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MyPhoto Florentina Armaselu (Vasilescu) is a researcher in text technology interested in the new paradigms at the intersection of digital, textual and visual. Fields of research: computational linguistics, text encoding, text mining, human-computer interaction, digital history, literary studies.

Background

2010: Ph.D. in Comparative Literature (electronic literature, text and technology), University of Montreal, Canada.
2003: Master in Computer Science (computational linguistics - Word Sense Disambiguation), University of Montreal, Canada.
1997: Diploma in Philology (English, French language and literature), Faculty of Letters, University of Craiova, Romania.
1997: Scholarship for teaching training in Multimedia, Università degli Studi, Torino, Italy.
1996: Scholarship for teaching training in Translation and Terminology, Université Rennes 2, France.
1989: Engineer Diploma (Automatics and Computers), Faculty of Electrotechnics, University of Craiova, Romania.
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Experience

2017-present: Centre for Contemporary and Digital History (C2DH), University of Luxembourg, research (digital history, text analysis, text encoding, human-computer interaction).
2016-2017: Digital European Integration Studies (DEIS), University of Luxembourg, research (text encoding, text analysis, digital editions).
2012-2016: Digital Humanities Lab, CVCE (Centre Virtuel de la Connaissance sur l'Europe), Luxembourg, research (text encoding, text analysis, digital editions).
2010-2012:
Zoom Imagine, research (text technology).
2006-2010: NorthSide Inc., Montreal, Canada, R & D (computational linguistics).
2006: University of Montreal, Département de l'histoire de l'art et d'études cinématographiques, teaching assistant.
2005-2006: University of Montreal, Centre for Research on Intermediality, communication.
2002-2003: University of Montreal, Département d’informatique et de recherche opérationnelle (DIRO), teaching assistant.
1996-2001: University of Craiova, Romania, Faculty of Letters, assistant professor (computer assisted language learning, computer science, computational linguistics).
1992-1996: University of Craiova, Publishing House "Universitaria", technical editor.
1990-1992: Informatics and Statistics Department, MAT-S.A., Craiova, Romania, analyst-programmer.
1989-1990: IRE, Drobeta Turnu Severin, Romania, junior analyst-programmer. ^

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Publications and theses

Theses

Vasilescu, Florentina, « Le livre sous la loupe : Nouvelles formes d'écriture électronique », Ph.D. Thesis, Papyrus, University of Montreal Institutional Repository, June 2010.

Vasilescu, Florentina, « Désambiguïsation de corpus monolingues par des approches de type Lesk », Master Thesis, RALI, University of Montreal, August 2003.

Articles

Armaselu, Florentina. Van den Heuvel, Charles. "Metaphors in Digital Hermeneutics: Zooming through Literary, Didactic and Historical Representations of Imaginary and Existing Cities", Digital Humanities Quarterly (DHQ), 11.3, 2017.

Armaselu, Florentina. Jones, Catherine Emma. "From Usability Testing and Text Analysis to User-Response Criticism", Digital Humanities Conference 2017, Montreal, Canada, August 8-11, 2017.

Armaselu, Florentina. Martins, Verónica. Jones, Catherine Emma. « Materiality of TEI Encoding and Decoding: An Analysis of the Western European Union Archives on Armament Policy », Journal of the Text Encoding Initiative [Online], Issue 9 | 2016. URL: http://jtei.revues.org/1463; DOI : 10.4000/jtei.1463.

Armaselu, Florentina. Rosselli Del Turco, Roberto. Jones, Catherine. Wieneke, Lars. Alzetta, Chiara. Di Pietro, Chiara. “Prototypes as Thinking through Making. Decision Points and Evaluation in Prototyping a Visualisation Framework for Historical Documents”, Digital Humanities Conference, Kraków, Poland, 12-16 July, 2016.

Van den Heuvel, Charles. Armaselu, Florentina.“Invisible Cities in Literature and History: Interfaces to Scalable Readings of Textual and Visual Representations of the Imaginary”, Digital Humanities Conference, Kraków, Poland, 12-16 July, 2016.

Armaselu, Florentina. Jones, Catherine."Towards a Digital Hermeneutics? Interpreting the User’s Response to a Visualisation Platform for Historical Documents", DHBenelux Conference, 9th and 10th of June, 2016, Belval, Luxembourg.

Van den Heuvel, Charles. Armaselu, Florentina. "Zooming as a Didactic Metaphor: A Multi-layered Depiction of Simon Stevin’s 'Mirror-Symmetry'", DHBenelux Conference, 9th and 10th of June, 2016, Belval, Luxembourg.

Armaselu, Florentina. "Digital Enquieries: Narativisation of Sources in European Integration History", Conference papers, Narrative Matters 2015: Narrative Knowing/Récit et Savoir", University of Paris Diderot, 23-27 June, 2014, Paris, France.

Armaselu, Florentina. Allemand, Frédéric. "Building a multi-dimensional space for the analysis of European Integration Treaties. An XML-TEI scenario", Conference Abstracts, Digital Humanities Conference, DH 2014, Lausanne, Switzerland, July 7 to 12, 2014.

Armaselu, Florentina. "The Layered Text. From Textual Zoom, Text Network Analysis and Text Summarisation to a Layered Interpretation of Meaning", Conference Abstracts, Digital Humanities Conference, DH 2014, Lausanne, Switzerland, July 7 to 12, 2014.

Armaselu, Florentina. "Words made Image. Towards a Language-Based Segmentation of Digitized Art Collections", Digital Humanities Conference: Digital Diversity: Cultures, languages and methods, University of Hamburg, Germany, 16 - 22 July 2012, Conference Abstracts, Hamburg University Press, 2012, pp. 91-94.

Vasilescu Armaselu, Florentina. « Du texte électronique au contexte culturel », in Performances et objets culturels. Nouvelles perspectives, Sous la direction de Louis Hébert et Lucie Guillemette, Presses de l'Université Laval, Canada, 2010, pp. 483-493.

Armaselu, Florentina. "The Text as a Scalable Structure. New ways of Storytelling?", The Fourth International Conference on the Book, Boston, October 20-22, 2006, published in The International Journal of the Book, Volume 4, Issue 4, Melbourne, Australia, Common Ground, 2007, awarded runner-up for International Award for Excellence in the area of the development of the book.

Vasilescu Armaselu, Florentina. « Analyseur combinatoire de texte. De la littérature potentielle à l'analyse potentielle », Omagiu aniversar academicianului Marius Sala, Universitaria, Craiova, Romania 2007, pp. 690-700.

Vasilescu Armaselu, Florentina. "Le livre «Sous la loupe». Nouvelles métaphores pour nouvelles formes de textualité électronique", DIGITAL HUMANITIES 2006, Université Paris - Sorbonne, July 5th - July 9th, Conference Abstracts, Centre de Recherche Cultures Anglophones et Technologies de l’Information, pp. 221-225, 2006.

Armaselu, Florentina. "The Book under the Magnifying Glass. New Forms of Electronic Textuality", Third International Conference of the Book, Oxford Brookes, University, Oxford UK, 11-13 September 2005, published in The International Journal of the Book, Volume 3, Melbourne, Australia, Common Ground, 2006.

Vasilescu Armaselu, Florentina. « Cent mille milliards de poèmes et combien de sens ? Une étude d’analyse potentielle », Actes TALN-RECITAL, Congrès international sur le Traitement Automatique des Langues Naturelles, June 6-10, 2005, Dourdan, France, 2005.

Vasilescu, Florentina. Langlais, Philippe. Lapalme, Guy. "Evaluating Variants of the Lesk Approach for Disambiguating Words", Proceedings, 4th International Conference On Language Resources And Evaluation, LREC, May 26-27-28, 2004, Lisbon, Portugal, pp. 633-636.

Vasilescu, Florentina. Langlais, Philippe. « Désambiguïsation de corpus monolingues par des approches de type Lesk », Actes, Traitement Automatique des Langues Naturelles, TALN, April 19-22, 2004, Fès, Maroc.

Armaselu, Florentina. « La formation informatique du traducteur. Une exigence de l’intégration » – Actes du colloque international Traduire l’Europe, Université Babes-Bolyai, Cluj-Napoca, Roumanie, March 2001.

Armaselu, Florentina. Teodorescu, Cristiana. « Centre de documentation en terminologie juridique. Réalisation et intégration », Conférence pour une Infrastructure terminologique en Europe, Paris, March 13-15, 2000, Actes, pp. 127-131.

Armaselu, Florentina. « Dictionnaire d’informatique », Terminometro, La terminologie en Roumanie et en République de Moldova, Hors-Série, 2000, pp. 24-26.

Armaselu, Florentina. « Représentation du sens dans les systèmes de traduction automatique », Bulletin de linguistique appliquée et générale (B.U.L.A.G.), ISSN 0758-6787, La traduction et le Traitement Automatique des Langues, N° 25, Presses universitaires franc-comtoises, Besançon, France, 2000, pp. 47-55.

Armaselu, Florentina. « Microsoft Word et la conception des leçons de langue », Bulletin de linguistique appliquée et générale (B.U.L.A.G.), ISSN 0758-6787, Génie Linguistique et Génie Logiciel, N° 24, Presses universitaires franc-comtoises, Besançon, France, 1999, pp. 81-88.

Armaselu, Florentina. « Le système auteur WINCALIS. La leçon multimédia », Annales de l’Université de Craiova, Série des sciences philologiques, Universitaria, Craiova, Romania, 1998, pp. 55-58.

Armaselu, Florentina. "Computer Program for the Study of Irregular Verbs in English (Program pentru studiul verbelor neregulate din limba engleza)", University of Craiova Annals, Philological Series, Universitaria, Craiova, Romania, 1996. ^

Books

Armaselu, Florentina. Armaselu, Florian. Web Pages Design. HTML, JavaScript, Java (Crearea paginilor Web. HTML, JavaScript, Java), 372 p., Info, Craiova, Romania, 2000.

Armaselu, Florentina. Microsoft Word. Utilisation and applications (Microsoft Word. Utilizare si aplicatii), 308 p., Info, Craiova, Romania, 1999. ^

Conferences and Workshops

Armaselu, Florentina. "Writing under the Magnifying Glass. Encoding the Text in Progress", TEI Conference and Members' Meeting 2016, 26th to 30th September, Vienna, Austria.

"From a Small-Scale Digital Edition to a TEI Publication Framework in Modern European History", presentation at TEI Conference and Members' Meeting 2015, Connect - Animate - Innovate, Lyon, France, October 26 - 31, 2015.

"Europe’s beginnings through the looking glass: publishing historical documents on the Web using EVT", Roberto Rosselli Del Turco, Florentina Armaselu, Lars Wieneke, Chiara Di Pietro, Raffaele Masotti, DHBenelux conference, Antwerp, Belgium, 8th and 9th of June 2015.

"TEI Annotation and Network Analysis of Diplomatic History Documents", Florentina Armaselu, Marten During, Verónica Martins, DHBenelux conference, Antwerp, Belgium, 8th and 9th of June 2015.

"Text Encoding and Enrichment for Linguistic Analysis: Archives on the policy of Armaments within Western European Union", Florentina Armaselu, Verónica Martins, Catherine Jones, Exploring Historical Sources with Language Technology: Results and Perspectives, An interdisciplinary workshop jointly supported by CLARIN, NeDIMAH and Huygens ING, Huygens Institute for the History of the Netherlands, The Hague, Netherlands, December 8 and 9, 2014.

"XML-TEI corpora for European Integration Studies", at Using large-scale text collections for research, NeDiMAH Workshop, Würzburg University, 1, 2 April, 2014

"Electrifying Detail: Writing and Reading Triggers in Textual Zoom", at the fifth biennial conference of the Electronic Literature Organization (ELO), Electrifying Literature: Affordances and Constraints, Morgantown, WV, USA, June 20-23, 2012.

"Models and Tools for Digital Scholarly Editions: Textual Zoom", at the Interedition Symposium, Scholarly Digital Editions, Tools and Infrastructure, The Huygens ING, The Hague, The Netherlands, 19-20 March 2012.

"The Intermedial Zoom", at MLA Workshop: Getting Started in Digital Humanities with DHCommons, Seattle, USA, January 5, 2012.

« Code, signe, modèle. Perspective sémiotique sur le design d'un éditeur de texte zoomable », at Approches sémiotiques au design, 78e Congrès annuel de l'ACFAS, Montréal, May 10-11, 2010.

"Z-Text. Navigating the Text as a Scalable Map", Geography and the Humanities Symposium, University of Virginia, Charlottesville, USA, June 22-24, 2007.

« Le livre sous la loupe. L’interactivité par degrés d’immersion », at Interactivité et formes narratives , 74e congrès de l'ACFAS, May 2006.

"Zooming-in and out through the knowledge space. New forms of local / global interaction", at 2006 Congress of the Society for Digital Humanities / Société pour l'étude des Médias Interactifs (SDH/SEMI), The City: A Festival of Knowledge, York University, May 29-31, 2006.

"The Fractal Geometry of Text. New Digital Approaches to the Textual Paradigm", at CaSTA 2005 – Canadian Symposium on Text Analysis, University of Alberta, Edmonton, Alberta, Canada, October 3-7, 2005.

"The Book under the Magnifying Glass", at COCH-COSH "The Networked Citizen: New Contributions of the Digital Humanities", The University of Western Ontario, May 29 - 31, 2005.

"Zooming In and Out through the Text. Visual Tools for New Forms of Electronic Textuality", at Eyedeologies: En-visioning the Readable/Reading the Visual, University of Toronto Comparative Literature Annual Graduate Student Colloquium, Toronto, April 7-8, 2005.

"One Hundred Thousand Billion Sonnets and How Many Meanings?", at Modern Language Association (MLA) Annual Convention, Discussion Group on Media and Literature – Lyric and Media, Philadelphia, December 27 – 30, 2004.

« Texte et hypertexte deux facettes du même paradigme » (award for best PhD student communication), at Intertextualité, interdiscursivité et intermédialité, Xe COLLOQUE ANNUEL DE SÉMIOTIQUE DE LA FRANCOPHONIE, 72e Congrès de la Société des Savoirs, ACFAS, May 10-14, 2004, Montreal, Canada.

« Microsoft Word et la conception des leçons de langue », at GLAT, La communication multilingue et l'interactivité : l'écriture au - delà des mots, École Nationale Supérieure des Télécommunications de Bretagne, Technopôle Brest-Iroise, France, July 11-12-13, 2000. ^

Online writing

The CVCE DHLab's blog, 2015, 2016.

Electronic magazine Pravalia culturala, film review (Romanian), 2012-2015.

The Sweet Old Etcetera, Electronic Literature Directory, 27 May, 2011.

Electronic magazine Terra Nova, film review (French), 2005-2009. ^

Awards

2007, The International Journal of the Book, Common Ground, awarded runner-up for International Award for Excellence in the area of the development of the book for "The Text as a Scalable Structure. New ways of Storytelling?"

2000, Special award in technical and scientific terminology for Romanian Language (energetics) – Latin Union, Romanian Academy, Romanian Association for Terminology (with C. Teodorescu)

1999, Special award in technical and scientific terminology for Romanian Language (computer science) – Latin Union, Romanian Academy, Romanian Association for Terminology, ITC Soft ^