BILLIG is a partnership between the Digital Humanities Laboratory (NOVA FCSH) and ILOS (University of Oslo), which is funded by EEA GRANTS. This project aims to develop a knowledge exchange between two different methodologies: Spatial Analysis and Computational Linguistics. While NOVA will be employing Geographic Information Systems (GIS) and online shared SQL database systems, ILOS will be working with Computational Linguistics (CL), namely broad-based syntactic and semantic annotation. BILLIG's goal is finding a way to combine these two approaches and make use of existing good practices in both institutions, and thereby promoting access and analysis of large collections of Portuguese literary texts.
The BILLIG project was an opportunity to create synergies between two research teams, in Oslo and Lisbon, between two methodologies, Natural Language Processing and Geographic Information Systems, between two projects, the Literateca and the Atlas of Literary Landscapes, to advance in the study of literature in Portuguese available in digital format. In this sense, it Read more about End of the project and results[…]
The paper “Leitura distante em português: resumo do Primeiro Encontro” has just been published in MATLIT: Materialidades da Literatura in the scope of BILLIG project. It integrates the volume number 8.1, regarding digital literary scholarship.
The 2nd Workshop: Improving literary analysis with Computation Linguistics took place on the 9th and 10th December 2020 (on Zoom). This webinar aimed to present and discuss the advances and the research done by BILLIG with the application of the computational linguistics techniques to the Atlas of Literary Landscapes and Literateca’s projects regarding corpus linguistics, Read more about 2nd Workshop: Improving literary analysis with Computational Linguistics[…]
Due to the COVID-19 pandemic and the travel restrictions, the activity planned to take place in Oslo in May for 2 researchers was reorganized as online training. The activity was carried out through the zoom platform for 10 days and, being online, it could be attended by 8 researchers from different countries. The training focused Read more about Training in Natural Language Processing – Online[…]
The team of the BILLIG project prepared and submitted a couple of article abstracts for submission to take part in international peer-reviewed conferences on topics that are in line with the project’s research proposal. Conferences chosen: II International Congress in Digital Humanities (Rio de Janeiro, Brazil) – View the abstract submitted here III Read more about Project Activities – Abstract Preparation and Submission[…]
Researchers’ Activities – Workshop on Digital Humanities and Natural Language Processing Paper Presentation
BILLIG project researcher Diana Santos from ILOS – Oslo University, in collaboration with researchers from her research group, participated in the Digital Humanities and Natural Language Processing Workshop, part of the International Conference on the Computational Processing of Portuguese (PROPOR 2020), that took place in Évora, Portugal from March 2nd to 4th, 2020. The researchers Read more about Researchers’ Activities – Workshop on Digital Humanities and Natural Language Processing Paper Presentation[…]
2nd Training Course – Two-day advanced (follow-up) GIS course for Humanities and specifically for literature
This included the partnership’s 2nd face-to-face meeting Venue: ILOS, UiO, Oslo The organization of BILLIG’s 2nd training course (2 days) aimed at providing an advanced training in GIS applied to the analysis of literary databases. In this workshop two experts from NOVA delivered lectures about different spatial analysis tools that could be be of interest Read more about 2nd Training Course – Two-day advanced (follow-up) GIS course for Humanities and specifically for literature[…]
Conference on Distant Reading in Portuguese Language This meeting discussed the recent subdiscipline of literary studies and computational linguistics entitled Distant Reading in relation to Lusophone literature. The goal was to find paths, join efforts, and propose culturally appropriate targets. Presentation of Billig´s researchers:
This included the partnership’s 1st face-to-face meeting Venue: ILOS, UiO, Oslo The organization of BILLIG’s 1st training course (3 days) aimed to introduce new digital ways of studying literature by visualizing it through maps. In this training course two experts from NOVA gave lectures about what is the spatial turn and Geographic Information Systems (GIS), Read more about 1st Training Course – Introduction to Spatial Humanities[…]