Digital humanities are a hot topic nowadays, but what about digital linguistics? How can digital language data be used in other areas of research? To tackle these complex questions, we invited Prof. Dr. Andreas Witt and Dr. Darja Fišer to talk to us about De Gruyter’s new series “Digital Linguistics” and its first volume “CLARIN. The Infrastructure for Language Resources,” which the two co-edited.
Andreas Witt is Professor of Computational Humanities and Text Technologies at the University of Mannheim and heads the department of Digital Linguistics at the Leibniz Institute for the German Language in Mannheim. Furthermore, he is the series editor of “Digital Linguistics.”
Darja Fišer is Associate Professor at the Faculty of Arts, University of Ljubljana and Senior Research Fellow at the Department of Knowledge Technologies, Jožef Stefan Institute, Ljubljana. She has recently been appointed CLARIN Vice Executive Director.
With De Gruyter Acquisitions Editor Svetoslava Antonova Baumann, they talked about their motivation for publishing the book, the use of language data outside of linguistics, as well as the importance of the diversity of languages and language resources for the digital humanities.
[Title image by CLARIN ERIC, CC-BY]