Organised by SSHOC, the workshop "Linking Social Survey and Linguistic Infrastructures through EOSC" will be held in Utrecht on the 24th of March 2020 (10am-12pm CEST, registration from 9.30am), in co-location with the 3rd SSHOC Consortium meeting.
Survey Infrastructures systematically interview tens of thousands of individuals across Europe each year. These people are randomly selected from the population and represent all walks of life. These interviews take around an hour, in which respondents provide the survey infrastructure with a wide range of data on themselves that is valuable to researchers and subsequently policy makers. Yet, a large proportion of the information conveyed in an interview is lost. Complex life histories or events are coded into structured taxonomies which are necessary for cutting edge sociological research but many aspects of an individuals’ responses are thrown away. The respondents tone, their clarity, their fluidity, the depth of the vocabulary can all be used to provide insights into various concepts of interest to social scientists such as cognitive function, socio-economic status or verbal reasoning skills. To make use of this lost data however, it is necessary to integrate the tools of linguistic infrastructures into the analytical pipeline of survey infrastructures. The cross-pollination and integrated usage of tools is precisely what the EOSC aims to do and the work in Task 4.4 of SSHOC therefore seeks to provide a proof of concept and framework for future research that explores this approach.
In this workshop there will be a series of presentations and collaborative discussions around the potential for integrating social survey and linguistic infrastructures.
Room: Sweelinckzaal 0.05
Drift 21, 3512 BR Utrecht