Publications

For an up-to-date overview check my Google Scholar profile.

REFEREED JOURNAL ARTICLES

* = the authors equally contributed to this work.

F. Nanni, L. Dietz and S. P. Ponzetto, “Towards a Computational History of Universities:  Evaluating Text Mining Methods for Interdisciplinarity Detection from Ph.D. Dissertation Abstracts”, in Digital Scholarship in the Humanities. [Paper]

F. Nanni, “Reconstructing a website’s lost past – Methodological issues concerning the history of www.unibo.it”, in Digital Humanities Quarterly, 2017. [Second best paper at Göttingen Dialog in Digital Humanities (GDDH)] [Paper]

A. Elshehawy*, N. Marinov*, and F. Nanni*. Quantifying Attention to Foreign Elections with Text Analysis of US Congress and the Presidency, 2017. [Preprint]

A. Chakraborty*, and F. Nanni*. “The Changing Digital Faces of Science Museums: A Diachronic Analysis of Museum Websites”, In Brügger N. (eds) Web 25: Histories From the First 25 Years of the World Wide Web. Peter Lang, 2017.

A. Lauscher*, F. Nanni*., P. Ruiz Fabo, S. P. Ponzetto. “Entities as topic labels: combining entity linking and labeled LDA to improve topic interpretability and evaluability”. Italian journal of computational linguistics, 2016. [Paper]

F. Nanni, L. Dietz, S. Faralli, G. Glavaš, S. P. Ponzetto. Capturing Interdisciplinarity in Academic Abstracts. D-Lib Magazine, 22(9/10), 2016. [Paper]

F. Nanni, H. Kümper, S. P. Ponzetto, “Semi-supervised textual analysis and historical research helping each other: Some thoughts and observations”, in International Journal of Humanities and Arts Computing (formerly History and Computing), 2016. [Paper]

R. Bonfiglioli* and F. Nanni*, “From Close to Distant and Back: how to read with the help of machines”, Advances in Information and Communication Technology, 2016. [Paper]

F. Nanni, “Historical Method and Born-Digital Primary Sources: A Case Study of Italian University Websites”. In: Officina della Storia – special issue “From the history of the media to the media as sources of history”, 2015. [Paper]

F. Nanni, “L’archiviazione delle pagine dei quotidiani online”, Diacronie. Studi di Storia Contemporanea, N. 15, 3|2013. [Paper]

REFEREED CONFERENCE PROCEEDINGS

F. Nanni, S. P. Ponzetto and L. Dietz, “Building Entity-Centric Event Collections”, JCDL 2017. [Best Student Paper (Nominee) – Preprint]

S. Menini, F. Nanni, S.P. Ponzetto, and S. Tonelli. Topic-based agreement and disagreement in US electoral manifestos. EMNLP, 2017 [Outstanding PaperPaper]

F. Nanni, B. Mitra, M. Magnusson, and L. Dietz. Benchmark for Complex Answer Retrieval. ICTIR, 2017. [Preprint]

G. Glavaš, F. Nanni & S. P. Ponzetto. Cross-Lingual Classification of Topics in Political Texts. NLP+CSS, 2017. [Paper]

G. Glavaš, F. Nanni, S. P. Ponzetto, “Unsupervised Cross-Lingual Scaling of Political Texts”, EACL, 2017. [Paper]

F. Nanni, and G. Paci. A discipline-enriched dataset for tracking the computational turn of European universities. WOSP, 2017. [Paper]

F. Nanni, C. Zirn, G. Glavaš, J. Eichorst, S. P. Ponzetto. “TopFish: topic-based analysis of political position in US electoral campaigns”, PolText 2016. [Paper]

C. Zirn, G. Glavaš, F. Nanni, J. Eichorst, H. Stuckenschmidt. “Classifying topics and detecting topic shifts in political manifestos”, PolText 2016. [Paper]

G. Glavaš, F. Nanni, S. P. Ponzetto, “Unsupervised Text Segmentation Using Semantic Relatedness Graphs”, proceedings of *SEM, 2016. [Paper]

F. Nanni, S. P. Ponzetto and L. Dietz, “Entity Relatedness for Retrospective Analyses of Global Events”, proceedings of NLP+CSS: Workshops on Natural Language Processing and Computational Social Science at WebSci, 2016. [Paper]

F. Nanni* and P. R. Fabo*, “Entities as topic labels: Improving topic interpretability and evaluability combining Entity Linking and Labeled LDA”, proceedings of Digital Humanities, 2016. [Preprint]

G. Guzzetta and F. Nanni, “Computing, memory and writing: some reflections on an early experiment in digital literary studies”, proceedings of the Second Italian Conference on Computational Linguistics (CLIC), 2015. [Paper]

R. Bonfiglioli* and F. Nanni*, “From Close to Distant and Back: how to read with the help of machines”, Pre-Proceedings of the Third International Conference for the History and Philosophy of Computing (HaPoC), 2015. [Paper]

F. Nanni, “Managing Educational Information on University Websites: a proposal for Unibo.it”, Proceedings of the Second Italian Digital Humanities Annual Conference (AIUCD), 2014.

 

PEER-REVIEWED CONFERENCE PRESENTATIONS

[2016]

F. Nanni, “Studying Italian Universities Recent Pasts Through Their Digital Traces”, American Historical Association – Atlanta, USA.

[2015]

G. Guzzetta and F. Nanni, “Computing, memory and writing: some reflections on an early experiment in digital literary studies”, Second Italian Conference on Computational Linguistics – Trento, Italy.

R. Bonfiglioli and F. Nanni, “From Close to Distant and Back: how to read with the help of machines”, HaPoC 3: Third International Conference for the History and Philosophy of Computing – Pisa, Italy.

F. Nanni, “Detecting Interdisciplinary practices in a corpus of PhD dissertations”, International Conference: Making ‘Big Data’ Human: Doing History in a Digital Age – Cambridge, UK.

F. Nanni, “Rediscovering the University of Bologna’s digital past”, Göttingen Dialog in Digital Humanities (GDDH) – Göttingen, Germany.

F. Nanni, “Reconstructing a website’s lost past”, RESAW Conference- Web Archives as Scholarly Sources: Issues, Practices and Perspectives – Aarhus, Denmark.

F. Nanni, “Reconstructing a lost website”, International Internet Preservation Consortium (IIPC) – Stanford, USA.

[2014]

A. Chakraborty, F. Nanni, “Changing Facets of Digital Pre-face of Science Museums: three case studies”, 6th International Conference of European Society for the History of Science: Communicating Science, Technology and Medicine – Lisbon, Portugal.

PEER-REVIEWED POSTER PRESENTATIONS

[2014]

A. Chakraborty,F. Nanni, “Digital pre-faces of science museums”, History of Science Society General Meeting – Chicago (scholarship from HSS).

INTERNATIONAL INVITED TALKS

[2016]

F. Nanni, “The web as a historical corpus: studying academic institutions through their digital traces”, Language Technology group, – Darmstadt, Germany.

[2015]

F. Nanni, “Rediscovering the University of Bologna’s digital past”, Centre for Internet Studies, – Aarhus, Denmark.

[2014]

F. Nanni, “Automatic detection of event factuality in Italian”, Human Language Technology Group, Foundation Bruno Kessler – Trento, Italy.

F. Nanni, “Primary Sources of the 21s Century: A Case Study of University Websites”, Centre for Internet Studies, – Aarhus, Denmark.

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