NLP and the Humanities: The Revival of an Old Liaison

Franciska M.G. de Jong

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    This paper presents an overview of some emerging trends in the application of NLP in the domain of the so-called Digital Humanities and discusses the role and nature of metadata, the annotation layer that is so characteristic of documents that play a role in the scholarly practises of the humanities. It is explained how metadata are the key to the added value of techniques such as text and link mining, and an outline is given of what measures could be taken to increase the chances for a bright future for the old ties between NLP and the humanities. There is no data like metadata!
    Original languageUndefined
    Title of host publicationProceedings of the 12th Conference of the European Chapter of the ACL (EACL 2009)
    Place of PublicationAthens, Greece
    PublisherAssociation for Computational Linguistics (ACL)
    Number of pages6
    ISBN (Print)978-1-932432-16-9
    Publication statusPublished - Apr 2009
    Event12th Conference of the European Chapter of the ACL (EACL 2009) - Athens, Greece
    Duration: 1 Apr 20093 Apr 2009

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    PublisherAssociation for Computational Linguistics


    Conference12th Conference of the European Chapter of the ACL (EACL 2009)
    Other1-3 April 2009


    • EWI-15261
    • METIS-263800
    • IR-65449

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