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Donnerstag, 14.05.2020 bis Montag, 18.05.2020



09:00 - 19:00 Uhr
Sowi, Universität Innsbruck, Universitätsstraße 15, 6020 Innsbruck

Anmeldung ist erforderlich; Anmeldung beim Veranstalter bis 15.03.20

Eintritt / Kosten: EUR 30


Keynote: Arthur Spirling

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COMPTEXT is an international community of quantitative text analysis scholars in political science, international relations and beyond. COMPTEXT is a legacy project of the 2018 POLTEXT Conference in Budapest (organized by Miklós Sebők) and the 2019 POLTEXT Conference in Tokyo (organized by Kohei Watanabe, Lisa Lechner and Miklós Sebők - for more information, see our official website at: http://www.comptextconference.org/). From 2020 the project continues on a new name, one that better reflects our approach.

We are seeking submissions that

  • Address the complexity of research problems at the intersection of social sciences (particularly political science and international relations) and information technology
  • Use computational methods in analyzing textual sources
  • Adhere to a comparative approach to solving these problems, such as multi-lingual comparative analysis

We strongly encourage all scholars who employ quantitative text analysis methods to submit abstracts for presentation at the conference, but priority will be given to proposals which are relevant to one or more of the abovementioned focus points. We accept both substantive and methodological papers for presentation: substantive papers may be on any studies in social sciences or humanities that utilize quantitative text analysis; methodological papers may cover, but are not restricted to, word embeddings, topic models, different machine learning approaches, or sentiment analysis. This year's conference theme is "Word Embeddings" and we are honored to host Arthur Spirling as keynote speaker.

COMPTEXT conferences embrace interdisciplinary and diversity of participants, and we encourage PhD students and early career researchers to submit.

In keeping with our tradition, on 14 May, 2020 a tutorial day will be held for registered participants for a registration fee of EUR 30. Courses will be offered for both beginner and advanced level participants.

Submission of Paper Proposals:

Proposals, along with an abstract of 250 words and a few substantive and methods-related keywords, should be submitted via the submission form by 15 January 2020.

Notifications of acceptance are due by 15 February 2020. The registration deadline is 15 March 2020. Full-length papers must be uploaded by 7 May 2020.

The Organizing Committee consists of:
  • Lisa Lechner (University of Innsbruck - lead organizer)
  • James Cross (University College Dublin)
  • Olga Eisele (University of Vienna)
  • Christoph Ivanusch (University of Innsbruck)
  • Fabienne Lind (University of Vienna)
  • Miklós Sebők (Centre for Social Sciences, Budapest)
  • Thomas Walli (University of Innsbruck)
  • Kohei Watanabe (University of Innsbruck)

For more information, please visit our website: http://www.comptextconference.org
Questions related to Innsbruck 2020 should be directed to innsbruck@comptextconference.org
In case you have any questions with regards to the COMPTEXT project please contact us via info@comptextconference.org

Please note that you receive this because you submitted a proposal at one of the previous two POLTEXT (now: COMPTEXT) conferences.
We will only contact you this one time via email.

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