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.
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[…]
Internship (12 days – December) in which one researcher from ILOS was in the Digital Humanities Lab (Lab HD – NOVA FCSH) training in GIS methodologies.
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.
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[…]