Episode 17

A conversation with Dr. Amelia Boneaameliabonea.com/

Episode 16

Ein Gespräch mit Prof. Dr. Roland Wenzlhuemerhttps://www.ngzg.geschichte.uni-muenchen.de/personen/ls_wenzlhuemer/wenzlhuemer/index.html

Episode 15

Dr Axel Jean-Caurant is a research engineer at the L3i laboratory of the University of La Rochelle. He obtained his PhD in computer science in 2018 where his thesis was on the accessibility of documents inside digital libraries.

The focus of his work was put on two distinct aspects. First is to understand how researchers are using these online platforms and how to train them to understand the changes data has undergone during the digitisation processes. Second is the study of the impact of the quality of documents on accessibility. Axel is now working full time on the NewsEye project and is in charge of developing the demonstrator which will hold the data researchers of the project are interested in, along with the different tools developed during the project.

Episode 14

An interview with Prof. Mikko Tolonen - an intellectual historian by training and an eighteenth-century scholar.

Tolonen has played an important role building digital humanities infrastructure at the Faculty of Arts at the University of Helsinki. Tolonen’s current main research focus in on an integrated study of public discourse and knowledge production that combines metadata from library catalogues as well as full-text libraries of books, newspapers and periodicals.

Episode 13

Mark Granroth-Wilding is a research associate at the Department of Computer Science, University of Helsinki, with expertise in Natural Language Processing (NLP), Computational Creativity and Computational Music Analysis. His current work concerns unsupervised analysis of low-resourced languages for linguistic typology; topic modelling of noisy, historical data; and Natural Language Generation for news reporting.

Episode 12

Stefan Hechl is an MA student of history at the University of Innsbruck. He is currently using digital methods on large text corpora to analyse the role of newspapers in the development of the Austrian “nation” after 1918 and 1945. In the NewsEye project, he is based at the Department for Contemporary History as a project assistant.

Mag. Benedikt Kapferer studied English and History in the teacher’s programme at the University of Innsbruck. He currently studies the Specialization Media Pedagogy and works at the Department of Contemporary History. In his Newseye case study on media and journalism he looks into the relationship and interaction between newspapers and their readership.

Episode 11

Prof. Antoine Doucet is a tenured Full Professor at the L3i laboratory of the University of La Rochelle since 2014. He obtained a PhD in computer science from the University in Helsinki in 2005, and holds a French habilitation (HDR) since 2012.

Antoine’s main research interests lie in the fields of information retrieval (structured and semi-structured) and natural language processing. In particular, the central focus of his work is on the development of methods that scale to very large document collections and that do not require prior knowledge of the data (in particular, techniques that function for documents written in any language). Antoine holds a grant for scientific excellence from the French government since 2013 and has obtained several best papers awards (best paper in 2015 for an AIIM journal paper on multilingual event detection, out of 1,272 candidates; and best HCI paper at HCI International 2014). He runs several projects at the University of La Rochelle around the robust semantic analysis of multilingual documents. A. Doucet has been involved in the international workshop on Histoinformatics since its first occurrence in 2013. He has launched and organized several international competitions and benchmarks at the crossroad of statistical natural language processing and document analysis (INEX and CLEF Book Search 2007-2013, ICDAR Book Structure extraction 2009, 2011 and 2013, ICDAR Post-OCR correction 2017).

Episode 10

Dr. Sarah Oberbichler is a postdoctoral researcher and works at the Department of Contemporary History and at the Department of Media, Science and Communication at the University of Innsbruck. She received her Ph.D. in Contemporary History about the reception of immigration in South Tyrolean Newspapers (1990-2015). Currently, she is working on two projects for the analysis and visualization of digital newspapers and digital archives. Her research interests are European and regional contemporary history, migration history, media, and digital humanities.

Episode 9

Stefan Hechl is an MA of history at the University of Innsbruck. He is currently using digital methods on large text corpora to analyse the role of newspapers in the development of the Austrian “nation” after 1918 and 1945. In the NewsEye project, he is based at the Department for Contemporary History as a project assistant.

Episode 8

Prof. Dr. rer. nat. habil. Roger Labahn received his doctorate degree in 1987 and finished his habilitation in 1994, both in Discrete Mathematics / Combinatorics. Since then he was Senior Researcher with academic teaching duties in various fields of basic, applied and discrete Mathematics. His major interest and working area changed to Machine Learning and Neural Networks with strong focus on application-oriented research for algorithm design and technology development including software implementation. He led the various research projects of the CITlab groups with several R&D collaborators resp. PhD students, mainly targeting all aspects of Automatic Text Recognition based on state-of-the-art concepts of Computational Intelligence / Machine Learning. Here he was appointed adjunct Associate Professor for Mathematics in 2016.

Episode 7

Hannu Toivonen is a professor of computer science at the University of Helsinki, Finland, since 2002. He works in the areas of artificial intelligence and data science, more specifically in computational creativity, data mining as well as analysis and generation of natural language. Hannu has published some 200 papers and has been cited over 20,000 times.

Episode 6

Assoc. Prof. Dr. Eva Pfanzelter is professor of contemporary history and deputy head of the Institute of Contemporary History as well as Deputy Head of the Research Center of Digital Humanities at the University of Innsbruck. She is an expert in Digital History, Migration and Minority History and Central European Contemporary History. She was co-founder and one of two leaders of Austria’s first online contemporary history portal (Zeitgeschichte-Informations-System) in 1996 (discontinued in 2003), is responsible for the growing online oral-history migration video-archive and co-editor of the online, gold-open-access peer-review Journal historia.scribere. After having been nominated several times, in 2014 together with the co-editors she received the Award for Teaching Excellence of the University.

Eva has published two books and (co-)edited eight books (among them peer-reviewed and open-reviewed ones) as well as numerous articles and given many talks and lectures all over Europe and in the US. She is reviewer and juror for internationally highly regarded funding institutions and journals.

Episode 5

Tonica Hunter is a communications expert working on the NewsEye project since June 2018, with a focus on communication strategy and implementation and project result dissemination. Born in London, Tonica studied French and German Language and Literature as an undergraduate at Warwick University and then went on to specialise in Migration Studies at the University of Oxford. Her master thesis was a critical discourse analysis of newspapers on depictions of ethnic rioting in the cities of London (2011) and Paris (2005) comparatively. With academic and professional backgrounds in international affairs as well as roles in communications and event management, Tonica’s professional experience has straddled both the private and public sectors and covers a plethora of communication work and now focusses on the research outputs and tool development results of the NewsEye projects.

Episode 4

Dr. Jennifer Edmond is Associate Professor of Digital Humanities in Trinity College Dublin and the co-director of the Trinity Center for Digital Humanities. As of September 1st 2018, she is the  President of the Board of Directors in DARIAH. 

She also serves the board of the Newseye project.

Episode 3

In this episode, Martin has the opportunity to talk to the project manager of the ONB Labs Sophie Carolin Wagner and the technical lead of the project Stefan Karner. The ONB and its labs have a major part in the Newseye project, providing data sets as well as seting the commmunication agenda of the project.

The interview is available in two languages:

English version: from start

German version starts at: 14:43

Episode 2

Günter Mühlberger is Senior Project Manager of the Digitalisierung und Elektronische Archivierung (Digitisation and Digital Preservation Group) at Innsbruck (UIBK-DEA) whose areas of activity are digitization, text recognition and information extraction and software development. UIBK-DEA leads on data management in the project, providing a single access point for all tasks connected with the management of research data.

The following interview is in German. 

Episode 1

Introduction of the Podcast and Mission Statement.

At a kickoff meeting in Vienna we conducted statements with  the project participants attending about their expectations.