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Humanist Archives: Aug. 10, 2019, 6:43 a.m. Humanist 33.177 - events: machine learning

                  Humanist Discussion Group, Vol. 33, No. 177.
            Department of Digital Humanities, King's College London
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        Date: 2019-08-09 10:57:20+00:00
        From: James Cummings 
        Subject: Machine Learning and Digital Humanities, a roundtable panel, Newcastle University, 5 September 2019, 18:00

Machine Learning and Digital Humanities

Newcastle University, 5 September 2019, 18:00

Registration: https://forms.ncl.ac.uk/view.php?id=5327613

What is the role of the humanities in the age of machine learning? How can
machine learning help humanities research? Can the humanities contribute to the
development and critical evaluation of new machine learning methods? Join us for
a roundtable discussion of these questions on the evening of 5 September 2019.
This event will bring together computer science and digital humanities experts
to discuss the challenges and opportunities created by the intersection of these

As machine learning becomes more common across a wide range of digital
solutions, and increasingly factors in our daily lives, it is also being used
more frequently in humanities research projects. The possibilities of machine
learning need to be understood by humanities researchers and the complexities of
the problems investigated in the humanities by those working with machine
learning technologies. The humanities can offer a wealth of historical data that
presents new challenges to machine learning methodologies: historical records,
pictorial representations, literary (or other) text. Recent Digital Humanities
projects already employ some machine learning technology, such as with the
development of Handwritten Text Recognition (HTR), but the diversification of
the data investigated with machine learning approaches has the potential to lead
the technology in new and unexpected ways with real-world applications.

Panel members include:

  *   Beatrice Alex (University of Edinburgh),
  *   Noura Al-Moubayed  (Durham University),
  *   Mia Ridge (British Library),
  *   Melissa Terras (University of Edinburgh).

The event is supported by the Newcastle University Humanities Research Institute
(NUHRI https://www.ncl.ac.uk/nuhri/) and Animating Text Newcastle University
(ATNU https://research.ncl.ac.uk/atnu/) as an open forum for discussion of
these and related issues, and is open to any who wish to attend and are
interested in the possibilities and ramifications of the intersection between
machine learning and its use in the humanities.

Join us on the 5th of September for what it promises to be an amazing evening --
the event is completely free and open to anyone, all you need to do is register
to attend:  https://forms.ncl.ac.uk/view.php?id=5327613.

Newcastle University, 5 September 2019, 18:00
Registration: https://forms.ncl.ac.uk/view.php?id=5327613


Dr James Cummings, James.Cummings@newcastle.ac.uk
Senior Lecturer in Late-Medieval Literature and Digital Humanities
School of English, Newcastle University

ML_DH_Poster_web.pdf: https://dhhumanist.org/att/70361/att00/ 

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