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Conference | Workshop by Descriptive and Anthropological Linguistics Discussion Group

Mini-Workshop on African language texts and digital humanities

Date
Monday 9 December 2019
Time
Explanation
Bring your laptop!
Location
Van Wijkplaats
Van Wijkplaats 2
2311 BX Leiden
Room
003

Workshop description

The methodological commons of digital humanities provide a variety of approaches and applications within the domain of language texts as well as approaches to the digitisation of texts. Some of the advantages of digitizing langauge manuscripts is to preserve it for the future as well as making it more accessible to researchers around the world. Once a text or manuscript is digitized and annotated, automatic algorithms or qualitative investigations can be used to study the usage and distribution of words, phrases, grammatical structures etc.

The aim of the workshop:

  • To provide participants with an overview of Digital Scholarship / Digital Humanities within the domain of linguistics and literature studies.
  • To provide participants with and introduction to Digital Humanities tools that can assist with data mining, data cleaning, and accessibility of data.
  • To provide participants with specific hands-on skills on using Voyant-tools for analysing text data.
  • To provide an introduction to digitisation of manuscripts, annotation of these newly digitised resources as well as how these annotated digital texts could be used.

Please sign up for this workshop by sending an e-mail to Hannah Fricke by 27th November!

And don't forget to bring your laptop!

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