2014Q1 Reports: SIGWAC
The Special Interest Group on the Web as Corpus (SIGWAC) has 188 members as of 17 February 2014 (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/)
Professor of Corpus Linguistics, FAU Erlangen-Nürnberg
- Secretary: Egon W. Stemle (http://www.eurac.edu/staff/estemle/)
Researcher at European Academy of Bozen/Bolzano
The current board serves from 1 Aug 2012 to 31 July 2015.
WAC-9 Workshop 2014
The yearly meeting of SIGWAC will take place at the 9th Web as Corpus Workshop (WAC-9) on 26 April 2014 in conjunction with the EACL 2014 Conference (Gothenburg, Sweden). It is co-organized by Felix Bildhauer and Roland Schäfer (FU Berlin).
Similar to previous workshops, we expect around 10 paper presentations and 30-40 registered participants. See the WAC-9 homepage for more information and a detailed programme (tba in early March). One theme of this year's workshop will be a discussion on preparing a shared task on pre-processing and linguistic annotation of Web data, to be held in 2015 or 2016, as a successor to the first CLEANEVAL competition organized in 2007.