Christof Schöch lectures on the Use and Abuse of Word Embedding

4 December 2019 | 14.00-15.00 | Speaker: Christof Schöch, Professor of Digital Humanities at the University of Trier   Word embeddings modelling is currently at the cutting edge of natural language processing, with a significant amount of research exploring its opportunities and limitations. However, such research mainly comes from the computer science community. While digital humanists have … Continued

On the Use and Abuse of Word Embeddings for Digital Humanities

Speaker: Christof Schöch, Professor of Digital Humanities at the University of Trier 4 December 2019 | 14.00 – 15.00 | C²DH Lounge, MSH, 4th floor This talk will provide an introduction to Word Embeddings in the Digital Humanities, particularly in Computational Literary Studies and Digital History. Word Embeddings represent meaning in a high-dimensional vector space and therefore … Continued

Text as data at DHBenelux 2019

DHBenelux 2019 was held at the University of Liège (Belgium), and it was the first time I attended this conference. As someone working in computational text analysis for historical and literary studies, I was excited to see quite a few text-related projects.  Why do humanities researchers turn to text as social and cultural data? Edward … Continued

Word Embeddings in Humanities

“You shall know a word by the company it keeps” I have grown up eating almonsay. Almonsay fishing is a popular activity worldwide, but almonsay population levels are of concern in both the Atlantic and the Pacific Oceans. Different varieties of almonsay taste different, and there are so many ways to cook it. I doubt … Continued