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Humanist Archives: May 14, 2020, 8:22 a.m. Humanist 34.20 - events: text mining of historical newspapers

                  Humanist Discussion Group, Vol. 34, No. 20.
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        Date: 2020-05-13 18:42:31+00:00
        From: Estelle Bunout 
        Subject: [DH] impresso online event - 19.05.2020 - Reading yesterday's news in the digital age

Dear colleagues,

You are invited to the first online edition of the C2DH Forum Z
dedicated to text mining of historical newspapers, in Luxembourg and
Switzerland, organised by the impresso project.

It will take place online, on the 19.05.2020, from 2:00 to 5:30 (CET).

Rationale:  In recent years, newspapers were mass-digitised and are now
readily available for consultation online. Keyword search remains the most
popular way to find interesting articles - but is there a better way?

The Swiss-Luxembourgish project impresso - Media Monitoring of the Past -
thinks there is and uses text mining tools to extract, process, link and
visualise information from Luxembourgish and Swiss newspapers. This allows
us for example to track the mentions of specific persons and places over
time, to explore thematics such as sports or culture and to detect reused
text passages across newspapers. To access and explore all this newly
generated data we developed a new user interface and a range of didactic
materials which help to foster a better understanding of the advantages and
challenges of digitisation.

Please find below some practical information on the event and how to

Looking forward to welcoming you online and best wishes,

The impresso team

In short, here is what to expect:

   - An overview of the impresso user interface
   - Advanced user workshops based on impresso challenges
   - An introduction to the Ranke.2
   (https://ranke2.uni.lu/u/exploring-historical-newspapers/) project

How to participate? 

Register here:

After registration, you will receive an invitation to join the online
event, hosted on WebEx.

For any questions, contact us: info@impresso-project.ch

Detailed program:

14.00 - 15.00: Introducing the impresso interface for the exploration of
historical newspapers

A guided tour of the interface and how it changes the way we search and
find together explanations of the underlying enrichments from our experts
in computational linguistics.

15:15 - 15.45: Interfaces and data repositories at the National Library of

An introduction to the BNL's new user interface for historical newspapers
and an overview of the growing data repository they make available for

16:00 - 17:00: impresso user workshop

Interactive workshop with step-by-step instructions on how to become an
impresso power user. Participants will be asked to sign a
Non-Disclosure-Agreement prior to the workshop so as to gain access to the
full impresso corpus.

17:00 - 17.30: Introduction to the Ranke2 learning platform

Interactive workshop which introduces researchers and teachers to the
digital learning platform Ranke2 and it's lesson on historical newspapers.


Dr Estelle Bunout
Luxembourg Centre for Contemporary and Digital History (C2DH)
Maison des Sciences Humaines
L-4366 Esch-sur-Alzette
T +352 46 66 44 9029
estelle.bunout@uni.lu / www.uni.lu
Project page : https://impresso-project.ch

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