Humanist Discussion Group, Vol. 33, No. 605. Department of Digital Humanities, King's College London Hosted by King's Digital Lab www.dhhumanist.org Submit to: firstname.lastname@example.org  From: Rachele Sprugnoli
Subject: DEADLINE EXTENSION: 1st Workshop on Language Technologies for Historical and Ancient LAnguages - LT4HALA (167)  From: Ed Summers Subject: CFP: ICHORA-9 Archives and the Digital World (91) -------------------------------------------------------------------------- Date: 2020-02-14 10:10:44+00:00 From: Rachele Sprugnoli Subject: DEADLINE EXTENSION: 1st Workshop on Language Technologies for Historical and Ancient LAnguages - LT4HALA DEADLINE EXTENSION: 1st Workshop on Language Technologies for Historical and Ancient LAnguages - LT4HALA * Website:https://circse.github.io/LT4HALA/ * Submission page: https://www.softconf.com/lrec2020/LT4HALA/ * Date: May 12, 2020 * Place: co-located withLREC 2020 (https://lrec2020.lrec-conf.org/), Marseille, France * NEW SUBMISSION DEADLINE: February 21, 2020 Description LT4HALA is a one-day workshopthat seeks to bring together scholars who are developing and/or are using Language Technologies (LTs) for historically attested languages, so to foster cross-fertilization between the Computational Linguistics community and the areas in the Humanities dealing with historical linguistic data, e.g. historians, philologists, linguists, archaeologists and literary scholars. Despite the current availability of large collections of digitized texts written in historical languages, such interdisciplinary collaboration is still hampered by the limited availability of annotated linguistic resources for most of the historical languages. Creating such resources is a challenge and an obligation for LTs, both to support historical linguistic research with the most updated technologies and to preserve those precious linguistic data that survived from past times. Relevant topics for the workshop include, but are not limited to: * handling spelling variation; * detection and correction of OCR errors; * creation and annotation of digital resources; * deciphering; * morphological/syntactic/semantic analysis of textual data; * adaptation of tools to address diachronic/diatopic/diastratic variation in texts; * teaching ancient languages with NLP tools; * NLP-driven theoretical studies in historical linguistics; * evaluation of NLP tools. Shared Tasks Just because of the limited amount of data preserved for historical and ancient languages, an important role is played by evaluation practices, to understand the level of accuracy of the NLP tools used to build and analyze resources. Given the prominence of Latin, by virtue of its wide diachronic and diatopic span covering two millennia all over Europe, the workshop will host the first edition ofEvaLatin (https://circse.github.io/LT4HALA/EvaLatin), an evaluation campaign entirely devoted to the evaluation of NLP tools for Latin. The first edition of EvaLatin will focus on two tasks (i.e. Lemmatization and PoS tagging), each featuring three sub-tasks (i.e. Classical, Cross-Genre, Cross-Time). These sub-tasks are designed to measure the impact of genre and diachrony on NLP tools performances, a relevant aspect to keep in mind when dealing with the diachronic and diatopic diversity of Latin. Training data, evaluation script and guidelines are already available online. Submissions For the workshop, we invite papers of different types such as experimental papers, reproduction papers, resource papers, position papers, survey papers. Both long and short papers describing original and unpublished work are welcome. Long papersshould deal with substantial completed research and/or report on the development of new methodologies. They may consist of up to 8 pages of content plus 2 pages of references.Short papersare instead appropriate for reporting on works in progress or for describing a singular tool or project. They may consist of up to 4 pages of content plus 2 pages of references. We encourage the authors of papers reporting experimental results to make their results reproducible and the entire process of analysis replicable, by making the data and the tools they used available. The form of the presentation may be oral or poster, whereas in the proceedings there is no difference between the accepted papers. The submission is NOT anonymous. TheLREC official format (https://lrec2020.lrec-conf.org/en/submission2020/authors-kit/)is requested. Each paper will be reviewed but three independent reviewers. As forEvaLatin (https://circse.github.io/LT4HALA/EvaLatin), participants will be required to submit a technical report for each task (with all the related sub-tasks) they took part in. Technical reports will be included in the proceedings as short papers: the maximum length is 4 pages (excluding references) and they should follow theLREC official format (https://lrec2020.lrec-conf.org/en/submission2020/authors-kit/). Reports will receive a light review (we will check for the correctness of the format, the exactness of results and ranking, and overall exposition). All participants will have the possibility to present their results at the workshop: we will allocate an oral session and a poster session fully devoted to the shared tasks. Important Dates Workshop * 17 February 2020: submission due *NEW DEADLINE: 21 February 2020* * 10 March 2020: notifications to authors * 27 March 2020: camera-ready due * 12 May 2020: workshop EvaLatin PLEASE NOTE THAT NO EXTENSION IS PLANNED FOR THE SHARED TASKS * 10 December 2019: training data available * Evaluation Window I - Task: Lemmatization o 17 February 2020: test data available o 21 February 2020 system results due to organizers * Evaluation Window II - Task: PoS tagging o 24 February 2020: test data available o 28 February 2020: system results due to organizers * 6 March 2020: assessment returned to participants * 27 March 2020: reports due to organizers * 10 April 2020: camera ready version of reports due to organizers * 12 May 2020: workshop Share your LRs! Describing your LRs in theLRE Map (http://lremap.elra.info/)is now a normal practice in the submission procedure of LREC (introduced in 2010 and adopted by other conferences). To continue the efforts initiated at LREC 2014 about "Sharing LRs" (data, tools, web-services, etc.), authors will have the possibility, when submitting a paper, to upload LRs in a special LREC repository. This effort of sharing LRs, linked to the LRE Map for their description, may become a new "regular" feature for conferences in our field, thus contributing to creating a common repository where everyone can deposit and share data. ISLRN number As scientific work requires accurate citations of referenced work so as to allow the community to understand the whole context and also replicate the experiments conducted by other researchers, LREC 2020 endorses the need to uniquely Identify LRs through the use of the International Standard Language Resource Number (ISLRN (https://circse.github.io/LT4HALA/www.islrn.org)), a Persistent Unique Identifier to be assigned to each Language Resource. The assignment of ISLRNs to LRs cited in LREC papers will be offered at submission time. Organizers * Marco Passarotti (https://docenti.unicatt.it/ppd2/en/#/en/docenti/14144/marco-carlo- passarotti/profilo), UniversitÃ Cattolica del Sacro Cuore,Milan, Italy; * Rachele Sprugnoli (https://www.researchgate.net/profile/Rachele_Sprugnoli), UniversitÃ Cattolica del Sacro Cuore,Milan, Italy. [...] Contact rachele.sprugnoli[AT]unicatt.it Please, write "LT4HALA" or "EvaLatin" in the subject of your email. Follow@ERC_LiLa (https://twitter.com/ERC_LiLa)and the hashtag#LT4HALA (https://twitter.com/search?q=%23LT4HALA&src=typed_query)on Twitter for updates. -------------------------------------------------------------------------- Date: 2020-02-13 16:01:19+00:00 From: Ed Summers Subject: CFP: ICHORA-9 Archives and the Digital World ICHORA 9: Archives and the Digital World -- Call for Papers The program committee and organizers invite paper proposals to the 9th International Conference on the History of Records and Archives (ICHORA). ICHORA 9 will be held at the University of Michigan in Ann Arbor, Michigan, U.S.A. from October 29 to 31, 2020. Submit paper proposals to ICHORA2020@umich.edu by March 30, 2020. For more information, please visit the conference website at https://www.ichora2020.com. ICHORA 9 will focus on Archives and the Digital World. Digital technologies have been in use for over 70 years and were, in fact, late additions to a whirlwind of new record-making and -keeping technologies that began a century before that transformed the creation, transmission, preservation, representation, and interpretation of records and archives. Digital technologies mediate how the past is documented, remembered, and commemorated. Digital recordkeeping and society are mutually constituted, a relationship that is far-reaching and challenging to predict. Despite claims of ubiquity, digital infrastructures are culturally, linguistically and historically specific, often maintaining and reinscribing longstanding power imbalances that have favoured some groups and marginalized others; but sometimes affording new opportunities for resistance to the mainstream, used by subcultures to advance their survivance, and by other groups to maintain cultural diversity. The Program Committee seeks contributions to ICHORA 9 that will stimulate critical reflection on the evolution and development of records, archives, archival forms/genres and archival institutions in relation to the histories of digital technologies and ongoing digital transformations. Examinations of the relationship of digital technologies to indigenous communities and knowledge systems, the use of digital technologies to enhance equality or further reinforce inequality for marginalized and underrepresented communities, as well as the deployment of digital technologies in archives of resistance, activism and resurgence, are especially welcome. Areas of focus and possible topics may include: - Archives, digital studies, media studies and histories of the digital; - Non-digital media precursors of digital record making and keeping technologies; - Future(s) of electronic incunabula; - Digitization, surrogacy, and materiality of digital objects (and the reimagined future of the non-digital archive); - Evolution of access and preservation infrastructures, systems, platforms and analytical tools including the cloud, emulation and data visualizations; - Development of standards, guidelines and approaches for digital recordkeeping and digital preservation; - Algorithmic appraisal, acquisition, and description, including building and sustaining social media archives, and approaches to their analysis and use; - Histories of digital recordkeeping including punched card preservation, EDRMS, Web archiving, blockchain, and whole platform preservation; - Recordkeeping technologies in surveillance and policing (and how this has affected marginalized communities); - Postcolonialism and decolonization, particularly the role of the digital in reflecting alternative ideological approaches to archives and records; - Intersection of digital archiving, maintenance work, and historical trajectory of digital archival labor; and - Implications of the digital for copyright, privacy, ownership, trust and ethics. Submission and Proposal Deadline: Proposals for 20-minute papers are invited. Abstracts of 450-500 words and a short bio should be sent to ICHORA2020@umich.edu by March 30, 2020. We will advise acceptance by May 8, 2020. Following the conference, presenters may be invited to submit their contributions for a peer-reviewed publication. Previous ICHORA conferences took place in Toronto (2003), Amsterdam (2005; 2015), Boston (2007), Perth (2008), London (2010), Austin (2012), and Melbourne (2018). Program Committee: - Ricardo L. Punzalan, Program Committee Chair, University of Michigan, U.S.A. - Greg Bak, University of Manitoba, Canada - Iyra Buenrostro-Cabbab, University of the Philippines Diliman, Philippines - Jenny Bunn, University College London, U.K. - Stanley Griffin, University of the West Indies, Jamaica - Anthea Josias, University of the Western Cape, South Africa - James Lowry, University of Liverpool, U.K. - Heather MacNeil, University of Toronto, Canada - Gillian Oliver, Monash University, Australia - Valentina Rojas Rojo, National Archives of Chile, Chile - Eric Stoykovich, Trinity College, U.S.A. - Naya Sucha-xaya, Chulalongkorn University, Thailand - Tonia Sutherland, University of Hawai’i at Mānoa, U.S.A. - Ciaran Trace, University of Texas at Austin, U.S.A. _______________________________________________ Unsubscribe at: http://dhhumanist.org/Restricted List posts to: email@example.com List info and archives at at: http://dhhumanist.org Listmember interface at: http://dhhumanist.org/Restricted/ Subscribe at: http://dhhumanist.org/membership_form.php
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