Appel: LRE-Rel2 Religious Text Analytics Workshop, LREC 2014

Thierry Hamon hamon at LIMSI.FR
Sat Feb 8 10:49:09 UTC 2014

Date: Wed, 5 Feb 2014 15:06:58 +0000 (GMT)
From: Eric Atwell <E.S.Atwell at>
Message-ID: <alpine.LRH.2.11.1402051443430.7962 at>

2nd Workshop on Language Resources and Evaluation for Religious Texts 
(LRE-Rel2) 31st May 2014 (afternoon session) 
Harpa Conference Center, Reykjavik, Iceland

Second Call for Papers, deadline: 19.02.2014

After a successful launch at LREC 2012, we are organising a second
workshop on Language Resources and Evaluation for Religious Texts hosted
by LREC 2014 in Reykjavik, Iceland. This is an inclusive workshop title,
aimed at researchers with a generic interest in religious texts to raise
awareness of different perspectives and practices, and to identify some
common themes.  Our first workshop attracted a range of scholarship,
particularly on Arabic and Islamic Studies, and this year we are keen to
extend this range to canonical texts from other languages and religions
- Christian, Jewish, Sikh, Buddhist, and other - and, given the
Icelandic venue, to iconic texts from historical religions such as The
Prose Edda of Norse mythology.  We are also keen to foster inter-faith
corpus studies, tracing similarities as well as differences in religious
texts, where this genre includes: the faith-defining religious canon;
authoritative interpretations and commentary; sermons, liturgy, prayers,
poetry, and lyrics.

Workshop Attendance:

Prospective authors should note that attendance at the workshop is
necessary for their paper to be published in the workshop proceedings,
though for papers with multiple authors, only one author will be
required to attend.  Therefore, prospective authors are strongly
encouraged to check the LREC website and other sources for information
on visa restrictions, and likely travel and hotel costs.

Workshop Topics:

Submissions are invited for (but not limited to) the following topics:

- measuring semantic relatedness between multiple religious texts and
  corpora from different religions;
- analysis of ceremonial, liturgical, and ritual speech; recitation
  styles; speech decorum; discourse analysis for religious texts;
- formulaic language and multi-word expressions in religious texts;
- suitability of modal and other logic types for knowledge
  representation and inference in religious texts;
- issues in, and evaluation of, machine translation in religious texts;
- text-mining, stylometry, and authorship attribution for religious
- corpus query languages and tools for exploring religious corpora;
- dictionaries, thesaurai, Wordnet, and ontologies for religious texts;
- (new) corpora and rich and novel annotation schemes for religious
- annotation and analysis of religious metaphor;
- genre analysis for religious texts;
- application in other disciplines (e.g. theology, classics, philosophy,
  literature) of computer-mediated methods for analysing religious

Important Dates:

19.02.2014  Deadline for paper submissions
05.03.2014  Notification of acceptance
21.03.2014  Camera-ready copies due from authors
06.04.2014  LREC deadline for camera-ready copy of Workshop Proceedings
31.05.2014  LRE-Rel2 Workshop (afternoon session)

Submission of Papers:

Please submit your papers via the LRE-Rel2 submission page in LREC's
START Manager. The URL for this is: Authors should submit a full
paper, not an abstract.  They should also follow LREC guidelines for
length of papers, and are advised to use the LREC template for paper
submissions. This template will be published by LREC in due course. In
the meantime, authors can use the LREC 2012 template:

Request from LREC Organisers:

"...When submitting a paper from the START page, authors will be asked
to provide essential information about resources (in a broad sense,
i.e. also technologies, standards, evaluation kits, etc.) that have been
used for the work described in the paper or are a new result of your
research. Moreover, ELRA encourages all LREC authors to share the
described LRs (data, tools, services, etc.), to enable their reuse,
replicability of experiments, including evaluation ones, etc..."

LRE-Rel2 Organising Committee:

Eric Atwell and Claire Brierley: 
Computing, University of Leeds, LEEDS, LS2 9JT, UK
E.S.Atwell at; C.Brierley at
Majdi Sawalha and Bassam Hammo: 
Computer Information Systems, University of Jordan, AMMAN 11942, Jordan
sawalha.majdi at;

LRE-Rel2 Programme Committee (provisional):

Eric Atwell, School of Computing, University of Leeds, UK
Claire Brierley, School of Computing, University of Leeds, UK
Majdi Sawalha, Computer Information Systems, University of Jordan, Jordan
Bassam Hammo, Computer Information Systems, University of Jordan, Jordan
Sane Yagi, Department of Linguistics, University of Jordan, Jordan
Dag Haug, Department of Philosophy, History of Art and Ideas, University of Oslo, Norway
Moshe Koppel, Department of Computer Science, Bar-Ilan University, Israel
Nils Reiter: Department of Computational Linguistics, Heidelberg University, Germany
Andrew Wilson, Department of Linguistics and English Language, University of Lancaster, UK
Claudia Resch, Institute for Corpus Linguistics and Text Technology, Austrian Academy of Sciences, Austria
Nadeem Obaid, Computer Information Systems, University of Jordan, Jordan
Muhammad A.M. Abushariah, Computer Information Systems, University of Jordan, Jordan
Mortaza Rezaee, Islamic College, London, UK
Janet Watson, Arabic and Middle Eastern Studies, and Linguistics and Phonetics, University of Leeds, UK
John Lee, Halliday Centre for Intelligent Applications of Language Studies, City University of Hong Kong, (HK)
Mohamed Menacer, Taibah University, Saudi Arabia
Deryle Lonsdale, Department of Linguistics and English Language, Brigham Young University, US
Bob MacDonald, Research and Development, Anthony Macauley Associates, Canada
Kais Dukes, School of Computing, University of Leeds, UK
Aida Mustapha, Department of Computer Science and Information Technology, Putra University, Malaysia
Liviu Dinu, Centre for Computational Linguistics, University of Bucharest, Romania
Behrooz Minaei, School of Computer Engineering, Iran University of Science and Technology, Iran
Gurpreet Singh, Centre for Language and Communication Studies, Trinity College Dublin, Ireland
Azzeddine Mazroui, Mathematics and Computer Science, Mohammed 1st University, Morocco

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