The short paper "Recognizing Biographical Sections in Wikipedia" authored by Alessio Palmero Aprosio and Sara Tonelli has been accepted at the 2015 Conference on Empirical Methods in Natural Language Processing (EMNLP 2015).
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Historical Content Analysis
Tommaso Elli from Density Design Lab successfully defended his Master thesis at the Polytechnic University of Milan. His thesis is the first outcome of the collaboration between our group and the Density Design team. The collaboration aims at fostering the cross-fertilization between Design, Natural Language Processing and Digital Humanities.
The manuscript entitled "Towards Sentiment Analysis for Historical Texts" by Rachele Sprugnoli, Sara Tonelli, Alessandro Marchetti e Giovanni Moretti has been accepted for publication in the DSH: Digital Scholarship in the Humanities journal and is now online.
During the roundtable "Distant Reading, Digital Humanities, and Italian Studies" at the 2015 Conference of the American Association of Italian Studies, Selena Daly (Dept. of French and Italian, University of California, Santa Barbara) will present a joint work carried out with Giovanni Moretti and Rachele Sprugnoli: "A Distant Reading of F.T. Marinetti’s Writings (1909-1918)".
The conference will be held at the University of Colorado Boulder.
We will present ALCIDE, our platform for the analysis of historical documents, at the "Work in Progress Linguistics Colloquium" organized by EURAC and the Competence Center for Language Studies at University of Bozen.
Speaker: Michele Petochi (EPFL), Managing Director EPFL Venice at École polytechnique fédérale de Lausanne
Slides presented at the workshop "Exploring Historical Sources with Language Technology" are available at the following address: http://dh.fbk.eu/sites/dh.fbk.eu/files/menini_alcide.pdf
Slides presented at the First Italian Conference on Computational Linguistics - CLIC2014 are available online as well: https://drive.google.com/file/d/0B4x3SApaNENIbXZiSGFFd19yd2M/
International workshop organized by CLARIN (Common Language Resource and Tools Infrastructure) and NeDiMAH (Network for Digital Methods in the Arts and Humanities).
In the context of her PhD research, Rachele Sprugnoli has prepared a questionnaire about the notion of “event” for historians and the interest towards the use of Natural Language Processing tools to support historical investigations.
Poster and pictures of our participation at the Marie Curie Actions 2014 Conference are online at the following page: http://dh.fbk.eu/events/alcide-marie-curie-actions-2014-conference