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Previous workshops:
    LaTeCH 2012  (EACL)     LaTeCH 2011  (ACL)     LaTeCH 2010 (ECAI)     LaTeCH 2009 (EACL)     LaTeCH 2008 (LREC)     LaTeCH 2007  (ACL)


ACL 2013 workshop on:

Language Technology for Cultural Heritage, Social Sciences, and Humanities

August 8, 2013 - Sofia, Bulgaria

Call for Papers


The 7th Workshop on Language Technology for Cultural Heritage, Social Sciences, and Humanities will be held in conjunction with the 51st Annual Meeting of the Association for Computational Linguistics (ACL 2013) which will take place in August 4-9, 2013, in Sofia, Bulgaria. The workshop is a follow-up to LaTeCH 2007 held at ACL, in Prague, Czech Republic, LaTeCH 2008 at LREC, in Marrakech, Morocco, LaTeCH 2009 at EACL, in Athens, Greece, LaTeCH 2010 at ECAI, in Lisbon, Portugal, LaTeCH 2011 at ACL/HLT, in Portland, Oregon, USA, and LaTeCH 2012 at EACL, in Avignon, France.

Scope and Topics

The LaTeCH workshop series aims to provide a forum for researchers who are working on developing novel information technology for improved information access to data from the Humanities, Social Sciences, and Cultural Heritage. The LaTeCH workshop is also the venue for the SIGHUM (ACL Special Interest Group on Language Technologies for the Socio-Economic Sciences and Humanities) annual research and business meeting.

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.

Many domains of application in these domains entail new challenges for NLP research, for example noisy, non-standard textual or multimodal input, historical language, the scarcity of digital semantic resources, or resource-intensive workflows that call for (semi-)automatic processing tools and domain adaptation, or, as a last resort, intense manual effort. It is of mutual benefit that NLP experts, data specialists, and digital humanities representatives working in and across these domains get involved in the Computational Linguistics community and present their fundamental or applied research results.

Authors are invited to submit long or short papers on original, unpublished work in the topic areas of the workshop, including (but not limited to) the following:

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):

All submissions should be formatted using the ACL formatting style.

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 ACL/LaTeCH 2013 submission website.

Important Dates

Short & long paper submission deadline:    May 3, 2013
Notification of acceptance:                          May 31, 2013
Camera-ready papers due:                         June 14, 2013
LaTeCH full-day workshop:                         August 8, 2013