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Digital Humanities Hackathon on Text Re-Use: ‘Don’t leave your data
problems at home!’
27-30 July, 2015

Hosted by the Göttingen Centre for Digital Humanities (GCDH),
Georg-August-Universität Göttingen, Germany
Organised by: Emily Franzini, Greta Franzini and Maria Moritz

The Göttingen Centre for Digital Humanities will host a Hackathon
targeted at students and researchers with a humanities background who
wish to improve their computer skills by working with their own
data-set. Rather than teaching everything there is to know about
algorithms, the Hackathon will assist participants with their specific
data-related problem, so that they can take away the knowledge needed to
tackle the issue(s) at hand. The focus of this Hackathon is automatic
text re-use detection and aims at engaging participants in intensive
collaboration. Participants will be introduced to technologies
representing the state of the art in the field and shown the potential
of text re-use detection. Participants will also be able to equip
themselves with the necessary knowledge to make sense of the output
generated by algorithms detecting text re-use, and will gain an
understanding of which algorithms best fit certain types of textual
data. Finally, participants will be introduced to some text re-use

For more information about the Hackathon, please visit:

Maria Moritz
Göttingen Center for Digital Humanities
Faculty of Mathematics and Computer Science
Georg-August-University Göttingen
Papendiek 16
D-37073 Göttingen, Germany

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