Brian Joseph Wins NEH Digital Humanities Advancement Grant

August 28, 2017

Dr. Brian Joseph, Distinguished University Professor of Linguistics and Kenneth E. Naylor Professor of South Slavic Linguistics, along with Marie de Marneffe (Linguistics), Micha Elsner (Linguistics) and Chris Brown (Classics), won a Digital Humanities Advancement Grant in the amount of $74,808 from the National Endowment for the Humanities for their project “Named Entity Recognition for the Classical Languages for the Building of a Catalog of Ancient Peoples”. The project involves the creation of a catalog of individuals and groups mentioned in ancient sources, to focus on the historical role played by those other than the "great actors." The team will use Named Entity Recognition, a computational linguistics method which identifies people and place names in texts and then sorts them into pre-defined categories.

Congratulations Dr. Joseph!