LANGUAGE TECHNOLOGIES & DIGITAL HUMANITIES 2020

September 24-25 2020

Institute of Contemporary History
Privoz 11, Ljubljana

www.sdjt.si/jtdh-2020/en
Slovenska stran:
www.sdjt.si/jtdh-2020/

The Slovenian Language Technologies Society (SDJT), the Centre for Language Resources and Technologies at the University of Ljubljana (CJVT), the Institute of Contemporary History (INZ) and the research infrastructures CLARIN.SI and DARIAH-SI are organising the conference “Language Technologies and Digital Humanities” on 24th and 25th September 2020. The conference has more than a 20-year tradition, and in 2016, the thematic expansion to digital humanities was introduced.

  1. Thematic areas of the conference
  2. Important dates
  3. Instructions for authors
  4. Invited speaker
  5. Registration and fees
  6. Accommodation and travel
  7. Organisation
  8. Programme committee

Thematic areas of the conference

The conference aimes to bring together researchers from various backgrounds and methodological frameworks. The main topics will include but are not limited to:

  • Speech and other mono- and multilingual language technologies
  • Digital linguistics: translation studies, corpus linguistics, lexicology and lexicography, standardisation
  • Digital humanities and historical studies, ethnology, literary studies, musicology, cultural heritage, archaeology, and fine arts
  • Digital humanities in education and digital publishing

We welcome submissions that present guidelines, research, good practices, projects and results in these areas. The conference will also include invited lectures, a student section, and roundtables on topics related to the conference. The official languages of the conference will be Slovene and English.

Authors of selected papers will be invited to extend their JTDH 2020 papers for a special English issue of the journal Slovenščina 2.0.. The journal is indexed in the Scopus database. Each of the selected papers will go through the journal’s regular review procedure and should be prepared according to the journal’s guidelines.


Important dates

  • 15. 05. 2020 Deadline for submission of papers or extended abstracts
  • 19. 06. 2020 Deadline for reviews
  • 29. 06. 2020 Notification of acceptance
  • 01. 09. 2020 Submission of final papers or extended abstracts
  • 24.-25. 09. 2020 CONFERENCE

Instructions for authors

The authors are invited to submit either a full paper or an extended abstract describing work to be presented at the conference. The extended abstract will be published in the book of abstracts and the full papers in the conference proceedings, which will be published on the conference website under the Creative Commons license at the beginning of the conference. We leave it up to the authors whether to submit their contribution anonymized or not.

The official languages of the conference are Slovene and English.

The extended abstracts should be 2-4 pages long and the full papers 6–8 pages. The camera-ready papers and extended abstracts should be formatted according to the conference guidelines:

The contributions are collected using EasyChair by clicking on this link.

The authors of the contributions should indicate if it is a student contribution by adding “student paper” to the list of keywords. All the co-authors of student papers should be students. These papers will be presented in a separate student session and will be eligible for the best student paper award.


Invited speaker

Kaspar Beelen

Speaking on behalf of others
Why the digital humanities should care about parliamentary data

Abstract:

Parliaments keep minute records of all the words spoken by politicians during plenary sessions.
Over the last decades, these (almost verbatim) proceedings have become increasingly available in digital format, spawning immense historical corpora, which contain millions of words, often spanning multiple centuries of political debate. These data give a unique insight into the language and worldview of members of parliaments, and the constituents they aimed to represent, thus providing a detailed account on almost every issue that moved public opinion at some point in time.Digital parliamentary proceedings constitute an invaluable, but still under-explored collection for digital historians. This talk gives an overview of emerging approaches to parliamentary data that combine computer science and history. It firstly covers how speeches of MPs allow scholars to study different aspects of language, form sentiment, or sophistication, to use of humour. Secondly, it discusses how the computational analysis of parliamentary debates contributes to answering critical historical questions, such as the role of women in national politics or the changing shape of political representation.


Bio:

Kaspar Beelen is a digital historian, who explores the application of machine learning to humanities research. After obtaining his PhD in History (2014) at the University of Antwerp he worked as postdoctoral fellow at the University of Toronto. As researcher on the Digging into Linked Parliamentary Data (Dilipad) project, he published several papers situated at the interface of data science, political science and history, which explored a wide range of topics, including: the representation of women in Westminster, the evolution of public health discourse, and the use of affect in parliamentary language. In 2016, Kaspar moved to the University of Amsterdam where he first worked as a postdoc at the Informatics Institute, and later became assistant professor in Digital Humanities (Media Studies). Since February 2019, he works at the Alan Turing Institute as research associate for the Living with Machines project.


Registration and fees

  • Registration fee:
    • regular participants: 80 EUR
    • students, co-authors and participants without a paper: free of charge
  • Registration deadline: 31 August 2020

The condition for including the paper in the proceedings is that at least one registration fee is paid for each paper. Students, co-authors and participants without a paper can attend the conference free of charge but must register so that sufficient lecture rooms and coffee breaks can be organized. Free registration includes admission to the conference sessions and coffee breaks.

The registration fee for regular participants includes daily lunches  as well as coffee breaks. Vouchers for the conference dinner may be purchased upon registration. Other participants have the option of buying tickets for daily lunches and/or the conference dinner.

The registration fee will be collected by the Institute of Contemporary History. After the deadline the participants will receive an invoice that will need to be paid by 14 September 2020.

Registration Form

Please fill out the registration form and click the “Pošlji // Submit” button below. Required form fields are marked with asterisks next to the labels. Your personal information will be used strictly for the organisation of the conference and will not be shared with any other persons, organisations or institutions.


Accommodation and travel

  • A list of nearby hostels and hotels is available here
  • Travel and transfer options to Ljubljana are explained here
  • Ljubljana public transport is explained here

Organisation

Organising committee

  • Simon Dobrišek (SDJT, FE)
  • Nataša Frank (INZ)
  • Darja Fišer (CJVT)
  • Jerneja Fridl (DARIAH-SI, ZRC SAZU)
  • Jurij Hadalin (DARIAH-SI, INZ)
  • Katja Meden (CLARIN)
  • Mihael Ojsteršek (DARIAH-SI, INZ)
  • Mojca Šorn (predsednik, DARIAH-SI, INZ)

Programme committee

Steering committee

  • Darja Fišer, Faculty of Arts, University of Ljubljana (CJVT, chair)
  • Simon Dobrišek, Faculty of Electrical Engineering, University of Ljubljana (SDJT)
  • Tomaž Erjavec, Jožef Stefan Institute (CLARIN.SI)
  • Andrej Pančur, Inštitut for contemporary history (DARIAH-SI)
  • Ajda Pretnar, Faculty for computer science and informatics, University of Ljubljana

Members

  • Špela Arhar Holdt, PhD, Faculty of Arts, University of Ljubljana
  • Assoc. Prof. Zoran Bosnić, Faculty of Computer Information Science, University of Ljubljana
  • Asst. Prof. Narvika Bovcon, Faculty of Computer Information Science, University of Ljubljana
  • Asst. Prof. Václav Cvrček, Institute of the Czech National Corpus, Charles University in Prague
  • Assoc. Prof. Simon Dobrišek, Faculty of Electrical Enginnering, University of Ljubljana
  • Asst. Prof. Helena Dobrovoljc, Fran Ramovš Institute of the Slovenian Language, ZRC SAZU
  • Asst. Prof. Darja Fišer, Faculty of Arts, University of Ljubljana and Jožef Stefan Institute (SDJT, chair)
  • Jerneja Fridl, PhD, ZRC SAZU
  • Polona Gantar, PhD, Faculty of Arts, University of Ljubljana
  • Vojko Gorjanc, PhD, Faculty of Arts, University of Ljubljana
  • Jurij Hadalin, PhD, Institute of Contemporary History
  • Asst. Prof. Mario Hibert, Faculty of Arts, University of Sarajevo
  • Prof. Miran Hladnik, Faculty of Arts, University of Ljubljana
  • Prof. Ivo Ipšić, Faculty of Engineering, University of Rijeka
  • Asst. Prof. Mateja Jemec Tomazin, Fran Ramovš Institute of the Slovenian Language, ZRC SAZU
  • Prof. Zdravko Kačič, Faculty of Electrical Engineering and Computer Science, University of Maribor
  • Mojca Kotar, PhD, University of Ljubljana
  • Simon Krek, PhD, Jožef Stefan Institute / Centre for Language Resources and Technologies, University of Ljubljana
  • Prof. Cvetana Krstev, Faculty of Philology, University of Belgrade
  • Asst. Prof. Drago Kunej, Institute of Ethnomusicology, ZRC SAZU
  • Asst. Prof. Nikola Ljubešić, Department of Information and Communication Sciences, Faculty of Humanities and Social Sciences, University of Zagreb
  • Asst. Prof. Nataša Logar, Faculty of Social Sciences, University of Ljubljana
  • Assoc. Prof. Matija Marolt, Faculty of Computer Information Science, University of Ljubljana
  • Prof. France Mihelič, Faculty of Electrical Engineering, University of Ljubljana
  • Asst. Prof. Maja Miličević, Faculty of Philology, University of Belgrade
  • Prof. Dunja Mladenić, Artificial Intelligence Laboratory, Jožef Stefan Institute
  • Asst. Prof. Matija Ogrin, PhD, Institute of Slovene Literature and Literary Sciences, ZRC SAZU
  • Andrej Pančur, PhD, Institute of Contemporary History
  • Assoc. Prof. Karmen Pižorn, Faculty of Education, University of Ljubljana
  • Asst. Prof. Dan Podjed, Institute of Slovenian Ethnology, ZRC SAZU
  • Senja Pollak, PhD, Jožef Stefan Institute
  • Prof. Marko Robnik-Šikonja, Faculty of Computer Information Science, University of Ljubljana
  • Tanja Samardžić, PhD, University of Zurich
  • Miha Seručnik, PhD, Milko Kos Historical Institute, ZRC SAZU
  • Prof. Marko Stabej, Faculty of Arts, University of Ljubljana
  • Mojca Šorn, PhD, Institute of Contemporary History
  • Asst. Prof. Janez Štebe, Faculty of Social Sciences, University of Ljubljana
  • Assoc. Prof. Aleš Vaupotič, Research Centre for Humanities, University of Nova Gorica
  • Prof. Špela Vintar, Faculty of Arts, University of Ljubljana
  • Prof. Jerneja Žganec Gros, Alpineon Ltd., Slovenia