WORD LAB is a learning group at Penn Libraries focused on text analysis in all disciplines. Unless announced otherwise on our listserv, we meet every Thursday 12-1:30pm in 526 Van Pelt (East Asian Seminar Room, fifth floor).
We have a rotating schedule:
- A discussion or workshop based on current research, with speakers virtually or in person.
- Read and discuss an article or project.
For more information or to join our mailing list, please email Scott Enderle at University of Pennsylvania Libraries.
Summer 2018: (suggestions welcome! email us!)
- May 24, 2018: Ashley Liu (on NLP and Deep Learning: My Experiment with Encyclopedia Humanities)
- Jun 14, 2018: Read and discuss "Formal studies of culture: Issues, challenges, and current trends" (Poetics)
- (NO MEETINGS)
- Jul 19, 2018: Read and discuss "Vector Semantics, William Empson, and the Study of Ambiguity" (Critical Inquiry)
- Jul 26: Read and discuss "Towards Knowledge Discovery from the Vatican Secret Archives. In Codice Ratio -- Episode 1: Machine Transcription of the Manuscripts" (and related Atlantic article)
- Aug 2: NO MEETING
- Aug 9: Read (or view) and discuss "Achieving Human Parity on Automatic Chinese to English News Translation" (Microsoft Research whitepaper) (related video)
- Aug 16: Sayan's article draft (email Molly email@example.com for the link, do not share outside WORD LAB please!)
- Aug 23: TBD
- Aug 30: TBD
- Future fall session: Reprise -- Read (or view) and discuss "Achieving Human Parity on Automatic Chinese to English News Translation" (Microsoft Research whitepaper) (related video)