Theme: RE-MIX. Creation and alteration in DH (Hybrid) It's an honour to have been invited as a keynote speaker to DHBenelux 2022, where I will talk about Modeling and investigating variation in language use from a communicative perspective: methods, challenges, and types of evidence AbstractFor the investigation of variation in language use, besides the extra-linguistic …
Visiting the Aachener Zentrum für Kognitions- und Empirische Literaturwissenschaft (ACCELS)
I've been visiting ACCELS giving a talk on "Modeling and Interpreting Variation in Language Use" introducing an empirical approach for the analysis of linguistic variation based on information-theoretic principles and discussed implications for research within literary studies. I had such a great audience and fully enjoyed the discussion round! We openly shared insights, limits, challenges, …
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Scientization of literary study
Or how are scientific linguistic practices in the sciences possibly adopted by disciplines from the humanities? This is work I'm very proud of and which emerged out of a great collaboration with Andrew Piper, a pioneer cultural analyst and Professor in the Department of Languages, Literatures and Cultures at McGill University. Take a look at …
Paper on Periodization accepted!
How can we discern periods of change in language use automatically rather than using predefined periods of change when analysing language use? We show how we discern periods of change automatically and the valuable insight one gains not only on change in language use but also on the interplay between linguistic levels (here lexis and …
@NAACL and StyleVar Workshop
June 2018: @NAACL and StyleVar Workshop, giving a talk on using information-theoretic measures to analyse social variation at the lexical and grammatical level across 200 years of court proceedings.
Great visit: the .txtLAB @McGill
This week I've been visiting the .txtLab, a laboratory for cultural analytics, @McGill led by Prof. Andrew Piper. It was a great visit, with wounderful discussions and interesting people. He and his group explore the use of computational and quantitative approaches towards understanding literature and culture in both the past and present aiming a more …
Workshop on Cross-disciplinary perspectives on low-resource language varieties
Kilu (v. Prince) and I are organizing a workshop on "Cross-disciplinary perspectives on low-resource language varieties" which will take place on Feb. 9th at Saarland University. Details will be out soon!
Workshop: Making most effective use of meta-data from historical data
Date: September 7th to 8th, 2017 Location: Department of Language Science and Technology, Saarland University During the last decade, the availability of historical data has increased dramatically, giving rise to a large amount of research on historical corpora and archives. One of the main challenges with this type of data is data processing: data is …
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At ACL Vancouver 2017
Exited about visition the ACL 2017 in Vancouver!
If you're also there, visit our Joint LaTeCH-CLfL Workshop on the 4th of August!
Got SLingPro funding from Saarland University
Funding to investigate linguistic profiles of social variables over 200 years!