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Workshop - Computational Approaches to ancient Greek and Latin

From:Tu 14-03-2023
Until:We 15-03-2023
Where:Norman Building, Lutkenieuwstraat 5, Groningen (The Netherlands) or online

We are organizing at the Centre for Language and Cognition of the University of Groningen the hybrid workshop Days of Computational Approaches to Ancient Greek and Latin (2nd edition), you can find the programme below.

The use of computational approaches (Natural Language Processing) to study classical languages is a new and exciting scholarly domain. This conference aims at exploring the potential of NLP to Ancient Greek and Latin, and at forging working relationships and collaborations between scholars pioneering this field.

The conference is of interest to classicists interested in digital resources, to computational linguists, especially those interested in low resource languages, and to others working on historical data and in the various branches of Digital Humanities. Attendance is free (both ‘live’ and online).


14th 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

15th 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