ObTIC is continuing its digital workshops for the year 2021-2022 with a series of thematic interventions related to digital humanities and new technologies for textual analysis (automatic language processing, machine learning, corpus analysis...).
These introductory workshops will take the form of a lecture, followed by a practical session.

2nd thematic series: Automatic retrieval of named entities

The goal of this workshop is to give a general overview of named entities, from their definition to their applications. They will first be discussed from a definitional point of view with a manual annotation part. We will then see the methods implemented to automatically recognize them in texts using learning methods.

Workshop December 2, 2021 (14h-16h):
Named entities: a global view
Led by: Yoann Dupont, ObTIC post-doc
Keywords: named entities, machine learning and annotation.

Workshop December 9, 2021 (14h-17h):
Named entity disambiguation and linking to the Web of Data
Led by: Carmen Brando, EHESS engineer

Workshop December 16, 2021 (14h-17h):
Specializing named entity retrieval tools with Spacy and SEM
Led by: Yoann Dupont, ObTIC post-doc.


The Observatoire des textes, des idées et des corpus (ObTIC), SCAI's project-team dedicated to digital humanities, draws on an established expertise in the domain of digital editions, data exploration and production for humanities research. ObTIC team members are actively involved in the design and application of software and algorithms for humanities researchers, as well as the development and evaluation of new digital research methodologies across these same fields of inquiry.

ObTIC’S specificity: opening up traditional humanities disciplines to digital methodologies by approaching texts and corpora through transversal concepts independent of any particular textual genre.