October 08, 2015

Name Change

At our second virtual meeting, a question arose about the perception of the name of the working group. There is a concern that a perception of unnecessary duplication of effort between CLARIN and DARIAH might exist. In particular, this arises on the development of tools and resources in the natural language processing domain. A second concern about the NLP name is that it risks being perceived as too technical and somewhat obscure for humanities scholars.

Given both of these concerns, and in the interests of broader inclusiveness, it was decided to alter the name of the group to account for a more DH-oriented engagement. It was decided that the working group would be renamed the “WG on Text & Data Analytics”.

It is our hope that this would be the best of both worlds: broadening participation while reinforcing the unique contribution that DARIAH has to the application of digital methods to textual scholarship.