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AISB event Bulletin Item

1st CALL FOR PAPERS: Computational Linguistics for Literature, 13-14 June 2013, Atlanta GA (U.S.A.)

Co-located with NAACL-HLT 2013

The amount of literary material available on-line keeps growing rapidly: there 
are machine-readable texts from libraries, collections and e-book stores, as 
well as "live" literature such as e-zines, blogs or self-published e-books. We 
need tools to help navigate, visualize and better appreciate the high volume of 
available literature.

We invite papers on applying state-of-the art NLP methods to literary data. 
What characteristics of literature make it special? Is it, indeed, a unique 
type of language data? How should we adapt our tools to find meaning in 
literary text? What lessons from automatic processing of literature could apply 
to other types of data?

Position papers are welcome, too.

Topics of interest (suitably related topics are welcome):

- the needs of the readers and how those needs translate into meaningful NLP 
- searching for literature;
- recommendation systems for literature;
- computational modelling of narratives, computational narratology;
- summarization of literature;
- finding similar books;
- differences between literature and other genres as relevant to computational 
- discourse structure in literature;
- emotion analysis for literature;
- profiling and authorship attribution;
- identification and analysis of literature genres;
- building and analyzing social networks of characters;
- generation of literary narrative, dialogue or poetry

All information, including our excellent program committee, announcements and 
updates, sits at: