Italy, Padova

IQLA-GIAT Summer School in Quantitative Analysis of Textual Data

when 4 September 2017 - 8 September 2017
language English
duration 1 week
fee EUR 200

The IQLA-GIAT Summer School is characterized by three main elements:
1) a general part devoted to quantitative linguistics;
2) a special focus on topic detection and authorship attribution;
3) several lab-sessions dedicated to computer-aided analysis of textual data.
This year’s IQLA-GIAT Summer School will also include a Workshop on Elena Ferrante’s case-study.

Course leader

The IQLA-GIAT Summer School in Quantitative Analysis of Textual Data is organized by GIAT – Interdisciplinary Text Analysis Group in collaboration with the International Quantitative Linguistics Association and the Department

Target group

The IQLA-GIAT Summer School is open to 20 participants including researchers, scholars and postgraduate students. The selection of 20 participants is due to the capacity of the laboratory room.

Course aim

Teaching activities will raise questions that can be answered by implementing quantitative methods and other procedures that may be used to identify and compare the characteristics of texts within a text analysis framework. The aim is to discuss with students, young researchers and scholars of different disciplines the strengths, weaknesses, opportunities and threats of text analysis quantitative methods . The participants selected for the IQLA-GIAT Summer School have the opportunity to exploit different tools within the same environment and the same tool in different environments.
The IQLA-GIAT Summer School aims at:
1) sharing information on software, corpora, relevant literature and research results;
2) promoting a dialogue among different disciplines on current research issues;
3) developing innovative analytical tools and integrated research methods;
4) introducing students and young researchers to new strains of research and applications;
5) sharing state-of-the-art knowledge in:
- Quantitative linguistics;
- Digital methods for text analysis (topic detection, text classification);
- Authorship Attribution methods and dedicated software packages;
- Content mapping and data visualization;
- Computer-aided analysis of textual data.

Fee info

EUR 200: The tuition fee does not include accommodation, travel or any other expenses.

Applicants should send a file in pdf format including:
- curriculum vitae;
- personal mission statement and research interests (max 500 words).
Applications should be sent to the following address:
The IQLA-GIAT Summer School is open to 20 participants.