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Symposium on Software and Digital Humanities II

24 may 2016 09:00 - 18:30
Institut d'études avancées de Paris
Hôtel de Lauzun
17 quai d'Anjou
75004 Paris

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

9h00 Coffee

9h15 Welcome

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

Date dépassée
Machine Learning Tools for Historical Documents
01 October 2015 - 30 June 2016
30 June 2016
24 May 2016 18:30
Nachum Dershowitz
Conferences and workshops
Contemporary period (1789-…)
World or no region
Digital humanities