Keli Du

Phone: +49 651 201-3377

Fax: +49 651 201-3589

Room: DM 304

Office Hours: after appointment

Keli Du

member of academic staff

He works with humanities scholars on their research questions in order to translate data analysis problems, to contribute to the solution and to coordinate with computer scientists, computational linguists or statisticians as well as to interpret the results with humanities scholars. He focuses on text mining and topic modeling.

Curriculum Vitae

In 2013-2016: master's degree in Digital Humanities at the University of Würzburg

From 07/2011 - 03/2013: academic assistant at the University of Hamburg in the externally funded project "Music Organization at the Welfenhöfe"

From 11/2012 - 10/2015: academic assistant in the project DARIAH - DE (Digital Research Infrastructure for the Arts and Humanities) at the University of Würzburg

From 11/2015 - 08/2018: academic assistant and research associate in the project "Sentiment Analysis of Literary Critical Literature, Using the Example of the Change of Valuation in the 1880s" at the University of Göttingen

2016: beginning of the PhD program at the University of Würzburg in the subject Digital Humanities

Since 07/2020: research associate at the TCDH in the project "Zeta und Company"

Scholarships and Awards

  • 2018.11 – 2018.12  Short-term Scholarship at the Trier Center for Digital Humanities
  • 2019.07 Alliance of Digital Humanities Organisations (ADHO) Bursary Award 2019


Du, K. & Dudar, J. & Schöch, C., (2022) Evaluation of Measures of Distinctiveness. Classification of Literary Texts on the Basis of Distinctive Words. Journal of Computational Literary Studies 1(1).

Schröter, J. & Du, K., (2022) Validating Topic Modeling as a Method of Analyzing Sujet and Theme. Journal of Computational Literary Studies 1(1).

Du, Keli. (2022, March 7). Evaluating Hyperparameter Alpha of LDA Topic Modeling. DHd 2022 Kulturen des digitalen Gedächtnisses. 8. Tagung des Verbands "Digital Humanities im deutschsprachigen Raum" (DHd 2022), Potsdam.

Du, Keli, Dudar, Julia, Rok, Cora, & Schöch, Christof. (2022, March 7). Kontrastive Textanalyse mit pydistinto - Ein Python-Paket zur Nutzung unterschiedlicher Distinktivitätsmaße. DHd 2022 Kulturen des digitalen Gedächtnisses. 8. Tagung des Verbands "Digital Humanities im deutschsprachigen Raum" (DHd 2022), Potsdam.

Du, K., Dudar, J., Rok, C., & Schöch, C. (2021). Zeta & Eta: An Exploration and Evaluation of Two Dispersion-based Measures of Distinctiveness. Proceedings Computational Humanities Research 2021, 1613, 0073.

Schröter, J., Du, K., Dudar, J., Rok, C., & Schöch, C. (2021). From Keyness to Distinctiveness–Triangulation and Evaluation in Computational Literary Studies. Journal of Literary Theory15(1-2), 81-108.

Du, K., & Pielström, S. (2021). The Sensitivity Topic Coherence Measurement to Out-of-Vocabulary Terms. Fabrikation von Erkenntnis. Experimente in den Digital Humanities - vDHd2021

Du, K. (2020). Der Spielraum zwischen "zu wenig" und "zu viel". Presented at the DHd 2020 Spielräume: Digital Humanities zwischen Modellierung und Interpretation. 7. Tagung des Verbands "Digital Humanities im deutschsprachigen Raum" (DHd 2020), Paderborn: Zenodo.

Keli Du. (2019). A Survey On LDA Topic Modeling In Digital Humanities, In: Digital Humanities 2019, unter:

Keli Du; Mellmann Katja (2019). Sentimentanalyse als Instrument literaturgeschichtlicher Rezeptionsforschung. DARIAH-DE Working Papers Nr. 32. Göttingen: DARIAH-DE, 2019, unter:

Mellmann Katja; Keli Du (2018). Sentimentanalyse in unstrukturierten Texten (am Bsp. literaturgeschichtlicher Rezeptionsanalyse). In Konferenzabstracts DHd 2018 Universität zu Köln.

Keli Du. (2017). Authorship of Dream of the Red Chamber: A Topic Modeling Approach. In Digital Humanities 2017: Conference Abstracts. McGill University & Université de Montréal, Montréal, Canada, pp. 697-699., unter:

Keli Du. (2016). Testing Delta on Chinese Texts. In Digital Humanities 2016: Conference Abstracts. Jagiellonian University & Pedagogical University, Kraków, pp. 781-783., unter:

Sina Bock; Keli Du; Philip Dürholt; Michael Huber; Stefan Pernes; Steffen Pielström: Der Einsatz quantitativer Textanalyse in den Geisteswissenschaften: Bericht über den Stand der Forschung. DARIAH-DE Working Papers Nr.18. Göttingen: DARIAH-DE, 2016, unter:


  • Winter 2019/2020: Seminar: Forschungsmethoden – Topic Modeling, BA-Studiengang Digital Humanities, Institute for Computerphilology, University of Würzburg