EACL 2009 Workshop on
Language Technology and Resources
for Cultural Heritage,
Social Sciences, Humanities, and Education
LaTeCH - SHELT&R 2009
30 March, 2009
Submission deadline: 24 December 2008 (extended deadline)
The 3rd Workshop on Language Technology for Cultural Heritage Data (LaTeCH) will be held in
conjunction with SHELT&R (Language Technology and Resources infrastructure for text-based research in the Social Sciences, Humanities and Education) during EACL 2009, which will take place March 30 - April 3, 2009, in Athens, Greece. The workshop is a follow-up to LaTeCH-07 at ACL and LaTeCH-08 held at LREC, on similar topics.
About the Workshop
Recent years have seen a growing interest in the application of language technology tools and resources to text-based research in Social sciences, Humanities and Education (SHE).
Likewise, large scale digitisation projects are currently underway to make collections of cultural heritage (CH) stored in museums, archives, and libraries around the world more accessible, where it is desirable to develop powerful tools that enable annotating, structuring, enriching, searching, linking, and mining the digitised data. 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.
The workshop aims to foster interaction between researchers working on all aspects of language technology applied to CH and SHE domains, and experts from institutions who are testing deployed technologies and formulating improved use cases.