- Knowledge representation and formal modeling in the humanities
- Language technology for historical texts
- Document engineering
- Interactive editing and authoring aids
- E-learning platforms
Last Saved: February 1st, 2017
On 2017-02-16, I had the honor of moderating the panel “Virtuelle Forschungsplattformen im Vergleich” (comparing virtual research platforms) at DHd 2017 in Berne, the annual conference of https://dig-hum.deDHd, the German-language digital humanities association.
On 2016-07-04, I gave an invited talk on “Establishing Digital Humanities as Metascience for Computer-Based Humanities and Social Sciences” at the University of Lausanne.
On 2016-06-10, I gave an invited talk on “Digital Humanities Defined Differently” the University of Groningen.
On 2016-04-04, I gave an invited talk at Charles University, Prague, in the Fred Jelinek Seminar Series on the topic of “The digital humanities—the ‘computational linguistics’ for the rest of the humanities?”
On 2016-03-04, I gave an invited talk at Uppsala University on “Digital Humanities, Computational Linguistics, and Natural Language Processing” in the Lectures on Language Technology and History.
On February 8, 2016, I gave an invited talk at the CLARIN-D symposium Digitale Geschichtswissenschaft – Neue Tools für neue Fragen? with the title “Nachnutzbare digitale Korpora für die historische Forschung – Potenziale, Probleme und Prozesse.”
On 2016-02-04, I gave an invited talk on “Digital Humanities as a Metascience” at the University of Lausanne.
On 2016-01-23, I gave an invited talk at the University of Vienna, entitled “Knowledge Representation: A Key to Digital Historical Research.”
On November 20, 2015, I gave a talk entitled “Sprachtechnologie als Grundlage für die maschinelle Auswertung von Texten” at the DARIAH-DE methods workshop Quantitative Vorauswahl und Validierung für ein qualitatives Arbeiten in den Geisteswissenschaften: Ein iterativer Prozess? at the University of Bamberg.
As for the previous editions, the proceedings of SFCM 2015 are published by Springer-Verlag as volume 537 in their Communications in Computer and Information Science (CCIS) series.
SFCM 2015, the Fourth International Workshop on Systems and Frameworks for Computational Morphology, took take place on September 17–18, 2015, at the Institute for Natural Language Processing (IMS), University of Stuttgart, Germany.
On July 15, Sarah Panter and I gave an invited talk entitled “Cosmobilities – Neue historische Forschungsperspektiven durch die Integration digitaler Instrumente und Methoden” at Ludwig Maximilian University in Munich.
At the DM2E Final Event on December 11, 2014, in Pisa, I gave talk about our project to turn the Early Modern European Peace Treaties Online into Linked Open Data, which is funded by the Open Humanities Award I received in July.
I will give a talk on “Turning Historical Documents into Digital Data” at the Helsinki Collegium for Advanced Studies Symposium on Big data approaches to intellectual and linguistic history on December 1 and 2, 2014.
On November 7, 2014, I was a panelist at the conference Editionen! Wozu? Wie? Und wie viele? – Zum Stand der historischen Edition in der Schweiz im digitalen Zeitalter (“Editions? Why? How? And how many? The historical edition in Switzerland in the digital age”) jointly organized by the Swiss Society of History, the Swiss Lawyers Society, the Law Sources Foundation, and Diplomatic Documents of Switzerland.
I contributed the pre-circulated paper for the panel “Der Streit um die Zugangsformen: Volltextsuche versus Thesauri” (“The debate about ways of accessing digital editions: full-text search vs. thesauri”). You find the abstract of all precirculated papers in a booklet.
July 2014. I am happy to announce that I have won an Open Humanities Award to realize a project involving Early Modern Peace Treaties Online and Nanopublications. For the time being, please refer to the official announcement for more information.
On July 7, I spoke at the workshop Text als Werkstück: Wege zu einer computerunterstützten Überarbeitung, which was part of a series of events entitled “Deutsch 3.0” organized by the Goethe-Institut. For a summary of the event (in German), see the article Computerunterstützte Schreibassistenz kann Leben retten!.
On June 30, the Digital Humanities Tag 2014 took place at Johannes Gutenberg University Mainz. The overall topic was “Methoden, Technologien, Horizonte – Impulse aus der Praxis” (methods, technologies, horizons—impulses from practice). I gave a talk entitled “Suchen, sortieren und vergleichen: Normdaten und kontrollierte Vokabulare für die historische Forschung” (searching, sorting, comparing: authority files and controlled vocabularies for historical research).
On June 25, I talked about NLP for historical texts at my alma mater, Friedrich–Alexander University Erlangen-Nuremberg, specifically at the Professorship for Corpus Linguistics.
On May 26, I participated in the round table on digitizing of archival sources at the Archives School Marburg, University of applied studies for archival science.
On February 6, I talked about NLP for historical texts at the DARIAH-DE Workshop “Introduction to the TXM Content Analysis Platform,” organized by the Department for Literary Computing, Würzburg University.
On November 21, I gave a talk on natural language processing for historical texts in the colloquium Digital Humanities: Topics, Strategies and Technologies at Trier University.
I gave a tutorial on natural language processing for historical texts at GSCL 2013 in Darmstadt on September 24, 2013.
I also wrote a short report (in German) on GSCL 2013 for DHd-blog.
On September 16, I gave a talk on Controlled Vocabularies for the Digital Humanities at the 2013 Annual Meeting of the International TUSTEP Users Group, which took place from September 16 to 18 at the Academy of Sciences and Literature in Mainz.
On September 6, 2013, the Workshop on Systems and Frameworks for Computational Morphology (SFCM) took place for the third time. SFCM 2013 was hosted by the Corpus Linguistics and Morphology Group at the Department of German Language and Linguistics at Humboldt-Universität in Berlin.
On July 25, I gave a talk entitled Towards Concept-Based Information Retrieval for Historical Texts at the 19th International Congress of Linguists (ICL) in Geneva.
Check out my blog at hypotheses.org. I intend it as a “virtual extension” to the book Natural Language Processing for Historical Text, but I will also discuss general issues relevant to the area of digital humanities.
On May 22, 2013 I gave an invited talk at the NoDaLiDa 2013 Workshop on Computational Historical Linguistics in Oslo.
On April 12, I gave a talk at the workshop E-Editionen: Neue Publikationsmaßstäbe für historische Quellenprojekte at the Institute for East and Southeast European Studies (IOS) in Regensburg. HSozUKult conference report (in German)
My book Natural Language Processing for Historical Text has been published by Morgan & Claypool and is now available online and in print.