Language Data Commons of Australia

Australian Text Analytics Platform

Day of Activities before ALS2022 (Tuesday 29/11)

TimeActivityPeople
09:00 - 10:00Introduction to notebooks
What are Jupyter notebooks and why are they useful?
Sara King
Simon Musgrave
10:00 - 10:30Break
10:30 - 11:00General progress report
An overview of the projects and of progress to date
Michael Haugh
Robert McLellan
Simon Musgrave
Jenny Fewster (ARDC)
11:00 - 12:00Introducing the LDaCA Portal
How will I find data in LDaCA? Your chance to tell us whether we are meeting your needs!
Peter Sefton
Kathrin Kaiser
12:00 - 01:00Lunch
01:00 - 02:00Data and access
How is access to data managed in LDaCA and how can I access data?
Peter Sefton
Kathrin Kaiser
Catherine Travis
02:00 - 02:30Auslan project update
Report on work by the team at Monash University
Louisa Willoughby
Trevor Johnston
02:30 - 03:00Break
03:00 - 03:30Text analytics for corpus linguistics
Selected ATAP tools showcase
Sydney Informatics Hub with Sydney Corpus Lab (Sony Jufri, Kelvin Lee)
03:30 - 05:00Discursis workshop
How to get started with this tool for tracking topics in conversations
Ben Foley
Sam Hames

The Australian Text Analytics Platform and the Language Data Commons of Australia are projects supported by the Australian Research Data Commons to develop infrastructure for Australian researchers who work with language data. This day of activities organised by the projects will give ALS conference delegates (and anyone else who is interested) the opportunity to learn more about this work. The day will include:

  • an overview of the projects and the work to date
  • reports on specific sub-projects
  • introductory workshops on the tools and resources being developed
  • a workshop on using Discursis, a tool for tracking topics in interactive use of language
  • the opportunity to influence future work by exploring and providing feedback on the data interface which we are building.

The activities will be of interest to anyone who conducts research which includes language data, especially those who use or would like to use computational tools in their research. Participants should bring their own computer; no software is required beyond a web browser.

Catering is provided and therefore a registration fee is being charged for this event to partially cover the cost ($25 full rate and $15 discount).

Registration

The Australian Text Analytics Platform and the Language Data Commons of Australia received investment from the Australian Research Data Commons (ARDC). The ARDC is funded by the National Collaborative Research Infrastructure Strategy (NCRIS).