The 8th Workshop on Language Technology for Cultural Heritage, Social Sciences, and Humanities (LaTeCH 2014)

Event Notification Type: 
Call for Papers
Abbreviated Title: 
LaTeCH 2014
EACL 2014
Saturday, 26 April 2014
Contact Email: 
Kalliopi Zervanou
Submission Deadline: 
Thursday, 30 January 2014

Final Call for Papers

The 8th Workshop on Language Technology for Cultural Heritage,
Social Sciences, and Humanities (LaTeCH 2014)

Special Theme: "Linked data in the Humanities"

to be held in conjunction with EACL 2014

April 26 2014
Gothenburg, Sweden

organized by SIGHUM:

Invited Speaker - Gerhard Heyer, University of Leipzig


About the Workshop

The 8th Workshop on Language Technology for Cultural Heritage, Social Sciences, and Humanities will be held in conjunction with the 14th Conference of the European Chapter of the Association for Computational Linguistics (EACL 2014) which will take place in April 26-30, 2014, in Gothenburg, Sweden.

The workshop is a follow-up to LaTeCH 2007 held at ACL, in Prague, Czech Republic, LaTeCH 2008 at LREC, in Marrakech, Morocco, LaTeCH 2009 at EACL, in Athens, Greece, LaTeCH 2010 at ECAI, in Lisbon, Portugal, LaTeCH 2011 at ACL/HLT, in Portland, Oregon, USA, LaTeCH 2012 at EACL, in Avignon, France and, LaTeCH 2013 at ACL, in Sofia, Bulgaria.

Scope and Topics

The LaTeCH workshop series aims to provide a forum for researchers who are working on developing novel information technology for improved information access to data from the Humanities, Social Sciences, and Cultural Heritage. It is endorsed by the ACL Special Interest Group on Language Technologies for the Socio-Economic Sciences and Humanities (SIGHUM).

In the Humanities, Social Sciences, and Cultural Heritage communities there is increasing interest in and demand for NLP methods for semantic annotation, intelligent linking, discovery, querying, cleaning, and visualization of both primary and secondary data, which holds even for collections that are primarily non-textual, as text is also the pervasive medium used for metadata.

These domains of application entail new challenges for NLP research, such as noisy, non-standard textual or multi-modal input, historical languages, multilingual parts within one document, lack of digital semantic resources, or resource-intensive approaches that call for (semi-)automatic processing tools and domain adaptation, or, as a last resort, intense manual effort. Digital libraries still lack tools for content analysis; documents are linked mostly through metadata, and deep semantic annotation is missing.

This edition of the LaTeCH workshop will have as special topic the theme of "Linked data in the Humanities"
and in particular:

  • Semantic linking of objects in digital libraries and
  • Deep annotation of documents in the humanties

We are also looking for contributions on other topics related to language technology research for the domains of cultural heritage, social sciences, and the humanities, such as:

  • Adapting NLP tools to cultural heritage, social sciences, and the humanities domains
  • Modelling of information and knowledge
  • Automatic creation of semantic resources
  • Automatic error detection and cleaning
  • Complex annotation tools and interfaces
  • Dealing with linguistic variation and non-standard or historical use of language
  • Discourse and narrative analysis
  • Linking and retrieving information from different sources, media, and domains
  • Research infrastructure and standardization efforts
  • Sentiment analysis
  • Text mining and text analytics
  • User modelling, recommendation, personalisation
  • Information for authors

    Authors are invited to submit papers on original, unpublished work in the topic areas of the workshop. In addition to long papers presenting completed work, we also invite short papers and system descriptions (demos):

    Long papers should present completed work and may consist of up to eight (8) pages of content, with two (2) additional pages of references.

    Short papers/demos can present work in progress, or the description of a system, and may consist of up to four (4) pages of content, with two (2) additional pages of references.

    All submissions should be formatted using the EACL formatting style.

    The reviewing process will be double-blind; the papers should not include the authors' names and affiliations, or any references to web sites, project names, etc., revealing the authors' identity.
    Furthermore, self-references that reveal the author's identity, should be avoided.
    Authors should not use anonymous citations and should not include any acknowledgments.
    Accepted papers will be published in the workshop proceedings.

    Papers should be submitted electronically, in PDF format, via the ACL/LaTeCH 2014 submission website.

    For more details, please visit:

    Important Dates

    • Paper submission deadline (extended): 30 January 2014
    • Notification of acceptance: 18February 2014
    • Camera-ready papers due: 28 February 2014
    • LaTeCH full-day workshop: 26 April 2014
    • Programme Committee

      Ion Androutsopoulos, Athens University of Economics and Business, Greece
      Laura Alonso Alemany, Universidad Nacional de Cordoba, Argentina
      David Bamman, Carnegie Mellon University, USA
      Andrei Beliankou, Trier University, Germany
      Kristin Bjarnadottir, Arni Magnusson Institute for Icelandic Studies, Iceland
      Toine Bogers, Aalborg University Copenhagen, Denmark
      Paul Buitelaar, DERI Galway, Ireland
      Mariona Coll Ardanuy, Trier University, Germany
      Thierry Declerck, DFKI, Germany
      Stefanie Dipper, Ruhr-Universitat Bochum, Germany
      Mick O'Donnell, Universidad Autonoma de Madrid, Spain
      Ben Hachey, Macquarie University, Australia
      Iris Hendrickx, Radboud University Nijmegen, The Netherlands
      Elias Iosif, Technical University of Crete, Greece
      Jaap Kamps, Universiteit van Amsterdam, The Netherlands
      Vangelis Karkaletsis, NCSR Demokritos, Greece
      Mike Kestemont, University of Antwerp/ Research Foundation Flanders, Belgium
      Dimitrios Kokkinakis, University of Gothenburg, Sweden
      Stasinos Konstantopoulos, NCSR Demokritos, Greece
      Piroska Lendvai, cliqz, Germany
      Barbara McGillivray, Oxford University Press, UK
      Joakim Nivre, Uppsala University, Sweden
      Csaba Oravecz, Research Institute for Linguistics (HASRIL),Hungary
      Petya Osenova, Bulgarian Academy of Sciences, Bulgaria
      Nelleke Oostdijk, Radboud University Nijmegen, The Netherlands
      Katerina Pastra, CSRI, Greece
      Michael Piotrowski, Leibniz Institute of European History, Germany
      Georg Rehm, DFKI, Germany
      Martin Reynaert, Tilburg University, The Netherlands
      Erik Sanders, Radboud University Nijmegen, The Netherlands
      Eszter Simon, Research Institute for Linguistics, Hungary
      Herman Stehouwer, Max Planck Institute for Psycholinguistics, The Netherlands
      Mark Stevenson, University of Sheffield, UK
      Mariet Theune, University of Twente, The Netherlands
      Suzan Verberne, Radboud University Nijmegen, The Netherlands
      Manolis Wallace, University of Peloponnese, Greece
      Menno van Zaanen, Tilburg University, The Netherlands
      Svitlana Zinger, TU Eindhoven, The Netherlands


      Kalliopi Zervanou, Radboud University Nijmegen, The Netherlands
      Cristina Vertan, University of Hamburg, Germany
      Antal van den Bosch, Radboud University Nijmegen, The Netherlands
      Caroline Sporleder, Trier University, Germany

      contact: K.Zervanou (at)