Humlab Tech Breakfast: Digital Methods in Corpus Linguistics
Torsdag 28 november, 2019kl. 08:00 - 10:00
Humlab, Campus Umeå
We welcome you to Humlab’s Tech Breakfast on Thursday 28/11! We meet in Humlab on campus and start with coffee and breakfast at 8 am. At this breakfast will discuss three texts on the theme Digital Methods in Corpus Linguistics.
Quantitative linguistics is one of the oldest branches within the field of digital humanities. In mid twentieth century, for example, Jesuit priest Roberto Busa turned a complete lemmatization of Saint Thomas Aquinas’ writings into a punch card system for quantitative analysis. Today, more sophisticated and less time-consuming methods provide a possibility of advanced quantitative studies and to raise new research questions and nuance previous linguistic research.
This tech breakfast theme focuses on some key texts from the field of corpus linguistics concerning these new possibilities. We will first discuss some of the texts below, and then Maria Stridsman (Department of Language Studies) will present her work with the tool LancsBox.