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Durham University

Institute of Medieval and Early Modern Studies (IMEMS)

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The Library of a Billion Words - Lunch time Seminar

11th November 2014, 13:00 to 14:00, Institute of Advanced Studies Seminar Room, Palace Green, Professor Gerhard Heyer (Leipzig University)

The Library of a Billion Words is an interdisciplinary project based at Leipzig University and aims to make books of high cultural and historical value available and usable to researchers in a digital format. The project involves the design and building of systems, process and infrastructure for digitisation of texts from scans up to and including the generation of text statistics, meta data and visualization. This has been applied to digital sources for a number of fields of Arts and Humanities.


Professor Heyer holds the chair on Automatic Language Processing at the computer science department of the University of Leipzig. His field of research is focused on automatic semantic processing of natural language text with applications in the area of information retrieval and search as well as knowledge management.

All are welcome, however places are limited so please arrive early. If you need more information or would like to reserve a place, please contact or 0191 334 4380

We look forward to seeing you there - @iARCDurham

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