Watch the presentations from the DH conference "From text to data"

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The 7–8 february 2019 the conference "From text to data – new ways of reading" were held at the Royal Library in Stockholm.

The intention of the conference, which was co-arranged by Swe-Clarin, the Royal Library and the National archive, was to preach the potential in language technology and text analysis tools for researchers in humanities and social sciences. Another aim was to demonstrate to the institutions within the heritage sector (Archives, Libraries and Museums) the huge research opportunities and potentials they can support by making their resources available in open and digital format, accessible for language-based analysis.

At "From text to data" a string of internationally recognized researcher gave talks related to these themes.

The presentations were filmed and you can watch them by clicking on the titles.

Day 1 (7/2)

Introduction (Lars Björk, Royal Library, Gunilla Herdenberg, Royal Library Rolf Kjellman, National Archive, Johanna Berg, National Archive/Swe-Clarin)

"Who belongs? Reading identity, ownership, and legitimacy", Tim Sheratt (Associate Professor of Digital Heritage, University of Canberra)

"How are we reading texts and for what purpose? How do the tasks language technology is built for fit the needs of digital humanities?", Jussi Karlgren (Adjunct Professor of Language Technology, Royal Institute of Technology, Stockholm)

"Crowdsourcing for text transcription, challenges & opportunities", Melissa Terras (Professor of Digital Cultural Heritage, University of Edinburgh)

"When the humanities went digital (A history of technology told in the future tense)", Finn Arne Jørgensen (Professor of Environmental History, University of Stavanger)

Day 2 (8/2)

"Life Writes Its Own Stories: The value and research benefits gained from digitised newspaper collections", Simon Tanner (Professor of Digital Cultural Heritage, King's College London)

"Probabilistic programming problems with prose (and other text)", Måns Magnusson (Researcher, Dpt of Computer Science, Aalto university)

"The life and lessons of a library lab – the case of the KB Lab", Lotte Wilms (Digital Scholarship Advisor, KB lab, the Hague)

"On trying to set up long-term cross-institutional service infrastructures with short-term funding",  Wout Dillen (UAntwerp Coordinator for CLARIAH-VL, University of Antwerp)

"Concluding reflections/extended conversation", Patrik Svensson (Visiting Professor of Digital Humanities, UCLA), Moderator: Johanna Berg, Project Manager, världskulturmuseerna

To read more about the conference "From text to data" click here.