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A Digital Assistant for Scientific Discovery in the Social Sciences and Humanities

Excerpt2: Scientific discovery aims to explain the mechanisms that govern our world. In the social sciences and humanities, scientists are interested in our social world; societies and the individuals within them. They research, for instance, the mechanisms that cause social divides. Why do some groups die younger than others? Why do women earn less than men? How do the occupations of your (grand)parents influence your own career?
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Lise Stork, VUA. Scientific discovery aims to explain the mechanisms that govern our world. In the social sciences and humanities, scientists are interested in our social world;...

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Narrativizing Knowledge Graphs

Excerpt2: Any natural language expression of a set of facts — that can be represented as a knowledge graph — will more or less overtly assume a specific perspective on these facts. In this work we see theconversion of a given knowledge graph into natural language as the construction of a narrativeabout the assertions made by the knowledge graph.
autore: Robert Porzel, UHB.
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Robert Porzel, UHB. Any natural language expression of a set of facts — that can be represented as a knowledge graph — will more or less overtly assume a specific...

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Economists’ inequality narratives (on Twitter) before and after the COVID-19 outbreak

Excerpt2: Inequality-related narratives can be created, circulated and employed at two distinct but intertwined debate levels. The first one is made by scholarly and scientific debates, which are mostly carried out by academic researchers and field experts, specialised in the measurement, analysis and modeling of specific types of inequalities, like inequalities of access to health and care services.
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Carlo R. M. A. Santagiustina, VIU. Facilitating citizens’ and scholars’ understanding of social inequality narratives is one of the end objectives of MUHAI. Figure 1: Investigating...

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Making sense of events within a story

Excerpt2: We are constantly building a posteriori stories about how events happened, and about how you can make connections to come up with a coherent whole. To some extent, it is an extension of the Five W's - Who? What? When? Where? Why? -, the five questions that are considered the most basic in problem solving.
autore: Inès Blin.
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Inès Blin, CSL.  Opening of the Estates-General in Versailles 5 May 1789. It was a general assembly gathering the three estates at the time: the clergy (First), the nobility...

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Talking (online) about inequality: Towards an observatory on inequality narratives

Excerpt2: Part of the MUHAI objectives is developing tools to help humans understand media materials, such as tweets or  articles, on critical social issues, in particular socio-economic inequality.
autore: Carlo R. M. A. Santagiustina
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Carlo R. M. A. Santagiustina. “Storytelling is a means by which representatives of new communities may introduce their views into the dialogue about the way society should be...

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Understanding Society

Excerpt2: Why are the neighbourhoods in some cities sharply divided along income boundaries, while in other cities not? Was this always the case in different periods of history? And in different cultures? Has social mobility increased or decreased over time? Why does life expectancy correlate with income?
autore: Lise Stork
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Lise Stork, VUA.   Why are the neighbourhoods in some cities sharply divided along income boundaries, while in other cities not? Was this always the case in different periods...

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