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Humanist Archives: March 2, 2022, 6:18 a.m. Humanist 35.561 - events: technologies for historical & ancient languages

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        Date: 2022-03-01 10:34:22+00:00
        From: Marinella Testori <>
        Subject: Fwd: [Corpora-List] 2nd CFP: LT4HALA 2022 (co-located with LREC 2022)

[Da: Passarotti Marco Carlo (marco.passarotti) <>]

2nd CFP: Second Workshop on Language Technologies for Historical and
Ancient LAnguages (LT4HALA 2022)

- Website:
- START submission site:
- Place: co-located with LREC 2022, Marseille, France
- Date: 25 June 2022 (post-conference workshop)


LT4HALA 2022 is a one-day workshop that seeks to bring together scholars
who are developing and/or are using Language Technologies (LTs) for
historically attested languages, so to foster cross-fertilization between
the Computational Linguistics community and the areas in the Humanities
dealing with historical linguistic data, e.g. historians, philologists,
linguists, archaeologists and literary scholars. LT4HALA 2022 follows
LT4HALA 2020 that was organized in the context of LREC 2020 (proceedings: Despite the current
availability of large collections of digitized texts written in historical
languages, such interdisciplinary collaboration is still hampered by the
limited availability of annotated linguistic resources for most of the
historical languages. Creating such resources is a challenge and an
obligation for LTs, both to support historical linguistic research with the
most updated technologies and to preserve those precious linguistic data
that survived from past times.

Relevant topics for the workshop include, but are not limited to:

- handling spelling variation;
- detection and correction of OCR errors;
- creation and annotation of digital resources;
- deciphering;
- morphological/syntactic/semantic analysis of textual data;
- adaptation of tools to address diachronic/diatopic/diastratic variation
in texts;
- teaching ancient languages with NLP tools;
- NLP-driven theoretical studies in historical linguistics;
- evaluation of NLP tools.


LT4HALA 2022 will hosts two shared tasks:

- the second edition of EvaLatin, an evaluation campaign entirely devoted
to the evaluation of NLP tools for Latin. The second edition of EvaLatin
will focus on three tasks (i.e. Lemmatization, PoS tagging, and
Morphological Feature Identification), each featuring three sub-tasks (i.e.
Classical, Cross-Genre, Cross-Time).

- the first edition of EvaHan, the first evaluation campaign for the
evaluation of NLP tools for Ancient Chinese. EvaHan first edition has one
task (i.e. a joint task of Word Segmentation and POS Tagging).

Training data for both shared tasks are available on the conference website:

- EvaLatin 2022 training data:

- EvaHan 2022 training data:

Test data will be available on the web pages of the two shared tasks at the
following URLs:

- EvaLatin 2022 test data (available after March 17th):

- EvaHan 2022 test data  (available after March 31st):


For the workshop, we invite papers of different types such as experimental
papers, reproduction papers, resource papers, position papers, survey
papers. Both long and short papers describing original and unpublished work
are welcome. Long papers should deal with substantial completed research
and/or report on the development of new methodologies. They may consist of
up to 8 pages of content plus 2 pages of references. Short papers are
instead appropriate for reporting on works in progress or for describing a
singular tool or project. They may consist of up to 4 pages of content plus
2 pages of references.

We encourage the authors of papers reporting experimental results to make
their results reproducible and the entire process of analysis replicable,
by making the data and the tools they used available. The form of the
presentation may be oral or poster, whereas in the proceedings there is no
difference between the accepted papers. The submission is NOT anonymous.
The LREC official format is requested. Each paper will be reviewed but
three independent reviewers.

As for EvaLatin and EvaHan, participants will be required to submit a
technical report for each task (with all the related sub-tasks) they took
part in. Technical reports will be included in the proceedings as short
papers: the maximum length is 4 pages (excluding references) and they
should follow the LREC official format. Reports will receive a light review
(we will check for the correctness of the format, the exactness of results
and ranking, and overall exposition). All participants will have the
possibility to present their results at the workshop: we will allocate an
oral session and a poster session fully devoted to the shared tasks in the


- 8 April 2022: submission due
- 29 April 2022: reviews due
- 3 May 2022: notifications to authors
- 24 May 2022: camera-ready (PDF) due

- 20 December 2021: training data available
- Evaluation Window I - Task: Lemmatization
- - 17 March 2022: test data available
- - 23 March 2022 system results due to organizers
- Evaluation Window II - Task: PoS tagging
- - 24 March 2022: test data available
- - 30 March 2022: system results due to organizers
- Evaluation Window III - Task: Features tagging
- - 31 March 2022: test data available
- - 6 April 2022: system results due to organizers
- 26 April 2022: reports due to organizers
- 10 May 2022: short report review deadline
- 24 May 2022: camera ready version of reports due to organizers
- 20 December 2021: training data available
- Evaluation Window
- - 31 March 2022: test data available
- - 6 April 2022: system results due to organizers
- 26 April 2022: reports due to organizers
- 10 May 2022: short report review deadline
- 24 May 2022: camera ready version of reports due to organizers

Identify, Describe and Share your LRs!

- Describing your LRs in the LRE Map is now a normal practice in the
submission procedure of LREC (introduced in 2010 and adopted by other
conferences). To continue the efforts initiated at LREC 2014 about “Sharing
LRs” (data, tools, web-services, etc.), authors will have the possibility,
when submitting a paper, to upload LRs in a special LREC repository.  This
effort of sharing LRs, linked to the LRE Map for their description, may
become a new “regular” feature for conferences in our field, thus
contributing to creating a common repository where everyone can deposit and
share data.

- As scientific work requires accurate citations of referenced work so as
to allow the community to understand the whole context and also replicate
the experiments conducted by other researchers, LREC 2022 endorses the need
to uniquely Identify LRs through the use of the International Standard
Language Resource Number (ISLRN,, a Persistent Unique
Identifier to be assigned to each Language Resource. The assignment of
ISLRNs to LRs cited in LREC papers  will be offered at submission time.

Workshop Organizers

Marco Passarotti, Università Cattolica del Sacro Cuore, Milan, Italy
Rachele Sprugnoli, @RSprugnoli, Università Cattolica del Sacro Cuore,
Milan, Italy



Please, write “LT4HALA” or “EvaLatin” in the subject of your e-mail.
For more information on EvaHan, please write to libin.njnu[AT]
writing “EvaHan” in the subject of the e-mail.

Follow @ERC_LiLa and the hashtag #LT4HALA2022 on Twitter for updates.

Prof. Marco C. Passarotti
Computational Linguistics
Index Thomisticus Treebank
ERC Grantee, P.I. LiLa (Grant Agreement No. 769994)
CIRCSE Research Centre

Università Cattolica del Sacro Cuore
Largo Gemelli, 1
20123 Milan, Italy
tel. +39-02-72342380

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