[Corpora-List] Digital documents and interpretation Conference - First announcement and call for papers

Céline Poudat celine.poudat at univ-orleans.fr
Fri Jul 22 02:20:00 CEST 2005

Albi, July 10-14th 2006

Organized within the framework of the Albi Languages and Signification
Conferences (CALS)



First announcement

Corpus analysis and building are redefining the practices, or even the
theories of the humanities. As these disciplines are more and more
dealing with digital documents, they have to reconsider their relation
to the empirical. The digitization of scientific texts also involves
a reflexive return to their very development. Do these new ways of
accessing documents generate new forms of knowledge construction?
The new national and international initiatives (e.g. the creation of
the Centre for digital scientific edition of the French CNRS, the TGE
Adonis – very large access equipment special for digital data and
documents in the humanities and social sciences) may be the
opportunities to build a federal project for the humanities and social
sciences. Numerous communities have for a long time gotten involved in
a thinking on digitization and computer-assisted analysis: information
sciences, but also history, sociology, linguistics, archaeology,
literary studies – non exhausting listing of course…
Therefore, the aim of the conference is to reinforce links and to
encourage connections between teachers and researchers belonging to
these disciplines and the communities of corpus linguistics and
digital document. Without much consideration towards ordinary
objectivism, the conference will deal with the philological and
hermeneutical problems corpus-based works have to handle, according to
the tasks and the disciplines: for instance, genre and discourse
typologies, description of semantic forms and contents, theme
identification, concept characterization and evolution, form and
content correlations.
On the practical level, the conference will tackle the questions risen
by corpus collecting, building, coding, tagging and processing and
digital edition. Software demonstrations are scheduled, as well as
introductions to issues specific to the concerned disciplines.

Important dates
Paper submissions : authors are invited to submit a one-page abstract
containing references and keywords. Abstracts should be sent as
attached files to LPE2 at ext.jussieu.fr
September 1, 2005: Abstract submission begins.
December 31, 2005: Paper submission deadline
February 1, 2006 : Notification of acceptance
June 1, 2006 : camera-ready copies of accepted papers
Camera-ready copy should not exceed 10 pages (plus abstract). All the
accepted papers will be put online before the conference.
Papers should be submitted in PDF and conform to the guidelines
available from

Initiative committee : François Rastier, Michel Ballabriga, Pierre
Scientific committee : Etienne Brunet (University of Nice), Michel
Ballabriga (University of Toulouse le Mirail), Kjersti Floettum
(University of Bergen), Andrea Iacovella (CNRS, Cens et TGE Adonis),
Ioannis Kanellos (ENST, Brest), Bénédicte Pincemin (LLI-CNRS,
Villetanneuse), François Rastier (CNRS, Paris), André Salem
(University of Paris III), Monique Slodzian (INALCO), Mathieu Valette
(Atilf-CNRS, Nancy), Geoffrey Williams (University of Bretagne Sud –
Organization committee : Carine Duteil (University of Toulouse le
Mirail), Baptiste Foulquié (University of Toulouse le Mirail), Céline
Poudat (University of d’Orléans).

Further information
Information and pre-registration: CALS :
beatrixmarillaud.cals at wanadoo.fr
Conference registration fee : 40 euros ; students : 20 euros
Conference location : Centre Saint Amarand, 16 rue de la République,
81000, Albi.
Accommodation (limited number of places) : Single room : 20 euros,
double : 29 euros (including breakfasts). Lunch : 11 euros (including
Grants may be offered, providing there are justifiable reasons for
such a request.
Conference dates : July 10 – July 14 juillet (five full days).

With the support of UPS TGE Adonis, CPST (University of Toulouse le
Mirail) and Institut Ferdinand de Saussure (France).

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