Humanistic informatics laboratory (m) (2011/2012)

Course code
Name of lecturer
Stefano Minozzi
Stefano Minozzi
Number of ECTS credits allocated
Academic sector
NN - -
Language of instruction
II semestre dal Feb 27, 2012 al Jun 8, 2012.
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Lesson timetable

Learning outcomes

The lessons will show a number of case studies in order to clarify 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:
- Digital edition of primary sources
- Sharing the information: systems of data storage and databases for the Humanities
- The digital text semantics. Texts, hypertexts and hypermedia in the Humanities
- Models for the computational analysis of digital texts
- Dealing with semantics data: semantic knowledge databases for classical languages. The case of Latin WordNet
- Impacts of digital literacy on textual perception


Web resources:
- Sezione "Pubblicazioni" di

- 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

Assessment methods and criteria


Students who were unable to attend to the lessons must contact the teacher.