Monica Berti

Monica Berti
University of Leipzig · Geisteswissenschaftliches Zentrum

PhD

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Introduction
I am assistant professor and DFG project leader at the University of Leipzig, where I teach courses in Digital Humanities, Digital Philology and Digital Classics. My research interests are mainly focused on the Graeco-Roman World, the Computational Analysis of Ancient Greek and Latin, and the Digital Humanities.
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September 2013 - present
University of Leipzig
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  • Akademische Assistentin
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  • http://www.dh.uni-leipzig.de/wo/
September 2010 - May 2013
Tufts University
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  • Professor

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Publications (28)
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This paper presents the results of automatic translation alignment experiments on a corpus of texts in Ancient Greek translated into Latin. We used a state-of-the-art alignment workflow based on a contextualized multilingual language model that is fine-tuned on the alignment task for Ancient Greek and Latin. The performance of the alignment model i...
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Dieses Buch beschreibt ein neues Modell für digitale Editionen historischer fragmentarischer Texte, d.h. Texte, die in ihrer ursprünglichen Form verloren gegangen sind und nur durch Zitate und Wiederverwendungen in späteren Werken überleben. Dieses Buch beschreibt den aktuellen Stand der digitalen Bibliotheken fragmentarischer Texte und stellt zwei...
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This paper describes how the digital revolution is changing the way scholars access, analyze, and represent historical fragmentary texts, with a focus on traces of quotations and text reuses of ancient Greek and Latin sources. The contribution presents two different projects: 1) the Digital Fragmenta Historicorum Graecorum (DFHG), which is a digita...
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Thanks to the digital revolution, even a traditional discipline like philology has been enjoying a renaissance within academia and beyond. Decades of work have been producing groundbreaking results, raising new research questions and creating innovative educational resources. This book describes the rapidly developing state of the art of digital ph...
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This article describes challenges for education and research presented by the primary sources on the Pentekontaetia (479–431 bc), focusing on access to fragmentary literary texts in a digital environment for this much-studied period. It surveys the complex variety of sources relevant not only to interpreting the Pentekontaetia, but also to addressi...
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In this article we discuss ongoing work on documenting text-reuse in the Deipnosophistae of Athenaeus of Naucratis. We present a data model for identifying uniquely instances of text-reuse that are as specific or non-specific as necessary, that can cover types of reuse from direct quotation, through paraphrase, to allusion, including instances wher...
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This paper presents a joint project of the Humboldt Chair of Digital Humanities at the University of Leipzig, the Perseus Digital Library at Tufts University, and the Harvard Center for Hellenic Studies to produce a new open series of Greek and Latin fragmentary authors. Such authors are lost and their works are preserved only thanks to quotations...
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This paper reports work on a catalog that includes not only standard metadata but also a complete reference transcription for each work so that users can explicitly cite not only every version but also every word in every version of a work. The Functional Requirements for Bibliographic Records conceptual model (FRBR) allows us to move beyond printe...
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This paper introduces a new implementation of the Canonical Text Services (CTS) protocol intended to be capable of handling thousands of editions. CTS was introduced for the Digital Humanities and is based on a hierarchical structuring of texts down to the level of individual words mirroring traditional practices of citing. The paper gives an overv...
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The Systematic Assertion Model (SAM) is a formal account of research data and its content - relating data identity, change over time, and varieties of scientific or scholarly equivalence directly to research transactions. Humanities use cases include a breadth of computational and interpersonal activities that call for a more inclusive understandin...
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The goal of this document is to present a fragmentary texts demo built under Perseids, a collaborative platform being developed by the Perseus Project that leverages and extends pre-existing open source tools and services to support editing and annotating TEI XML documents in Classics: http://sites.tufts.edu/perseids/. The aim of this use case is t...
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This paper aims at exploring many issues concerning the difficult task of collecting quotations and text re-uses of lost historians. The subject is addressed not by author or by work, but focusing on a topic and discussing sources that belong to different genres and are characterized by different degrees of preservation. The test-case is constitute...
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In the Greek world the boule was an advisory and deliberative council, whose official authority covered a wide range of powers and competences, from responsibility for public matters to criminal jurisdiction.Keywords:ancient Greece;democracy;Greek history
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Hipparchos, son of Charmos, was the first Athenian to be ostracized, in 488/7 bce.Keywords:ancient Greece;Greek history
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This paper discusses new work to represent, in a digital library of classical sources, authors whose works themselves are lost and who survive only where surviving authors quote, paraphrase or allude to them. It describes initial works from a digital collection of such fragmentary authors designed not only to capture but to extend the ontologies th...
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Modern critical editions of ancient works generally include manually created indices of other sources quoted in the text. Since indices can be considered as a form of domain specific language, the paper presents a parsing-based approach to the problem of extracting information from them to support the creation of a collection of fragmentary texts....

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The goal of this DFG project is to extract, analyze, annotate and comment the language of ancient Greek references to authors and works. This project will produce a structured knowledge resource with ancient Greek word forms, corresponding lemmata, contextual annotations, coreferences and relations. The project will provide a full database of lemmatized and annotated Named Entities pertaining to words and expressions of bibliographic citations in ancient sources (author names, work titles, work descriptions and editions). Entities will be extracted and annotated in the text of the Deipnosophists of Athenaeus of Naucratis with preliminary annotations of the Lexicon of the ten orators of Valerius Harpocration and of the Suda (Α-Γ entries). The final goal is to produce a text-based catalog of ancient Greek literature with a structured knowledge base that can be reused to annotate and analyze other texts. Annotations will be the result of a deep analysis of the original language and the project will produce a commentary of ancient practices of source references. https://gepris.dfg.de/gepris/projekt/434173983?language=en
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The aim of the project is to provide images and drawings of the inscription, and digital data about named entities (geographical and personal names), chronological expressions, and linguistic information preserved by the text of the Parian Marble. http://www.digitalmarmorparium.org/