20 May 2024
Torino, Italy

The 4th PARLA CLARIN Workshop on creating, analysing, and increasing accessibility of Parliamentary Corpora will be held as part of the LREC-COLING 2024 International Conference, at the Lingotto Conference Centre, Torino, Italy, on 20 May 2024.

Parliamentary data is an important source of scholarly and socially relevant content, serving as a verified communication channel between the elected political representatives and members of the society. The development of accessible, comprehensive and well-annotated parliamentary corpora is therefore crucial for the information society, as such corpora help scientists and investigative journalists to ascertain the accuracy of socio-politically relevant information, and to inform the citizens about the trends and insights on the basis of such data explorations. Research-wise, parliamentary corpora are a quintessential resource for a number of disciplines in digital humanities and social sciences, such as political science, sociology, history, and (socio)linguistics. 

This fourth ParlaCLARIN workshop is a continuation of the 20182020 and 2022 editions held at the respective LREC conferences aiming to bring together developers, curators and researchers of regional, national and international parliamentary debates from across diverse disciplines in the Humanities and Social Sciences.

Topics of interest include:

  • Compilation, annotation, visualisation and utilisation of historical or contemporary parliamentary written or audio records
  • Harmonisation of existing multilingual parliamentary resources, containing either synchronic or diachronic data or both
  • Linking or comparing of parliamentary records with other datasets of political discourse such as party manifestos, political speeches, political campaign debates, and social media posts, and to other sources of structured knowledge, such as formal ontologies and LOD datasets (in particular for the description of speakers, political parties, etc.)
  • Enrichment of parliamentary proceedings (with e.g. sentiment annotation, political profiling of speakers etc.) and research using such data
  • Machine translation of parliamentary proceedings and research using such data
  • Argument mining of parliamentary debates

Paper submission deadline: 19 February 2024

More information about the ParlaCLARIN IV Workshop and the submission of papers can be found here.