LiLa: Linking Latin

Building a Knowledge Base of Linguistic Resources for Latin

LiLa Closing Event

The LiLa Project Closing Event, consisting in a Workshop will take place at the Università Cattolica del Sacro Cuore in Milan, Italy, on 25th-26th of May, 2023. The purpose of the workshop is to present the results of five years of work on the LiLa project and to bring together scholars responsible for the creation and development of linguistic resources and NLP tools for Latin that have been linked and integrated in the LiLa Knowledge Base.

Registration is now CLOSED

but you can find the link to attend online below

The workshop is open to all and is free of charge, but registration is required. The official language of the workshop is English. The event will be live-streamed and video-recorded. Registration for in person participation will close on May 5th. Registration for Online participation is always possible.

You can follow the workshop HERE (Teams).


Università Cattolica del Sacro Cuore
Aula Pio XI (first floor)
Largo Gemelli 1
20123, Milano

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


Thursday 25th and Friday 26th of May 2023


Thursday 25th May

Session 1Chair: Rachele Sprugnoli
09:30 – 10:00Marco Passarotti – An Overview of the LiLa Knowledge Base. Motivation, Architecture, Services, and Resources
10:00 – 10:30Francesco Mambrini – LiLa as Linguistic Linked Open Data
10:30 – 11:00Matteo Pellegrini – Principal parts, (f)lexemes and morphological patterns: a resource for Latin inflection in LiLa
11:00 – 11:30*Coffee Break*
Session 2Chair: Francesco Mambrini
11:30 – 12:00Eleonora Litta – LiLa and the Lexica: Word Formation Latin and the Lewis & Short dictionary
12:00 – 12:30Rachele Sprugnoli – LatinAffectus: Creating, Modeling and Using a Latin Sentiment Lexicon in a Linked Data Framework
12:30 – 13:00David Lindemann – Building bridges: LiLa and Wikidata
13:00 – 14:30 Buffet Lunch
Session 3Chair: Marco Passarotti
14:30 – 15:30Invited Speaker: Jorge Gracia del Río – Linguistic Linked Data: where we are, where we go
15:30 – 16:00Mirko Tavoni & Giulia Pedonese – The works of Dante Alighieri in the LiLa Knowledge Base: UDante and Dante Latin Loanwords
16:00 – 16:30*Coffee Break*
Session 4Chair: Matteo Pellegrini
16:30 – 17:00Giovanna Marotta & Lucia Tamponi – Linking CLaSSES to LiLa: new tools for linguistic analysis
17:00 – 17:30Flavio Massimiliano Cecchini – Treebanking and corpus annotation in LiLa
17:30 – 18:00Tim Geelhaar – Latin Text Corpora in Historical Research. Reflecting the state of the art
Friday 26th May
Session 5Chair: Flavio Cecchini
9:00 – 9:30Federica Iurescia – The Neulateinische Wortliste in LiLa: the process of linking a lexical resource as Linked Open Data
9:30 – 10:00Eleonora Litta and Giulia Pedonese – Sense and Sensibility: compiling the revised Latin WordNet and the new Latin Vallex
10:00 – 10:30Margherita Fantoli – Disclosing LASLA: linking LASLA lemmas to the LiLa Knowledge Base
10:30 – 11:30*Coffee Break* and Lila Demo Session
Session 6Chair: Federica Iurescia
11:30 – 12:00Federica Gamba – Linking lexical and textual resources in LiLa: the examples of Querolus and Lexicon Bohemorum
12:00 – 12:30Neven Jovanovic – CroALa texts and LiLa Lemma Bank
12:30Closing Remarks

Social Media

The Twitter hashtag of the workshop is #lila2023. 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


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.