a two (2) page
abstract is required. The deadline for all types of submissions is July 15,

Submissions should follow the two-column format. We strongly recommend the
use of LaTeX style files or Microsoft Word style files according to the ACL
format, which will be soon available on the conference website under
"Submissions". Submission must be electronic in PDF, using the Easychair
submission software.

Reviewing will NOT be blind, so there is no need to remove author
information from manuscripts.

Important Dates

15/07/2017:     Paper submission deadline
23/09/2017:     Notification to authors of reviewing outcome
15/10/2017:     Camera ready version of accepted papers
11-13/12/2017:  CLiC-it Conference, Rome


Program co-chairs:
Roberto Basili (University of Roma, Tor Vergata)
Malvina Nissim (University of Groningen)
Giorgio Satta (University of Padova)

Local Organizing Committee:
Danilo Croce  (University of Roma, Tor Vergata, local chair)
Giuseppe Castellucci (Almawave)
Andrea Vanzo (Sapienza University of Rome)

Further information

Conference website:

clicit2017 at gmail.com


https://twitter.com/CLiC_it2017  <https://twitter.com/CLiC_it2017>

        Date: Thu, 16 Mar 2017 17:40:51 +0100
        From: christian.chiarcos at web.de
        Subject: 2nd Summer Datathon on Linguistic Linked Open Data (SD-LLOD'17)

2nd Call for the 2nd Summer Datathon on Linguistic Linked Open Data (SD-

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. See http://

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/).

During the datathon, participants will:
* Generate and publish their own linguistic linked data from some existing data
* Apply Linked Data principles and Semantic Web technologies (Ontologies, RDF,
Linked Data) into the field of language resources.
* Use 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.

The program of the summer datathon will contain three types of sessions:

1. Seminars to show novel aspects and discuss selected topics.
2. Practical sessions to introduce the basic foundations of each topic,
methods, and technologies and where participants will perform different tasks
using the methods and technologies presented.
3. Hacking sessions, where participants will follow the whole process of
generating and publishing Linguistic Linked Data with some existing data set.

Participants will be invited to propose a “miniproject” related to
the topic and to bring to the datathon some dataset of linguistic data produced
by their organizations in order to work on it during the hacking sessions and
transform it into linked data. Participants who cannot provide their own
linguistic dataset can join another’s miniproject or some of the ones
proposed by the organisers. There will be an award to the best miniproject.

Invited Speakers
Ilan Kernerman (K Dictionaries)
Laurette Pretorius (University of South Africa)
Elena González-Blanco (Universidad Nacional de Educación a Distancia)
Angus Roberts (University of Sheffield)
Penny Labropoulou (ILSP, RC Athena)

Participants will be invited to submit a short abstract of their ideas for the
datathon (description of possible resources to be converted, linked or reused
during the datathon, ideas for use cases, etc.). A selection of them will be
presented in a poster session during the event and might be proposed as
miniprojects to be developed during the datathon. Registration will be closed
on 4th April (deadline extended).

Important dates
Registration opens: 01/02/2017
Registration closes: 04/04/2017
Notification: 12/04/2017
Payment until 30/04/2017
Datathon: 26/06/2017 to 30/06/2017

Jorge Gracia (Universidad Politécnica de Madrid)
John P. McCrae (Insight Centre for Data Analytics, NUI Galway)
Christian Chiarcos (Goethe Universitåt Frankfurt)
Prof. Dr. Christian Chiarcos
Applied Computational Linguistics
Johann Wolfgang Goethe Universitåt 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: Thu, 16 Mar 2017 13:43:26 -0400
        From: Brian Croxall <brian.croxall at brown.edu>
        Subject: Deadline Extended, ACH's CfP for 2018 MLA Convention: Printable Pedagogy and 3D Theses

Dear colleagues,

The ACH has extended its deadline for proposals for its 2018 MLA session (
until 25 March. Please let me know if you have any questions.

The ACH has posted its call for proposals (http://ach.org/2017/02/28/
cfp-for-mla-2018-printable-pedagogy-and-3d-theses/) for our guaranteed
session at the 2018 MLA convention, which takes place from 4-7 January in
New York City:

Over the last decade, at roughly the same time that digital humanities
methods and tools have appeared in language and literature classrooms and
research, universities have made investments in 3D printing and
makerspaces. And in a similar way to digital humanities, those working in
modern languages might not immediately see how they could use fabrication
technologies in their teaching and research.

For its session at the 2018 MLA Convention
<https://www.mla.org/Convention/MLA-2018> (4-7 January in New York City),
ACH invites proposals that highlight how 3D printing, soft circuits, or
other methods of physical fabrication are used to teach languages or
literature *or* to conduct linguistic or literary research. Speakers will
give brief talks (4-6 minutes, depending on number of participants) that
address the praxis of printing and the metaphysics of physicalization.
While a discussion of *what you made* and *how you made it* will naturally
feature in these talks, it is more important to discuss how the act of
making contributed to the understanding of languages and/or literatures. In
this way, this session is cousin to the ACH’s 2014 session at the MLA
 http://ach.org/2013/03/12/beyond-digital-cfp-mla-2014/ .

Please send abstracts of 250 words (not including references) to brian
[dot] croxall [at] brown [dot] edu. Abstracts should be received by *5pm
EDT / GMT-5 on 25 March 2017*. N.B. All accepted panelists will need to be
current MLA members—or have their membership waived—*by 7 April 2017*.

Since the ACH is an allied organization of the MLA, this session is *guaranteed
to be accepted* for the 2018 MLA.
Please consider submitting a proposal!
Brian Croxall, PhD | Digital Humanities Librarian | Brown University

        Date: Fri, 17 Mar 2017 02:52:01 +0000
        From: Patrik Svensson <patrik.svensson at umu.se>
        Subject: UCLA Digital Humanities Seminar on Challenging Models of Digitization and Access

Dear all,

I am writing to invite you to participate in the next UCLA Digital Humanities Seminar this coming Monday (March 20, 10:00 am-12 noon Pacific Time, please note that we are on Daylight Saving Time). The seminar will be live broadcast and also archived. If you are in the Los Angeles Area, please join us in the Visualization Portal (5628 Math Sciences Building). Hashtag: #ucladhsem.

Challenging Models of Digitization and Access
March 20, 10:00 am-12, Pacific Time

Invited and confirmed participants:

Michelle Caswell, Assistant Professor of Archival Studies, UCLA
Lauren McCarthy, Assistant Professor, Design Media Arts, UCLA, artist and programmer
Jasmine Nyende, New media artist, performance artist, Los Angeles
Megan Prelinger, Cultural Historian and Archivist, the Prelinger Library
Pelle Snickars, Professor of Media and Communication Studies with a specialization in Digital Humanities, Umeå University

(This is an amazing group of participants/conversationalists!)

The UCLA Digital Humanities Seminar engages with critical themes inside and outside the field with a commitment to making, challenging and changing. The format is conversational and is meant to be inviting, generous, sharp, multi-vocal and experimental.

More information here and a link to the live stream:


The March 3 seminar on Making, Curating, and Engaging Data (this was a short-format seminar) was filmed and is available here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lfEOlwVmTiM&feature=youtu.be (more info here: http://dhbasecamp.humanities.ucla.edu/dhseminars/making-curating-and-engaging-data/).

Also, if you missed our Dec 8 event on "Compositions Across/Between Edges, Surfaces and Materialities" (co-organized by Élika Ortega, Miriam Posner and Patrik Svensson), please check out the recorded version here: http://patriksv.net/2017/02/dec-8-2016-ucla-compositions-event-videos/  (and more info on the event here: http://dhbasecamp.humanities.ucla.edu/compositions/).

Please join us at UCLA or through the stream/twitter on Monday! We are looking forward to Monday's discussion!


Patrik Svensson
Visiting Professor of Digital Humanities, UCLA
Professor of Humanities and Information Technology, Umeå University
New publications: Big Digital Humanities (U Michigan P, http://bit.ly/2ntAs2D)
Intellectual Middleware (with Johanna Drucker, http://bit.ly/25v0E9B)
One Damn Slide After Another (with Erica Robles-Anderson, http://bit.ly/2nfx8aR)

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