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LTCSS 2014 : ACL Workshop on Language Technology and Computational Social Science


When Jun 26, 2014 - Jun 26, 2014
Where Baltimore, MD
Submission Deadline Mar 24, 2014
Notification Due Apr 11, 2014
Final Version Due Apr 28, 2014
Categories    computational social science   computational linguistics   natural language processing   social computing

Call For Papers

ACL 2014 Workshop on Language Technologies and Computational Social Science
Baltimore, Maryland
June 26, 2014
New submission deadline: March 24, 2014

Call for papers:

This workshop invites a broad spectrum of work in the intersection between computational linguistics and social science. All submissions will be presented as posters, and active discussion of preliminary and ongoing work are especially encouraged. Topics include, but are not limited to:

* Inferring social relations (e.g., power dynamics, stance, accommodation) from conversation and other linguistic behavior
* Automatic extraction of international relations event data from news
* Inference of author and speaker properties (geography, age, gender, etc) from text and speech
* Measuring and tracking political ideology in text, including the framing and positioning of ideological content
* Understanding the political system, including public opinion, legislative and judicial processes, and popular unrest
* Relating text datasets to author social networks: for example, predicting social ties from text, or smoothing textual topics over network structure
* Tracking language change over time, space, and communities
* Measuring linguistic influence
* Computational analysis of literary and historical corpora
* Tracking the flow of information, ideas, and sentiment through social networks, include information cascades
* Position papers that draw implications from social science theory (sociology, political science, sociolinguistics, economics) for language technology
* New applications of language technology to social science research

We especially welcome submissions with the potential to increase engagement between NLP researchers and social scientists, and which will help to build a community interested in language technologies and computational social science. Submissions should be no more than four pages long in the 2014 ACL format, excluding references; review will be double-blind. At least one author of each accepted paper is expected to participate in the workshop to present the poster.

Archival policy: On acceptance, authors will have the option of either the paper or just the abstract being included in the workshop proceedings. Independent of the preferred archival option, the submission and reviewing process will be identical.

* 24 March 2014, 11:59 PM EST: paper deadline
* 11 April 2014: notification of acceptance
* 28 April 2014: camera-ready papers due
* 26 June 2014: workshop date

Confirmed speakers:
* Amber Boydstun (Political Science, University of California, Davis)
* Ed Chi (Google)
* Justin Grimmer (Political Science, Stanford University)
* Lillian Lee (Computer Science, Cornell University)
* Philip Resnik (Linguistics, University of Maryland)
* Sali Tagliamonte (Linguistics, University of Toronto)

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