Humanistic informatics laboratory (2010/2011)

Course code
Name of lecturer
Stefano Minozzi
Stefano Minozzi
Number of ECTS credits allocated
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Academic sector
NN - -
Language of instruction
Secondo semestre dal Feb 28, 2011 al Jun 4, 2011.
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Lesson timetable

Learning outcomes

The lessons will explain the teorethical and methodological basis of Humanities Computing, a science which, by means of the methods belonging to Computer Science, studies the structures of representation of the knowledge peculiar to the Humanities, the data-models and the implemetation of procedures belonging to such kind of data.


Contents of the lessons:
- Elements of theory of Information
- Elaboration of the information: procedures and languages
- Sharing the information: systems of data storage and databases
- The digital text: texts, hypertexts and hypermedia
- Models for the computational analysis of digital texts
- Dealing with semantics data: models, architectures, languages
- Impacts of digital literacy on textual perception

Reference manual:
- F. Tomasi, Metodologie informatiche e discipline umanistiche, Carocci, Roma 2008

Additional bibliography, for students seeking further background reading:
- T. Orlandi, Informatica umanistica, La Nuova Italia Scientifica (ora Carocci), Roma 1990
- T. Numerico, D. Fiormonte, F. Tomasi, L'umanista digitale, Il Mulino, Bologna 2010
- A. Roversi, Introduzione alla comunicazione mediata dal computer, Il Mulino, Bologna 2004
- L. Paccagnella, La comunicazione al computer, Il Mulino, Bologna 2000

Web resources:
- La sezione di Informatica Umanistica della rivista elettronica "Griseldaonline"

WARNING: the students who can't attend at least 1/3 of the lessons must write a summary of one of the suggested books. The summary must be submitted at least four days before the exam via e-mail.

Reference books
Author Title Publisher Year ISBN Note
Francesca Tomasi Metodologie informatiche e discipline umanistiche (Edizione 1) Carocci 2008 9788843043033

Assessment methods and criteria

Students who attended the lessons:
Test (multiple choiche)

Students who were unable to attend to the lessons:
Summary of one of the suggested books and Test (multiple choiche)

Deadline for submission of the summary: four days before the exam. The paper must be submitted via e-mail.