Feb 18, 2020
Large-scale Information Extraction and its Transformative Effect on Scholarly Practices in the Humanities
- 12:00 to 13:30
- Digital Humanities Workshop
- Matteo Romanello
The capability of extracting information from digitized sources (e.g. newspapers, scholarly publications, etc.), combined with the design and development of innovative user interfaces, has the potential to deeply transform scholarly practices in the humanities. In this talk, Matteo Romanello reflects on how two recent platforms developed at EPFL's DHLAB – Impresso and ScholarIndex – are transforming the way in which historians can work with newspapers, and the way scholars can find bibliographic information about primary and secondary sources in the humanities.
Matteo Romanello used to be the main organizer of the Digital Classicist Berlin (http://de.digitalclassicist.org/berlin/), a series of presentations on using computational methods to study historical texts. We are thrilled to welcome Matteo back to Berlin.
Contact and Registration
All are welcome to attend, regardless of prior experience of the digital humanities. Registration is required for external participants. To register, and for further information on the Digital Humanities Brown Bag Lunch series email Research IT Group.
About This Series
Brown Bag Lunch is a bi-weekly meeting of researchers at the MPIWG who use or want to learn more about digital research methods, broadly encompassed by the term Digital Humanities. In the Brown Bag Lunch meetings, researchers can discuss tools, share ideas and experiences (good and bad), and learn from each other. Each session explores a new topic; workshops are usually interactive, and we often invite external speakers. Please feel free to bring your lunch, and a laptop or notebook in order to participate!