Special Issue on Digital Humanities and Computational Linguistics

Call Deadline: September 15, 2016

Guest editors

  • Sara Tonelli (Fondazione Bruno Kessler, Trento) 
  • John Nerbonne (University of Groningen & Freiburg)

The third volume of the IJCol (Italian Journal of Computational Linguistics), expected to appear in December 2016, will be a special issue devoted to “Digital Humanities and Computational Linguistics”. Digital Humanities research has its roots both nationally and internationally more than 60 years ago, in the pioneering work first by an Italian Jesuit priest, Father Roberto Busa, and then by Antonio Zampolli. Since then, the Computational Linguistics community has significantly contributed to the research in the area with methods, techniques and tools as well as linguistic resources and infrastructures, which have enabled important advances in different areas of humanistic research. In addition, Digital Humanities represent nowadays a breeding ground for the application, development and refinement of innovative Computational Linguistics technologies, thus creating an even more exciting synergy.

Papers are welcomed reporting on novel and completed research as well as survey papers, position papers, review papers and project reports.

The topics include but are not limited to:

  • Adapting NLP tools to Cultural Heritage, Social Sciences, and Humanities domains
  • Linguistic variation,non-standard and pre-standard (historical) uses of language
  • Linking, retrieving and modelling information from different sources, media, and domains in the Digital Humanities
  • Corpus creation and language resources for historical and literary texts 
  • Computational Methods for Literary Studies, text reuse (intertextuality)
  • “Distant reading” of large text collections
  • Search in literary works and recommendation systems for literature
  • Computational modelling of narratives, computational narratology
  • Profiling and authorship attribution
  • OCR for Digital Humanities 

We welcome manuscripts written in English and Italian. Instructions for manuscript formatting and submission are at the IJCoL page: http://www.ai-lc.it/index.php?slab=rivista

Important dates:

  • 15. 09. 2016 – Submission of manuscripts
  • 15. 10. 2016 – Notification of acceptance/rejection
  • 15. 11. 2016 – Submission of final versions
  • 31. 12. 2016 – Publication of the special issue