TTLab – Text Technology Lab

The TTLab (Text Technology Lab), headed by Prof. Alexander Mehler, is part of the Department of Computer Science and Mathematics (Fachbereich Informatik und Mathematik) at the Goethe Universität in Frankfurt. It investigates formal, algorithmic models to deepen our understanding of information processing in the humanities. We examine diachronic, time-dependent as well as synchronic aspects of processing linguistic and non-linguistic, multimodal signs. The Lab works across several disciplines to bridge between computer science on the one hand and corpus-based research in the humanities on the other. To this end, we develop information models and algorithms for the analysis of texts, images, and other objects relevant to research in the humanities.

News

  • Talk: “Dual Coding and Conditioned Interpretation” at the ViCom Workshop on “The Linguistic Status of Demonstrations”

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    Andy Lücking, Alexander Mehler and Alexander Henlein will talk about “Dual Coding and Conditioned Interpretation” at the ViCom Workshop on “The Linguistic Status of Demonstrations“.

  • New Publication accepted at Digital Humanities 2024

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    The following publication has been accepted at the Digital Humanities in Washington, D.C.

    Efficient, uniform and scalable parallel NLP pre-processing with DUUI: Perspectives and Best Practice for the Digital Humanities

    Giuseppe Abrami and Alexander Mehler. August, 2024. Efficient, uniform and scalable parallel NLP pre-processing with DUUI: Perspectives and Best Practice for the Digital Humanities. Digital Humanities Conference 2024 (DH 2024). accepted.
    BibTeX
    @inproceedings{Abrami:Mehler:2024,
      author    = {Abrami, Giuseppe and Mehler, Alexander},
      title     = {Efficient, uniform and scalable parallel NLP pre-processing with
                   DUUI: Perspectives and Best Practice for the Digital Humanities},
      year      = {2024},
      month     = {08},
      booktitle = {Digital Humanities Conference 2024 (DH 2024)},
      location  = {Washington, DC, USA},
      series    = {DH},
      keywords  = {duui},
      note      = {accepted}
    }
  • Invited Talk: Andy Lücking Presents Gesture Semantics at the Cognitive Informatics Seminar

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    Andy Lücking has been invited to give a talk at the renowned interdisciplinary seminar series in Cognitive Informatics by Stevan Harnad at the Université du Québec à Montréal (UQAM) on Thursday, March 14, 2024.

    He will talk about gesture semantics such as pointing, deferred reference, and iconic gestures. The seminar series is multidisciplinary (computer science, psychology, neuroscience, biology, linguistics, philosophy) and has included speakers such as Stephen Clark (Deep Mind); Karl Friston (UCL); David Chalmers (NYU); Friedemann Pulvermueller (Freie U, Berlin); Art Glenberg (ASU); Gary Lupyan (UW-Madison), among others.

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