Upcoming Events

TNA Research: Catching Feelings: Aspect-Based Sentiment Analysis for Fanfiction about Greek Myth

We invite you to attend the presentation of our current TNA at GhentCDH, on 17 June at 16h on Teams & in person at Ghent.

Julia Neugarten, General Cultural Sciences at Radboud University Nijmegen within the Anchoring Innovation project, is currently a fellow at GhentCDH on the H2020 Infrastructure project – Computational Literary Studies. Julia will give a presentation on her project “Catching Feelings: Aspect-Based Sentiment Analysis for Fanfiction about Greek Myth” on 17 June at 16h on Teams & in person at Ghent. Julia and a team of researchers at GhentCDH & Lt3 are mapping the ways fanfiction-readers evaluate the stories they read in the Greek mythology fandom on popular fanfiction-website “Archive of Our Own”. Using aspect-based sentiment analysis (ABSA), Julia and her colleagues examine how several aspects of fanfiction about Greek myth are evaluated by commenters. In this presentation, Julia will report on the processes of data collection and annotation for the project, introduce the different aspects, describe the pipeline for aspect-based sentiment analysis and present some preliminary results.

To attend Julia’s talk, please register here: You will receive a mail the day of the presentation with the link to the talk. We encourage members of both academic and fannish communities to attend the presentation.

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UK / IE DH Conference

The UK-Ireland Digital Humanities Association brings together researchers, practitioners and organisations from both countries to build a collaborative vision for the field, with a focus on issues such as sustainability, inclusivity, training, advocacy and career progression. This vision for the field builds on long-standing partnerships, research, and centres of excellence to further development and innovation in digital humanities.

The 2024 Annual Event Inclusivity across Sectors / Uileghabhálacht Thar Earnálacha  will take place 4 – 5 June 2024, University College Cork & Online. (

Justin Tonra will attend from CLS INFRA and present the poster “Literary Methods for All”. Find him for CLS INFRA t-shirts and swag!

Presentations at DHBenelux

The annual DH Benelux Conference serves as a platform for the community of interdisciplinary Digital Humanities researchers to meet, present and discuss their latest research findings and to demonstrate tools and projects.

This year’s theme is Breaking Silos, Connecting Data: Advancing Integration and Collaboration in Digital Humanities.

DH Benelux schedule, 5-7 June:

WP8 Lead Julie Birkholz will present the CLS INFRA poster during the Poster Sessions. Please stop by to say hello and get an update on our activities and outputs.  

Julia Neugarten Radboud University Host: Ghent University Catching Feelings: Aspect-Based Sentiment Analysis for Fanfiction about Greek Myth

CLS INFRA TNA Fellow Julia Neugarten is a PhD candidate in Cultural Sciences at Radboud University Nijmegen on the Anchoring Innovation project ( Her PhD research is about fan fiction & Greek mythology. She has an MA in Literary Studies, a BA in English and a BA in Literary and Cultural Studies from the University of Amsterdam.

During her TNA Fellowship at Ghent CDH, Julia will apply aspect-based sentiment analysis to a corpus of responses to fan fiction. This serves as one of the case studies for our deliverables in WP8. With this technique, Julia will map out how readers respond to fan fiction about antiquity, and which aspects of that fan fiction they particularly appreciate. Julia will present on these plans at DH Benelux 2024.

LREC-COLING 2024 Conference

LREC-COLING 2024 – The 2024 Joint International Conference on Computational Linguistics, Language Resources and Evaluation, will take place at the Lingotto Conference Centre – Torino (Italia), from 20-25 May, 2024. The three-day main conference (22-23-24, May) will be accompanied by a total of three days of workshops and tutorials (20-21-25, May) held in the days immediately before and after.

Two major international key players in the area of computational linguistics, the ELRA Language Resources Association (ELRA) and the International Committee on Computational Linguistics (ICCL), are joining forces to organize the 2024 Joint International Conference on Computational Linguistics, Language Resources and Evaluation (LREC-COLING 2024) to be held in Torino (Italy) on 20-25 May, 2024.

The hybrid conference will bring together researchers and practitioners in computational linguistics, speech, multimodality, and natural language processing, with special attention to evaluation and the development of resources that support work in these areas. 

CLS INFRA PhD researcher Tess Dejaeghere and PhD researcher Pranaydeep Singh, both from the University of Ghent, will be presenting on “Exploring aspect-based sentiment analysis methodologies for literary-historical research purposes”


TNA Fellow Seminar

Eighteenth-Century Spanish Women Writers of Irish Descent and Social Network Analysis

Patricia García Sánchez-Migallón, CLS INFRA TNA Fellow

Several women writers of recognized prestige in Spain, born during the 18th century, had Irish ancestry. The project proposes to explore, on the basis of the personal connections that can be traced through documents and literary-historical works, the different visualizations of their relationship graphs. The main hypothesis to be corroborated is whether the relationships maintained that connected them with their country of origin helped them in the publication of their works and, in each particular case, whether this help may have been motivated by the aim of disseminating enlightenment ideas. In principle, the project will focus on the figures of Margarita Hickey, Inés Joyes y Blake, María Gertrudis Hore, Frasquita Larrea and her daugther, Cecilia Böhl de Faber y Ruiz de Larrea.

  • Date Tuesday 28 May
  • Time 14.00-15.00 IST (1500-1600 CEST)
  • Venue G010, Hardiman Building

The session will also be streamed live on Zoom and recorded. Please register at this link to attend:

CLS INFRA Training School

June 10-12, 2024

The Annual Conference of Computational Literary Studies also takes place here on June 13-14. 



Digging for Gold: Knowledge Extraction from Text

Universidad Nacional de Educación a Distancia (National Open University or ‘UNED’), Madrid, Spain 9-11 May, 2023

Participants learned about SpaCy, Named Entity Recognition, and parts of speech, reading files and word embeddings. They  worked with Stylometry and Natural Language Processing to complete their own analyses, and practiced visualizing the results in a hands-on way. They saw case studies of the way these skills can be used with diverse corpora and datasets. They also learned about storing information through LINDAT.

CLS INFRA Training School



The CLS INFRA Training School hosted 25 in person and 15 online participants from 7-9 June 2022. 

Participants learned how to build, edit, annotate, and query a text corpus without a single line of code, structure texts with the XML-TEI, run an NLP tool to add linguistic information and tackle real research questions concerning Shakespeare’s dramas or other data by mastering CQL and Universal Dependencies.

Participants experienced these discipline-wide standards hands-on in TEITOK , KonText,  and UDPipe

See what our participants had to say about the Training School in our video.