Proceedings of the 4th Conference on CMC and Social Media Corpora for the Humanities


This volume presents the proceedings of the 4th edition of the Conference on CMC and Social Media Corpora for the Humanities (cmc-corpora2016) which was held on September 27–28 at the University of Ljubljana, Slovenia. The conference series ( is dedicated to the collection, organization, annotation, processing, analysis and sharing of data and corpora from computer-mediated communication (CMC) and social media genres for research purposes. The genres of interest to the cmc-corpora conference community include e-mail, chats, forums, newsgroups, blogs, news comments, wiki discussions, SMS and mobile messaging applications (WhatsApp, etc.), interactions on social network sites (Facebook, Twitter etc.), on YouTube and in multimodal online environments. The conference brings together research questions from linguistics, philology, communication sciences, media and social sciences with methods, tools and infrastructures from the fields of corpus and computational linguistics, natural language processing, text technology and digital humanities. The focus of the conferences is on

  • language-centered research using computational methods and tools for the empirical analysis of CMC and social media phenomena,
  • approaches towards automatic processing and annotation of CMC and social media data,
  • corpus-linguistic research on collecting, processing, representing and providing CMC and social media corpora on the basis of standards in the field of digital humanities.

Ljubljana University Press, Faculty of Arts