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,
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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