[Corpora-List] LaTeCH-2010: Submission Deadline Extended - Final CFP

Kalliopi A. Zervanou kzervanou at yahoo.co.uk
Thu May 6 11:33:17 CEST 2010

******************************************************************** LaTeCH-2010 ** DEADLINE EXTENDED TO MAY 11 ** ********************************************************************


ECAI Workshop on

Language Technology for Cultural Heritage,

Social Sciences, and Humanities (LaTeCH 2010)

August 16, 2010


Submission deadline: 11 May 2010 (extended)


The 4th Workshop on Language Technology for Cultural Heritage, Social Sciences, and Humanities will be held in conjunction with ECAI 2010, which takes place from 16-20 August 2010 in Lisbon, Portugal (http://ecai2010.appia.pt).

================== About the Workshop ==================

With the advent of the digital age, museums, archives, libraries and other cultural heritage (CH) institutes are gradually moving away from a predominantly pen-and-paper based collection management; more and more CH institutes are aiming to make their collections widely accessible to both experts and laypersons. A first step in this endeavour is the digitisation of existing data. Several large-scale digitisation efforts have been launched in recent years.

A similar development can also be seen in the 'soft' sciences, such as social sciences and humanities (SH), where increasing amounts of relevant texts are being made available in electronic form, either being produced digitally, or being digitised as part of efforts directed at digitising archival material.

However, information access should not be restricted to simple key-word based search on digitised data. To truely unlock the knowledge contained in CH and SH collections, it is necessary to develop novel technologies that support the information and entertainment needs of individual users. Techniques from artificial intelligence are particularly well suited to help users to make the best possible use of these digitised collections. As information access is often obtained via the (mostly textual) metadata level, language technology in particular plays an important role. Other areas of AI, including knowledge representation, multi-modal systems and user modelling, are also relevant.

=============== Workshop Topics ===============

Authors are invited to submit original, unpublished papers on all aspects of language technology, machine learning, pattern recognition, knowledge representation, multi-modal systems, recommender systems, and other neighbouring fields in NLP and AI applied to cultural heritage (CH), social sciences and humanities (SH). We also invite contributions from the cultural heritage institutes themselves in the form of use cases and usage scenarios. We thereby hope to bring together both communities (NLP/AI and CH/SH) and foster an exchange of ideas.

Topics of interest include, but are not limited to, the following:

* Automatic error detection and cleaning of digitised data

* Data enrichment and linking

* Adapting existing tools to the CH/SH domain

* Knowledge representation, ontologies, metadata and data models

* Knowledge discovery and text mining

* Machine learning and pattern recognition

* Multi-modal and interactive systems

* Personalisation and recommender systems

* Text simplification, text summarisation, and (hyper)text generation

* Transdisciplinary research on CH and SH data

* User scenarios and use cases

=============== Submissions ===============

Papers should present completed, unpublished work in the topic areas of the workshop, and should be submitted electronically, via the submission website at:

http://www.easychair.org/conferences/?conf=latech10 no later than Tuesday, 11 May 2010.

For more details see also:


=============== Important Dates ===============

Paper submission deadline: May 11, 2010 (extended deadline) Notification of acceptance: June 7, 2010 Early registration deadline: June 18, 2010 Camera-ready papers due: June 21, 2010 LaTeCH full-day workshop: August 16, 2010

=================== Programme Committee ===================

Ion Androutsopoulos, Athens University of Economics and Business, Greece Tim Baldwin, University of Melbourne, Australia David Bamman, Tufts University, USA Toine Bogers, Royal School of Library & Information Science, Copenhagen, Denmark Paul Buitelaar, DERI Galway, Ireland Kate Byrne, University of Edinburgh, Scotland Milena Dobreva, HATII, University of Glasgow, Scotland Mick O'Donnell, Universidad Autonoma de Madrid, Spain Julio Gonzalo, Universidad Nacional de Educacion a Distancia, Spain Claire Grover, University of Edinburgh, Scotland Ben Hachey, Macquarie University, Australia Dominik Heckmann, DFKI, Germany Christer Johansson, University of Bergen, Norway Jaap Kamps, Universiteit van Amsterdam, The Netherlands Vangelis Karkaletsis, NCSR "Demokritos", Greece Michael Kipp, DFKI, Germany Stasinos Konstantopoulos, NCSR "Demokritos", Greece Véronique Malaisé, Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam, The Netherlands Barbara McGillivray, Università degli Studi di Pisa, Italy John McNaught, National Centre for Text Mining (NaCTeM), UK Ruslan Mitkov, University of Wolverhampton, UK John Nerbonne, Rijksuniversiteit Groningen, The Netherlands Katerina Pastra, ILSP, Greece Marco Pennacchiotti, Yahoo! Research, USA Georg Rehm, vionto GmbH, Germany Martin Reynaert, Universiteit van Tilburg, The Netherlands Svitlana Zinger, TU Eindhoven, The Netherlands

============ Organisation ============

Caroline Sporleder, Saarland University, Germany Kalliopi Zervanou, Tilburg University, The Netherlands Lars Borin, University of Gothenburg, Sweden Piroska Lendvai, Academy of Sciences, Hungary Antal van den Bosch, Tilburg University, The Netherlands

-- Kalliopi A. Zervanou Universiteit van Tilburg TiCC, Tilburg centre for Cognition and Communication K.Zervanou at uvt.nl - www.uvt.nl

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