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Future Philologies: Digital Directions in Ancient World Text - 20/04/2018, New York (NY, USA)

Future Philologies will provide a forum for historical-language projects with a strong text analysis component to present their work across language-specific barriers in an effort to foster cross-linguistic, comparative feedback, recommendations, criticism, etc. between projects. Moreover, it is meant to embrace the scope of ancient-world languages represented at ISAW, which states in its mission the goal of offering "an unshuttered view of antiquity across vast stretches of time and place.” The format will be presentations onthe state of corpus/text analysis/natural language processing work for each language coupled with recent successes and immediate challenges to be addressed in the near future. Projects will represent Latin, Greek, Coptic, Arabic, Classical Chinese, and cuneiform languagesamong others. Researchers in Computer Science and Information Science who can offer different perspectives on philological and corpus-based language work have also been included.

FECHA /DATE/ DATA: 20/04/2018

LUGAR/LOCATION/LUOGO: Institute for the Study of the Ancient World (ISAW), New York (NY, USA)

ORGANIZADOR/ORGANIZER/ORGANIZZATORE: Patrick J. Burns (ISAW) ;David Ratzan (ISAW) ; Sebastian Heath (ISAW)

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9:30am - The 'Point' of Future Philologies Patrick J. Burns (ISAW) Keynote 10:00am - Annotating Heresies Caroline Schroeder (Pacific/Coptic Scriptorium) 10:45 - Coffee Ancient World Text and Digital Corpora Moderator: Emily Cole (ISAW) 11:15am - Digital Philology 2.0, Smart Editions, and the Future of Work Gregory Crane (Tufts/Leipzig) 12:00pm - Analyzing the History of Formal Written Arabic Alexander Magidow (URI) and Yonatan Belinkov (MIT) 12:45pm - Lunch Ancient World Text and Digital Methods Moderator: Sebastian Heath (ISAW) 1:45pm - Accessible Digital Text Analysis for Classical Chinese Donald Sturgeon (Harvard) 2:30pm - Machine Translation for the Sumerian language: Workflow and Pre-Requisites Émilie Pagé-Perron (Toronto/MTAAC) 3:15pm - Coffee Ancient World Text: Responses from Computer Science 3:45pm - Kyle P. Johnson (Accenture), on historical text and natural language processing, The Next 700 Classical Languages 4:15pm - David Mimno and Laure Thompson (Cornell) on historical text and information retrieval, Authorship and Translation: Bilingual Modeling of the Patrologia Graeca 4:45pm - David Smith (Northeastern) on historical text and machine learning, Viral Texts and Networked Authors: Computational Models of Information Propagation Speaker presentations will be followed by a panel discussion. This event is co-sponsored by ISAW, the NYU Center for Humanities, the NYU Division of Libraries, the NYU Center for Ancient Studies, and the NYU Department of Classics.

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