The Digital Humanities Laboratory was founded by Professor Frédéric Kaplan in 2012. It develops new computational approaches for dealing with large digital cultural objects (large corpora of texts, images and complex documents, high-resolution scanning of artefacts, buildings and entire cities) and a new understanding of digital cultures. 

Most Recent Publications

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

R. G. Petitpierre 


New Techniques for the Digitization of Art Historical Photographic Archives – the Case of the Cini Foundation in Venice

B. L. A. Seguin; L. Costiner; I. Di Lenardo; F. Kaplan 

Archiving Conference. 2018-02-01. Vol. 2018, num. 1, p. 1-5. DOI : 10.2352/issn.2168-3204.2018.1.0.2.

Aux portes du monde miroir

I. Di Lenardo; F. Kaplan 

Revue Histoire de l’art : Humanités numériques. 2021-06-29. Vol. 87.

Une approche computationnelle du cadastre napoléonien de Venise

I. Di Lenardo; R. Barman; F. Pardini; F. Kaplan 

Humanités numériques. 2021-05-01. Vol. 3/2021, num. 3. DOI : 10.4000/revuehn.1786.

Detecting Text Reuse with Passim

M. Romanello; S. Hengchen 


Historical Newspaper Content Mining: Revisiting the impresso Project’s Challenges in Text and Image Processing, Design and Historical Scholarship

M. Ehrmann; E. Bunout; S. Clematide; M. Düring; A. Fickers et al. 

2020. Digital Humanities Conference (DH), Ottawa, Canada, July 20-24, 2020. DOI : 10.5281/zenodo.4641894.

The impresso system architecture in a nutshell

M. Romanello; M. Ehrmann; S. Clematide; D. Guido 


Dürer tra Norimberga e Venezia, 1506-1507

I. Di Lenardo 

Dürer e il Rinascimento, tra Germania e Italia; 24 Ore Cultura, 2018.

Impresso Named Entity Annotation Guidelines (CLEF-HIPE-2020)

M. Ehrmann; C. Watter; M. Romanello; C. Simon; A. Flückiger 




CLEF-HIPE-2020 – Shared Task Participation Guidelines

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