The goal of the joint project is to enhance historical research, in particular the analysis of political discourse, with state-of-the-art IT technologies. In the first stage of the collaboration we focused on the writings and speeches of Alcide De Gasperi. We are now extending the platform with new corpora, e.g. presidential speeches.
While the first platform version was an internal FBK initiative to foster collaboration between ICT center and ISIG, the project is now funded by Fondazione Cassa di Risparmio delle Province Lombarde and Fondazione Cassa di Risparmio di Trento e Rovereto till October 2017.
ISIG (Italian – German Historical Institute)
CaRiPLo and CaRiTRo grant
We are in charge of developing a web platform to analyze collections of historical documents from a temporal, geographical, linguistic and semantic point of view. An introductory presentation can be found here.
Check the ALCIDE Demo Video.
ALCIDE in the news
“La Rivoluzione di Robespierre è fatta di parole” di M. Cortelazzo. Il Piccolo di Trieste, 01 Agosto 2016
Main reference for the platform:
Giovanni Moretti, Rachele Sprugnoli, Stefano Menini and Sara Tonelli “ALCIDE: Extracting and visualising content from large document collections to support Humanities studies“. Knowledge-Based Systems, vol. 111, pp. 100-112. (PDF of the pre-print version)
Main reference for the project:
Other related publications:
Giovanni Moretti, Sara Tonelli, Stefano Menini and Rachele Sprugnoli (2014). “ALCIDE: An online platform for the Analysis of Language and Content In a Digital Environment” . In Proceedings of the First Italian Conference on Computational Linguistics (CLIC-2014), Pisa, Italy.
Giovanni Moretti, Sara Tonelli, Stefano Menini and Rachele Sprugnoli (2016). Building Large Persons Networks to Explore Digital Corpora. In Proceedings of the Digital Humanities Conference (DH 2016), Krakow, Poland.
Alessandro Marchetti, Rachele Sprugnoli and Sara Tonelli (2014). Sentiment Analysis for the Humanities: the Case of Historical Texts. In Proceedings of the Digital Humanities Conference (DH2014), Lausanne, Switzerland.
Rachele Sprugnoli, Sara Tonelli, Alessandro Marchetti and Giovanni Moretti (2015). Towards Sentiment Analysis for Historical Texts. DSH: Digital Scholarship in the Humanities. http://dx.doi.org/10.1093/llc/fqv027