CFP: 5th Conference “Computer-Mediated Communication and Social Media Corpora for the Humanities” CMC-Corpora 2017 | Eurac Research, Bolzano, Italy

Deadline for Submissions: June 21st, 2017

The 5th conference CMC and Social Media Corpora for the Humanities will focus on the collection, analysis and processing of mono and multimodal, synchronous and asynchronous communications. The focus will encompass different CMC genres. These include, but are not limited to, discussion forums, blogs, newsgroups, emails, SMS and WhatsApp, text chats, wiki discussions, social network exchanges (such as Facebook, Twitter, Linkedin), discussions in multimodal and/or 3D environments (virtual worlds, gaming worlds).

Topics of interest: 1. Development of CMC corpora ● Building CMC corpora: from data collection to publication ● Open data for research on CMC: questions of ethics and rights ● Annotation of CMC genres: representation of CMC genres, annotation of linguistic phenomena, metadata ● Multimodal corpora 2. Analysis of CMC corpora ● Sociolinguistic studies of CMC ● Discourse analysis of CMC ● Linguistic characteristics of CMC ● Multimodal aspects of CMC ● Language in contact and code-switching in CMC ● CMC in language learning & teaching 3. Natural Language Processing of CMC ● Normalization ● PoS Tagging ● Lemmatization ● Syntactic parsing ● Named-entity recognition.

Please submit your paper via the online conference system. Paper presentations will consist of a 20 minute talk followed by 10 minutes for questions and discussion. Contact: Eurac Research [].

Event: October 3-4th, 2017