Annotation in DH (annDH)
August 6-10, 2018, Sofia, Bulgaria
Annotation in Digital Humanities
How can linguistics/computational linguistics help with annotation in DH
Linguistic annotation is one of the core interfaces between linguistics and computational linguistics. It has also become a central interface between computational linguistics (CL) and digital humanities (DH). Texts are preprocessed and annotated, e.g. with parts of speech, for distant reading and other visualization applications, topic and network analyses, text mining and question answering for humanist research questions. In these applications the annotation is a means to an end and mostly invisible to the humanist researchers.
In this workshop, we will push the boundary of this interface and focus on annotation beyond the standard linguistic categories, looking at categories and relations relevant for humanist research questions themselves, such as metaphors, stereotypes, entities, causation of historical events, narratives, or philosophical reasoning. In this area, CL cannot necessarily provide tools, but instead it can provide methodology and best practices. Thus, lessons learned in linguistic annotation can be repurposed for annotation in DH. This includes CL support of the epistemological process of developing the annotation categories themselves, which are often inductively—or abductively—derived in a hermeneutically cyclic way. Also included in the scope of the workshop is research on the data types in the digital humanities, which mostly concern non-canonical language and thus pose challenges for automated annotation.
Chairs & Organizers
Sandra Kübler (Indiana University, USA)
Deadlines are midnight Pacific Standard Time (UTC−8).
annDH is held as part of the 30th European Summer School in Logic, Language and Information (6 August – 17 August 2018) ESSLLI 2018.
Please visit the registration site of ESSLLI 2018.