NEXTGEN ENTERPRISES AND INSTITUTIONS
The fourth industrial revolution has led to a revisitation of a wide range of (research) areas. In particular, the field of humanities, which is typically seen as rather non-technical, is currently reshaping itself. The traditional research field of humanities is embracing computational techniques to answer new research questions. This novel direction in the field of humanities is called Digital Humanities. In particular, the computational techniques allow for the analysis of large amounts of texts; previously it was impossible due to the huge manual effort. In this webinar, presentations from researchers in the area of computational language analysis and digital humanities will illustrate research in the field of humanities impacted by the fourth industrial revolution. The webinar is presented as a collaboration between the CSIR and the South African Centre for Digital Language Resources (SADiLaR) – a South African Research Infrastructure.
Hosted by Dr Karen Calteaux, CSIR Research Group Leader: Digital Audio-visual Technologies; Prof. Menno van Zaanen, SADiLaR, North-West University; Prof. Sonja Bosch, University of South Africa; Mr Juan Steyn, Project Manager, SADILaR, North-West University