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EACL 2014 workshop on:

Language Technology for Cultural Heritage, Social Sciences, and Humanities

special theme: Linked data in the Humanities

Invited Speaker: Gerhard Heyer, University of Leipzig

April 26 2014 - Gothenburg, Sweden

Call for Papers


The 8th Workshop on Language Technology for Cultural Heritage, Social Sciences, and Humanities will be held in conjunction with the 14th Conference of the European Chapter of the Association for Computational Linguistics (EACL 2014) which will take place in April 26-30, 2014, in Gothenburg, Sweden.

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, LaTeCH 2012 at EACL, in Avignon, France, and, LaTeCH 2013 at at ACL, in Sofia, Bulgaria.

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. 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.

This edition of the LaTeCH workshop will have as special topic the theme of Linked data in the Humanities and in particular:

We are also looking for contributions on other topics related to language technology research for the domains of cultural heritage, social sciences, and the humanities, such as:

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 EACL 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 2014 submission website.

Important Dates

Short & long paper submission deadline:    30 January 2014 (extended)
Notification of acceptance:                          18 February 2014 (extended)
Camera-ready papers due:                         28 February 2014
LaTeCH full-day workshop:                         26 April 2014