Call for Contribution to a Special Issue in the Journal of Data Mining and Digital Humanities (JDMDH)

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Submit your article to the Special Issue dedicated to Computer-Aided Processing of Intertextuality in Ancient Languages

 “Europe’s future is digital”.

This was the headline of a speech given at the Hannover exhibition in April 2015 by Günther Oettinger, EU-Commissioner for Digital Economy and Society.

While businesses and industries have already made major advances in digital ecosystems, the digital transformation of texts stretching over a period of more than two millennia is far from complete.

On the one hand, mass digitisation leads to an „information overload“ of digitally available data; on the other, the “information poverty” embodied by the loss of books and the fragmentary state of ancient texts form an incomplete and biased view of our past.

In a digital ecosystem, this coexistence of data overload and poverty adds considerable complexity to scholarly research.

With this special issue  the Institut des Sources Chrétiennes in Lyon, France, and the Göttingen Centre for Digital Humanities Germany, aim to create a collection of papers that discuss the state-of-the-art on intertextuality, linguistic preprocessing and the preservation of scholarly research results specifically applied to corpora in ancient languages and for which few online resources exist (Ancient Greek, Latin, Hebrew, Syriac, Coptic, Arabic, Ethiopic, etc.).

Relevant topics include:

  • Methods for the detection of intertexts and text reuse, manual (e.g. crowd-sourcing) or automatic (e.g. algorithms);
  • Infrastructure for the preservation of digital texts and quotations between different text passages;
  • Linguistic preprocessing and data normalisation, such as lemmatisation of historical languages, root stemming, normalisation of variants, etc.;
  • Visualisation of intertextuality and text reuse;
  • Creation of, and research on, stemmata.

How submit my article?

Visit website of JDMDH : http://jdmdh.episciences.org/page/call-for-contribution-special-issue

Planning

  • Send your abstract till October 31st.
  • Send your long paper till  January 31st 2016.

Contact :

Laurence Mellerin: laurence.mellerin(at)mom(dot)fr AND

Marco Büchler: mbuechler(at)gcdh(dot)de

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