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Historical Content Analysis

Sara Tonelli will give an invited talk at the FAIR Heritage conference on Digital Methods, Scholarly Editing and Tools for Cultural and Natural Heritage, which was supposed to take place in Tours in June 16-17. The event will be online, and registration is free.

Title & abstract of the talk:

This year we will co-organise with Rachele Sprugnoli and Giovanni Moretti a shared task at Evalita2020, the Seventh Evaluation Campaign of Italian NLP tools. Evalita will be co-located with CLiC-it, the Seventh Italian Conference on Computational Linguistics.

Sara Tonelli will give a talk at the Luxembourg Centre for Contemporary and Digital History as part of the seminar series on Digital History and Hermeneutics. The talk title will be "Collecting, Analysing and Visualising Documents in the Political Domain". 

The paper "Following the footsteps of giants: modeling the mobility of historically notable individuals using Wikipedia" authored by Lorenzo Lucchini, Sara Tonelli and Bruno Lepri has been published on EPJ Data Science journal.


The paper "Epistolario De Gasperi: National Edition of De Gasperi’s Letters in Digital Format" authored by Sara Tonelli, Giovanni Moretti, Rachele Sprugnoli, Stefano Malfatti and Marco Odorizzi has been accepted for a poster presentation at the Ninth Annual Conference of the Italian Association for Digital Culture (AIUCD), which will take place in Milan 15th-17th January 2020. 


Sara Tonelli will give a talk at LUMSA University in Rome, Dept. of Humanities, Communication Studies and Psychology, during the symposium "Analogico e Digitale: Una Sfida tra Intelligenze". She will describe the work carried out to create the digital edition of De Gasperi's letters within the Epistolario project

The event will present the final version of the online platform with the digital edition of Alcide De Gasperi's public writings, available at

The program is available here.

Sara Tonelli has been invited to give a presentation at the symposium on "Computational Text Analysis and Historical Change", which will take place at Umeå University in Sweden from September 4 to 6. More on the program here.

Relatore: Stefano Bazzaco, Università di Verona

Titolo: Lo stato dell’arte dei sistemi di riconoscimento automatico dei caratteri e il loro impiego per la preservazione e diffusione del patrimonio culturale. Il caso del Progetto Mambrino.

Sara Tonelli will give a 3-hour lecture in the framework of the OASI Master's School (Oltre Advanced School of Innovation) at the Dept. of Engineering, University of Calabria. The talk will be about the challenges of Digital Humanities, especially in the context of historical archives and digital cultural heritage.