Digital Humanities Laboratory

A mosaic of visuals originating from various research projects at the DHLAB.

The Digital Humanities Laboratory was founded by Professor Frédéric Kaplan in 2012. The lab develops new computational approaches to manage large digital cultural objects (such as large corpora of texts, images, and complex documents), and to execute high-resolution digitization of artifacts, buildings, and cities. It also aims to develop new understandings of digital cultures, such as visual languages, video culture, and linguistic mediations.

Most Recent Publications

Generic Semantic Segmentation of Historical Maps

R. G. Petitpierre; F. Kaplan; I. Di Lenardo 

2021-11-17. CHR 2021: Computational Humanities Research Conference, Amsterdam, The Netherlands, November 17-19, 2021. p. 228-248.

Conditional Synthetic Financial Time Series with Generative Adversarial Networks

A. Rusnak 


Optical Character Recognition of 19th Century Classical Commentaries: the Current State of Affairs

M. Romanello; S. Najem-Meyer; B. Robertson 

2021-10-31. HIP ’21: The 6th International Workshop on Historical Document Imaging and Processing, Lausanne, Switzerland, September 5-6, 2021. p. 1-6. DOI : 10.1145/3476887.3476911.

Named Entity Recognition and Classification in Historical Documents: A Survey

M. Ehrmann; A. Hamdi; E. Linhares Pontes; M. Romanello; A. Doucet 

ACM Computing Survey. 2021-09-21. 

Extended Overview of HIPE-2022: Named Entity Recognition and Linking in Multilingual Historical Documents

M. Ehrmann; M. Romanello; S. Najem-Meyer; A. Doucet; S. Clematide 

2022. Conference and Labs of the Evaluation Forum (CLEF 2022), Bologna, Italy, 5-8 Sept 2022. DOI : 10.5281/zenodo.6979577.

Searching for visual patterns in a children’s drawings collection

R. Annapureddy 


Opacité et transparence dans le design d’un dispositif de surveillance urbain : le cas de l’IMSI catcher

F. M. M. Goguey / F. Kaplan; N. Nova (Dir.)  

Lausanne, EPFL, 2022. 

ECCE: Entity-centric Corpus Exploration Using Contextual Implicit Networks

J. Schelb; M. Ehrmann; M. Romanello; A. O. Spitz 

2022. The Web Conference (WWW’22), Lyon, France, April 25-29, 2022. p. 1-4. DOI : 10.1145/3487553.3524237.

Introducing the HIPE 2022 Shared Task: Named Entity Recognition and Linking in Multilingual Historical Documents

M. Ehrmann; M. Romanello; A. Doucet; S. Clematide 

2022-04-05. 44th European Conference on IR Research, ECIR 2022, Stavanger, Norway, April 10-14, 2022. p. 347-354. DOI : 10.1007/978-3-030-99739-7_44.

Catch Me If You Can Designing a Disobedient Object to Protest Against GSM Surveillance

F. Goguey 

2021-01-01. CHI Conference on Human Factors in Computing Systems, ELECTR NETWORK, May 08-13, 2021. DOI : 10.1145/3411763.3450363.