Researchers publish within IDUB – Prof. Adam Pawłowski
The funds that can be obtained under the Excellence Initiative – Research University programme allow researchers from the University of Wrocław to obtain extensive support concerning their publications. We would like to introduce the authors who have received such support. Today, that person is Professor Adam Pawłowski.
Prof. Adam Pawłowski graduated from the Wrocław University of Science and Technology (Faculty of Information Technology and Management, 1985) and the University of Wrocław (Faculty of Letters, field of study Romance studies, 1989). He received his doctoral degree in the humanities (quantitative linguistics) in 1996 at the University of Lausanne, his postdoctoral degree in 2002 at the University of Wrocław, and became titular professor in 2012. He is the author or co-author of more than a hundred scientific articles and several monographs. He also actively cooperates with the research consortia CLARIN-PL (language technology) and DARIAH-PL (digital humanities). Since the beginning of his career, he has worked at the University of Wrocław.
Prof. Pawłowski’s research interests currently include digital humanities with a focus on corpus linguistics, NLP and quantitative methods, as well as contemporary language policy, within which prof. Pawłowski deals with various aspects of the promotion and economics of Polish.
The volume “Language and Text. Data, Models, Information and Applications” (200 points, co-edited by IDUB), co-edited by prof. Adam Pawłowski, was published by the prestigious John Benjamins publishing house, in the Current Issues in Linguistic Theory series. The work on this publication began after the tenth international conference on quantitative linguistics, QUALICO 2018, organised in Wrocław by the Institute of Information Science and Library Science and the Institute of Mathematics at UWr. The contents of the volume show the changes that are taking place in the quantitative study of language. Although traditional fields of study, such as stylometry or the study of statistical laws of language, are still being developed, new strands of research are emerging. At the level of data, this is evident in the use of increasingly large corpora of texts. There is also a slow decline in quantitative literature research, which is being replaced by applied texts and social media records. Changes are also evident in methodology, where complex data analysis algorithms are being used.
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