[Corpora-List] Call for Papers: Workshop on Annotation in Digital Humanities (annDH): How Can Linguistics/Computational Linguistics Help with Annotation in DH

Kuebler, Sandra Claudia skuebler at indiana.edu
Sat Feb 24 22:52:59 CET 2018


Workshop on Annotation in Digital Humanities (annDH): How Can Linguistics/Computational Linguistics Help with Annotation in DH

Workshop at ESSLLI 2018 (http://esslli2018.folli.info/) Sofia, Bulgaria August 6-10, 2018 Webpage: https://anndh18.github.io/


Linguistic annotation is one of the core interfaces between linguistics and computational linguistics. It has also become a central interface between computational linguistics (CL) and digital humanities (DH). Texts are preprocessed and annotated, e.g. with parts of speech, for distant reading and other visualization applications, topic and network analyses, text mining and question answering for humanist research questions. In these applications the annotation is a means to an end and mostly invisible to the humanist researchers.

In this workshop, we will push the boundary of this interface and focus on annotation beyond the standard linguistic categories, looking at categories and relations relevant for humanist research questions themselves, such as metaphors, stereotypes, entities, causation of historical events, narratives, or philosophical reasoning. In this area, CL cannot necessarily provide tools, but instead it can provide methodology and best practices. Thus, lessons learned in linguistic annotation can be repurposed for annotation in DH. This includes CL support of the epistemological process of developing the annotation categories themselves, which are often inductively—or abductively—derived in a hermeneutically cyclic way. Also included in the scope of the workshop is research on the data types in the digital humanities, which mostly concern non-canonical language and thus pose challenges for automated annotation.


The conference invites extended abstracts related to themes including but not limited to: * Annotation projects on concepts beyond standard linguistic categories such as metaphors, stereotypes, entities, causation of historical events, narratives, or philosophical reasoning. * Methodology and best practices from linguistic annotation and evaluation applicable for DH annotation * Project descriptions and results that use POS/syntactic/semantic/pragmatic/sentiment annotation, etc. for DH purposes such as distant reading or visualization * Tools that support DH annotation concepts and goals, or tool specifications (i.e. wishlists: what do we need in terms of annotation tools?) * Annotation in different epistemological settings: deductive, inductive and abductive * Supporting / Defining the hermeneutic process of annotation * Automatic/semi-automatic/manual linguistic annotation that supports the hermeneutic process of textual interpretation * Bridging the gap between qualitative coding and creating re-usable training data for automatic annotation * Discussion of data types relevant for DH annotations


April 25, 2018 submission deadline

May 25, 2018 notification of acceptance

June 30, 2018 camera-ready version due

Deadlines are midnight Pacific Standard Time (UTC−8).


Submissions should report original and unpublished research, overviews of existing approaches, or empirically supported position statements on topics of interest to the workshop. Accepted papers are expected to be presented at the workshop and will be published in the workshop proceedings. Where applicable, they should indicate clearly the state of completion of the reported results. We invite extended abstracts of 2-4 pages, excluding references. All submissions are electronic and in PDF format via the EasyChair system and should follow this year’s LREC stylefiles (http://lrec2018.lrec-conf.org/en/submission/authors-kit/). Reviewing will be double blind: Information about the author(s) and other identifying information such as obvious self-references (e.g., “We showed in [12] …”) and financial or personal acknowledgements should be omitted in the submitted abstracts whenever feasible.

Extended abstracts may contain a clearly marked appendix and data files to support claims. While reviewers are urged to consult this extra material for better comprehension, it is at their discretion whether they do so. Such extra material should also be anonymized to the extent feasible.

Final papers will be up to 6 pages long, plus references, to allow authors to address reviewers' comments.

Use the following link for submission:



Depending on number and quality of submissions, and interest of authors, we plan to edit a special issue of full length papers based on contributions to the workshop.


Email: anndh18 at googlegroups.com<mailto:anndh18 at googlegroups.com>


Sandra Kübler (Indiana University, USA) Heike Zinsmeister (University of Hamburg, Germany)

Program Committee (to be completed)

Melanie Andresen University of Hamburg, Germany Fabian Barteld University of Hamburg, Germany Sabine Bartsch University of Darmstadt, Germany Peggy Bockwinkel University of Stuttgart, Germany Peter Boot Huygens Institute for Netherlands History, Netherlands Fritz Breithaupt Indiana University, USA Simon Clematide Zurich University, Switzerland Thierry Declerck DFKI Saarbrücken, Germany Stefanie Dipper University of Bochum, Germany Kim Gerdes Sorbonne nouvelle Paris, France Evelyn Gius University of Hamburg, Germany Fotis Jannidis University of Würzburg, Germany Hannah Kermes University of the Saarland, Germany (hannah.kermes at tu-dortmund.de<mailto:hannah.kermes at tu-dortmund.de>) Lothar Lemnitzer BBAW Berlin, Germany Harald Lüngen IDS Mannheim, Germany Marco Passarotti Catholic University of the Sacred Heart, Italy Nils Reiter University of Stuttgart, Germany Ulrike Schneider University of Mainz, Germany Olga Scrivner Indiana University, USA Caroline Sporleder University of Göttingen, Germany Thorsten Trippel University of Tübingen, Germany Mihaela Vela University of the Saarland, Germany Gabriel Viehhauser University of Stuttgart, Germany Andreas Witt University of Cologne, Germany Amir Zeldes Georgetown University, USA Kalliopi Zervanou Utrecht University, Netherlands

************************* Sandra Kuebler Director of Graduate Studies Department of Linguistics Indiana University Ballantine Hall 852 Bloomington, IN-47405 skuebler at indiana.edu<mailto:skuebler at indiana.edu> *************************

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