The Scots Syntax Atlas hosted a 2-day interdisciplinary data hack on Monday 10th and Tuesday 11th June 2019 at the University of Glasgow.
13 PhD students from a range of arts, humanities and social science disciplines across Europe got together to develop collaborations, gain experience of working with large data sets and learn from experts in a range of fields.
Each invited facilitator ran a workshop and was available to answer participants’ questions throughout the data hack.
- Dr Tam Blaxter (University of Cambridge)
- Dr Amanda Thomson (Glasgow School of Art)
- Dr Andrew Weir (NTNU Norwegian University of Science and Technology)
- Andres Karjus (University of Edinburgh)
More information about the workshops the facilitators ran is available here.
Over the course of the 2 days, participants at the data hack worked in teams on projects using the Scots Syntax Atlas corpus and judgment data. These projects included:
- Building a POS tagger for the SCOSYA corpus
- Investigating inter-rater agreement in the SCOSYA judgment data
- Developing a framework for a guess the (Scots) dialect quiz from the SCOSYA judgment data
- Exploring narrative structure in the SCOSYA corpus
- Applying topic modelling techniques to the SCOSYA judgment data
- Using machine learning to guess a speaker’s location using the SCOSYA corpus
The original call for attendees is available here.