Call for Papers LaTeCH 2016

The 10th Workshop on Language Technology for Cultural Heritage, Social Sciences, and Humanities will be held in conjunction with ACL 2016 which will take place in Berlin, Germany, August 7-12.

Scope and Topics

The LaTeCH workshop series aims to provide a forum for researchers who are working on developing language technologies for the Humanities, Social Sciences, and Cultural Heritage. It is endorsed by the ACL Special Interest Group on Language Technologies for the Socio-Economic Sciences and Humanities (SIGHUM).

In the Humanities, Social Sciences, and Cultural Heritage communities there is increasing interest in and demand for NLP methods for semantic annotation, intelligent linking, discovery, querying, cleaning, and visualization of both primary and secondary data, which holds even for collections that are primarily non-textual, as text is also the pervasive medium used for metadata.

These domains of application entail new challenges for NLP research, such as noisy, non-standard textual or multi-modal input, historical languages, multilingual parts within one document, lack of digital semantic resources, or resource-intensive approaches that call for (semi-)automatic processing tools and domain adaptation, or, as a last resort, intense manual effort. Digital libraries still lack tools for content analysis; documents are linked mostly through metadata, and deep semantic annotation is missing.

For this reason, it is of mutual benefit that NLP experts, data specialists, and digital humanities researchers working in and across these domains get involved in the Computational Linguistics community and present their fundamental or applied research results.

This edition of the LaTeCH workshop is looking for, but not limited to, contributions from the following topics

  • Adapting NLP tools to Cultural Heritage, Social Sciences, and Humanities domains
  • Dealing with linguistic variation and non-standard or historical use of language
  • Linking and retrieving information from different sources, media, and domains
  • Modelling of information and knowledge
  • Automatic creation of semantic resources
  • Automatic error detection and cleaning
  • Complex annotation tools and interfaces
  • Discourse and narrative analysis
  • Research infrastructure and standardisation efforts
  • Text mining and sentiment analysis
  • User modeling, recommendation, personalisation

Information for authors

Authors are invited to submit papers on original, unpublished work in the topic areas of the workshop. In addition to long papers presenting completed work, we also invite short papers and system descriptions (demos):

Long papers should present completed work and may consist of up to eight (8) pages of content, with two (2) additional pages of references.
Short papers/demos can present work in progress, or the description of a system, and may consist of up to four (4) pages of content, with two (2) additional pages of references.
All submissions are to use the official ACL stylesheets (.zip).

The reviewing process will be double-blind; the papers should not include the authors’ names and affiliations, or any references to web sites, project names, etc., revealing the authors’ identity. Furthermore, self-references that reveal the author’s identity, should be avoided. Authors should not use anonymous citations and should not include any acknowledgments. Accepted papers will be published in the workshop proceedings.

Papers should be submitted electronically, in PDF format, via the LaTeCH 2016 submission website.

Important Dates

Short & long paper submission deadline: May 1st May 8th, 2016 (extended)
Notification of acceptance: June 5 June 8th, 2016 (extended)
Camera-ready papers due: June 22, 2016
ACL workshop dates: August 11, 2016