Round 4 Conference (2020)

T-AP/DiD LogoRound Four Digging into Data Challenge Conference

January 29 - 31, 2020

National Science Foundation
2415 Eisenhower Avenue
Alexandria, VA 22314
USA

Hashtag: #DiDAlexandria

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The Conference

This conference brings together the Trans-Atlantic Platform Digging into Data Round 4 principal investigators, a subset of principal investigators from past rounds of the Digging into Data Challenge, funding agency representatives, and interested members of the public.   

The aims are to explore the outcomes of the 14 projects funded in Round 4, to consider the sustainability of data-intensive projects in the humanities and social sciences, the communities that develop around these projects, and the future of this type of work.

Contact the organizers: Jeff Mielke and Alison Eggerth (North Carolina State University)

The Agenda

All sessions are in room E-2030 unless otherwise noted.

Wednesday, January 29
8:30-9:15

Registration & breakfast (room E-2030)

9:15-9:40 Welcome
9:40-10:10

Project Presentations A

10:10-10:50

Project Demonstrations A (ACLEW & Jazz)

& COFFEE BREAK

10:50-11:20

Project Presentations B

  • 10:50-11:05 | Machine Translation and Automated Analysis of Cuneiform Languages (MTAAC): A collaboration among ancient studies scholars, linguists, and computer scientists to develop computational techniques for translating ancient administrative records stored on cuneiform tablets
  • 11:05-11:20 | SPeech Across Dialects of English (SPADE): large-scale digital analysis of a spoken language across space and time: A research collaboration to develop and apply user-friendly software for large-scale speech analysis of 43 existing public and private speech datasets and to understand how English speech has changed over time and space 
11:20-12:00

Project Demonstrations B (MTAAC & SPADE)

12:00-2:00

LUNCH

2:00-3:15

Sustainability Panel

John Coleman
Phonetics Laboratory, Oxford University
Round 1 UK PI, Mining a Year of Speech

Julie Cumming
Schulich School of Music, McGill University
Round 2 Canada PI, Electronic Locator of Vertical Interval Successions (ELVIS): The First Large Data-Driven Research Project on Musical Style

Andrew Nelson
Department of Anthropology, Western University
Round 2 Canada PI, IMPACT Radiological Mummy Database

3:15-3:30

COFFEE BREAK

3:30-4:45

Sustainability Workshop

(participants will be assigned to rooms E-2030, W-2170, W-2180, and W-2190)

4:45-5:00

Sustainability Workshop Discussion (reconvene in E-2030)

 

Thursday, January 30
8:30-9:15

Breakfast & networking

9:15-10:00

Project Presentations C

  • 9:15-9:30 | Digging into Early Colonial Mexico (DECM): An innovative international collaboration to study Relaciones Geográficas, a 16th century compilation ordered by the Spanish crown that gathered vast amounts of information about the New World through multiple records, both in Spanish and indigenous languages 
  • 9:30-9:45 | Intelligent Search Engine for Belief Legends (ISEBEL): A collaboration among an international team of folklore scholars and computer scientists to develop analytical techniques for studying folkloric traditions across multiple national databases 
  • 9:45-10:00 | Mapping Manuscript Migrations (MMM): digging into data for the history and provenance of pre-modern European manuscripts: An international collaboration mapping the movement of pre-modern European manuscripts 
10:00-11:00

Project Demonstrations C (DECM, ISEBEL, & MMM)

& COFFEE BREAK

11:00-11:30

Project Presentations D

  • 11:00-11:15 | Oceanic Exchanges (OcEx): Tracing Global Information Networks in Historical Newspaper Repositories, 1840-1914: A collaborative research project that unites leading efforts in computational periodicals research to examine patterns of information flow across national and linguistics boundaries 
  • 11:15-11:30 | Responsible Terrorism Coverage (ResTeCo): A Global Comparative Analysis of News Coverage about Terrorism from 1945 to Present: A collaboration among scholars of media studies, communication, and political science to study the history of media coverage of terrorist attacks and to gain a better understanding of how such coverage can be done in a responsible manner that does not provide aid to terrorists 
11:30-12:10

Project Demonstrations D (OcEx & ResTeCo)

12:10-2:00

LUNCH

2:00-3:15

Community Panel

Onno Crasborn
Department of Language and Communication, Radboud University
Round 3 Netherlands PI, Digging into Signs: Developing Standard Annotation Practices For Cross-Linguistic Quantitative Analysis Of Sign Language Data

Chris Weaver
School of Computer Science, University of Oklahoma
Round 1 US PI, Digging into the Enlightenment: Mapping the Republic of Letters

3:15-3:30

COFFEE BREAK

3:30-4:45

Community Workshop

(participants will be assigned to rooms E-2030 and W-3160)

4:45-5:00

Community Workshop Discussion (reconvene in E-2030)

 

Friday, January 31
8:30-9:15

Breakfast & networking

9:15-10:00

Project Presentations E

  • 9:15-9:30 | Digging into High Frequency Data (DHFD): Present and Future Risks and Opportunities: A project bringing together scholars form economics, business, and computer science to study the emergence of computerized high-frequency trading and its impact on global equity markets 
  • 9:30-9:45 | Digging into the Knowledge Graph (DKG): An international collaboration of library and information scientists studying how Linked Open Data, a technique for publishing online data, can improve storage methods for humanities and social science data 
  • 9:45-10:00 | Understanding opinion and language dynamics using massive data (OpLaDyn): An international collaboration to explore the dynamics of social actions based on traces left by social media
10:00-11:00

Project Demonstrations E (DHFD, DKG, & Opinion)

& COFFEE BREAK

11:00-11:30

Project Presentations F 

11:30-12:10

Project Demonstrations F (OPSLAC & THEMIS.COG)

12:10-2:00

LUNCH

2:00-3:15

Future of DiD Panel

Stephen Downie
School of Information Sciences, University of Illinois
Round 1 US PI, Structural Analysis of Large Amounts of Music Information

Dean Rehberger
Department of History, Michigan State University
Round 1 US PI, Digging into Image Data to Answer Authorship Related Questions

Cassidy Sugimoto
School of Informatics, Computing, and Engineering, Indiana University
Round 2 US PI, Cascades, Islands, or Streams? Time, Topic, and Scholarly Activities in Humanities and Social Science Research

3:15-3:30

COFFEE BREAK

3:30-5:00

General Discussion

 

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