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Google committed million dollars to Google Digital Humanities Research Awards

Google said that “the company has committed nearly million dollars to support digital humanities research over the next two years via “Google Digital Humanities Research Awards,” which’ll support 12 university research groups with unrestricted grants for one year, with the possibility of renewal for an additional year,” Google said.

“The recipients will receive some access to Google tools, technologies and expertise. Over next year, we’ll provide selected subsets of Google Books corpus—scans, text and derived data such as word histograms—to both researchers and rest of the world as laws permit. Our collection of ancient Greek and Latin books is a taste of corpora to come.”

“We’ve given awards to 12 projects led by 23 researchers at 15 universities. We’ve selected these proposals in part because the resulting techniques, tools and data will be broadly useful: they’ll help entire communities of scholars, not just the applicants. We look forward to working with them, and hope that over time the field of digital humanities will fulfill its promise of transforming the ways in which we understand human culture,” explains Google.

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