1st Workshop on Cognitive Computing Methodologies for the Humanities

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Welcome to the Co2Hum Workshop

Co2Hum aims to bring together researchers from information technology, human sciences and psychological sciences to inform on the potential of cognitive computing in the Arts and Humanities.

IN A NUTSHELL

  • Attention: the December 2018 edition EADH 2018 has been cancelled. We are currently working on a new proposal for the first edition. Apologies to those who were planning to attend.
  • Submission is currently closed [call for papers]
  • Follow us @co2hum for info on the next edition.

MOTIVATION

The term "cognitive computing" refers to those tools and techniques that allow to broadly reproduce the functioning of the human brain, making users able to learn and interact naturally with them. Such tools are therefore able to provide elements of evidence and significance to inform human decisions when facing very high quantities of heterogeneous data and variables.

Human sciences retain a strong presence of human decision in original research, as in the profiling of historical figures or landscapes, which in turn relies on the availability of evidence in one form or another, and therefore their systematic accumulation. With its methodological objective of bringing human-like intelligence to a number of human-based tasks, cognitive computing is being proposed as a way to bridge this gap for the human scientist. The reproduction of cognitive processes in computers can be a valuable aid to interpret and understand, for instance, the literary and linguistic phenomena that are typical of human cognition.

Cognitive computing techniques are not only a cross-disciplinary resource but also a potential for valid support to investigation, which is still largely untrodden ground in the Humanities.