during DGfS 2016 in Konstanz
Event date:  February 23, 2016 10:00 AM  to February 23, 2016 5:00 PM

Prof. Miriam Butt, principal investigator of SFB-TRR 161 project D02 will host the Computational Linguistics Tutorial of the DGfS 2016 („38. Jahrestagung der Deutschen Gesellschaft für Sprachwissenschaft“) together with her colleague Dominik Sascha in Konstanz. The topic of the tutorial is „LingVis: Visual Analysis for Linguistics“ which will take place on February 23, 2016.



The aim of this course is to provide an introduction to the emerging field of the visualization of linguistic information (LingVis). LingVis combines techniques developed in the fields of Information Visualization (InfoVis) and Visual Analytics with methodology and analyses from theoretical and computational linguistics. Besides standard visualization techniques such as bar charts, scatterplots or line charts, a large number of advanced novel methods have been developed. Prominent examples are treemaps, pixel displays, sunburst visualizations and glyphs of varying complexity. We present concrete use cases of LingVis for synchronic and diachronic linguistic questions. A part of the course will include a hands-on session in which students can experiment with preprepared data sets and freely accessible LingVis software in order to investigate how complex linguistic questions can profit from visual analysis.


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Event location:  Universität Konstanz
78457   Konstanz