Cléo a recipient of a Digital Humanities Google Grant
In 2010 Google launched a programme of financial support for the Digital Humanities. After announcing the first wave of grant winners for American projects, the company has released its list of European winners.
Marin Dacos for Cléo (Centre pour l’édition électronique ouverte) and Patrice Bellot for Lia (Laboratoire informatique d’Avignon) are to receive the Google Grant for the Digital Humanities. Google will present 50,000 dollars to the two laboratories for the following research and development programme: “Robust and Language Independent Machine Learning Approaches for Automatic Annotation of Bibliographical References in DH Books, Articles and Blogs”.
This R&D programme operates on the hundreds of thousands of bibliographical references in the texts published on Cléo’s platforms. One of the original aspects of the project is to make provision for a great variety of bibliographical forms and to allow one application for three platforms: Revues.org, Calenda and Hypotheses.org. It will enable the development of advanced cross-linking functionalities within and outwards from the platform. The results will be made public.
This will be the first step in an ambitious text-mining project in the vast body of information represented by Cléo’s three platforms.
Further information on a dedicated blog : http://bilbo.hypotheses.org