Workshop organized by Nachum Dershowitz (Paris IAS fellow), Gregory Kucherov (CNRS), Everardo Reyes Garcia (Paris 8) and Daniel Stökl Ben Ezra (EPHE)
Computational humanities is a new discipline, aiming to develop algorithmic tools for humanities research. It builds on the products of the digital humanities, which has as its stated goal the digital curating of primary and secondary source materials for humanities scholars.
This symposium in computational humanities brings together scholars of the humanities, computer scientists and media scientists. It is aimed at sharing and exploring new ideas in the analysis of language, texts and manuscripts, including their inter-relations and evolution, new ways of visualizing and preserving humanities data and research results, and new methods in algorithm development.
9h00-12h00 / Morning session
9h30 Nachum Dershowitz (Tel Aviv U., IEA Paris): Why spot?
10h00 Daniel Stökl Ben Ezra (EPHE): Transcription to manuscript glyph alignment attempts
10h30 Coffee break
11h00 Philippe Gambette (Marne-la-Vallée): Visualization and analysis of textual corpora with trees of words
11h30 Everardo Reyes García (Paris 8): Semiotics of programming code
12h00 Lunch break
13h30-15h45 / Afternoon session I
13h30 Carola Moujan (Paris 1, ESBA Talm, École Camondo): Design between objects and things
14h00 Samuel Szoniecky (Paris 8): Ecologies of software
14h30 Coffee break
14h45 Paul Girard (Sciences Po): Softwares as research instruments for Social Sciences
15h15 Thierry Poibeau (CNRS): Natural language processing for digital humanities: Some recent experiments
15h45 Coffee break
16h15-18h30 / Afternoon session II
16h15 Hayim Lapin (U. of Maryland): How do closely related texts differ? Reporting on some failed experiments
16h45 Gregory Kucherov (CNRS): Genetic vs. natural-language text analysis: Possible cross-fertilisation?
17h15 Laurent Romary (Inria [projet Alpage], DARIAH): Data fluidity in the humanities
17h45 Wrap up discussions