Call for Papers, Language Resources & Evaluation

Deadline for submission is 31 October 2017

Paper submissions are invited for a special issue of the journal Language Resources and Evaluation. The special issue will focus on the use of language technology for digital humanities and will have the title: Language Technology for Digital Humanities.


Original contributions are invited on completed work, not published before and not under consideration for publication elsewhere. Specific topics include, but are not limited to:

  • Case studies of using language technology and/or language resources with the goal of finding new answers to existing research questions in a particular humanities discipline or addressing entirely new research questions
  • Case studies of expanding the functionality of existing language processing tools in order to be able to address research questions in digital humanities
  • The design of new language processing tools as well as annotation tools for spoken and written language, showcasing their use in digital humanities research
  • Domain adaption of rule-based, statistical, or machine-learning models for language processing tools in digital humanities research
  • Challenges posed for language processing tools when used on diachronic data, language variation data, or literary texts
  • Showcasing the use of language processing tools in humanities disciplines such as anthropology, gender studies, history, literary studies, philosophy, political science, and theology

Submission process

Accepted papers will have a length of 20-30 pages, excluding references.

Authors are advised to use the online manuscript submission for the journal. Make sure to select the special issue when asked to provide the article type. More information, including formatting instructions for authors can be found on the journal’s webpage

Authors are requested to send a brief email to the guest editors ( indicating their intention to participate as soon as possible, including their contact information and the topic they intend to address in their submission. Questions regarding the special issue should be sent to the same address.

  •  Submission deadline: 31 October 2017
  • Author notification of acceptance: 15 January 2018


  • Erhard Hinrichs, University of Tübingen
  • Marie Hinrichs, University of Tübingen
  • Sandra Kübler, Indiana University
  • Thorsten Trippel, University of Tübingen