Call for Papers

We invite submissions to the second biennial conference on Language, Data and Knowledge (LDK 2019), which will be held in Leipzig, Germany in May 2019. This conference aims at bringing together researchers from across disciplines concerned with the acquisition, curation and use of language data in the context of data science and knowledge-based applications. This builds upon the success of the inaugural event held in Galway, Ireland in 2017.

Paper submission

We welcome submission of relevance to the topics listed below. Submissions can be in the form of long research papers, short research papers, or short scientific abstracts on use cases or position papers.

Submission is double-blind and hence all submissions should be suitably anonymized by omitting author names in the header and citing previous own work in the third person (not “as we showed in …” but “as Smith (2017) showed …”).

Papers should be submitted to EasyChair at the following address:


Language Data
  • Language data construction and acquisition
  • Language data annotation
  • Crowdsourcing of language data
  • Metadata about language data
  • Multilingual, multimedia and multimodal language data
  • Language data portals
  • Evaluation, provenance and quality of language data
  • Usability, validation and visualization of language data
  • Language data management and storage
  • Organizational and infrastructural management of language data
  • Standards and interoperability of language data
  • Legal aspects of publishing language data
  • Typological databases
  • Under-resourced languages
Knowledge Graphs
  • Ontologies, terminology, wordnets and lexical resources
  • Information and knowledge extraction (taxonomy extraction, ontology learning)
  • Data, information and knowledge integration across languages
  • (Cross-lingual) Ontology Alignment
  • Semantic text similarity
  • Entity linking and relatedness
  • Linked Data profiling
  • Linguistic Linked Data
  • Multilingual Linked Data and multilingual Web of Data
  • Knowledge representation and reasoning on the Multilingual Semantic Web
Applications in NLP
  • Question answering and semantic search
  • Text analytics on Big Data
  • Text analytics for Internet of Things
  • Semantic content management
  • Computer-aided Language Learning
  • Multilingual Internet of Things
  • Natural language interfaces to (big) data
Use Cases in Digital Humanities, Social Sciences, BioNLP
  • Applications in Digital Humanities such as distant reading
  • Analysis, enrichment of text archives
  • Text mining for Social Science research
  • Text mining from biomedical literature
  • Humanities research enabled by digital approaches: digital arts, architecture, music, film, theatre, new media, digital games and cyberculture
  • Digital media, digitisation, curation of digital objects
  • Geo-humanities, spatial analysis and applications of GIS for Humanities research
  • Visualisation

Important Dates

11 January 2019 Paper submission deadline
1 March 2019 Notification
20 March 2019 Camera-ready submission deadline
20 May 2019 Pre-conference events
21-22 May 2019 Conference

All deadlines refer to anywhere-on-earth time.