Our goal is to promote cross-disciplinary collaborations in the realm of digital humanities research through an unshared task. Shared tasks have a long history in computational disciplines, such as natural language processing where a shared annotated dataset is made available to the research community to test and compare their systems on. In an unshared task, no quantitative performance measures or clearly defined problems to be solved are present, rather the goal is to provide the community with a creative playground to test and exchange ideas. We think this task format may suit the very heterogeneous digital humanities community well and can invite input from historians, linguistics, ethnologists, GIS specialists, literature scientists and others to present their perspective and analyses on the same case. This survey collects information from the wider research community concerning their interests in the tasks, datasets, challenges that could be offered in context of DIGHT. This unshared task will be defined on the basis of your feedback.
The survey should take 5-10 minutes depending on the detail with which you choose to respond.
We very much appreciate that you take the time to answer our questions. Note that in addition to collecting your feedback on potential tasks/challenges with this survey, we also hope to gauge what possible participants there would be for such a task. Expressing your interest in participating of course does not oblige you to do so.
Thank you for your interest and input.
Maria Eskevich, CLARIN-ERICMarieke van Erp, KNAW Humanities Cluster, DHBenelux local organiserVicky Garnett, Trinity College Dublin, DARIAH-EU
Potentially we consider the following datasets as options:
1. Prize Papers : http://www.brill.com/products/online-resources/prize-papers-online2. Parliamentary corpora: https://office.clarin.eu/v/CE-2017-1019-Parliamentary-data-report.pdf3. Computer - Mediated Communication: https://office.clarin.eu/v/CE-2017-1064-Resources-for-computer-mediated-communication.pdf4. Parallel corpora: https://office.clarin.eu/v/CE-2017-1095-Parallel-corpora-report.pdf5. Newspaper corpora: https://office.clarin.eu/v/CE-2017-1128-Newspaper-corpora.pdf