The interdisciplinary Research Center "Digital Humanities" offers a new empirical basis for digitalized, research-relevant content. This creates a foundation for scientific-methodical advances that have not been possible before. The central focus of the LOEWE is the creation, evaluation and implementation of analysis- and annotation procedures for historic and modern corpora. This data from various humanities and cultural divisions should be critically investigated, concerning the effects on the participating disciplines.
The Research Center itself is divided into several research areas: Historical corpora, contemporary corpora, archives and picture-picture/text associations. UKP Lab leads the research area "Contemporary Corpora", which is of special interest to computational linguists. Further information about the projects in the research area "Contemporary Corpora" can be found here.