NEH ANNOUNCES A WHOLE BUNCH OF DIGITAL HUMANITIES AWARDS **
In December, the NEH awarded the following digital humanities grants. As you will see below, these came from a variety of different grant programs from across the NEH. Congratulations to all the awardees!
1) RESEARCH AND DEVELOPMENT GRANTS (NEH DIVISION OF PRESERVATION & ACCESS)
Title: The Dynamic Lexicon: Cyberinfrastructure and the Automatic Analysis of Historical Languages
Award Amount: $284,999
Institution: Tufts University
Project Director: Gregory Crane
To Support: Research on methods to generate a dynamic lexicon for a text corpus in a digital library. Using Greek and Latin texts, the project would investigate processes to enumerate possible senses for the words being defined and provide detailed syntactic information and statistical data about their use in a corpus.
Title: Text Mining and Analysis Tools for Historical Research
Award Amount: $300,000
Institution: George Mason University
Project Director: Daniel Cohen
To Support: Research, development, and testing of tools designed to locate documents in large digital corpora, extract information, and analyze large scale patterns across texts.
Title: A Machine Aided Back of the Book Indexing System
Award Amount: $131,465
Institution: Duquesne University
Project Director: Patrick Juola
To Support: Development and evaluation of a prototype system for helping indexers, including authors and publishers, produce traditional back of the book indexes...
Dan cohen has given more information on his project on his Digital Humanities Blog.