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International Conference on

"Historical Corpora 2012"

Organised by LOEWE Priority Program "Digital Humanities"

Date: December 6-9, 2012

Location: Goethe University, Frankfurt, Germany

Jügelhaus (Gräfstraße at the corner of Mertonstraße, opposite Jordanstraße), Hörsaal IV

The conference poster can be seen here.

The LOEWE Priority Program “Digital Humanities” is concerned with evolving the fruitful collaboration of Humanities with Computer Sciences. One major focus within the Priority Program is devoted to examining diachronic features in text corpora. The international conference “Historical Corpora 2012” is going to cover the aspects needed for including diachrony into corpus based studies. One focus will be on Historical Linguistics, but contributions from other fields of Humanities dealing with historical corpora are strongly encouraged, as to show the growing realm of applicability of electronic corpora and to create stimulating discussions.

Keynote speakers will be Tony Kroch (University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia), Martin Durrell (University of Manchester), Karin Donhauser (Humboldt-Universität, Berlin), Gerhard Heyer (Universität Leipzig), Gerhard Lauer (Georg-August-Universität, Göttingen).

A special workshop will be dedicated to the 25th anniversary of the TITUS project.

Local organising committee: Jost Gippert, Anne Bohnenkamp-Renken, Alexander Mehler, Cecilia Poletto, Henning Reetz, Helmut Weiss, Ralf Gehrke.

International board of reviewers: Pietro Beltrami (Pisa), Karin Donhauser (Berlin), Martin Durrell (Manchester), Gerhard Heyer (Leipzig), Gerhard Lauer (Göttingen), Tony Kroch (Philadelphia), Anke Lüdeling (Berlin), Rosemarie Lühr (Jena), Marc van Oostendorp (Leiden), Andrea Rapp (Darmstadt), Manfred Sailer (Frankfurt).


Call for Papers (pfd)


The conference will take place in the "Hörsaalgebäude" (lecture hall building) on the Bockenheim Campus (Gräfstraße at the corner of Mertonstraße).

There will be no conference fee. People wanting to attend the conference will be very welcome and are encouraged to register.

Registration is now open: http://www.digital-humanities-hessen.de/historical-corpora/registration

Tips for accomodation: There will be no fair in Frankfurt during the conference which means that hotel prices in and around Frankfurt will be normal. The hotels near the Bockenheim Campus are either rather small or rather expensive, so we cannot give a general recommendation for nearby accomodation. Furthermore, "Bockenheimer Warte", which is a 5 minute walk from the conference, can be reached very easily by public transport (lines U4, U6, U7, 16, 32, 36, 50). If you need special information or assistence, please ask Mr. Martin Petrus (mail address: petrus at em dot uni-frankfurt dot de).

Conference Program
THURSDAY 2012-12-06

14:00-14:15 Opening
14:15-14:45 Claudine Moulin, Iryna Gurevych, Natalia Filatkina and Richard Eckart de Castilho Analyzing Formulaic Patterns in Historical Corpora - abstract
14:45-15:15 Bryan Jurish and Henriette Ast Using an Alignment-based Lexicon for Canonicalization of Historical Text - abstract
15:15-15:45 Ulrike Demske, Dennis Pauly
and Ulyana Senyuk
Building a Treebank of Early New High German –
Diachronic Variation in Noun Phrase Structure – abstract
15:45-16:00 Break
16:00-16:45 Gerhard Heyer (KEYNOTE)
Knowledge ressource text - On how to use text mining in text oriented Humanities
16:45-17:15 Armin Hoenen and Franziska Mader A New LMF Schema Application by Example of an Austrian Lexicon
Applied to the Historical Corpus of the Writer Hugo von Hofmannsthal - abstract
17:15-17:45 Moshe Koppel and Nadav Schweitzer Tracking Author Influence in Historical Textual Corpora - abstract
17:45-18:00 Break
18:00-18:30 Manuel Raaf A Web-Based Application for Editing Manuscripts - abstract

FRIDAY 2012-12-07

09:00-09:30 Stefania Degaetano-Ortlieb,
Ekaterina Lapshinova-Koltunski,
Elke Teich and Hannah Kermes
Register contact: an exploration of recent linguistic trends in the scientific domain - abstract
09:30-10:00 Eva Schlachter and Marco Coniglio Diachronic Changes in the German “Nachfeld”:
Syntax, Information Structure and Linkage in Discourse - abstract
10:00-10:30 Svetlana Petrova and Amir Zeldes How exceptional is CP recursion in Germanic OV languages?
Corpus-based evidence from Middle Low German - abstract
10:30-10:45 Break
10:45-11:30 Karin Donhauser (KEYNOTE)
The Old German Reference Corpus. How it is built and how we are going to use it
11:30-12:00 Gaye Ҫinkılıҫ and Helmut Weiß Historical corpora and word formation - abstract
12:00-12:30 Timothy Price Multi-faceted Alignment: Toward Automatic Detection of Textual Similarity in Gospel-derived Texts - abstract
12:30-13:30 Lunch break
13:30-14:00 Augustin Speyer Object order and the Thematic Hierarchy in older German - abstract
14:00-14:30 Svetlana Petrova and Esther Rinke The expression of thetic judgments in Older Germanic and Romance - abstract
14:30-15:00 Natália Resende Testing the validity of translation universals for Brazilian Portuguese by employing comparable corpora and NLP techniques - abstract
15:00-15:15 Break
15:15-15:45 Ana Paula Banza, Irene Rodrigues,
José Saias and Filomena Gonçalves
15:45-16:15 Richard Ingham Spoken and written register differentiation in pragmatic
and semantic functions in two Anglo-Norman corpora - abstract
16:15-16:45 Jost Gippert and Manana Tandashvili Structuring a Diachronic Corpus:
The Georgian National Corpus project - abstract
16:45-17:00 Break
17:00-17:30 Giuseppe Abrami, Michael Freiberg
and Paul Warner
Managing and Annotating Historical Multimodal Corpora
with the eHumanities Desktop - abstract
17:30-18:00 Bernhard Jussen Arbeit am Korpus in einer hermeneutisch orientierten Wissenschaftskultur - abstract
18:00-18:15 Break
18:15-19:00 Gerhard Lauer (KEYNOTE)
Graphs, Patterns, Trees. Corpus based models for literary history
20:00 Conference dinner

SATURDAY 2012-12-08

09:00-09:30 Christian Thomas and Frank Wiegand Making great work even better: Appraisal and Digital Curation
of widely dispersed Electronic Textual Resources (c. 15th–19th cent.) in CLARIN-D - abstract
09:30-10:00 Alexander Geyken and Thomas Gloning A living text archive of 15th–19th c. German.
Corpus strategies, technology, organization - abstract
10:00-10:30 Claudia Schneider Technical Obstacles of Integrating Ancient Texts into Databases, or:
How to Stay Sane as an Ordinary Linguist when the Technical-Error-Gremlin Is at its Best - abstract
10:30-10:45 Break
10:45-11:30 Martin Durrell (KEYNOTE)
'Representativeness', 'Bad Data' and legitimate expectations. What can an electronic historical corpus tell us that we didn't actually know already (and how)?
11:30-12:00 Jolanta Gelumbeckaite Old Lithuanian Reference Corpus - abstract
12:00-12:30 Roland Mittmann Automated generation of standardized word forms
for the Old High German text corpus - abstract
12:30-13:30 Lunch break
13:30-14:00 Stefanie Dipper and Simone Schultz-Balluff The Anselm Corpus: Methods and Perspectives of a Parallel Aligned Corpus - abstract
14:00-14:30 Thomas Efer, Jens Blecher
and Gerhard Heyer
"Leipziger Rektoratsreden 1871 - 1033" -
Insights into Six Decades of Scientific Practice - abstract
14:30-15:00 Marina Beridze, Liana Lortkipanidze
and David Nadaraia
Georgian Dialect Corpus: Problems and Prospects - abstract
15:00-15:15 Break
15:15-16:00 Anthony Kroch (KEYNOTE)
The evolution of word order frequencies in medieval English and French

Workshop TITUS 25
SATURDAY 2012-12-08
17:00-17:20 Jost Gippert (Uni Frankfurt) Welcome and Opening: The TITUS Project
17:20-17:40 Sonja Linde (HU Berlin) Zu den Stammklassen des althochdeutschen Substantivs:
Quantitative Auswertungen mit dem Referenzkorpus Altdeutsch - abstract
17:40-18:00 Ralf Plate / Claudia Wich-Reif
(Akademie Mainz / Uni Bonn)
Mittelhochdeutsch-Corpora für Grammatik und Lexikographie:
Nutzungsmöglichkeiten und Perspektiven - abstract
18:00-18:20 Break
18:20-18:40 Pietro Dini (Uni Pisa) Altpreußisch in TITUS - abstract
18:40-19:00 Norbert Endres (Uni Düsseldorf) Research Potential by Text Engineering - abstract
19:00-19:20 Peter Scharf (Uni Paris Diderot) Building a morphologically and syntactically tagged Sanskrit database - abstract
20:00 Workshop dinner

SUNDAY 2012-12-09
09:20-09:40 Thomas Jügel (Uni Frankfurt) Repetitive Sequences in Avestan and how to find them - abstract
09:40-10:00 Desmond Durkin-Meisterernst
(BBAW Berlin)
Mitteliranisches Textmaterial in TITUS - abstract
10:00-10:20 Irina Nevskaya (Uni Frankfurt) The Frankfurt (VATEC) and Moscow electronic corpora of Old Turkic texts - abstract
10:20-10:40 Simone Raschmann (Akademie Göttingen) Auf den Spuren von TITUS.
Das DFG-Digitalisierungsprojekt der Texte der Berliner Turfansammlung - abstract
10:40-11:00 Break
11:00-11:20 Svetlana Ahlborn (Uni Frankfurt) Types- und Tokens-Verteilung in TITUS-Ressourcen:
Erstellung und Anwendung - abstract
11:20-11:40 Roland Schuhmann (Akademie Leipzig) Pitfalls in Electronic Historical Corpora. Some case studies - abstract
11:40-12:00 Armineh Gaginjan (Uni Erevan) Die Rolle der historischen Parallelcorpora beim Vergleich der Infinitivkonstruktionen in altarmenischen Evangelien mit denen im altgriechischen Original - abstract
12:00-12:20 Lela Samushia / Natka Dundua
(Uni Frankfurt)
A Parallel Corpus of the Old Georgian Gospel Manuscripts - abstract
12:20-12:40 Jost Gippert (Uni Frankfurt) Towards a Corpus Caucasicum. Building a corpus from unstructured data - abstract
12:40-14:00 Lunch break
14:00-14:20 István Bátori (Uni Koblenz) Uralothek - from dictionary to database - abstract
14:20-14:40 Marianne Bakró-Nagy et al. (Uni Budapest) 'Gold' mining. Exploitation of an etymological database: Uralonet - abstract
14:40-15:00 Alexander Lubotsky (Uni Leiden) Etymological cyberspace - abstract
15:00-15:20 Break

15:20-16:15 The future of TITUS (Open discussion)