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Category:   E-CFP
Subject:   CFP: Advanced Language Technologies for Digital Libraries (ALT4DL)
Email:   ilya_(on)_disi.unitn.it
Date received:   01 Jul 2010
Deadline:   22 Jul 2010

(Apologies for cross-posting) ADVANCED LANGUAGE TECHNOLOGIES FOR DIGITAL LIBRARIES (ALT4DL) http://disi.unitn.it/~alt4dl/ CALL FOR PAPERS --------------- We invite authors to submit papers for a volume on Advanced Language Technologies for Digital Libraries to be published in the Springer's Lecture Notes on Computer Science (LNCS) Hot Topic subline [1]. The volume aims at presenting how state-of-the art Language Technologies are applied to the challenges faced by Digital Libraries together with providing a introductory grounding to the underlying fields. Hence, it will promote this emerging research area and disseminate its results whilst motivating the non-expert reader. It originates from two workshops, NLP4DL and AT4DL held in Viareggio and Trento, respectively, in 2009, but it is open also to contributions that were not presented at that time. We aim at gathering contributions both from the Library and the Computer Science community. DEADLINES --------- - Abstract submission Deadline: 22nd July, 2010 - Full paper submission Deadline: 15th September, 2010 - Notification Deadline: 10th November, 2010 - Camera Ready Deadlines: 10th December, 2010 BACKGROUND ---------- The fast growth of digital material is challenging for research in many disciplines, and in particular, for natural language technologies. Multilingual aspects pose particular difficulties regarding a wide spectrum of problems: from extracting text from images, to developing usable search engines for accessing this digital library content. The EU has funded many projects to bring forward research in this field and to facilitate end-user access to cultural and scientific heritage. Therefore, it is time to bring together recent research results and to give both researchers and practitioners a comprehensive view on this evolving area. We are interested in highlighting the role of Language Technologies in enhancing document image processing and in accessing and searching digital libraries in general. Today much of our Cultural Heritage have been digitised by scanning books and other kinds of documents, but their printed text needs to be extracted via document image processing techniques in order for the content to be accessible, searchable, and analysable. Language Technologies can also play a crucial role in accessing and searching digital libraries that do not contain the scanned table of contents, abstracts or books, but simply provide metadata records describing their physical collections. Despite mass-digitisation efforts, this 'legacy metadata' is still predominant in library catalogues. To this end, nowadays cutting edge Language Technologies need to be fine-tuned to work on such well structured but limited data. Libraries across the globe are keen to provide subject-based access to their digital library collections via the linked data cloud. With each library indexing their digital libraries in their local language, the true value of this data is yet to be achieved. Web 2.0 brings particular challenges for digital libraries as increasingly multilingual user generated content, such as annotations and tags, are created. Not forgetting that all this needs to be done on mobile devices, which need to be optimised for the multilingual society in which we live in. All the Cross Language tasks, such Named Entity Disambiguation, Cross-Language Image Retrieval, Word Sense Disambiguation, etc. need to be harnessed to help users navigate the multilingual digital library world. In a nutshell, it is the aim of this volume to present the current issues related to the multilingual aspects encountered when searching and navigating through digital libraries, and more generally, through e-repositories. TOPICS ------- Against this background, we are particularly interested in the application of Language Technologies to the following topics: - Access and Search (in Digital Libraries) - Social Web (and Digital Libraries) - Innovative Applications (of Digital Libraries) - Cross Language Processing (in Digital Libraries) - Document Image Processing (in Digital Libraries) - Metadata processing (in Digital Libraries) - Mobile technologies and Digital Libraries INSTRUCTIONS TO THE AUTHORS --------------------------- Both Abstracts and Full Papers should be submitted electronically via the EasyChair System [2]. The only accepted format both for submitted abstracts and full papers is Adobe PDF. The PDF file must be uploaded to the system by the submission deadlines. Each abstracts may consist of up to one (1) page. Each full paper may consist of up to twenty (20) pages. Full paper submissions should be made following the Author's Instructions for Lecture Notes in Computer Science (LNCS) [3]. EDITORS ------- - Raffaella Bernardi, Free University of Bozen-Bolzano, Italy - Sally Chambers, European Library, the Netherlands - Bjoern Gottfried, University of Bremen, Germany - Frederique Segond, Xerox, France - Ilya Zaihrayeu, University of Trento, Italy PUBLICATION ----------- Papers will be published in a volume of the LNCS Hot Topic subline which is expected to be available in February 2011. EDITORIAL COMMITTEE ------------------- - Galja Angelova, Bulgarian Academy of Sciences, Bulgaria - Pushpak Bhattacharyya, Indian Institute of Technology, India - Nicola Ferro, University of Padova, Italy - Fausto Giunchiglia, University of Trento, Italy - Stefan Gradmann, Europeana, Humboldt-Universitat zu Berlin, Germany - Udo Kruschwitz, Essex University, UK - Andreas Lattner, University of Frankfurt, Germany - Mikolaj Leszczuk, AGH Krakow, Poland - Stefan Pletschacher, University of Salford, UK - Viiam Simko, CIANT, Prague, Czech Republic - Junichi Tsujii, University of Tokyo, Japan LINKS ----- [1] Springer's Lecture Notes on Computer Science (LNCS) Hot Topic subline, http://www.springer.com/computer/lncs?SGWID=0-164-12-72945-0 [2] EasyChair System, http://www.easychair.org/conferences/?conf=alt4dl [3] Author's Instructions for Lecture Notes in Computer Science (LNCS), http://www.springer.com/computer/lncs?SGWID=0-164-6-793341-0 First Natural Language Processing for Digital Libraries (NLP4DL) Workshop, Viareggio, Italy (June 15, 2009), http://www.cacaoproject.eu/natural-language-processing/ Workshop on Advanced Technologies for Digital Libraries 2009 (AT4DL 2009), Trento, Italy (September 8, 2009), http://www.cacaoproject.eu/at4dl/ CONTACT ------- To receive further information please email to alt4dl_(at)_disi.unitn.it _______________________________________________ Elsnet-list mailing list Elsnet-list_(at)_mailman.let.uu.nl http://mailman.elsnet.org/mailman/listinfo/elsnet-list

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