Developments in historical corpus linguistics have taken a similar route as in corpus-based research on present-day languages: from the creation of small reference corpora to increasingly larger databases and from text-only to richly annotated resources. However, historical data have always posed particular challenges for the development of corpus resources, their annotation, and their analysis. Corpus representativeness and balancedness, for instance, has been impaired by the limited availability of texts.
The aim of this workshop is to focus on the challenges that (semi-)automatic retrieval of data from historical corpora pose for the study of grammatical change, specifically in English, German, and Dutch.
In particular, the workshop invites contributions addressing related (but not limited) to the following:
- mapping of different annotation schemes
- evaluation of bottom-up approaches to data retrieval for language change
- issues of precision and recall in historical corpora
We invite researchers to submit an anonymised abstract of 300 words (excluding references) to retrievalSLE2019@gmail.com by November 12, 2018.
More information can be found here.