Humanist Discussion Group, Vol. 34, No. 157. Department of Digital Humanities, King's College London Hosted by King's Digital Lab www.dhhumanist.org Submit to: firstname.lastname@example.org Date: 2020-07-07 08:34:31+00:00 From: Paula Granados García
Subject: Digital Classicist London: A Digital Metal Detector for Ancient Language Lexicography Digital Classicist London Seminar 2020 Institute of Classical Studies Harry Tanner (Galway) In Search of a Digital Metal Detector for Ancient Language Lexicography: a Case Study on Greek Friday July 10th at 17:30 (UK time) Streamed live (and archived indefinitely) at https://youtu.be/EF1LDSePIIg Word meaning shifts subtly all the time. Tracking these shifts in Greek is a crucial endeavour for ancient language lexicography, which usually provides little in the way of a diachronic picture of word shift. But how can we map expert labelling of word senses change onto computational models? Here, I will present an overview of the word embeddings approach to using neural networks to track word meaning shift, with an evaluation of its strengths and weaknesses. I will also present a means of evaluating both present and future computational models using numerical scoring from expert labelling. I will evaluate a run of the mill Word2Vec model on the ancient Greek BCE corpus, finding that it tracks low-level drift very well and higher level drift moderately well; I will conclude with some future directions for research. ALL WELCOME Paula Loreto Granados García | Digital Humanities Researcher Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences, The Open University, Walton Hall, Milton Keynes, MK7 6AA, UK Tel: 44 (0) 7512367146 | email@example.com http://fass.open.ac.uk/people/plgg2 _______________________________________________ Unsubscribe at: http://dhhumanist.org/Restricted List posts to: firstname.lastname@example.org List info and archives at at: http://dhhumanist.org Listmember interface at: http://dhhumanist.org/Restricted/ Subscribe at: http://dhhumanist.org/membership_form.php
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