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Journal on Computing and Cultural Heritage (JOCCH), Volume 5 Issue 1, April 2012

Introduction to the special issue on corpus and computational linguistics, philology, and the linguistic heritage of humanity
Gregory Crane, Anke Lüdeling
Article No.: 1
DOI: 10.1145/2160165.2160166

The articles in this issue make two complementary assertions: first, language and linguistic sources are a key element of human cultural heritage and, second, we need to integrate the ancient goals of philology with rapidly emerging methods from...

Extracting two thousand years of latin from a million book library
David Bamman, David Smith
Article No.: 2
DOI: 10.1145/2160165.2160167

With the rise of large open digitization projects such as the Internet Archive and Google Books, we are witnessing an explosive growth in the number of source texts becoming available to researchers in historical languages. The Internet Archive...

Computational historiography: Data mining in a century of classics journals
David Mimno
Article No.: 3
DOI: 10.1145/2160165.2160168

More than a century of modern Classical scholarship has created a vast archive of journal publications that is now becoming available online. Most of this work currently receives little, if any, attention. The collection is too large to be read by...

Measuring and coding language change: An evolving study in a multilayer corpus architecture
Hagen Hirschmann, Anke Lüdeling, Amir Zeldes
Article No.: 4
DOI: 10.1145/2160165.2160169

Our article explores the possibilities of using deeply annotated, incrementally evolving comparable corpora for the study of language change, in this case for different stages from Old High German to New High German. Using the example of the...