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The second international workshop on Human History Project: Natural language processing and big data

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This workshop is organized by Research Axis 2 [Music information research].

Quoi ?
  • Research Workshop
Quand ? 12/12/2015
du 09:00 au 14:30
Où ? A832, Elizabeth Wirth Music Building, 527 Sherbrooke St. West.
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Registration: Registration for the second international workshop on Human History Project


This is the second workshop on a large project called Human History Project, which aims to build a distributed international database of documented human history using Natural Language Processing tools and Linked Open Data to model historical data.


Jason Boyd, Department of English, Ryerson University

Serge ter Braake, Faculties of Humanities, University of Amsterdam

Ichiro Fujinaga, CIRMMT, Schulich School of Music, McGill University

Sergio Oramas, Music Technology Group, Universitat Pompeu Fabra

Matthew Milner, Department of History, McGill University

Susan Forscher Weiss, Peabody Conservatory of Music, Johns Hopkins University 


  • 9:00-9:10: Ichiro Fujinaga: Introduction to the Human History Project.
  • 9:10-9:30: Sergio Oramas: A brief introduction to Natural Language Processing.
  • 9:30-10:00: Susan Forscher Weiss & Ichiro Fujinaga: Digital prosopography of renaissance musicians: A progress report.
  • 10:00-10:30: Serge ter Braake: Biographical dictionaries and prosopography of famous people: Opportunities and pitfalls.
  • 10:30-10:50: Coffee break.
  • 10:50-11:20: Jason Boyd: Linking texts and lives: The Texting Wilde and SLEEPR Projects.
  • 11:20-11:50: Sergio Oramas: Information extraction for the music domain.
  • 11:50-12:20: Matthew Milner: From metadata to data: Transforming EBBO TCP and VIAF for Historical Social Networking.
  • 12:20-13:00: Discussions on the directions of the Human History Project.
  • 13:00-14:30: Lunch will be provided.
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