Third Workshop on Digital Humanities and Natural Language Processing


Digital humanities (DH) stand at the intersection of computing and the humanities, involving collaborative transdisciplinary research. While current DH practice already shows an impressive array of new digital tools and methods for the study of the humanities, we believe that natural language processing techniques and experience can significantly enhance the field, while DH can also bring new testbeds and problems for the NLP community. 

The 3rd DHanNLP workshop, co-located with PROPOR, brings together researchers of both research traditions (humanities and computational linguists), with interests in multi- and cross-lingual approaches, and also those with interests in Portuguese language variants and dialects (including the language varieties of Portugal, Brazil, Cape Verde, Guinea-Bissau, Mozambique, Angola, São Tomé, Macau or Galiza). We expect papers stemming from humanities that deal with language, such as philosophy, history, geography, law, philology, linguistics, or literature, and that can benefit from a digital approach or enhanced with computational linguistics methods or techniques, be it by using large sets of (written or spoken) textual data or by developing applications for an increasingly digital world. Also expected are papers that describe and evaluate the use of well-known techniques in new DH applications.

The workshop accepts contributions on methods useful for DH research, or applications using them, including  but not limited to:

We also welcome papers that use “traditional” DH tools or techniques, such as topic modelling, and papers that use standard NLP tools that were already applied in different DH contexts, such as named entity recognition, document clustering and classification, sentiment analysis, dialect/language identification and linked data.

Finally, we are especially interested in approaches that deal with historical material, involving not only historical linguistics but historical lexicology, corpus processing and their multilingual analysis.

Important dates:

(NEW) 23 Jan  2024 – anonymous paper submission (23:59 GMT)

19 Feb 2024 – results notification (acceptance or rejection)

25 Feb 2024 – camera-ready submission

12th March 2024 – 3rd DHandNLP is a one-day workshop during PROPOR

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