The first project workshop will be held next month at the University of Sussex. For this event attendance is limited to invited speakers and guests as it is closely tied to exploring and developing the project’s methodological approach to the identification and analysis of concepts within the EEBO and ECCO corpora. The main aim of the workshop is to develop and share knowledge about the project’s methodologies and the day is structured to allow plenty of time for discussion of the ideas raised.


Workshop Programme


Date: 18th September, 2015 (9.00am – 5.00pm)
Venue: University of Sussex, Jubilee Building, Room G22


9.00 Registration & coffee


Session 1 (9.30-11.15)

  • Susan Fitzmaurice: Introduction to Linguistic DNA
  • Research Associates & HRI: Resources, progress, problems and queries
  • Discussion

Coffee break


Session 2 (11.15-12.30)

  • Diana McCarthy (University of Cambridge): Inducing and contrasting word meanings from different sources
  • Kathryn Allan (UCL): [problems with concepts in time, title tba]
  • Discussion



Session 3 (1.30-3.10)

  • Gabriel Egan (De Montfort University): Instructive failures in authorship attribution by shared phrases in large textual corpora
  • Dirk Geeraerts (KU Leuven): Quantitative corpus approaches to lexical and conceptual variation I
  • Dirk Speelman (KU Leuven): Quantitative corpus approaches to lexical and conceptual variation II
  • Discussion

Coffee break


Session 4 (3.30-5.00)

  • Panel discussion: Scott Gibbens (Jisc), Katrien Depuydt (INL), David Weir (Sussex University), Pip Willcox (Bodleian)

5.00 Close



Methodology Workshop, 18th September 2015

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