Chat from the general discussion at the end of Strand 1 activities (10 July 2020, 11:45 AM Italian time):

maia ninidze 11:52
Not a question but a request. I want to thank you all for very interesting sessions. I see that if I had some basic knowledge I could study more. I want to ask you if it is possible to invite you personally to participate in some Georgian projects either face-to-face or online. As there are no specialists of Digital Textual scholarship in our country.

Sara Ayres 11:53
How much time should you add to a project for coding? I guess this is a little bit like asking how long is a piece of string... :-/

Paolo Monella 11:55
@Valentina, you might paste here your question again

Valentina MIGNOSA 11:57
I have a very specific question about the semantic web. let's assume that I have a database of inscriptions formed by single epigraphic records and that in these cards there are drop-down menus with standardized items (e.g. supports: vase, stele, etc.). Can I use what Professor Mancinelli showed us to insert my entries with reference to other entries on the web? thank you!

Sara Ayres 11:58
Thank you!

Tiziana MANCINELLI 12:06
Reuse and open source are really good points

Paolo Monella 12:08
Rem tene, verba sequentur!

Daniele FUSI 12:09
(Cato the Elder)

Valeria Vanesio 12:13
Yes, right

Tiziana MANCINELLI 12:13
@valentina Mignosa - if you have a db you can expose data in LOD

Carmen García 12:15
I complete agree with Paolo. My introduction to Python in a Digital Humanities Master in Madrid was taught by computer engineers and all our exercises were about building cash machines and a lot of Maths thing. We didn't see anything of data mining, which was the important use for us of this technology. A change of mind is necessary. As Paolo said, you can teach how it works without mentioning numbers. Fortunately, not all the subjects on the topic are like this ;)

Paolo Monella 12:19
AIUCD - Associazione per l'Informatica Umanistica e la Cultura Digitale

Daniel Kiss 12:20
Who educates the educators?

Paolo Monella 12:20
Yes @Carmen, the question that Tiziana is mentioning right now (who'll teach the teachers?) is key

Carmen García 12:21
A similar question was asked some days ago on Twitter

Silvia Gazzoli 12:21
(relating to the discussion about DH in italy)I think it depens on what you are going to work on. For example I'm working on ER db and without math (relational algebra maybe? i don't now the exact translation) I could not completely comprehend queries' structures and how to obtain correct answers from my archive.

Paolo Monella 12:21
Also, I think it's important to bear in mind Tito Orlandi's point (and Guido Milanese's, and of other DHers) that "Informatica Umanistica" is a humanistic matter Ca' Coscari VeDPH new Master's Degree Programme in Digital and Public Humanities:

Daniele FUSI 12:30
Totally agrre. You don't have to be an engineer to drive a car, but having an idea about how an engine works may help; at least when the car stops in the middle of nothing :) That's an interdisciplinary team-work, just like today nobody is writing a dictionary on his own. Ars longa, vita brevis...

Tiziana MANCINELLI 12:30
Totally agree

Paolo Monella 12:31
+1 -- T. Olrandi once used the same metaphor. He said that peopole in fact do have a basic understanding of how an automobile motor works (burning fuel etc.), but often have no even basic understanding of IT -- It's a black box

Sara Ayres 12:33
Thanks so much, really fascinating!

Tiziana MANCINELLI 12:33

Sophie Große 12:33
Thank you so much for opening the discussion as well!

Valeria Vanesio 12:33
I am really grateful to everyone for having been part of this course this week. It has been amazing and very informative especially for me. I was not so familiar with this, just in theory and not in practice, but it is essential both for my project and my work as an archivist. Thank you very much

Mila Fumini 12:33
Linda is super!

Tiziana MANCINELLI 12:33
Linda, thank you!!!

Anne 12:33
thank you

Daniel Kiss 12:33
Thank you very much for this course!

Rostislav Tumanov 12:34
Thank you for this very informative courses!

Christian D'Agata 12:34
Thank you for everything and I hope see you soon in Venice!

Janyce Desiderio 12:34
Thanks so much to everybody, this was more than useful!

Silvia Gazzoli 12:34
Thank you!

Gaia Tomazzoli 12:34
Thank you all, it was great

Bernie Ogden 12:34
Thank you!

Valentina MIGNOSA 12:34
thank you very much!

Michele Sollecito 12:34
Thank you, see you later

Marco Sartor 12:34
Thank you all! Very interesting and amazing opportunity! See you later for the closing keynote.

Maria Akritidou 12:34
Thank you all!

Y. Faghihi 12:34
Thank you!!!

Paolo Monella 12:34
See you all at 15:00 -- Final keynote by F. Vitali. Video link in

Christian D'Agata 12:34

Giulia FABBRIS 12:35
This course was enlightening, thanks to all the Professors!

Carmen García 12:35
Thank you! Very interesting presentations and discussion. See you later!

Valeria Vanesio 12:35
See you!!!!!!

Rostislav Tumanov 12:35
Thanky ou to everyone!

Paolo Monella 12:35

Thank you all! 15:00 -- Final keynote by F. Vitali. Video link in

Valeria Melis 12:35
Thank you! See you later!

Fiona Maguire 12:35
Thank you all for your splendid summer camp.

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