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Summer course

in Textual Data Analysis
September 2018, 20 to 21

The Summer University in Textual Data Analysis is defined as a place of communication, sharing of experiences and knowledge acquisition. Textual statistics is becoming more and more a must for all those who have textual corpus analyzes to perform.


Our summer seminar is centered around the Alceste methodology, developed by Max Reinert (CNRS); This method, like other works in this field (Ludovic Lebart, André Salem), is inspired by Jean-Paul Benzécri's research in Textual Data Analysis. The Alceste methodology aims to find a procedure for the analysis of discourse by the study of distributions.

The objective of these days is to offer each participant the opportunity to build a rich point of view on the state of the art in Textual Data Analysis, to develop his autonomy to process his own data and to Constitute a relevant methodology in line with its concerns.

The courses are spread over two days, the first day is intensive training in the Alceste methodology and the use of the basic and advanced functions of the Alceste software. As for the second day, the morning is devoted to conferences, and in the afternoon to the use and deepening of the personal data in the workshop, on this occasion the participants can bring their data sets and treat them at the same time Than those proposed by the trainers.

The lecturers are academics who practice the Analysis of Textual Data in various and varied fields.

Accommodation, courses and meals take place in an old abbey located at the foot of the city of Carcassonne. Visits can be organized to make you discover the landscapes and the beauty of the Aude.

Organization and schedule


Thursday,September 20th
Tuesday,September 21th
09h00 à 10h00 Introduction
10h00 à 12h30 Methodology
12h30 à 14h00 Lunch
14h00 à 15h00 Methodology
15h00 à 19h00 Pratical work
19h30 Welcome dinner
08h30 à 10h00 Conferences
10h00 à 11h30 Conferences
11h30 à 13h00 Conferences
13h00 à 14h00 Lunch
14h00 à 16h30 Pratical work
16h30 à 17h00 Round table


General informations

Carcassonne and its Medieval City of the XIth and XIIIth centuries constitute a unique architectural ensemble in Europe dominating a valley whose variety of landscapes and prestigious places, Cathar castles, villages, abbeys, vineyards, offer the possibility of multiple historical or gastronomic discoveries and Make a UNESCO World Heritage Site. It is in this beautiful setting that our Summer University in Data Analysis takes place.

- A tasting of wines of the Aude will be organized to let you know the flavor and the sensuality of the vineyards of the region.

- The welcome dinner will be proposed by the organizers, opportunity to discover some specialties of the region.

To register for the Summer School in Textual Data Analysis, please contact us.