CILCC 2020: An Overview of Language Technologies and Digital Humanities

Medellin | 29-31 July 2020

Computational and corpus linguistics (LCC, in Spanish) has been booming and developing in Spanish-speaking countries, particularly in Colombia. Just in the past three years two important congresses were held in Colombia: the first in the city of Bogotá in 2017, by the Caro y Cuervo Institute; and the second, in 2018, by the University of Medellin; these congresses were preceded by the First Colombian Colloquium of Computational and Corpus Linguistics held in 2016, Universidad del Valle. On these occasions we had the opportunity to meet and discuss this topic with colleagues from Latin American countries and Spain and, in addition, there was the participation of experts from the Anglophone world.
For the year 2020, we propose, in addition to the LCC, that the event also be opened to the field of Digital Humanities, since for this occasion we will have the collaboration of the University of Groningen
and its Faculty of Arts. That is why, from the University of Antioquia and its faculties of Communications, Engineering and the School of Languages and the University of Groningen, we are very cordially inviting you to send papers that take up one or more of the following topics:

Computational Linguistics and Natural Language Processing
Automatic translation
Systems modeling for natural language processing
Computer assisted Language Learning
Systems for automatic corpus tagging
Systems for speech recognition and generation

Corpus Linguistics
Online Corpora for the study of human language
Constitution of oral or written corpus
Linguistic statistics from corpus

Knowledge Management and Artificial Intelligence
Knowledge management
Information extraction
Sentiment Analysis

Digital Humanities
Computer science applied to the study of historical heritage
Computer science applied to the arts and humanities
Corpus linguistics and literature
Computational linguistics and digital humanities
Digital literacies

Demonstration of computer systems, prototypes and devices for Natural Language
Processing, corpus analysis and Digital Humanities

This list is not exhaustive, so we invite you to send papers that are related to any of the event’s five main topics.


Submission of abstracts
The proposal should be sent in summary form in Spanish or English, and should not exceed three pages (including bibliography).
In addition, we will invite you to submit a chapter for publication in an international publishing company, which may be in Spanish or English.
An address will be made available for submitting the abstracts on the or Easychair platform.

Important dates
Submission of abstracts: March 12, 2020.
Acceptance notification: April 13, 2020.
Registration with reduced payment: Until June 30, 2020.
Full rate registrations: As of July 1, 2020.
Event date: July 29-31, 2020.

Universidad de Antioquia, Medellin university campus (Colombia).


Jorge M. Molina Mejía (Universidad de Antioquia, Colombia), Pablo Valdivia Martin (University of Groningen, Netherlands)

Ana M. Agudelo Ochoa (Universidad de Antioquia, Colombia), Bell Manrique Losada (Universidad de Medellín, Colombia), Didier Schwab (Université Grenoble Alpes, France), Diego A. Burgos (Wake Forest University, U.S.A), Fabio A. González Osorio (Universidad Nacional, Colombia), Fernán A. Villa Garzón
(Universidad Nacional, Colombia), Gabriel A. Quiroz Herrera (Universidad de Antioquia, Colombia), George E. Dueñas Luna (Universidad Nacional, Colombia), Georges Antoniadis (Université Grenoble Alpes, France), Jerid Francom (Wake Forest University, U.S.A), Juan R. Orozco Arroyave (Universidad de Antioquia, Colombia), Julio A. Bernal Chávez (Instituto Caro y Cuervo, Colombia), Lirian A. Ciro
(Universidad del Valle, Colombia), Malvina Nissim (University of Groningen, Netherlands), María E. Guapacha Chamorro (University of Auckland, New Zealand), Sergio Jiménez Vargas (Instituto Caro y Cuervo, Colombia), Sonia Ordoñez (Universidad Distrital F. J. C., Colombia).


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