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

Introducing the HIPE 2022 Shared Task: Named Entity Recognition and Linking in Multilingual Historical Documents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

CLEF-HIPE-2020 Shared Task Named Entity Datasets

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


HIPE-2022 Shared Task Named Entity Datasets

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


Explorer la presse numérisée : le projet Impresso

M. Ehrmann 

Revue Historique Vaudoise. 2021-11-27. Vol. 129/2021.

Automatic table detection and classification in large-scale newspaper archives

A. Vernet 


Method and system for generating a three-dimensional model based on spherical photogrammetry

F. Kaplan; N. Hamel; A. B. Descombes; P-A. Mudry; C. Papon 



Boosting named entity recognition in domain-specific and low-resource settings

S. Najem-Meyer 


Nouveau centre culturel et éducatif de La Chaux-de-Fonds

T. Cristea 


Neural networks for semantic segmentation of historical city maps: Cross-cultural performance and the impact of figurative diversity

R. G. Petitpierre