Workshop: Using and Developing Software for Keyness Analysis

A workshop within the framework of the project “Zeta and Company”

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27.02.2023 bis 28.02.2023


Date and time (public event): February 27, 2023, 13:00 to ca. 19:15

The closed part of the event will take place on February 28, from 9:00 to 13:00. 

Location: The participation is free of charge and is possible both on-site and online.

University of Trier, Germany, Gästeraum der Mensa. Please see indications below on how to find the venue. 


Have you read about keyness measures and keyword analysis, but still have open questions? Do you know there are multiple keyness measures, but wonder which one is best for your research question? Or do you have experience using keyness, but wonder why different tools implement different measures? Then our workshop on „Using and Developing Software for Keyness Analysis“ might be just the right event for you, as it will address these and many other related questions.“

The workshop will take place on February 27 (public event) and February 28 (closed event). The participation is free of charge and is possible both on-site and online. It is organized within the scope of the project “Zeta and Company”, conducted at Trier University, Germany and funded by the DFG. 

The goal of this workshop is to foster exchange among tool developers and scholars from Computational Linguistics and Computational Literary Studies. The developers of stylo (Maciej Eder), Scattertext (Jason Kessler), TXM (Serge Heiden and Bénédicte Pincemin) and TEITOK (Maarten Janssen) will present their corpus analysis tools and the rationale behind their keyness implementation choices. The Zeta team will also present our implementation (pydistinto) and evaluation results. Finally, Stephanie Evert will present a keynote lecture on keyness to close the public programme. 

The workshop will be divided into two parts and will last two half days, roughly from noon on the first day to noon the second day. The first part will be a public event that you can attend without restrictions, but registration is required. The second part will be a closed event, where the developers will discuss their further goals and ideas. 

To apply for the workshop please send an email to Julia Dudar providing your full name, institution, email-address and whether you will participate online or on site. Registration is open until February 15th. 

We will be happy to meet you at our workshop.

Schlagworte: digitale Technologien und Werkzeuge, Text Mining