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FYI: TLA Lecture Series on e-Humanities

Author: Sebastian Drude

Linguistic Field(s): Computational Linguistics
Text/Corpus Linguistics

FYI Body: Starting this semester The Language Archive (TLA) of the MPI for
Psycholinguistics will organize a new lecture series in the broad area of

We would like to invite you to these lectures, which are open to
everybody who is interested.

Program 1st semester 2012:

Speaker: Mike Kestemont (University of Antwerp)
Title: The Weight of the Author. Quantitative authorship attribution in
medieval Dutch literature

Mike Kestemont is a PHD student at the University of Antwerp, where
he is affiliated with the CLiPS language technology group and the
medieval group of the Institute for the Study of Literature in the
Netherlands (ISLN). His research focuses on the (computational)
analysis of historical literature in the field of traditional stylistics in semi-
literate cultures (e.g. Middle Dutch epic poetry).
Date, time: May 9, 2012, 10:30-11:30.
Location: MPI for Psycholinguistics, conference room 163

Speaker: Antal van den Bosch (Radboud University Nijmegen)
Title: Big Linguistic Data

Antal van den Bosch is professor of example based language modeling
at the Centre for Language Studies of the Radboud University
Nijmegen. His research focuses on the intersection of computational
understanding of language and computational generation of language.
Date, time: June 6, 2012, 14:30-15:30
Location: MPI for Psycholinguistics, conference room 163

Speaker: Alexander Mehler (Goethe University Frankfurt am Main)
Title: Linguistic Networks: Text-technological Representation and
Quantitative Analysis

Alexander Mehler is professor at the text technology lab of the Goethe
University in Frankfurt am Main. His research focuses on quantitative
computational methods, for instance on semantics, multimodal corpora,
and parallel corpora.
Date, time: July 11, 2012, 14:30-15:30
Location: MPI for Psycholinguistics, conference room 163

The lectures are free of charge and open to the public. If you wish to
attend please send an e-mail to tla-lectures@mpi.nl.

Due to unforeseen circumstances, lectures can be cancelled at short
notice. It is therefore advisable to confirm dates : +31-(0)24-3521911.

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