Automatic text reuse detection with TRACER

Date: 16 March 2018

Venue: Universiteit Antwerpen, Stadscampus, Gebouw C, Lokaal C104 - Gebouw C, Prinsstraat 13 - 2000 Antwerpen (route: UAntwerpen, Stadscampus)

Time: 1:00 PM - 4:00 PM

Organization / co-organization: platform{DH}

Short description: Workshop taught by Greta Franzini

Automatic text reuse detection with TRACER

In this workshop, participants will learn how to run TRACER, a state-of-the-art text reuse detection machine capable of identifying different styles of text reuse between two or more texts. TRACER is language-independent and can be run on both modern and historical works. In this workshop, participants will run text reuse detection analyses on the seven English language Harry Potter novels by J. K. Rowling, a selection of Harry Potter fanfiction as well as the Harry Potter movie subtitles. The objective of the workshop is not only to practise text analysis with TRACER but also to introduce participants to current strategies and issues in this area of research.

This workshop is organised as a part of the MA course Digitale Tekstanalyse en Literaire Theorie, taught at the University of Antwerp, but will be opened to all. Attendance is free, but registration is required and places are limited! To register, please send an email to

Greta Franzini is a Classicist and researcher based at the University of Göttingen. Greta’s research interests and current projects concern the production of digital editions of texts as well as the evaluation and refinement of automatic text reuse detection processing for Latin literature.  Find more information about Greta’s work.

Contact email: