DH-CASE II: Collaborative Annotations in Shared Environments: metadata, tools and techniques in the Digital Humanities, will be held in conjunction with the DocEng 2014 conference.
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We invite submissions for DH-CASE II: Collaborative Annotations in Shared Environments: metadata, tools and techniques in the Digital Humanities, to be held in conjunction
with the ACM Document Engineering 2014 conference.
Digital Humanities is rapidly becoming a central part of humanities research, drawing upon tools and approaches from Computer Science, Information Organization, and
Document Engineering to address the challenges of analyzing and annotating the growing number and range of corpora that support humanist scholarship
== Focus of workshop
From cuneiform tablets, ancient scrolls, and papyri, to contemporary letters, books, and manuscripts, corpora of interest to humanities scholars span the world’s cultures
and historic range. More and more documents are being transliterated, digitized, and made available for study with digital tools. Scholarship ranges from translation to
interpretation, from syntactic analysis to multi-corpus synthesis of patterns and ideas. Underlying much of humanities scholarship is the activity of annotation. Annotation of the “aboutness” of documents and entities ranges from linguistic markup,to structural and semantic relations, to subjective commentary; annotation of “activity”
around documents and entities includes scholarly workflows, analytic processes, and patterns of influence among a community of scholars. Sharable annotations and collaborative environments support scholarly discourse, facilitating traditional practices and enabling new ones.
The focus of this workshop is on the tools and environments that support annotation, broadly defined, including modeling, authoring, analysis, publication and sharing. We will explore shared challenges and differing approaches, seeking to identify emerging best practices, as well as those approaches that may have potential for wider application or influence.
We invite contributions related to the intersection of theory, design, and implementation, emphasizing a “big-picture” view of architectural, modeling and integration approaches in digital humanities. Submissions are encouraged that discuss data and tool reuse, and that explore what the most successful levels are for reusing the products of a digital humanities project (complete systems? APIs? plugins/modules? data models?). Submissions discussing an individual project should focus on these larger questions, rather than primarily reporting on the project’s activities. This workshop is a forum in which to consider the connections and influences between DH annotation tools and environments, and the tools and models used in other domains, that may provide new approaches to the challenges we face. It is also a locus for the discussion of emerging standards and practices such as OAC (Open Annotation Collaboration) and Linked Open Data in Libraries, Archives, and Museums (LODLAM).
== Submission procedures
Papers should be submitted at www.easychair.org/conferences/?conf=dhcase2014. An abstract of up to 400 words must be submitted by June 1st, and the deadline for full papers (6 to 8 pages) is June 8, 2014. Submissions will be reviewed by the program committee and selected external reviewers. Papers must follow the ACM SIG Proceedings format.
Up to three papers of exceptional quality/impact will be invited to submit an extended abstract (2-4 pages) for inclusion in the DocEng 2014 conference proceedings.
== Key dates:
June 1 Abstracts due (400 words max)
June 8 Full workshop papers due
June 30 Notification of acceptance to workshop. Up to 3 papers may be invited
to submit extended abstracts
Sept. 16 Workshop
We look forward to seeing you in Ft. Collins!
Workshop Organizers: Patrick Schmitz, Laurie Pearce, Quinn Dombrowski