Event

Feb 18, 2020
Large-scale Information Extraction and its Transformative Effect on Scholarly Practices in the Humanities

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.
Address
Boltzmannstraße 22, 14195 Berlin, Germany
Room
Room 215
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!

2020-02-18T12:00:00SAVE IN I-CAL 2020-02-18 12:00:00 2020-02-18 13:30:00 Large-scale Information Extraction and its Transformative Effect on Scholarly Practices in the Humanities 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. Boltzmannstraße 22, 14195 Berlin, Germany Room 215 Shih-Pei ChenRobert CastiesDirk WintergrünFlorian KräutliPascal Belouin Shih-Pei ChenRobert CastiesDirk WintergrünFlorian KräutliPascal Belouin Europe/Berlin public