ATNU/IES Virtual Speaker Series 2020/2021 #8

If ‌you couldn't join us for the live event, you can watch the lecture here.

Our next speaker in the ATNU/IES Virtual Speaker Series is Christof Schöch, from the University of Trier. Christof will talk about a pressing issue in current Computational Literary Studies: how to perform computational research with multilingual corpora, focusing specifically on the creation of the European Literary Text Collection (ELTeC), an extraordinary collection of texts in 20 different european languages. Join us on the 6th of May at 17h00 (BST) from wherever you are in the world. For more information, see the abstract below and don't forget to register to receive the joining link!


Computational Literary Studies Goes Multilingual: Challenges and Lessons Learned

Christof Schöch

Thursday, 6th of May 2021

17h00 (BST)


The aim of this talk is to discuss a current trend in Computational Literary Studies, namely, the fact that resources and tools are increasingly geared towards multilingual research scenarios. After some contextualization of the issue, the key example for this trend will be the European Literary Text Collection (ELTeC) that is being created, collectively, in the framework of the COST Action on Distant Reading for European Literary History. With ELTeC, we aim to create multiple, roughly comparable corpora of 100 novels each from a wide range of literary traditions across Europe. At the moment, work is ongoing on corpora covering around 20 different languages. The talk will focus on some of the challenges, both in corpus building and for computational analysis, connected to our ambition of supporting investigations into the multilingual dimensions of European Literary History.

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