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Lecture Series: Greta Franzini
November 23, 2016 @ 4:00 pm - 5:30 pm
Greta Franzini is a full-time Researcher at the Faculty of Mathematics and Computer Science at the University of Göttingen, and also a completing PhD student at University College London. She is a Classicist by training and conducts interdisciplinary research in the fields of (Digital) Classics and Natural Language Processing. (See also: http://gretafranzini.com/).
Text Reuse, Digital Breadcrumbs and Historical Data
In her talk, Greta Franzini will discuss the case studies and activities of eTRAP. This project investigates the phenomenon of text reuse in order to advance automatic detection on historical data. Historical texts pose numerous challenges to automatically detect reuse. These challenges are, among others, the fragmentary survival of works, inconsistent referencing, but also the diachronic evolution of language. Unlike modern texts, where sources are consistently quoted and cited, historical texts are not always so transparent, thus opening up exciting opportunities for intertextual research.