The project "Automated Motif Discovery in Cultural Heritage and Scientific Communication Texts" (AMICUS) aims to bring together researchers who have thought deeply about the use of Information and Communication Technologies for the exploration of cultural heritage data, prominently narrative texts, with an eye for advanced analysis of the discourse of scholarly communication such as scientific publications. As both application areas are part of the same important and difficult terrain, aiming at creating or assigning semantic markup based on higher-order content agglomerates for advanced access, a key goal for our planned workshop is to explore innovative ideas and designs which represent parts of an emerging solution to the above puzzle.
The 1st AMICUS workshop is a one-day meeting that will take place on the 21 October in Vienna, as a satellite event of the CLARIN/DARIAH conference, held at the same venue. The AMICUS workshop aims to overview methods and infrastructure related to motifs, and to facilitate community interaction and cross-fertilisation of research. Primarily based on invited research papers, the workshop will offer a cross-section of ongoing work in AMICUS and related projects, while we invite submissions in the form of position papers and research posters to be exhibited and discussed by participants as part of the workshop program.
Confirmed speakers are
- Pierre Maranda (Départment d’Anthropologie, Université Laval, Québec, Canada) - Antal van den Bosch (Tilburg University, Netherlands) - Ted Sanders (Utrecht University, Netherlands) - Piroska Lendvai (Research Institute for Linguistics, Hungary) - Sándor Darányi (Swedish School of Library Science, Boras, Sweden) - Scott Malec (Carnegie Mellon University, Pittsburgh, USA) - Pablo Gervás (Natural Interaction based on Language, Universidad Complutense de Madrid, Spain) - Thierry Declerck (Language Technology Lab, DFKI, Germany) - Anette Frank and Nils Reiter (Computational Linguistics Department, University of Heidelberg, Germany) - Anita de Waard (Elsevier BV, and Utrecht University, Netherlands) - Sophia Ananiadou (School of Computer Science, University of Manchester, National Centre for Text Mining, UK).
Talks, research posters, and position papers will be published in the workshop proceedings.
Research posters are a well-known means of presenting applied research methods, data, or other infrastructure, identifying specific issues and discussing them in detail, or reporting on experiences in the field, studying results, or reporting on application development. They will be peer reviewed by the program committee.
Position papers are essentially extended business cards - they ensure that other participants have your name, contact information, and a description of what you are interested in. You can use bulleted lists, expository text, images, or whatever you like to get the idea across, limited to one page - they are meant to be skimmed. Position papers are optional - you can attend the workshop even if you don't submit one, but submitting one is a good way to get the right conversations started.
Topics of interest include, but are not limited to, the following:
- Extraction of content agglomerates for semantic markup from (folk) narratives and/or scientific texts; - Automated or semi-automated semantic markup of (folk) narratives and/or scientific texts; - Parallel multilingual/multicultural corpora for the above; - Survey of methods, tools and corpora (test collections) for the above.
Position papers (limited to one page) and posters (limited to two pages) for publication must be in the standard ACM conference paper format.
All submissions have to be in PDF and can be submitted to piroska at nytud.hu. Deadline for submission is June 30, 2010.
Attendance is free of charge, but requires registration. Please feel free to forward this call. The final program of the workshop is constantly updated subject to the confirmed availability of our speakers.
Zoltán Hermann, Károli Gáspár University, Budapest Mihály Hoppál, Ethnographical Research Institute, Budapest Artem Kozmin, Russian State University for the Humanities, Center of Typological and Semiotics Folklore Studies, Moscow Éva Pócs, Department of Cultural Anthropology, University of Pécs Ágnes Sándor, Xerox Research Centre Europe, Grenoble Pirkko Suihkonen, Department of Linguistics, University of Helsinki Vilmos Voigt, Department of Folklore, Loránd Eötvös University, Budapest
Abstract Submission: June 30, 2010 Notification of Acceptance: July 24, 2010 Registration: August 31, 2010 Workshop: October 21, 2010
AMICUS workshop organisers
Sándor Darányi, Digital Humanities Research Group, Swedish School of Library and Information Science, Boras, Sweden <Sandor.Daranyi at hb.se> Piroska Lendvai, Research Institute for Linguistics, Budapest, Hungary <piroska at nytud.hu>