Next week we will participate to the Annual Conference on Digital Humanities (DH2016) in Krakow, Poland.

Rachele Sprugnoli presentations are scheduled as follows.

  • Wednesday, 13/Jul/2016, 11:30am – 1:00pm 

Session: B32, Analysing and visualizing networks 2 / Location: MAM

Building Large Persons’ Networks to Explore Digital Corpora, Giovanni Moretti, Sara Tonelli, Stefano Menini, Rachele Sprugnoli

Abstract: Although representing large corpora through the network of persons’ interactions has become quite popular in the Digital Humanities community (Elson et al. 2010), several parameters can have an impact on the resulting network, especially when it is automatically extracted. In this work, we present a step-by-step procedure to extract persons’ networks from documents and select possible configurations in order to increase readability and ease the interpretation of the obtained information. We also discuss some open issues of the task. We rely on the same assumption as for word co-occurrence networks: two persons who tend to be mentioned together in a corpus share some commonality or relation from the author’s perspective. 

  • Wednesday, 13/Jul/2016, 4:30pm – 6pm

Session: Poster slam 2 / Location: MADB

Booth 064: Collecting Judgments On Artworks Through A Similarity Game, Giovanni Moretti, Sara Tonelli, Rachele Sprugnoli

Abstract: We present a playful activity (see picture below) to be performed by pairs of users in order to collect similarity judgments about artworks. The final goal of this task is to have indicators concerning how people perceive artworks and how they judge their similarity. We are also interested in comparing such judgments with the opinion of art curators’, and see whether users’ contribution can be integrated in the arrangement of a virtual or physical exhibition in view of a crowd-curation approach. 

  • Wednesday, 13/Jul/2016, 6:30pm – 8pm

Session: PosterGroup121: Images and art

Booth 064: Collecting Judgments On Artworks Through A Similarity Game, Giovanni Moretti, Sara Tonelli, Rachele Sprugnoli

Last but not least, Tommaso Elli (Density Design) will present a joint work:

  • Friday, 15/Jul/2016, 11:30am – 1:00pm

Session: B42: Short Paper Session: Visualizing 2 / Location: MSWA

Visualisation Strategies for Comparing Political Ideas with the ORATIO platform, Tommaso Elli, Giovanni Moretti, Rachele Sprugnoli, Michele Mauri, Giorgio Uboldi, Sara Tonelli, Paolo Ciuccarelli

Abstract: In this work, we present a collaboration between communication design and natural language processing (NLP) researchers, devising effective strategies to display different aspects of the semantic content of texts. The outcome of the collaboration is the ORATIO platform, specifically developed to compare different points of view automatically extracted from text. The most challenging tasks, indeed, concern the visualisation and the exploration of differences and overlaps detected through automated text processing.