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

From Archival Sources to Structured Historical Information: Annotating and Exploring the “Accordi dei Garzoni”

M. Ehrmann; O. Topalov; F. Kaplan 

Apprenticeship, Work, Society in Early Modern Venice; Abingdon: Routledge, Taylor & Francis Group, 2023-02-10. p. 304.

Automatic Content Curation of Visual Heritage

D. Ribes Lemay; V. Bernasconi; A. Andrade; L. Défayes; M. Salzmann et al. 

2021-11-18. ICDH 2021 : International Conference on Digital Heritage, London, United Kingdom, November 18-19, 2021.

Digitised Historical Newspapers: A Changing Research Landscape (Introduction)

M. Ehrmann; E. Bunout; F. Clavert 

Digitised Newspapers – A New Eldorado for Historians?; Berlin, Boston: De Gruyter Oldenbourg, 2022-12-31. p. 439.

Computational Approaches to Digitised Historical Newspapers (Dagstuhl Seminar 22292)

M. Ehrmann; M. Düring; C. Neudecker; A. Doucet 


Page Layout Analysis of Text-heavy Historical Documents: a Comparison of Textual and Visual Approaches

S. Najem-Meyer; M. Romanello 

2022-12-12. Third Conference on Computational Humanities Research (CHR 2022), Antwerp, Belgium, December 12-14, 2022. p. 36-54. DOI : 10.48550/arXiv.2212.13924.
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Digitised Newspapers – A New Eldorado for Historians? Reflections on Tools, Methods and Epistemology

E. Bunout; M. Ehrmann; F. Clavert 

Berlin: De Gruyter, 2022-12-31.

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

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

2021-10-13. DOI : 10.48550/arXiv.2110.06817.

A data structure for scientific models of historical cities: extending the CityJSON format

B. Vaienti; P. Guhennec; I. di Lenardo 

2022-11-11. 6th ACM SIGSPATIAL International Workshop on Geospatial Humanities, Seattle, Washington, November 1, 2022. p. 20-23. DOI : 10.1145/3557919.3565813.

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