We will participate with our system ALCIDE to the Festival of Methods, which will take place June 30th in Siena. This event draws on the tradition of shared tasks in Computational Linguistics, where conference participants are given the chance to all work on the same data with the same research question.  To recognise the centenary of the Easter Rising, a key moment on Ireland’s journey to independence, the Festival of Methods task is as follows:

Research topic: How is Ireland / being Irish represented in UK parliamentary discourse?

Corpus:                Hansard Corpus (from Mark Davies’s BYU suite)

The results of our analysis will be presented during the workshop.