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Summer Schools: IQLA-GIAT Summer School in Quantitative Analysis of Textual Data/ Padova, Italy
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Subject: IQLA-GIAT Summer School in Quantitative Analysis of Textual Data/ Padova, Italy
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IQLA-GIAT Summer School in Quantitative Analysis of Textual Data/ Padova, Italy
Host Institution: Università degli Studi di Padova
Dates: 16-Sep-2013 - 20-Sep-2013
Location: Padova, Italy
Focus: The analysis of textual data and large corpora is an object of research in many
sectors of linguistics, computer sciences, mathematics and statistics and is used as
a research tool within a number of disciplines such as psychology, sociology, sociolinguistics,
education, history, political studies, communication and media studies. The recent evolution
of information technologies (IT) and quantitative methods has led to a number of distinct
but interrelated sectors (e.g. computational linguistics, information retrieval, natural language
processing, text mining, sentiment analysis, opinion mining, etc.) with interesting industrial
applications (e.g. electronic dictionaries, artificial intelligence, computer-aided translation) and,
today, text analysis is an umbrella term referring to a wide range of qualitative, quantitative
and mixed-methods approaches.
Recent studies have repeatedly stressed the need for developing, adopting
and sharing interdisciplinary approaches and the IQLA-GIAT Summer School
is the ideal environment for developing innovative analytical tools by pooling
together the research methods of both Quantitative Linguistics and the Statistical
Analysis of Textual Data.
Teaching activities will raise questions that can be answered thanks to quantitative
methods implemented within a text analysis framework and other procedures which
may be used to identify and compare the characteristics of texts. The aim is to discuss
with students, young researchers and scholars of different disciplines the strengths,
weaknesses, opportunities and threats of quantitative methods for text analysis.
Specific skills will be developed mainly with reference to the operating logic of
software and tools, so that participants are trained to exploit different tools within the
same environment and the same tool in different environments.
Minimum Education Level: Undergraduate
The participants selected for the IQLA-GIAT Summer School have the opportunity
to develop the necessary expertise to exploit integrated approaches to text
analysis for a better understanding of the role played by theoretical issues,
expected results and data and software selection.
The IQLA-GIAT Summer School is aimed at:
1. Sharing information on software, corpora, relevant literature and research
2. Promoting a dialogue among different disciplines on actual research issues
3. Developing innovative analytical tools and integrated research methods
4. Introducing students and young researchers to new strains of research and
5. Sharing state-of-the-art knowledge in five main areas:
- Corpora and textual data collection
- Quantitative linguistics
- Authorship attribution
- Content mapping and data visualization
- Software for computer-aided analysis of textual data
All courses are taught in English. The teaching staff includes researchers and
experts from European universities: Toulose II, ENS Lion (France), Trier
(Germany), Athens (Greece), Neuchatel (Switzerland), Bologna, Padova, Trieste,
Roma "La Sapienza" (Italy). Teaching activities include lectures and lab
sessions, as well as workshops illustrating software and tools.
Credits: The IQLA-GIAT Summer School in Quantitative Analysis of Textual Data
is organized by GIAT - Interdisciplinary Text Analysis Group (www.giat.org) in
collaboration with the International Quantitative Linguistics Association
(www.iqla.org) and the Department of Computational Linguistics of the
University of Trier (www.uni-trier.de). The IQLA-GIAT Summer School is a
project funded by the University of Padua (www.unipd.it), coordinated by prof.
Arjuna Tuzzi (University of Padua).
University of Padua
Department of Philosophy, Sociology, Education & Applied Psychology
(Dipartimento di Filosofia, Sociologia, Pedagogia e Psicologia Applicata -
FISPPA) Sociology buildings via Cesarotti, 10/12
I-35123 Padova, ITALY.
All participants will be requested to fill in a questionnaire to assess the
main aspects of the IQLA-GIAT Summer School (e.g. organization, teaching,
materials, facilities and equipment, expectations, satisfaction rate,
- Collecting Corpora (Stefano Ondelli, University of Trieste, Italy)
- LAB – Collecting Corpora on the Web (Alberto Cammozzo, IT expert, Italy)
- Qualitative vs. Quantitative Approaches (Alberta Contarello, University of
- Quantitative Measures in Linguistics (Reinhard Köhler, University of Trier,
- Measures of Lexical Richness (Sven Neumann, University of Trier, Germany)
- Linguistics Laws ( Andrej Beliankou, University of Trier, Germany)
- LAB – Probability distributions (Sven Neumann , Andrej Beliankou, University
of Trier, Germany)
- Quantitative Syntax Analysis (Reinhard Köhler, University of Trier, Germany)
- Authorship Attribution I (Jacques Savoy, University of Neuchatel, Switzerland)
- Authorship Attribution II (Mirko Degli Esposti, University of Bologna)
- Authorship Attribution III (George Mikros, University of Athens, Greece)
- LAB – Profiling (George Mikros, University of Athens, Greece)
- LAB – Content Mapping (Arjuna Tuzzi, University of Padua, Italy)
- LAB – Software Iramuteq (Pierre Ratinaud, University of Toulose II, France)
- LAB – Software TXM (Serge Heiden, ENS Lion, France)
- LAB – Software Taltac (Isabella Chiari, University of Rome "La Sapienza",
Linguistic Field(s): Computational Linguistics
Tuition: 220.00 EUR
Registration: 30-May-2013 to 09-Aug-2013
Contact Person: Claudia Andreatta
Apply by Email: summerschool.giatunipd.it
Schedule: The IQLA-GIAT Summer School will take place from Monday 16th to
Friday 20th September 2013 The IQLA-GIAT Summer School is a full-time
intensive course held on Monday from 10:30 am to 6:00 pm and/or Tuesday
through Friday from 9:30 am to 6:00 pm.
The IQLA-GIAT Summer School is open to 20 participants including researchers,
scholars and postgraduate students. Applicants should send a file in pdf
- Curriculum vitae
- Personal mission statement (max 500 words)
- The request for ECTS credit (if needed - 3 CFU)
Application deadline: 9th August 2013. Selection criteria privilege foreign
(i.e. non-Italian) applicants and younger candidates to encourage
participation from different countries and comply with gender equality.
Candidates will receive a confirmation of acceptance by 16th August 2003.
Inscription deadline: 30th August 2013.
For any further information and details about terms, deadlines, application
forms and payment modalities, please contact the IQLA-GIAR summer school email
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