Playing around with style and Freeling

@ Constant

Rue du Forstraat 5, 1060 Brussels

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Algolit is a project of Constant, a workgroup around i-littérature, free code and text.
On Saturday 19th March Olivier Perriquet will demonstrate how to address cognitive exhaustion and detect syntactic style using FreeLing.
FreeLing is an open source language analysis tool suite, released under the GNU General Public License, developed and maintained at TALP Research Center, in Universitat Politècnica de Catalunya. They also benefit from many external contributions from a wide community.

Please reserve your spot by sending a mail to an atttttdt constantvzw dotttd org.
Don’t for get to bring some lunch to share!

More information from Olivier:
"I will discuss how algorithmic methods coming from the analysis of
genetic sequences in computational biology could bring a new approach
to literary text analysis and manipulation, by working with large
corpora of text and inferring meaning from the analysis of syntax
alone.
I would like to explore a personal hypothesis on the cognitive limits
inherent in the act of writing, reminiscent of Kolmogorov complexity -
namely, the use and recycling of a presumable finite small number of
writing templates, that maybe work as a signature of the writer.
The orientation of the discussion toward style modelling, based on this
hypothesis, is an invitation to to play around with compaction,
expansion, rewriting, crossing over, visualization and related ideas.
This discussion is also an introduction to Freeling, an open source
language analysis tool suite, released under the GNU General Public
License, developed and maintained at TALP Research Center, in
Universitat Politècnica de Catalunya, who also benefit from many
external contributions from a wide community."

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