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


EACL 2012 workshop on:

Language Technology for Cultural Heritage, Social Sciences, and Humanities

April 24, 2012 - Avignon, France

Call for Papers


The 6th Workshop on Language Technology for Cultural Heritage, Social Sciences, and Humanities will be held in conjunction with the 13th Conference of the European Chapter of the Association for Computational Linguistics (EACL 2012) which will take place in April 23-27, 2012, in Avignon, France. 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, and LaTeCH 2011 at ACL/HLT, in Portland, Oregon, USA.

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.

Recent developments in the Humanities, Social Sciences, and Cultural Heritage have drawn an increasing interest from researchers in NLP in developing methods for data cleaning, semantic annotation, intelligent querying, linking, discovery and visualisation of interesting trends. Language technology has an important role to play in these processes, even for collections which are primarily non-textual, since text is the pervasive medium used for metadata. These fairly novel domains of application entail new challenges to NLP research, such as noisy text (e.g., due to OCR problems), non-standard, or archaic language varieties (e.g., historic language, dialects, mixed use of languages, ellipsis, transcription errors), the necessity to link data of diverse formats (e.g., text, database, video, speech) and languages, and the lack of available resources, such as dictionaries. Furthermore, often neither annotated domain data is available, nor the required funds to manually create it, thus forcing researchers to investigate (semi-) automatic resource development and domain adaptation approaches involving the least possible manual effort.

Authors are invited to submit long or short papers on original, unpublished work in the topic areas of the workshop, including (but not limited to) the following: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 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 EACL/LaTeCH 2012 submission website.

Important Dates

Short & long paper submission deadline:    February 2, 2012 (extended)
Notification of acceptance:                          February 24, 2012 (extended)
Camera-ready papers due:                         March 07, 2012 (extended)
LaTeCH full-day workshop:                         April 24, 2012