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LT for DH: Language Technology Resources and Tools for Digital Humanities

LT for DH: Language Technology Resources and Tools for Digital Humanities

Workshop in conjunction with COLING 2016

Language resources are increasingly used not only in Language Technology (LT), but also in other subject fields, such as the digital humanities (DH) and in the field of education. Applying LT tools and data for such fields implies new perspectives on these resources regarding domain adaptation, interoperability, technical requirements, documentation, and usability of user interfaces. This workshop will focus on the use of LT tools and data in DH, the discussion will focus on example applications and the type and range of research questions where LT tools can be beneficial.

LT applications are often trained and adjusted to individual text types or corpora published in specific formats. Using the tools in other contexts results in a difference in the data that is to be processed, e.g. historical data or different ‘genres’. Though it may seem obvious that the quality of the results may not be as high, the results may still be valuable, for example because of the sheer size of data that can be investigated rather than by manual analysis. Hence tools and resources need to be adaptable to different text types. Applying tools for data from non-LT areas such as the humanities also increases the demands on acceptable data formats, as the data to be processed may contain additional annotations or a variety of annotations. Additionally, in some cases new data conversion needs appear and the tools need to be robust enough to handle also erroneous data, giving meaningful status messages to a non-LT user. It is often also required that tools are adapted to the text types that they are intended to be used for. For example, data mining tools trained for one type of texts need to be adapted for another type.

LT tools often need to be combined in processing chains and workflows whose exact order and configuration depends on the particular LT application. The same is true for DH workflows. However, since the DH applications often significantly differ from those in LT, new configurations of tools need to be entertained and additional requirements for the interoperability of tools may arise. This is particularly the case for interfacing annotation and querying tools as well as the incorporation of data exploration and data visualization techniques.

The technical requirements of some LT tools and the considerable learning curve for its use poses another obstacle for non-expert users in the DH. This means, inter alia, that downloads of tools and complex local installations should be avoided and tools should be made available as web-applications whenever possible. Moreover, usability studies of LT tools for DH applications may give important feedback for the adaptation of user interaction, adaptation of algorithms, and the need for additional functionality.

This workshop invites submissions in each of these areas of LT focusing on research questions in the DH community.

Further information

Forum CA3 2016, June 7/8 in Hamburg

Forum CA3 2016

University of Hamburg, State and University Library Carl von Ossietzky on June 7th and 8th

During the Forum CA3 2016, CLARIN-D will present its tools for accessing, analysing and archiving language resources for research and teaching in humanities and social sciences. Keynote presentations, talks and a hands-on-session will help to understand the need for digital language resources in the field of teacher training, historical research and European multilingual contexts. 

 

PROGRAMME

Tuesday, June 7th

09:00       

Opening

  • Prof. Dr. Claudia S. Leopold (Vice President of the University of Hamburg)
  • Univ.-Prof. Dr. Johann Anselm Steiger (Vice Dean for Research, Faculty of Humanities, University of Hamburg)
  • Eike Richter (Leitstelle Digitale Stadt, Hamburg Senate)
  • Dr. Helge Kahler (Federal Ministry of Education and Research)

Chair: Prof. Dr. Kristin Bührig

   

CA3

C CLARIN-D - an overview: Prof. Dr. Erhard Hinrichs (Project Leader CLARIN-D, University of Tübingen) [PDF]

[Watch on Youtube]

A Accessing: Dr. Alexander Geyken (BBAW) [PDF]

[Watch on Youtube]

A Analysing: Prof. Dr. Thomas Gloning (University of Gießen) [PDF]

[Watch on Youtube]

A Archiving (Preparation and Depositing) of resources and services: Dr. Thorsten Trippel (University of Tübingen) [PDF]

[Watch on Youtube]

Chair: Prof. Dr. Kristin Bührig

11:00  

Coffee break

11:30  

Keynote Prof. Dr. Simone Lässig (Director of the German Historical Institute in Washington, DC): 
Digitale Geschichtswissenschaften aus transatlantischer Perspektive [PDF]

[Watch on Youtube]

Chair: Prof. Dr. Andreas Witt

12:30  

Lunch break

13:30  

Keynote Prof. Dr. Angelika Storrer (University of Mannheim): 
Digitale Sprachressourcen in der Lehrerbildung [PDF]

[Watch on Youtube]

Chair: Prof. Dr. Elke Teich

14:30  

Prof. Dr. Angelika Redder (University of Hamburg): 
Unterrichtsdiskurs live - Dokumentation, Analyse, Qualifizierung und Förderung anhand mündlicher Korpora [PDF] [Watch on Youtube]

Prof. Dr. Kristin Bührig (University of Hamburg): 
Förderung fachlichen Lernens unter sich verändernden gesellschaftlichen Bedingungen [PDF]

[Watch on Youtube]

Chair: Prof. Dr. Elke Teich

15:30  

Kaffeepause

16:00  

Hands-on session for presentation of digital tools and user scenarios (details in German) 

18:30   

Evening programme at Museum für Völkerkunde Hamburg

 

Wednesday, June 8th

09:30       

Keynote Prof. Dr. Franciska de Jong (CLARIN ERIC, University of Utrecht): 
CLARIN: a Research Infrastructure for a Multi-Lingual Europe [PDF]

[Watch on Youtube]

Chair: Prof. Dr. Erhard Hinrichs

10:30  

Coffee break

11:00  

Digital Humanities presentation from different Humanities and Social Sciences disciplines (titles and abstracts in German)

Chair: Prof. Dr. Gerhard Heyer

13:00  

Closing of the conference

 

Registration

At this time, preconference registration is closed. If you still want to attend, please email forum-ca3-2016@sfs.uni-tuebingen.de

 

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We are looking forward to you being our guest!

 

 

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Conference: Digital History – New Tools for New Questions?

A conference for the CLARIN-D Working groups “Modern History” and “Contemporary History”

The discipline-specific working groups “Modern History” and “Contemporary History” in CLARIN-D, under the direction of the Georg-Eckert-Institute and the Center for Contemporary History in Potsdam, extend a warm invitation to their conference, to be held at the Berlin-Brandenburg Academy of Science in Berlin on 8 and 9 February.

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