CLARIAH at the eScience Symposium

By Jan Odijk

The eScience Centre organizes each year its eScience Symposium in collaboration with partners. CLARIAH co-organised the Humanities sessions at this year’s symposium, which was held on 21 November 2019 in the Johan Cruyff Arena in Amsterdam. See https://www.esciencecenter.nl/news/nlesc-holds-national-escience-symposium-focussing-on-the-promises-challenge .

escience2019Kick off by Prof. Rob van Nieuwpoort, acting director of the eScience Center

The theme of the symposium was ‘digital challenges in open science’. Our keynote speaker, Eero Hyvönen (University of Helsinki / Aalto University, Finland) gave a presentation titled "Using Linked Open Data in Digital Humanities: Shift from Data Publishing to Data Analysis and Artificial Intelligence".

The other speakers in the session were Marcel Broersma (University of Groningen) on "Transparency of machine learning for Humanities scholars" , Roser Morante, Piek Vossen & Antske Fokkens (VU University Amsterdam) on “Transparent NLP for the Digital Humanities: Processing Historical Texts’ and Daan Broeder (Humanities Cluster / CLARIN ERIC) on the SSHOC project.

The session was organized by Jan Odijk (Utrecht University) from CLARIAH and Carlos Martinez Ortiz from the eScience Centre, and was chaired by Jan Odijk

In addition to the Humanities session, there were posters and demo’s of projects co-organised and co-financed by CLARIAH and the eScience Centre through the Accelerating Scientific Discovery in the Arts and Humanities (ADAH) Call. The following projects presented their results at the poster and demo session at the eScience Symposium:

  • TICCLAT (Text induced Corpus Correction and Lexical Assessment Tool): demo by Martin Reynaert
  • NewsGac (News Genres. Advancing Media History by Transparant Automatic Genre Classification): demo, poster and running PowerPoint by Marcel Broersma, Eric Tjong Kim Sang & Tom Klaver
  • EviDENce (Ego Documents Events Modelling: How individuals recall mass violence): demo by Susan Hoogervorst  & Meiert Grootes.