Björn Ommer – Digital Humanities - Next Frontiers Beyond Digitization

When: 2021-04-12 14:00-16:00 (Tallinn time)
Where: CUDAN Open Lab (online)

The event is public via zoom: https://zoom.us/j/98904266100
Websites: https://hci.iwr.uni-heidelberg.de/people/bommer & https://hci.iwr.uni-heidelberg.de/compvis/research

Abstract – What is the next frontier of the Digital Humanities? Which methodological advances are needed to fully leverage the potential enabled by massive digitization and to further empower research? Digitization has significantly changed the storage, transfer, and accessibility of facsimiles of artifacts. However, the methods to open up the content hidden in the digitized data are still mostly reminiscent of the traditional analog means and not utilizing the full potential. The talk will discuss present limitations, propose ways to improve the accessibility of content, and present novel avenues opened up by current research in Deep Learning.

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