2013Q3 Reports: SIGWAC
The Special Interest Group on the Web as Corpus (SIGWAC) has 184 members as of 10 July 2013 (based on subscriptions to the SIGWAC mailing list).
The SIGWAC community keeps in touch through a mailing list (http://devel.sslmit.unibo.it/mailman/listinfo/sigwac) and the SIGWAC home page (http://sigwac.org.uk/).
The SIGWAC board
Elections were held in July 2012. There were only two nominations for the two vacant positions, who were thus elected unopposed.
- Chair: Stefan Evert (http://www.stefan-evert.de/)
- Secretary: Egon Stemle (http://www.eurac.edu/staff/estemle/)
The current board serves from 1 Aug 2012 to 31 July 2015.
WAC-8 Workshop 2013
The 8th Web as Corpus Workshop (WAC-8) will be held on 22 July 2013 in conjunction with the Corpus Linguistics 2013 Conference (Lancaster, UK), returning to its roots in the corpus linguistics community. The workshop is co-organized by Stefan Evert, Paul Rayson and Egon Stemle.
With 12 accepted papers and 35 registered participants, WAC-8 continues the successful series of yearly Web as Corpus workshops organized by SIGWAC. See the WAC-8 homepage for more information and workshop proceedings.