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The 2nd International Workshop on Natural Language Processing for Digital Humanities – NLP4DH 2022

The 2nd Workshop on Natural Language Processing for Digital Humanities (NLP4DH 2022) will be organized remotely with AACL 2022. The proceedings of the workshop will be published in the ACL anthology. The workshop will take place on the 20th of November 2022 online.

The focus of the workshop is on applying natural language processing techniques to digital humanities research. The topics can be anything of digital humanities interest with a natural language processing or generation aspect. A list of suitable topics includes but is not limited to:

  • Text analysis and processing related to humanities using computational methods
  • Thorough error analysis of an NLP system using (digital) humanities methods
  • Dataset creation and curation for NLP (e.g. digitization, digitalization, datafication, and data preservation).
  • Research on cultural heritage collections such as national archives and libraries using NLP
  • NLP for error detection, correction, normalization and denoising data
  • Generation and analysis of literary works such as poetry and novels
  • Analysis and detection of text genres

Paper submission

We solicit original and unpublished work related to digital humanities and natural language processing. Short papers can be up to 4 pages in length and long papers up to 8 pages. Both submission formats can have an unlimited number of pages for references. All submissions must follow the ACL stylesheet (Overleaf template). We don’t accept submissions that consist of an abstract only.

The submissions must be anonymous and they will be peer-reviewed by our program committee. The peer review is double blinded. Please see “Paper submission details” on the main conference website for more information.

Papers must be submitted using SoftConf by the workshop deadline. At least one of the authors of an accepted paper must register for the main conference and present the paper.

Accepted papers (short and long) will be published in the workshop proceedings that will appear in the ACL Anthology. Accepted papers will also be given an additional page to address the reviewers’ comments. The length of a camera ready submission can then be 5 pages for a short paper and 9 for a long paper with an unlimited number of pages for references.

The authors of the accepted papers will be invited to submit an extended version of their workshop paper to a special issue in the Journal of Data Mining & Digital Humanities.

Important dates

  • Paper submission (full and short): August 25, 2022
  • Notification of acceptance: September 25, 2022
  • Camera ready deadline: October 10, 2022
  • Workshop: November 20, 2022


Mika Hämäläinen, Rootroo Ltd and University of Helsinki

Khalid Alnajjar, Rootroo Ltd and University of Helsinki

Thierry Poibeau, École normale supérieure and CNRS

Niko Partanen, University of Helsinki

Jack Rueter, University of Helsinki

You can contact us by email

Program committee

To be updated:

Iana Atanassova, Université de Bourgogne Franche-Comté
Yuri Bizzoni, Aarhus University
Miriam Butt, University of Konstanz
Won Ik Cho, Seoul National University
Quan Duong, University of Helsinki
Hugo Gonçalo Oliveira, University of Coimbra
Kenichi Iwatsuki, ARIKTTA
Heiki-Jaan Kaalep, University of Tartu
Enrique Manjavacas, Leiden University
Matej Martinc, Jozef Stefan Institute
Flammie Pirinen, UiT The Arctic University of Norway
Tyler Shoemaker, University of California, Davis
Liisa Lotta Tarvainen-Li, Acolad
Jörg Tiedemann, University of Helsinki
Jouni Tuominen, Aalto University
Shuo Zhang, Bose Corporation
Emily Öhman, Waseda University
Frederik Arnold, Humboldt-Universität zu Berlin
Nicolas Gutehrlé, Université de Bourgogne Franche-Comté
Thibault Clérice, Université PSL
Aynat Rubinstein, The Hebrew University of Jerusalem
Lama Alqazlan, University of Warwick
Gechuan Zhang, University College Dublin
Moshe Stekel, Ariel University
Alejandro Sierra-Múnera, University of Potsdam
Avinash Tulasi, IIIT Delhi