Tuesday, 22 November 2016

Practical information, part I

The workshop has now been granted necessary funding although we still wait for some decisions. In any case we have now booked the accommodation in the Finnish Institute's guest rooms (Villa Lante, Passeggiata del Gianicolo 10, 00165 Roma) and at the Villa Maria hotel (Largo Berchet 4, 00152 Roma). The workshop will take place at Villa Lante and at the Norwegian Institute (Viale 30 Aprile 33, 00153 Roma). The two Institutes are located within ten minutes' walk on the Gianicolo hill.


The workshop will take place on Wednesday the 31st of May and on Thursday the 1st of June, 2017. The schedule of the workshop days has been modified in regard to what was said in the invitation letter, so that it is easier for everyone to reach the return flights on the 1st of June. We expect those who travel by plane to arrive in Rome on Tuesday, the 30th of May. The workshop will start at around 10 a.m. on Wednesday, the 31st of May, and last until around 1 p.m. on Thursday, the 1st of June (see Programme tab). Some of you pointed out that this would be more convenient regarding the flights. We are able to cover two nights, so if you wish to enjoy Rome longer, please be prepared to book your own accommodation for the rest of the time. 


We encourage you to book your travel well in advance to secure economic prices – as for flights, it is not too early to buy them now. Please, book them so that you are in Rome from Tuesday the 30th of May to Thursday the 1st of June and after that notify Timo Korkiakangas (timo.korkiakangas@ ifikk.uio.no) of the approximate travel costs. In this way we can keep the budget under control. Most flights arrive at the Fiumicino International Airport where you can take an ordinary train to the Rome Trastevere station. More information about the travel from and to the airport will be sent later.

List of participants

Here you find the list of the participants and their (preliminary) titles. The list will be updated later on the Participants and Paper Titles tab.
  • Francesco Stella: Computing analysis of literary language: stylometry and authorship detection by Lexicon and other software (special lecture)
  • Marco Passarotti: Title to be announced (special lecture)
  • Odd Einar Haugen: The case for philology in digital studies
  • Giuseppe Celano: Converting the Ancient Greek and Latin Dependency Treebank into Universal Dependencies: a linguistic and computational challenge
  • Wim Berkelmans: A syntactic layer for LASLA using statistical constraint dependency grammar
  • Teemu Roos: Machine learning and the evolution of fairy tales and other cultural artefacts
  • Alexandra Simonenko: The semantics of definiteness in Medieval French: Substituting statistical modelling for the speakers' judgements
  • Erik Henriksson: Challenges in the Automatic Detection of Metrical Units in Ancient Greek Poetry
  • Marko Halonen: Digital approaches to medieval calendars
  • Hanne Eckhoff: Syntactic preprocessing of Old Russian chronicles – worth the effort?
  • Federico Aurora: The linguistic annotation of Mycenaean Greek texts
  • Line Engh: Title to be announced
  • Timo Korkiakangas: Spoken Language behind Written Texts: Treebanking Medieval Latin Charters
  • Dag Haug: Title to be announced
  • Tuomas Heikkil√§: Title to be announced