Webinar hosted by UQ School of Languages and Cultures in collaboration with Language Technology and Data Analysis Laboratory (LADAL)

Speakers:  

Dr Martin Schweinberger, AcqVA-Aurora Center at the Arctic University of Norway in Tromsø / School of Languages and Cultures, UQ

Martin is a language data scientist with a PhD in English linguistics who has specialized in corpus linguistics and quantitative, computational analyses of language data. Martin is currently an Associate Professor in the AcqVA-Aurora Center at the Arctic University of Norway in Tromsø and he holds a additional appointment as Postdoctoral Research Fellow in Language Technology at the University of Queensland, Australia where he has been establishing the Language Technology and Data Analysis Laboratory (LADAL).

 

Prof Michael Haugh, School of Languages and Cultures, UQ

Michael is Professor of Linguistics and a Fellow of the Australian Academy of the Humanities. His research interests lie primarily in the field of pragmatics, the science of language-in-use. He works with recordings and transcriptions of naturally occurring spoken interactions, as well as data from digitally-mediated forms of communication across a number of languages. An area of emerging importance in his view is the role that language corpora can play in the humanities and social sciences more broadly. He has been involved in the establishment of the Australian National Corpus and the Language Technology and Data Analytics Lab, and is currently leading the establishment of a national language data commons.

Title: 

The Australian Text Analytics Platform (ATAP) and the Language Technology and Data Analysis Laboratory (LADAL) - building computational humanities infrastructures: experiences, problems, and potentials

Abstract: 

This talk introduces the Language Technology and Data Analysis Laboratory (LADAL) which is a computational humanities resource infrastructure maintained by the School of Languages and Cultures at the University of Queensland. The talk will also provide information about its relations to the Australian Text Analytics Platform (ATAP) which represents an effort to promote text analytics in Australia and to make resources for using text analytics available to a wider community of researchers.

Zoom link https://uqz.zoom.us/j/84117924989 

About The Language Technology and Data Analysis Laboratory (LADAL) Webinars 2021

The Language Technology and Data Analysis Laboratory (LADAL) is school-based support infrastructure for computational humanities research established and maintained by the UQ School of Languages and Cultures. The LADAL is part of the ARDC Australian Text Analytics Platform (ATAP) which represents a nation-wide attempt to foster computational skills in HASS. It collaborates with and shares expertise with several Australian and international centres, institutions, researchers, and experts.

The LADAL consists of a specialist computing lab for language-based computational and experimental work (the Computational and Experimental Workshop) and an online virtual lab (the LADAL website). The LADAL website offers self-guided study materials and hands-on tutorials on topics relating to digital tools, computational methods for data extraction and processing, data visualization, statistical analyses of language data, and provides links to further resources and short descriptions of digital tools relevant for digital HASS research. In addition, the LADAL offers face-to-face consultations and specialized workshops. SLC researchers are encouraged to contact LADAL staff for advice and guidance on matters relating to digital research tools, data visualization, various statistical procedures, and text analytics.  As such, the LADAL offers pathways to new research possibilities in HASS with a focus on computational quantitative text analytics.