LiLa: Linking Latin

Building a Knowledge Base of Linguistic Resources for Latin

First LiLa Workshop: Linguistic Resources & NLP Tools for Latin

The first LiLa workshop will take place at the Università Cattolica del Sacro Cuore on 3rd-4th June 2019. The purpose of the workshop is to bring together scholars responsible for the creation and development of linguistic resources and NLP tools for Latin to discuss their integration and addition to the LiLa Knowledge Base.


The workshop is open to all and is free of charge. The official language of the workshop is English. The event will not be live-streamed or video-recorded.

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Università Cattolica del Sacro Cuore
Room NI-110 (first floor)
Via Nirone, 15
20123, Milan

Closest metro stations:
Sant’Ambrogio (green line) or Cadorna (red and green lines)


Monday 3rd & Tuesday 4th June 2019


All workshop slides will be made available for download on this page at the end of the workshop. A printable PDF version of the programme is available HERE.

Monday 3rd June

8:30-9:00 Registration
9:00-9:15 Opening
9:15-10:30 Session A – Chair: Marco C. Passarotti
9:15-9:40 James Tauber
The Scaife Digital Library Viewer
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9:40-10:05 Bridget Almas
Alpheios Reading and Annotation Tools
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10:05-10:30 Tom Gheldof
Trismegistos: A LOD platform for Ancient World texts
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10:30-11:00 Coffee break
11:00-12:15 Session B – Chair: Rachele Sprugnoli
11:00-11:25 Neven Jovanović
Autocriticism of a collection – Ten years of Croatiae auctores Latini
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11:25-11:50 Paolo Mastandrea
The Project Musisque Deoque. A digital archive of Latin poetry, from its origins to the Italian Renaissance
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11:50-12:15 Alexander Mehler and Tim Geelhaar
Frankfurt Latin Lexicon: From Morphological Expansion to Latin Word Embeddings and Lexical Networks
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12:15-14:00 Lunch
14:00-15:50 Session C – Chair: Timo Korkiakangas
14:00-15:00 The LiLa Team
Presentation of LiLa
15:00-15:25 Samuel J. Huskey [video-conference]
The Digital Latin Library: Accomplishments and Goals
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15:25-15:50 Philippe Verkerk and Yves Ouvrard
Collatinus: A New Tool for Latinists
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15:50-16:20 Coffee Break
16:20-17:35 Session D – Chair: Flavio M. Cecchini
16:20-16:45 Michael Piotrowski
Re intellecta, in verbis simus faciles, or: What’s your model?
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16:45-17:10 Patrick Burns
Multiplex Lemmatization with the Classical Language Toolkit
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17:10-17:35 Uwe Springmann
Berlin Latin Lexicon and LatMor: A large-coverage finite-state open-source morphology for Latin
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20:00 Social dinner at Mamma Oliva, Via Vincenzo Monti 33 (a 10 minute walk from the workshop venue)

Tuesday 4th June

9:00-10:15 Session E – Chair: Greta Franzini
9:00-9:25 Gerhard Heyer
A use-case in Digital Humanities – Some reflections on the project eAQUA
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9:25-9:50 Giovanna Marotta, Irene De Felice and Francesco Rovai
CLaSSES: a corpus for linguistic studies on non-literary Latin
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9:50-10:15 Silvia Orlandi
Latin language and digital epigraphy: Different approaches and multiple solutions
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10:15-10:45 Coffee Break
10:45-12:25 Session F – Chair: Francesco Mambrini
10:45-11:10 Dag Haug
The PROIEL corpora
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11:10-11:35 Giuseppe Celano
Standoff Annotation for the Ancient Greek and Latin Dependency Treebank
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11:35-12:00 Timo Korkiakangas
Late Latin Charter Treebank: Building an extensive treebank of early medieval documentary Latin
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12:00-12:25 Alice Borgna, Maurizio Lana and Nadia Rosso
digilibLT – What it is and what it can bring
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12:25-14:10 Lunch
14:10-15:25 Session G – Chair: Paolo Ruffolo
14:10-14:35 Dominique Longrée
Lemmatising and tagging Latin literary classical texts for more than 50 years: The LASLA experience…
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14:35-15:00 Philipp Roelli and Jan Ctibor
Corpus Corporum: Current state and planned further development
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15:00-15:25 Francesco Stella
From ALIM to the Eurasian Latin Archive: The computing analysis on Latin texts through multilingual archives
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15:25-15:55 Coffee Break
15:55-17:10 Session H – Chair: Eleonora Litta
15:55-16:20 William Michael Short
Next-Gen Search for Ancient Languages: Meaning- and Syntax-Based Querying of Electronic Corpora of Greek and Latin
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16:20-16:45 Berta González Saavedra
The REGLA database. Towards making it compatible with LiLa
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16:45-17:10 Marjorie Burghart
Enigma: Unpuzzling difficult Latin readings in medieval manuscripts
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17:10-17:30 Closing

Social media

The Twitter hashtag of the workshop is #lila2019. Other recommended hashtags are #digiclass#NLProc, #ClassicsTwitter#linguistics and #digitalhumanities.

LiLa’s Twitter handle is @ERC_LiLa and that of the university is @Unicatt.T

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All queries and/or requests should be sent to the LiLa team at: info[AT]lila-erc[DOT]eu.


This workshop is funded by the European Research Council (ERC) under Grant Agreement No. 769994.


The LiLa workshop will welcome 78 participants from 43 different locations, from academia and industry alike!