Doing a NLP-related PhD in the context of Digital Humanities
Digital Humanities (DH) is a relatively new field in which traditional questions of the humanities are attempted to be answered with computational methods. Doing a "NLP PhD" in this context can be challenging for different reasons: 1. There might be collaborations with researchers from the humanities for which a common language and/or goals need to be found first ("What are they talking about?", "Why do they not get what I am talking about?"), 2. the domain of the texts/material is very particular and standard NLP methods often do not work as well or need to be altered heavily, 3. or the question how much a dissertation should focus on NLP/CL or DH research questions (and what does that mean for my later career?)
I am doing a PhD in this field and would like to talk with you about your experiences, questions or ideas regarding anything that has to with doing a NLP-related PhD in the realm of DH.
The session is aimed at anyone doing such a PhD themselves, is thinking about doing one or shifting their current PhD more into this direction, or anyone simply interested in this topic. Depending on interest and attendees, we could also talk about doing a PhD in a generally interdisciplinary setting (regardless of the "other" discipline being from the humanities or not)