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Workshop of Computational Approaches to Ancient Greek and Latin'

Vanaf:di 14-03-2023
Tot en met:wo 15-03-2023
Waar:Norman Building, Lutkenieuwstraat 5, Groningen

On behalf of

  • Dr. S. Peels-Matthey (
  • Drs. S. Stopponi (
  • Drs. E. de Graaf (

The workshop

The workshop aims at further exploring the potential of computational approaches (Natural Language Processing) to Ancient Greek and Latin, with a group of scholars pioneering this field. The workshop is a follow-up of the First Day of Computational Approaches to Greek and Latin held in Groningen in November 2021, out of which fruitful working relationships and collaborations have arisen.

Second Instalment

In the second instalment, we aim to consolidate those collaborations, but we have also invited new scholars in the field to expand the network.

The conference itself is planned at the end of the afternoon of 14 March and during the day of 15 March, 2023 at the Norman Building (Lutkenieuwstraat 5, Groningen).


14 March 2023 (hybrid)

  • 16.30-17.00 Coffee and Welcome
  • 17.00-18.00 Martina Rodda (Oxford), Should philologists think computationally? Some Homeric thoughts about what AI can bring us, plus discussion
  • 18.00 Drinks
  • 19.00 Conference Dinner

15 March 2023 (hybrid)

  • 09.00-09.45 Francesco Mambrini (Milan), The syntax of the Homeric heroes. A treebank based investigation

  • 09.45-10.30 Barbara McGillivray (King’s College London), Semantic change and semantic variation in Latin: lessons learnt from computational methods

  • 10.30-11.00 Coffee

  • 11.00-11.45 Marco Passarotti (Milan) and Rachele Sprugnoli (Parma), Interoperability and Sentiment Analysis in the LiLa Knowledge Base

  • 11.45-12.30 Evelien de Graaf (KU Leuven), Evaluation of a Method for Automated Sentiment Analysis for Latin epic

  • 12.30-13.45 Lunch

  • 13.45-14.30 Paschalis Agapitos and Andreas van Cranenburgh (RUG), A Stylometric Analysis of Seneca's Disputed Plays: Authorship Verification of Octavia and Hercules Oetaeus

  • 14.30-15.15 Lukas Fischer (Zürich), Nunc profana tractemus. Detecting Code-Switching in a Large Corpus of 16th Century Letters

  • 15.15-15.45 Coffee

  • 15.45-16.30 Alek Keersmaekers and Wouter Mercelis (Leuven), Lemmatization for Ancient Greek

  • 16.30-17.15 Vojtěch Kaše (West Bohemia), A Distributional Semantic Approach to the Religious and Moral Dynamics in the Ancient Greek Texts

  • 18.00 Informal Dinner