Digital Humanities in Estonia A° 2015

Conference on translingual and transcultural digital humanities

October 19-21, Estonian Literary Museum
(Vanemuise 42, Tartu, Estonia)


Monday, 19th October

9:30 Registration (coffee & tea)
9:50 Opening of the conference


10:00-10:30   Vahur Puik – Sorting historic photographs into categories
10:30-11:00   Kristel Uiboaed, Siim Antso, Liina Lindström, Maarja-Liisa Pilvik, Mirjam Ruutma Applying spatial data in linguistics
11:00-11:30   Juhan Pant Vanalinnad: map application for historical city maps of Estonia

11:30-12:00   Coffee break


12:00-12:30   Emily Franzini, Greta Franzini Grimms Märchen: A semi automatic exploration of intertextuality and intratextuality
12:30-13:00   Kati Kallio Navigating poetic texts in different languages, dialects and orthographies
13:00-13:30   Liisi Laineste Refugee crisis and big data

13:30-15:00   Lunch break


Kalev H. Leetaru   Looking Across Languages: Mass Translation of the World’s News 


16:00-16:30   Heiki-Jaan Kaalep Vabamorf, a set of open-source morphological tools for Estonian
16:30-17:00   Raul Sirel Terminology EXtraction and Text Analytics (TEXTA) toolkit
17:00-17:30   Līva Bodniece DH in Latvia from a classical philologist’s perspective

19:00 Informal dinner


Tuesday, 20thOctober


Jan Rybicki   Signals in stylometry: What numbers tell us about literary works


11:00-11:30   Oleg Sobchuk, Artyom Shelya, Peeter Tinits Evolution within cinemetrics: A quantitative study of American mystery films
11:30-11:45   Marco Büchler, Maria Moritz Electronic Text Reuse Acquisition Project
11:45-12:15   Neeme Kahusk, Kadri Vider Web services at the Center of Estonian Language Resources
12:15-12:45   Anda Baklāne Libraries from the viewpoint of digital humanities: the case of the National Library of Latvia
12:45-13:15   Mari Sarv The role of memory institutions in developing digital humanities


13:30-15:00    Lunch break

15:00-18:15 WORKSHOP on stylometry
by Jan Rybicki

Stylo: A tool for computational text analysis
Stylo is a package written for R, the open-source and cross-platform statistical programming environment. It performs a number of text-analytical workflows from text input through token recognition to graphing the results that are useful in authorship attribution and computational stylistics. Thanks to its powerful graphic user interface, it can be used by beginners and non-programmers after short instruction. In this workshop, the participants will be able to conduct their first attributive or stylistic analysis, perhaps even on their own text corpora.

Workshop can accommodate 15 participants, who should bring their own laptops (Windows, preferably).
Please register


Wednesday, 21st October

10:00-18:00 WORKSHOP on text reuse
by eTRAP team: Marco Büchler, Emily Franzini, Greta Franzini, Maria Moritz (GCDH, University of Göttingen)

If you are interested in exploring text reuse between two or among multiple texts (written in the same language) and would like to learn how to identify reuse yourself semi-automatically, this workshop is for you. The workshop seeks to teach participants to independently understand, use and run the TRACER tool, created by Dr. Marco Büchler, in order to detect and visualize text reuse in multifarious corpora, be those prose, poetry, in Arabic or Estonian.

To provide everyone with adequate (technical) assistance, the workshop can only accommodate 10 participants. If you would like to apply, please send your CV and a motivation letter to


The conference is supported by:


The organizers of the conference:
Mari Sarv & Liisi Laineste
Estonian Literary Museum