GCDH Evening Lectures: Sara Tonelli (FBK-Trento): "NLP for Historical Content Analysis: Ongoing work and Open challenges"
SUB Göttingen, Historisches Gebäude, Papendiek 16, 37073 Göttingen, Vortragsraum (1. Stock)
The application of research practices and methodologies from Natural Language
Processing (NLP) to Humanities studies is having a great impact on the way
humanities research is being conducted. However, although many applications
have been developed to automatically analyse document collections from the
historical or the literary domain, they often fail to provide a real support to scholars.
This depends on a number of reasons: automated systems, typically tailored to
news, may perform poorly in different domains, or the algorithms may be deemed
too complex by humanities researchers. Furthermore, a system may suffer from
poor usability in spite of a good accuracy, or the annotation scheme behind a task
may not suit scholars' needs.
This talk will give an overview of such issues and present some possible solutions
in the light of ongoing collaborations between the Digital Humanities group at
Fondazione Bruno Kessler and history scholars.
For more information see: http://dh.fbk.eu/people/profile/satonelli
Flyer of the lecture: PDF