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Human Data Science (HDS)


13 December 2018
15:00 - 16:00
Sjoerd Groenmangebouw B1.09

Franciska de Jong: Language as Social and Cultural Data

Thursday 13/12/2018 at 15:00 in room B1.09

Franciska’s presentation can be found here.

The last MSDSlab meeting of 2018 will be presented by Franciska de Jong. Franciska is the Executive Director of CLARIN ERIC (Common LAnguage Resources and Technology INfrastructure) and  full professor of e-Research for the Humanties. Her research interest ar ein the field of access technology for digital libraries, text mining, cross-language retrieval, the disclosure of cultural heritage collections (in particular spoken audio archives), and e-research at large and will present on these in this MSDSlab meeting.

Abstract:  Language as Social and Cultural Data

Text and speech reflect social phenomena and cultural dynamics.  With the availability of large volumes of digital language materials the study of language as social and cultural data recently has begun to be integrated in research agendas in a wide number of scholarly fields. It also has led to new initiatives for multidisciplinary research. The talk will present some case studies and in addition will point to the benefits of infrastructural support for researchers working in the various fields. The plans for furthering the emerging collaboration between European data infrastructures in the social sciences and humanities such as CESSDA and CLARIN will be outlined as well.