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April 2024
What's New un the Hub
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Art Exhibition Opening

The Island was a World
Oren Eliav

Our new art exhibition presents, for the first time, works from Eliav's series:
The Island was a World. 
Eliav uses AI generative tools alongside traditional painting, integrating in the process various artistic media, as poetry, video art and oil paintings. 
The exhibition will run from 1.5.24-30.9.24.   
Curator: Carmit Blumensohn.
Guest Artist: Oscar Abush.

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The DHSS Hub Seminar

AI for Solving
Research Problems
without Programmers 

On 15th May our seminar hosts Dr. Yiftach Ashkenazi, who will discuss as well as demonstrate the use of AI for writing computer code and running it, even for researchers without any experience. Ashkenazi will focus particularly on solving research problems relevant to scholars in the humanities and social sciences.     
The DHSS Hub Conference
The Humanities
& Social Sciences
in the Age of AI 

Call for Proposals

Due to requests, we are postponing the deadline for submissions to the 10th May.
We invite you to submit proposals for short lectures, panels and round tables, centering on of AI tools & methods. 
For more details and submission...
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An Evening in
Commemoration of Rabbi
Saul Lieberman, the Gra"sh  

From Jerusalemite Crumbs
to a Growing Edition

16th April

The event began with a heart-warming blessing given by the President of Israel, Mr. Isaac Herzog, who knew Rabbi Saul Lieberman personally. The Honor Award of Saul Lieberman was granted to Prof. Moulie Vidas, followed by 5 short lectures, centering on The Jerusalem Talmud, by scholars from various Israeli universities.
For a recording of the event... 
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In this ongoing research, Gilad Gutman explores the tragedies of Shakespeare and his contemporaries by applying NLP methods (Natural Language Processing) to analyze various figurative tropes, such as metaphors, similes, metonymies, personifications and others. In comparison to the computational analysis of literal language with NLP, there are certain difficulties that arise due to the very structure of figurative language. For example, metaphors bring together words that are unlikely to appear together in literal language, which complicates the application of probabilistic models.

Gutman's solution involves a deep learning algorithm that combines BERT, a large language model, in order to train a multi-label topic classifier. In each figurative instance, the topic classifier assigns a particular topic to the different words or disregards a word when used literally. 
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In order to analyze the results of the topic classification, Gutman applies methods from graph theory, constructing a network of the interactions between the topics that are used in the figurative language.
The network of an entire play consists of all the interactions between the various topics, thus revealing hidden patterns.
By analyzing these interactions, Gutman gleans insights into the English tragedies written at 17th century and uncovers the implicit dynamics that form ideological struggles in the plays.

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