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

Page Layout Analysis of Text-heavy Historical Documents: a Comparison of Textual and Visual Approaches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


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 HIP ’21: The 6th International Workshop on Historical Document Imaging and Processing, Lausanne, Switzerland, September 5-6, 2021.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Named Entity Recognition and Classification in Historical Documents: A Survey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