CfP for the Workshop on Corpora in the Digital Humanities

27 Sep 2016 - 00:00

Past editions of the International Workshops on Treebanks and Linguistic Theories (TLT) have included co-located events exploring the use of linguistic annotations in Digital Humanities. This time, the co-located workshop will also focus on the creation, annotation and use of corpora in Digital Humanities. The workshop will focus on bringing together an audience from the humanities, digital humanities, linguistics, and computational linguistics to explore venues of collaboration and learning from each other. The workshop will feature 1) a rapidfire public presentation of digital interventions that showcase collaborations and DH needs and 2) presentations from all areas within digital humanities where corpora do or can play a role. The focus of this workshop lies in the description of ideas, approaches, resources, and tools that are related to text corpora, linguistic annotation in any form, and Digital Humanities.

The workshop is intended to foster collaborations and to cross-fertilize knowledge and approaches across disciplines.


The workshop invites the submission of papers, posters and software demonstrations on original and unpublished research on the following topics, including, but not limited to:

  • DH and text corpora
  • DH and computational linguistics
  • Linguistic annotation in DH 
  • Annotations in DH that go beyond the linguistic levels
  • DH and Linked Open Data (LOD)
  • Standardization of data and annotation (cf., e.g., the Poetry Standardization project)
  • Moving DH towards more empirically grounded methods
  • Digitization of Incomplete Corpora / Redacted Archives (e.g. representing gaps, erasures)
  • Outreach efforts linking DH and corpus/computational linguistics


The program for the workshop will consist of full papers, posters, and software demonstrations. Submissions must be anonymized, written in English, and conform to the TLT15 style files available at Abstracts for full papers should not exceed 5 pages in length, excluding references. Abstracts for posters and software demonstrations should not exceed 3 pages in length, excluding references. (Accepted final papers will be 6-10 pages and 4-6 pages, respectively.) Please upload your submissions via EasyChair:


  • 30 September 2016: Submissions and registration open
  • 31 October 2016: Deadline for submissions
  • 30 November 2016: Notification of acceptance
  • 15 December 2016: Final papers due
  • 19 January 2017: Workshop