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Humanist Archives: Feb. 15, 2020, 2:51 p.m. Humanist 33.605 - events: historical & ancient languages; archives

                  Humanist Discussion Group, Vol. 33, No. 605.
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    [1]    From: Rachele Sprugnoli 
           Subject: DEADLINE EXTENSION: 1st Workshop on Language Technologies for Historical and Ancient LAnguages - LT4HALA (167)

    [2]    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


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


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
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


* 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



* 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.


* Marco Passarotti
    Università Cattolica del Sacro Cuore,Milan, Italy;

* Rachele Sprugnoli
    (https://www.researchgate.net/profile/Rachele_Sprugnoli), UniversitÃ
    Cattolica del Sacro Cuore,Milan, Italy.



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

        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
 - 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
 - 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
 - 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
 - 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,
 - Greg Bak, University of Manitoba, Canada
 - Iyra Buenrostro-Cabbab, University of the Philippines Diliman,
 - 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.

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