SIG:CMC/Technical Meeting on CMC at DARIAH VCC 2014
This page is part of the wiki space of the TEI-SIG “Computer-mediated communication".
This pages describes the goal and tentative program for a community session/technical meeting on issues related with the modeling of CMC corpora organized by members of the CMC-SIG at the 4th DARIAH-EU VCC meeting 2014 in Rome.
Date: September 17-18, 2014
Location: Rome, Villa Mirafiori
Main page of the CMC-SIG in this wiki: SIG:Computer-Mediated Communication
TEI CMC: Models and tools for structuring & annotating corpora of social media / computer-mediated communication
Corpora of computer-mediated communication (CMC) are a desideratum for many scholars in the humanities who are interested in doing empirical research of language use and of emerging communicative genres on the Internet and in social media applications. Important steps for building such corpora and for representing them in an interoperable way are:
Researchers at a European level are already aware that many of the challenges in building CMC corpora in the humanities are the same for every language; therefore CMC corpus projects for different languages can benefit from sharing knowledge and experience with each other and from facing the challenges as a joint task. Since 2013, a group of corpus projects from France, Germany, bItaly and the Netherlands has started to exchange expertise and experience in building CMC corpora (= the network "Building and annotating CMC corpora", https://wiki.itmc.tu-dortmund.de/cmc/) and to jointly work on a proposal for an extension to the TEI standard which is adapted to the particularities of a broad range of CMC genres (= the TEI special interest group on CMC, http://www.tei-c.org/Activities/SIG/). The DARIAH technical meeting will gather a restricted number of researchers, coming from different European countries, involved in projects aiming at building, structuring, annotating and analyzing CMC corpora - including:
The expected outcomes of the meeting are, amongst others:
PROGRAM AND SLIDES
Pt. I: "Lightning talks" session (Wednesday, September 17)
Pt. II: Community Session (Thursday, September 18)
Pt. III: Round table: further work on standards and joint scientific activities (Thursday, September 18)