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LRT4HDA 2014 : LANGUAGE RESOURCES AND TECHNOLOGIES FOR PROCESSING AND LINKING HISTORICAL DOCUMENTS AND ARCHIVES –Deploying Linked Open Data in Cultural Heritage

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Link: http://www.c-phil.uni-hamburg.de/view/Main/LTforHisLangArhives2014
 
When May 26, 2014 - May 26, 2014
Where Reykjawik
Submission Deadline Feb 26, 2014
Notification Due Mar 19, 2014
Final Version Due Mar 30, 2014
Categories    digital humanities   historical languages   newspapers archives   language technology
 

Call For Papers

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DEADLINE EXTENSION 26 FEBRUARY 2014

SECOND CALL FOR PAPERS
LANGUAGE RESOURCES AND TECHNOLOGIES FOR PROCESSING AND LINKING HISTORICAL DOCUMENTS AND ARCHIVES –LRT4HDA –Deploying Linked Open Data in Cultural Heritage
Full-day Workshop organised in conjunction with the LREC 2014 Conference (http://lrec2014.lrec-conf.org/en/)
26 May 2014 Reykjavík, Iceland
http://www.c-phil.uni-hamburg.de/view/Main/LTforHisLangArhives2014
- SPECIAL TRACK on Digital Acquisition and Analysis of Historical Newspaper Collections -
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MOTIVATION:
Recently, collaboration between the NLP community and specialists in various areas of the Humanities has become more efficient and fruitful due to the common aim of exploring and preserving cultural heritage data. It is worth mentioning the efforts made during the digitisation campaigns in the last years and within a series of initiatives in the Digital Humanities, especially in making old manuscripts available through Digital Libraries.


Given the number of contemporary languages and their historical variants, it is practically impossible to develop brand new language resources and tools for processing older texts. Therefore, the real challenge is to adapt existing language resources and tools, as well as to provide (where necessary) training material in the form of corpora or lexicons for a certain period of time in history.


Another issue regarding historical documents is their usage after they are stored in digital libraries. Historical documents are not only browsed but together with adequate tools they may serve as basis for re-interpretation of historical facts, discovery of new connections, causal relations between events etc. In order to be able to make such analysis, historical documents should be linked among themselves, on the one hand, and with modern knowledge bases, on the other. Activities in the area of Linked Open Data (LOD) play a major role in this respect.


A particular type of historical documents are the newspaper collections and archives. Newspapers reflect what is going on in society, and constitute a rich data collection for many types of humanities research, ranging from history, political and social sciences to linguistics, both synchronic and diachronic, and both national and cross-national. They represent an important resource for analysis of changes at all levels which emerged in Europe with begin of the industrialization period.


The aim of this workshop is to bring together researchers working in the interdisciplinary domain of cultural heritage, specialists in natural language and speech processing working with less-resourced languages as well as key players among Linked Open Data initiatives. They are expected to analyse problems and brainstorm solutions in the automatic analysis of historical documents, uni- or multimedia, their deep annotation and interlinking.


The workshop is organised in collaboration with CLARIN (http://www.clarin.eu)


TOPICS OF INTEREST:
We are looking for contributions on original, unpublished work in the topic areas of the workshop, including (but not limited to) the following:
- Language tools and resources for the analysis of older textual material;
- Adaptation of language technology tools developed for modern languages to their historical variants; transcription and transliteration problems and solutions;
- Named Entity Recognition for historical texts;
- Development of dedicated historical corpora and lexica as Linked Open Data;
- (Semi-) automatic extraction of content related metadata;
- Semantic linkage of heterogeneous data within digital libraries;
- Linkage of historical documents with available Linked Open Data;
- Word sense disambiguation in old texts;
- Multilingual issues in historical texts;
- Applications concerning less resourced cultural heritage languages such as Old Norse, early Arabic, Ottoman Turkish, Old Church Slavonic, older forms of Balkan languages.
A special track will be dedicated to the acquisition and analysis of historical newspaper archives. Submissions fort his special track should address topics related to following aspects:
Determining if, for a given language and period, digital (or digitised) newspapers exist at all. Access rights to digital newspaper collection for research purposes, and for publishing the results
- OCR solutions and limitations
- Extraction of articles from digitised archives
- Metadata annotation
- Showcases of successful humanities research projects based on digital or digitised newspapers
- Publishing, sharing and storing results and by-products
SUBMISSION DETAILS
Submissions should be made through the system of the main LREC conference. Papers describing completed work should be no longer than eight pages. Papers describing work in progress should be between four and six pages. We encourage in particular the demonstration of prototype systems, and papers including reference to an existing prototype will be offered the possibility to demonstrate their system in a particular session.


Papers should respect the LREC formatting guidelines. Papers will be reviewed by minimum 3 members of the Programme Committee.


When submitting a paper from the START page, authors will be asked to provide essential information about resources (in a broad sense, i.e. also technologies, standards, evaluation kits, etc.) that have been used for the work described in the paper or are a new result of your research. Moreover, ELRA encourages all LREC authors to share the described LRs (data, tools, services, etc.), to enable their reuse, replicability of experiments, including evaluation ones.

Submissions for the workshop can be done using the following link

http://www.softconf.com/lrec2014/LRT4HDA/

Papers dealing with processing of newspaper archives should be submitted to the "Newspaper" track all the other to "main track".


IMPORTANT DATES

Submission deadline 26 February 2014
Notification of acceptance: 19 March 2014
Final papers due 30 March 2014


ORGANIZING COMMITTEE


Kristín Bjarnadóttir (The Arni Magnusson Institute for Icelandic Studies
Iceland),
Matthew Driscoll (Arnamagnean Institute, Copenhagen, Denmark),
Steven Krauwer (CLARIN ERIC, Netherlands)
Stelios Piperidis (ILSP, Athens, Greece),
Cristina Vertan (University of Hamburg, Germany)
Martin Wynne (Oxford, UK)




PROGRAMME COMMITTEE


Lars Borin. (University of Gothenburg, Sweden)
Rafael Carrasco (University of Alicante, Spain)
Paul Doorenbosch (National Library of the Netherlands, Netherlands)
Thorhallur Eythorsson (University of Iceland)
Alexander Geyken (BBAW, Germany
Günther Görz (University Erlangen, Germany)
Walther v. Hahn (University of Hamburg, Germany)
Erhard Hinrichs (University of Tuebingen, Germany)
Guillaume Jacquet (JRC, Italy)
Marc Kupietz (IDS, Germany)
Éric Laporte (Université Paris-Est Marne-la-Vallée, France)
Piroska Lendvai (Hungarian Academy of Sciences, Hungary)
Thierry Paquet (LITIS, France)
Gábor Prószéky (MorphoLogic, Hungary)
Bente Maegaard (University of Copenhagen, Denmark)
Christian Emil Ore (University of Oslo, Norway)
Eiríkur Rögnvaldsson, (University of Iceland)
Petya Osenova (IICT, Bulgarian Academy of Sciences, Bulgaria)
Manfred Thaller (Cologne University, Germany, Germany)
Tamás Váradi (Hungarian Academy of Sciences, Hungary)
Matthew Whelpton, (University of Iceland.)
Kalliopi Zervanou (University of Tilburg, the Netherlands)


CONTACT:
Cristina Vertan (University of Hamburg)
cristina DOT vertan AT uni-hamburg.de

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