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Computational Humanities Annual Symposium

Can computers tell the difference between a good and a bad novel, using methods for determining syntactic complexity? Will historians soon have access to all of the Dutch census data, enabling them to identify and analyse instances of ‘concept drift’ without ever leaving their offices? Using insights from machine learning, can we teach computers to recognize motifs in Dutch folktales and folksongs? Can natural language processing techniques identify a plausible version of the Indonesian elite from the more than 10,000 names that appear in a ten-year newspaper corpus?

Join the eHumanities Group on 4 September to find the answers to these questions and many more. Of course, these simple questions don’t do justice to the rich research underpinning the possible answers to these and other more complex questions.

Location: Meertens Institute, Amsterdam.

Admission free.