Interogating Parsing for Literary Fiction

At CLIN2023, the 33rd Meeting of Computational Linguistics in The Netherlands, Carsten Schnober presented a paper in which we consider the quality of lemmatization and part-of-speech (POS) tagging results from a number of standard parsers often used in computational research (and natural language processing tasks in general). We came to this comparison because, when inspecting… Continue reading Interogating Parsing for Literary Fiction

A Tiny Cartography of Mapping Literature

My guess is that almost any reader will recognize the map from figure 1, just above. It is a map of Middle Earth. This image was reproduced from the 1993 paperback edition of J.R.R. Tolkien’s The Lord of the Rings. The map and its various siblings that have adorned some of the first pages of… Continue reading A Tiny Cartography of Mapping Literature

The Ethics of Using AI to Study Literature and Reviews

By Joris J. van Zundert and Julia Neugarten Two weeks ago, NBD Biblion, an independent non-profit organization that provides information services for Dutch libraries, announced that it would fire most of its reviewers. NBD Biblion had been using a team of about 700 reviewers who provided short descriptions of newly published books. Reviewers made 14… Continue reading The Ethics of Using AI to Study Literature and Reviews