ACL 2013 workshop on Language Technology for Cultural Heritage, Social Sciences, and Humanities (LaTeCH 2013)

26 Feb 2013

*** ACL 2013 workshop on Language Technology for Cultural Heritage, Social Sciences, and Humanities (LaTeCH 2013) ***

Organized by SIGHUM

August 8, 2013 Sofia, Bulgaria

*** Call for Papers ***

The LaTeCH workshop series is a forum for researchers who develop technology for improved information access to data from the Humanities, Social Sciences, and Cultural Heritage. Applications in these domains are rapidly emerging, while they typically entail new challenges with respect to NLP resources and workflows. Noisy, non-standard, or historical textual or multimodal input, coupled with the scarcity of available digital semantic resources in philology-specific domains require the adaptation of existing, or the creation of novel approaches to (semi-)automatic processing tools and structured resources. It is of mutual benefit that NLP experts, data specialists, and Digital Humanities representatives working in and across these areas get involved in the Computational Linguistics community and present their fundamental or applied R&D results.

Authors are invited to submit papers describing original, unpublished work in the form of long, short, or demo papers. For technical details, please see

*** Topics of LaTeCH 2013 ***

• Adaptation of NLP tools to Cultural Heritage, Social Sciences, and Humanities domains
• Automatic creation of semantic resources
• Automatic error detection and cleaning 
• Complex annotation tools and interfaces
• Linguistic variation, non-standard or historical use of language
• Linking and retrieving information across different sources, media, and domains
• Standardization efforts in research infrastructure and research data 
• Text mining and text analytics  (named entities, events, sentiment, discourse, narration)
• User modeling, recommendation, personalization

*** Important Dates ***

Paper submission deadline: April 26, 2013 Notification of acceptance: May 24, 2013 Camera-ready papers due: June 7, 2013 LaTeCH full-day workshop: August 8, 2013

*** Background and organization ***

The 7th Workshop on Language Technology for Cultural Heritage, Social Sciences, and Humanities will be held in conjunction with ACL 2013 (August 4-9, 2013) in Sofia, Bulgaria. 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, and LaTeCH 2012 at EACL in Avignon, France.

LaTeCH-2013 is organized by SIGHUM, the recently formed ACL Special Interest Group on Language Technologies for the Socio-Economic Sciences and Humanities, cf. The LaTeCH-2013 workshop will also be the venue for the SIGHUM annual research and business meeting.

Organising Committee

Piroska Lendvai (co-Chair) Research Institute for Linguistics, Hungary Kalliopi Zervanou (co-Chair) Radboud University Nijmegen, Netherlands Caroline Sporleder University Trier and Saarland University, Germany Antal van den Bosch Radboud University Nijmegen, Netherlands


Piroska Lendvai Research Institute for Linguistics (RILMTA) Hungary lendvai.piroska (at)