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Workshop on language technology for cultural heritage, social sciences and humanities, Portland, U.S.

Jun 24, 2011

Portland, U.S.

A workshop on language technology for cultural heritage, social sciences and humanities will take place on 24 June 2011 in Portland, US.

The area of humanities, social sciences, and cultural heritage are drawing increasing interest from researchers in developing methods for data cleaning, semantic annotation, intelligent querying, linking, discovery and visualisation of interesting trends.

These fairly novel domains of application entail new challenges to NLP research, such as noisy text, non-standard, or archaic language varieties (such as historic language, dialects, mixed use of languages, ellipsis, transcription errors), the necessity to link data of diverse formats (text, database, video, speech) and languages.

Topics set to be covered during the event include:
- adapting existing tools to the domains of cultural heritage, social sciences and humanities;
- automatic error detection and cleaning;
- complex annotation tools and interfaces;
- knowledge discovery and text mining;
- knowledge representation;
- linking and retrieving information from different sources, media, and domains;
- ontologies, data models, taxonomies;
- natural language generation;
- user and audience modeling, recommendation, personalisation;
- user scenarios and use cases.


BILAT-USA (Grant Agreement no: 244434) and Link2US (Grant Agreement no: 244371) Projects are co-funded by the European Union’s Capacities Programme on International Cooperation under the 7th Framework Programme for Research and Technological Cooperation.