Nodalida conference took place in Gothenburg, Sweden, on 22-24 May 2017. It is a language technology conference aimed at Nordic and Baltic countries, but in fact attended by people from all continents. This year Nodalida celebrated its 40th anniversary.
Swe-CLARIN is an official sponsor of the conference: http://nodalida2017.se/sponsors
Swe-Clarin members are organizing a number of workshops at the conference:
- NLP4CALL & LA (full day): https://spraakbanken.gu.se/eng/icall/joint6thNLP4CALL-2ndNLP4LA2017
- Universal Dependencies (full day): http://universaldependencies.org/udw17/
- Processing Historical Language (full day): https://spraakbanken.gu.se/processing-historical-language
Digital humanities at Nodalida
Rada Michalcea (University of Michigan, USA) gave an invited talk "Computational Sociolinguistics", clearly relevant to the Clarin areas of interest.
Computational linguistics has come a long way, with many exciting achievements along several research directions, ranging from morphology and syntax to semantics and pragmatics. Simultaneously, there has been a tremendous growth in the amount of social media data available on web sites such as Blogger, Twitter, or Facebook, with all of these data streams being rich in explicit demographic information, such as the age, gender, industry, or location of the writer, as well as implicit personal dimensions such as personality and values. In this talk, I will describe recent research work undertaken in the Language and Information Technologies group at the University of Michigan, under the broad umbrella of computational sociolinguistics, where language processing is used to gain new insights into people’s values, behaviors, and world views. I will share the lessons learned along the way, and take a look into the future of this new exciting research area.
See Rada's talk: http://nodalida2017.se/mihalcea
Conference website: http://nodalida2017.se