Keynotes

David Bainbridge
University of Waikato, and Director of the New Zealand Digital Library Research Project

Mozart's Laptop: Implications for Creativity in Multimedia Digital Libraries and Beyond

Tuesday, 06.09.2016, 9:30 – 10:30

If Mozart were alive today, what sorts of musical apps would such an innovative composer use on his laptop? In this keynote I will attempt to answer—at least in part—this question.

Jan Rybicki

Jan Rybicki
Jagiellonian University, Kraków, Poland

Pretty Things Done with (Electronic) Texts: Why We Need Full-Text Access

Wednesday, 07.09.2016, 9:30 – 10:30

Stylometry, aka computational stylistics, is a field that has produced compelling visualizations of patterns of similarity and difference between texts, based on various quantitative, i.e. countable features.

Tony Veale
University College Dublin,
Ireland

Metaphors All the Way Down: The many practical uses of figurative language understanding

Thursday, 8.9.2016, 11:00 - 12:00

More and more of the content we consume on social networking platforms such as Twitter is computer-generated. If this content were just another form of spam then these networks would truly become the 21st century’s version of Borges’ Library of Babel, a world in which the content that is actually worth consuming is ultimately lost in a sea of random, meaningless noise. Yet there are encouraging signs that it need not be so.