31st May 2014 (afternoon session): Harpa Conference Center, Reykjavik, Iceland
If you are interested, please contact one of the following for further information.
LRE-Rel2 Organising Committee:
Eric Atwell and Claire Brierley: Computing, University of Leeds, LEEDS, LS2 9JT, UK
Majdi Sawalha and Bassam Hammo: Computer Information Systems, University of Jordan, AMMAN
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.
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 texts;
- 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 texts;
- 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 texts.
19.02.2014 Deadline for paper submissions
I hope to be there presenting on the psalms and their music and how GX-LEAF has been used for rhetorical exploration and analysis.