ISDS seminar at University of Bologna: The discovery of Listening Experiences

Last 11th April, Dr Enrico Daga visited University of Bologna to give a seminar with students of  the Degree programme (LM) in Digital Humanities and Digital Knowledge. He presented his research on hybridising statistical NLP and Semantic Web technologies to support humanist scholars and discussed the recent developments of the AHRC-funded LED Project. The talk focused on the “discovery” of listening experiences, i.e. the problem of supporting users in finding listening experiences in digitised resources.

He reported on the design of a thorough experimentation framework for testing and evaluating competing approaches to the discovery of listening experiences.  He also discussed future direction of research focusing on characterising listening experiences, identifying their constituents at a linguistic and semantic level, with the objective to develop a collection of patterns to support various tasks such as discovery, classification, organisation, and reuse.