CLARIN-D Blog

ESU Erfahrungsbericht: Stipendiatin Viviana Pezzullo

My name is Viviana Pezzullo and I am one of the participants of the European Summer University in Digital Humanties, recipient of the CLARIN-D Fellowship. I would love to publicly thank CLARIN-D for having given me the opportunity to take part in such an amazing experience that has allowed me to improve my project and to meet young scholars from all over the world.

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ESU Erfahrungsbericht: Stipendiatin Cecília Magalhães

SHORT TEXT, GREAT EXPERIENCE:
a two-week story about ESU in Digital Humanities in Leipzig University

By Cecília Magalhães - August 3th, 2018. 

The city of Leipzig was, in the two last weeks of July, the perfect stage for productive academic practices, concerning the Digital Humanities field. In this period, the "European Summer School in Digital Humanities", hosted by the University of Leipzig, offered a variety of workshops with distinct approaches, about textual and data analysis, XLM-TEI schemas, Data visualisation and so on. Further, the event was branded by international talks which, beyond of reinforcing some topics of the technical and theoretical subjects already practised in class, reminded us of the importance of actively taking part, as digital humanists, in the academic, political and social discussion into the global DH community.

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ESU Erfahrungsbericht: Stipendiatin Laura Ivaska

Learning how to do Stylometry with style at the European Summer University in Digital Humanities 2018 in Leipzig

I was honored to attend the European Summer University in Digital Humanities “Culture and Technology” at the University of Leipzig in July 2018 as a CLARIN-D Fellow. During the two weeks, some hundred students and teachers from all over the world attended and taught workshops on various topics in Digital Humanities, ranging from Project Management to Reflected Text Analysis and from XML-TEI to Computer Vision. I participated in the workshop on Stylometry, a method to study the similarities and differences between (literary) texts that is often used for authorship attribution, that is, to answer questions such as who is Elena Ferrante and whether Robert Galbraith is actually J.K. Rowling.

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ESU Erfahrungsbericht: Stipendiatin Linda Brandt

Ein Erfahrungsbericht über die „Culture & Technology“ - European Summer University in Digital Humanities in Leipzig

Text von Linda Brandt

Bereits zum 9. Mal fand im Zeitraum vom 17.07.-27.07.2018 an der Universität Leipzig die internationale Sommeruniversität für Digital Humanities statt, welche von einem Team um Elisabeth Burr, Professorin für französische, frankophone und italienische Sprachwissenschaft organisiert wurde. Jedes Jahr treffen sich dort für 11 Tage Studierende, Doktoranden, Postdocs und ProfessorInnen, um dort gemeinsam DH-bezogene Seminare, Vorlesungen, Exkursionen zu besuchen und um Einblicke in die Leipziger Stadtgeschichte zu erhalten. Dieses Jahr nahmen mehr als 100 TeilnehmerInnen aus über 30 Länder teil, die im Rahmen der ESU gemeinsam lernen und Erfahrungen sammeln konnten.

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ESU Erfahrungsbericht: Stipendiat Erdal Ayan

A little About Me

My name is Erdal Ayan. I am an Academic Assistant in Herder Institut, Marburg, Germany. I have also been a master student in Informatics at Philipps University Marburg since September, 2017. Nowadays, I am working on data visualization, big data processing, text analysis and corpus building in scope of my study and workload at my institut. I am very curious about building up corpora for educational and research purposes.

Special Thanks to Supporters

Actually, I did not know about the summer university in Leipzig until I get an informative email from the head of my department, Barbara Fichtl, who also deserves special thanks by me. :) I want to thank CLARIN-D for providing me with fellowship, organizing committee of European Summer University for accepting me and administration of Herder Institut, Marburg for supporting me to take part in the workshop and academic activities during my stay in Leipzig. I do not want to forget to thank Prof.Dr.Elizabeth Burr and her hard working assistants for their efforts to welcome and host us for almost two weeks time in Leipzig.

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WebLicht Tutorial

https://youtu.be/3RgRCEa6Smo

This video tutorial shows one of multiple ways how you can use WebLicht. WebLicht is a web application provided by CLARIN-D that allows you to build toolchains for linguistic annotations on different layers like Morphology, Syntax or Named Entity Recognition.

To get started you have to log in via your CLARIN- or any other university affiliation account. After clicking the Start-Button and selecting Easy Mode which supplies you with a pre-defined toolchain, you can either analyze text that you directly type in or copy-paste to the corresponding window, use a sample text provided by WebLicht or upload a text file. Now you can select your preferred layer of annotation and hit run to get a detailed analysis for the selection you have made. It is then possible to download the complete file or parts of it as .csv or .xml.

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How to use COALA

https://youtu.be/yB090931YdM

COALA is a tool to convert simple text tables into CLARIN Metadata-Files (CMDI) for multimodal corpora. If you want to learn more about CMDI in general we refer to this page. As many other CLARIN tools, COALA is a free web service that can be found on the website of the Bavarian Archive for Speech Signals (BAS)

To get your CMDI you just have to upload your files, give your corpus a name and a title and hit the green COALA button to convert your files. Within a few seconds you can download your zipped file which contains all the metadata for your corpus.   

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Online Perception Experiments with Percy

What is it?

Percy is a device-independent tool to perform online perception experiments. Researchers can learn something about spoken language via setting up an experiment design where participants listen to audio stimuli and can give their judgment about it afterwards.

For Whom is it?

Percy is a tool that can be used by researchers who want to know something about spoken language but it is also quite interesting for the participants as they can give judgements about the stimuli and manipulate them.  

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How to use WebMAUS

https://youtu.be/G-TVDx5KQBs

This video tutorial about WebMAUS - the Munich AUtomatic Segmentation explains how you can easily generate a textgrid file that aligns an audio signal to a transcription out of the application. If you want to learn more about WebMAUS in general click here. The procedure to receive the textgrid is quite simple. You just need your text file containing the transcription and your corresponding audio file with spoken language and feed it into the application via drag-and-drop (careful! the files need to have the same name.

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WebMAUS Introduction

https://youtu.be/7lI-gOShtFA

This video tutorial gives a brief introduction to the Munich AUtomatic Segmentation -- or WebMAUS. It is a tool to align speech signals to linguistic categories which makes it, amongst other things, possible to align the audio signal of a video to its transcript. As input, WebMAUS needs a video signal and some kind of a transcription of the spoken text. 

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