A conference organized by Patrick J. Burns, David Ratzan, and Sebastian Heath and sponsored by the Institute for the Study of the Ancient World, the ISAW Library, NYU Center for Humanities, NYU Division of Libraries, NYU Center for Ancient Studies and NYU Department of Classics.
Institute for the Study of the Ancient World
15 E. 84th Street
New York, NY
Friday, April 20, 2018
Future Philologies will provide a forum for historical-language projects with strong text analysis and NLP components 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 on the state of corpus/text analysis/NLP 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 languages among others. Researchers in Computer Science and Information Science who can offer different perspectives on philological and corpus-based language work have also been included.
Speaker presentations will be followed by a panel discussion.
RSVP for Future Philologies here.