Parliamentary data is a major source of socially relevant content. It is available in ever larger quantities, is multilingual, accompanied by rich metadata, and has the distinguishing characteristic that it is spoken language produced in controlled circumstances which has traditionally been transcribed but is now increasingly released also in audio and video formats. All these factors require solutions related to structuring, synchronization, visualization, querying and analysis of parliamentary corpora. Furthermore, approaches to the exploitation of parliamentary corpora to their full extent also have to take into account the needs of researchers from vastly different Humanities and Social Sciences fields, such as political sciences, sociology, history, and psychology.
The ParlaCLARIN Workshop II aims to bring together developers, curators and researchers of regional, national and international parliamentary debates that are suitable for research in disciplines in the Humanities and Social Sciences.
Topics of interest include:
- Creation and annotation of parliamentary data in textual and/or spoken format
- Annotation standards and best practices for parliamentary corpora
- Accessibility, querying and visualisation of parliamentary data
- Text analytics, semantic processing and linking of parliamentary and other datasets of political language data
- Parliamentary corpora and multilinguality
- Studies based on parliamentary corpora
- Studies comparing parliamentary corpora with other types of political discourse
The 2020 ParlaCLARIN Workshop will be held in Marseille (France), as part of the 12th edition of the Language Resources and Evaluation Conference (LREC2020).
Paper submission deadline: 14 February 2020
More information about the ParlaCLARIN II Workshop (LREC2020) and the submission of papers can be found here.