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Spanish Literature and Linguistics Workshop on Correlations

October 8, 2019 @ 1:00 pm3:00 pm

Correlations: What do Sports have to do with Literature?

Everyone is used to listening and expressing statements like “the more you play sports, the healthier you will be, the less you will weigh”. These sentences state a correlation between two variables: an increase in the first variable (sport) is associated with a modification in the second one (health, weight). Correlations and regression analysis are methods applied in several fields (from basic statistics to Machine Learning), but they are rarely applied in the Humanities. In this two-hour workshop, we will learn how to use linguistic and literary features to evaluate several hypotheses about Spanish literature.

The workshop will be taught by José Calvo, a Ph.D. candidate working with the e-Humanities junior research group “Computational Literary Genre Stylistics” (CLiGS) at the University of Würzburg. Along with fellow colleagues from other universities, José has helped to develop several projects such as catalogs, collections of eBooks, corpora, dictionaries or websites, and has a background in corpus linguistics and lexicography. He has acquired teaching experience at Universität Würzburg, Universität Kassel, and Universität Eichstätt-Ingolstadt.

Organised with the specific purpose of reaching the students of Spanish Language and Literature who are interested in DH, this workshop will be taught completely in Spanish. Attendance is free, but due to space restrictions places are limited. So to join the workshop, it is necessary to register by sending a message to Rocío Ortuño: rocio.ortuno@uantwerpen.be.



October 8, 2019
1:00 pm – 3:00 pm
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S.R. 012
Rodestraat 14
Antwerpen, Belgium
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