Author Archives: Maria Moritz

Article: Sentence Shortening in Historical Language Learning

eTRAP’s article “Sentence Shortening via Morpho-Syntactic Annotated Data in Historical Language Learning” authored by Maria Moritz, Barbara Pavlek, Greta Franzini and Gregory Crane, is now published in the current issue of the ACM Journal on Computing and Cultural Heritage (JOCCH). The work was supported by the Federal Ministry of Education (BMBF) and the European Social Fund (ESF). Here is the abstract:

We present an approach to shorten Ancient Greek sentences by using morpho-syntactic information attached to each word in a sentence. This work underpins the content of our eLearning application, AncientGeek, whose unique teaching technique draws from primary Greek sources. By applying a technique that skips the clausal dependents of a main verb, we reached a well-formed rate of 89% of the sentences.

Announcement: Winner of the Göttingen Dialog in Digital Humanities (GDDH) award 2015

The board of the Göttingen Dialog in Digital Humanities is pleased to announce the winners of this year’s dialog series award. The winner will be handed a prize of €500 and candidates in the second and third position will receive a notable mention.

The winner of the seminar series of 2015 is the paper:

Automated Pattern Analysis in Gesture Research: Similarity Measuring in 3D Motion Capture Models of Communicative Action
Daniel Schüller et al.
in combination with the presentation given by
Daniel Schüller, Christian Beecks & Irene Mittelberg
from RWTH Aachen University, Germany and University of Alberta, Canada
on 23rd June

The prize is awarded on the basis of an evaluation of both the paper and the quality of the presentation, for which this candidate received 85/100. “It was awesome”, “Valuable for studying the meaning of gestures”, are comments accompanying the scores, which were given for content quality, significance for theory or practice, level of innovation and presentation style by the reviewers of the papers, and by the audience for the presentations.

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