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Mike Kestemont

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Publications

Overview

Just out

  • Manjavacas, E.; Karsdorp, F.; Burtenshaw, B. & Kestemont, M., “Synthetic Literature: Writing Science Fiction in a Co-Creative Process”. Proceedings of the Workshop on Computational Creativity in Natural Language Generation (CC-NLG 2017), collocated with INLG 2017 (Santiago de Compostella, September 4, 2017), pp. 29-37 [pdf].
  • Manjavacas, E.; De Gussem, J.; Daelemans, W. & Kestemont, M., “Assessing the Stylistic Properties of Neurally Generated Text in Authorship Attribution”. Proceedings of the Workshop on Stylistic Variation, collocated with EMNLP 2017 (Copenhagen, September 8, 2017), pp. 116-125 [pdf].
  • Kestemont, M.; Stronks, E.; De Bruin, M. & De Winkel, T., “Did a Poet with Donkey Ears Write the Oldest Anthem in the World? Ideological Implications of the Computational Attribution of the Dutch National Anthem to Petrus Dathenus”. Digital Humanities 2017. Book of Abstracts (Montreal, August 9, 2017), pp. 280-282 [pdf].
  • Kestemont, M. & Stutzmann, D., “Script Identification in Medieval Latin Manuscripts Using Convolutional Neural Networks”. Digital Humanities 2017. Book of Abstracts (Montreal, August 10, 2017), pp. 283-285 [pdf].

In press / Accepted

  • Kestemont, M., De Pauw, G., Van Nie, R. & Daelemans, W., ‘Lemmatisation for Variation-Rich Languages Using Deep Learning’. Forthcoming in: DSH – Digital Scholarship in the Humanities.
  • Kestemont, M., ‘Stylometric Authorship Attribution for the Middle Dutch Mystical Tradition from Groenendaal’, forthcoming in Dutch Crossing. Journal of Low Countries Studies. doi = 10.1080/03096564.2016.1252077. ISSN: 0309-6564 Online ISSN: 1759-7854.
  • Eder, M., Rybicki, J. and Kestemont, M. Measuring Style. Forthcoming in Digital Humanities for Literary Studies: Theories, Methods, and Practices, ed. by J. O’Sullivan, UPenn Press (2016).

Journal papers

2017

  • Kestemont, M. & J. de Gussem, ‘Integrated Sequence Tagging for Medieval Latin Using Deep Representation Learning’, Journal of Data Mining & Digital Humanities (2017), pp. 17 [pdf]. Special Issue on Computer-Aided Processing of Intertextuality in Ancient Languages, ed. M. Buechler and L. Mellerin.
  • Stover, J.A. & Kestemont, M., ‘Reassessing the Apuleian Corpus: A Computational Approach to Authenticity’, The Classical Quarterly 66:2 (2017), 645–672. [doi].

2016

  • Kestemont, M., Stover, J., Koppel, M., Karsdorp, K. & Daelemans, W., ‘Authenticating the writings of Julius Caesar’. In: Expert Systems with Applications 63 (2016): pp. 86–96 [link].
  • Kestemont, M., ‘Computers leren taal uit het niets’, Onze Taal. Tijdschrift over taal, tekst en communicatie 55:1 (2016), pp. 9-11.
  • Kestemont, M., ‘Beta humanities. De opmars van digitale technieken in de geesteswetenschappen’. Neerlandia. Nederlands-Vlaams tijdschrift voor taal, cultuur en maatschappij 120:3 (2016), pp. 4-7.
  • Stover, J.; Winter, Y.; Koppel, M. & Kestemont, M. ‘Computational Authorship Verification Method Attributes New Work to Major 2nd Century African Author’. In: Journal of the American Society for Information Science and Technology 67:1 (2016), pp. 239–242. [link].
  • D. van Hulle & M. Kestemont, ‘Periodizing Samuel Becket’s Works: A Stylochronometric Approach’, Style 60:2 (2016), 172-202.
  • Stover, J. & Kestemont, M., ‘The Authorship of the Historia Augusta: Two new computational studies’. In: Bulletin of the Institute of Classical Studies 59:2 (2016), pp. 140–157 [Digital Classics themed issue]. DOI: 10.1111/j.2041-5370.2016.12043.x
  • Eder, M.; Rybicki, J. & Kestemont, M., ‘Stylometry with R: A Package for Computational Text Analysis’. The R Journal 8:1 (2016, pp. 107–121) [pdf]

2015

  • Kestemont, M.; Moens, S. & Deploige, J., ‘Collaborative Authorship in the Twelfth Century. A Stylometric Study of Hildegard of Bingen and Guibert of Gembloux’. Digital Scholarship in the Humanities 30:2 (2015), pp. 199–224, [doi].
  • Kestemont, M., ‘A Computational Analysis of the Scribal Profiles in Two of the Oldest Manuscripts of Hadewijch’s Letters’, Scriptorium 69 (2015), 159-177.

2014

  • Rybicki, J.; Hoover, D. & Kestemont, M. (2014). ‘Collaborative authorship: Conrad, Ford and Rolling Delta’. LLC: The Journal of Digital Scholarship in the Humanities 29:3, pp. 422-431.
  • Kestemont, M. ‘A Shallow Reading of the Limburg Sermons’. Ons Geestelijk Erf (2014) 85:3, pp. 145-162. DOI: 10.2143/OGE.85.3.3062090. ISSN : 0774-2827; E-ISSN : 1783-1652.
  • Kestemont, M. ‘Serendipiteit en macro-medioneerlandistiek’. Madoc. Tijdschrift over de Middeleeuwen (2014) 28:3, pp. 157-165.

2013

  • Kestemont, M. (2013). ‘Produits de terroir? La littérature régionale dans la Flandre impériale et le cas de la chanson de geste moyen-néerlandaise’. Publications du Centre Européen d’Etudes Bourguignonnes 54, pp. 37-55.
  • De Bruijn, E. & Kestemont, M., ‘Contrastive Multivariate Analyses of the Middle Low German Flos unde Blankeflos Tradition’, in: Neuphilologische Mitteilungen. Bulletin of the Modern Language Society 114:2 (2013), pp. 171-205.
  • Hogenbirk, M. & Kestemont, M., ‘Het werk van een klerk. Een stylometrische verkenning van het auteurschap achter Der ystorien bloeme’ [The Work of a Clerk. A Stylometric Exploration of the Authorship behind ‘The Flower of History’], Tijdschrift voor Nederlandse Taal- en Letterkunde 129:4 (2013), 246-273.
  • Kestemont, M., ‘Arthur’s Authors. A Quantitative Study of the Rhyme Words in the Middle Dutch Arthurian Epic’, in: Zeitschrift für deutsches Altertum und deutsche Literatur 142:1 (2013), pp. 1-33.

2012

  • Kestemont, M., Daelemans, W. & Sandra, D., ‘Robust Rhymes? The Stability of Authorial Style in Medieval Narratives’, in Journal of Quantitative Linguistics 19:1 (2012), 54-76.
  • Kestemont, M., ‘Auteursherkenning met rijmwoorden in de Middelnederlandse Artur- en Karelepiek. Eerherstel voor Icarus?’’ [Authorship attribution using rhyme words in the Middle Dutch Arthurian and Carolingian epic. Icarus’s rehabilitation?], Tijdschrift voor Nederlandse Taal- en Letterkunde 128:2 (2012), 135-160.
  • Kestemont, M., ‘Keizerlijk Vlaanderen. Streekliteratuur in Rijks-Vlaanderen en de casus van de Karelepiek’ [Imperial Flanders. Regional Literature in la Flandre impériale and the case of the chanson de geste], Queeste. Journal of Medieval Literature in the Low Countries 19:2 (2012), 91-111.
  • Kestemont, M., ‘Stylometry for Medieval Authorship Studies: An Application to Rhyme Words?, Digital Philology. A Journal of Medieval Cultures 1:1 (2012), 42-72.
  • Kestemont, M.; Luyckx, K.; Daelemans, W. & Crombez, T., ‘Cross-Genre Authorship Verification Using Unmasking’, English Studies. A journal of English language and literature 93:3 (2012), 348-364 [special issue about authorship attribution (eds. J.C. Martin & A. Miranda)].

2011

  • Kestemont, M., ‘What can Stylometry Learn from its Application to Middle Dutch Literature?’, in: Journal of Dutch Literature 2:2 (2011), 46-65.
  • Kestemont, M. ‘De meesters van de Spiegel. Auteursonderscheiding op basis van het frequente rijmwoord in het aandeel van Utenbroeke en Maerlant in de Spiegel historiael’ [‘The Masters of the Mirror. Authorship Discrimination Based on Frequent Rhymes in the Shares by Utenbroeke and Maerlant in the Middle Dutch Speculum Historiale’], Tijdschrift voor Nederlandse Taal- en Letterkunde 127:2 (2011), 97-121.
  • Kestemont, M., ‘Tussen feit en fictie. Over Roelands wapenschild en een Zuid-Vlaams ontstaansmilieu voor de Middelnederlandse Fierabras’ [Between Fact and Fiction. About Roland’s Weapon Shield and a Southern Flemish Origin for the Middle Dutch Fierabras], in Nederlandse letterkunde 16:1 (2011), 1-18.
  • Caers, B. & Kestemont, M., ‘De datering van de Middelnederlandse ridderepiek’ [‘Dating Middle Dutch Chivalric Epics’], in Verslagen en mededelingen van de koninklijke academie voor Nederlandse taal- en letterkunde 121:1 (2011), 1-59.
  • Kestemont, M., ‘Een stylometrisch onderzoek naar Jan van Boendales auteurschap voor de Brabantse Yeesten’ [‘A Stylometric Investigation of Jan of Boendale’s Authorship for the Feats of Brabant’], Revue Belge de Philologie et d’Histoire — Belgisch Tijdschrift voor Filologie en Geschiedenis 89:3-4 (2011), 1019-1048.

2010

  • Kestemont, M., ‘Velthem et al. A stylometric analysis of the rhyme words in the account of the Battle of the Golden Spurs in the fifth part of the ‘Spiegel historiael’, in: Queeste. Journal of Medieval Literature in the Low Countries 17:1 (2010), 1-34.
  • Kestemont, M. Daelemans, W. & De Pauw G., ‘Weigh your words ? Memory-Based Lemmatization for Middle Dutch’, in: Literary and Linguistic Computing 25:3 (2010), 287-301.
  • Kestemont, M., ‘Seghers wapenfeiten. Oude en nieuwe hypotheses omtrent de Trojeroman, het huis van Gaasbeek en het handschrift-Van Hulthem’ [Segher’s Feats. Old and New Hypotheses about the Romance of Troy, the House of Gaasbeek and the Van Hulthem Manuscript], in: Spiegel der Letteren 52:3 (2010), 249-275.

Books

  • Kestemont, M.; Stronks, E.; De Bruin, M. & De Winkel, T. Van wie is het Wilhelmus? Auteurskwesties rond het Nederlandse volkslied met de computer onderzocht. Amsterdam: Amsterdam University Press (2017). ISBN:9789462985124.128 pp. Meertens Nieuwjaarsuitgaven [link].
  • Kestemont, M., Het gewicht van de auteur. Stylometrische auteursherkenning in Middelnederlandse literatuur. Gent: Koninklijke Academie voor Nederlandse Taal- en Letterkunde, 2013. Studies op het gebied van de oudere Nederlandse letterkunde, 5 (324 pp.), ISBN 978-90-72474-91-9. Label Garanteed Peer Reviewed Content.

Edited volumes

  • Ben Verhoeven, Walter Daelemans, Guy de Pauw & Mike Kestemont (eds.), Computational Linguistics in the Netherlands Journal 5 (2015). ISSN: 2211-4009.
  • Hugo Gonçalo Oliveira, Ben Burtenshaw, Mike Kestemont & Tom De Smedt (eds.), Proceedings of the Workshop on Computational Creativity in Natural Language Generation (CC-NLG 2017) [link]. ACL, 2017. ISBN 978-1-945626-81-4.

Papers in conference proceedings

  • Kestemont, M. & K. Van Dalen-Oskam, ‘Predicting the past: memory-based copyist and author discrimination in medieval epics’, in: Proceedings of the twenty-first Benelux conference on artificial intelligence (BNAIC 2009), T. Calders; K. Tuyls & M. Pechenizkiy (eds.). Eindhoven 2009, 121-128.
  • Kestemont, M., Daelemans, W. & Guy De Pauw, ‘Space traveling: Assessing the ‘soundness’ of class labels in memory-based learning and the case of Middle Dutch spelling variation’, extended abstract in: Proceedings of the 19th Annual Belgian-Dutch Conference on Machine Learning (Benelearn 2010). Leuven, 2010.
  • Kestemont, M., ‘The Robustness of Rhyme Words in Bypassing Scribal variation for Medieval Authorship Attribution’, abstract in: Proceedings of Digital Humanities 2010, 42-44, London, UK, 2010 [part of the session panel ‘Computational Approaches to textual variation in medieval literature’, by K. Van Dalen-Oskam; J. Thaisen & M. Kestemont].
  • Kestemont, M., Luyckx, K. & Daelemans, W., ‘Intrinsic Plagiarism Detection Using Character Trigram Distance Scores – Notebook for PAN at CLEF 2011’, in: Uncovering Plagiarism, Authorship, and Social Software Misuse. Proceedings of the PAN Workshop 2011. Amsterdam, 2011.
  • Kestemont, M., Peersman, C., De Decker, B., De Pauw, G., Luyckx, K., Morante, R., Vaassen, F., Van den Loo, J. & Daelemans, W., ‘The Netlog Corpus. A Resource for the Study of Flemish Dutch Internet Language’, in: Proceedings of the Eigth International Conference on Language Resources and Evaluation (LREC 2012). Istanbul, 2011.
  • Kestemont, M., Luyckx, K., Daelemans, W. and Crombez, C., ‘Evaluating Unmasking for Cross-Genre Authorship Verification’, Proceedings of Digital Humanities 2012, 42-44, Hamburg, 2012, pp. 249-252.
  • Kestemont, M.; Moens, S., Deploige, J., ‘Stylometry and the Complex Authorship in Hildegard of Bingen’s Oeuvre’, Digital Humanities 2013 (Lincoln, Nebraska, USA), pp. 255-258.
  • Eder, M.; Kestemont, M. & Rybicki, J., ‘Stylometry with R: a suite of tools’, Digital Humanities 2013 (Lincoln, Nebraska, USA), pp. 487-489.
  • Rybicki, J.; Hoover, D.L. & Kestemont, M., ‘Collaborative Authorship: Conrad, Ford and Rolling Delta’, Digital Humanities 2013 (Lincoln, Nebraska, USA), pp. 368-371.
  • Kestemont, M.; Karsdorp, F. & Duering, M., ‘Mining the Twentieth Century’s History from the Time Magazine Corpus’. In: Proceedings of LaTeCH 2014 – The 8th Workshop on Language Technology for Cultural Heritage, Social Sciences, and Humanities, co-located with EACL 2014 – the 14th Conference of the European Chapter of the Association for Computational Linguistics (26 April 2014, Gothenburg, Sweden), pp. 62-70.
  • Kestemont, M., ‘Function Words in Authorship Attribution. From Black Magic to Theory?’. Proceedings of the Third Computational Linguistics for Literature Workshop, co-located with EACL 2014 – the 14th Conference of the European Chapter of the Association for Computational Linguistics (27 April 2014, Gothenburg, Sweden), pp. 59-66.
  • Kestemont, M. (in collaboration with Schöch, C.), ‘Learning Deep Representations of Characters in Literary History’, in: Digital Humanities 2014 (Lausanne, Switserland, 2014), p. 137. Part of the panel by: Craig, H; Eder, Maciej; Jannidis, Fotis; Kestemont, Mike; Rybicki, Jan; Schöch, Christof, ‘Validating Computational Stylistics in Literary Interpretation’ (pp. 135-137).
  • Van Zundert, Joris (panel convenor); Jannidis, Fotis; Drucker, Johanna; Rockwell, Geoffrey; Underwood, Ted; Kestemont, Mike; Andrews, Tara, ‘What is Modeling and What is Not?’, panel at: Digital Humanities 2014 (Lausanne, Switserland, 2014), p. 63-65.
  • Karsdorp, F.; Kestemont, M. & Schöch, C. & Van den Bosch, A., ‘The Love Equation: Computational Modeling of Romantic Relationships in French Classical Drama’. In: Proceedings of the 6th Workshop on Computational Models of Narrative (CMN’15), May 26-28, 2015, Atlanta, USA, pp. 98–107 [pdf].
  • Kestemont, M., Stover, J., Koppel, M., Karsdorp, K. & Daelemans, W., ‘Authorship Verification with the Ruzicka Metric’, Digital Humanities 2016 (Krakow, Poland, 2016), pp. 246–249.ISBN 978–83–942760–3–4.
  • Dirk van Hulle & Mike Kestemont, ‘Stylochronometry and the Periodization of Samuel Beckett’s Prose’, Digital Humanities 2016 (Krakow, Poland, 2016), pp. 393–395. ISBN 978–83–942760–3–4.

Book contributions

  • Kestemont, M., ‘Bloemlezen uit Velthem. Handschrift Wenen, Ö.N.B. Cod. 13.708 in Herne ten tijde van het Westers Schisma’ [‘An anthology of Velthem. The Vienna Codex in Hérinnes-les-Enghien during the Western Schism’], in: B. Besamusca; R. Sleiderink & G. Warnar (eds.), De boeken van Velthem: auteur, oeuvre en overlevering. Hilversum 2009, 251-266. Middeleeuwse studies en bronnen, 119.
  • Kestemont, M., ‘Een ‘Assonantic Revival’? Een kwantitatief diachroon onderzoek naar de assonantie in de Middelnederlandse ridderepiek, met bijzondere aandacht voor de veertiende eeuw’ [‘An Assonantic Revival? A Quantitative, Diachronic Investigation of the Assonance in Middle Dutch Chivalric Epics, with Special Attention for the Fourteenth Century’]. A. Faems & M. Hogenbirk (eds.), Ene andre tale. Tendensen in de Middelnederlandse late ridderepiek. Hilversum, 2012, 259-290. Middeleeuwse Studies en Bronnen, 131.
  • Kestemont, Mike. ‘In het land van Alena. Over de lokalisering van de Ferguut’ [‘In the land of Alena. About the localisation of the Ferguut’]. In: Want hi verkende dien name wale. Opstellen voor Willem Kuiper. M. Hogenbirk & R. Zemel (eds.), pp. 93-98, Münster, 2014. Uitgaven Stichting Neerlandistiek VU, 73.

Reviews

  • Kestemont, M., ‘Een onderzoek met stijl.’’ Review of J. Van Driel, Prikkeling der zinnen. De stilistische diversiteit van de Middelnederlandse epische poëzie. Zutphen 2007. In: Queeste. Journal of Medieval Literature in the Low Countries 14:2 (2007), 174-181.
  • Kestemont, M., ‘Het krassen van de raaf’. Review of Tiecelijn 1 (2008). In: Spiegel der Letteren 51:3 (2009), 403-405.
  • Kestemont, M., ‘Eind goed, al goed?’. Review of R. Draux, Beatrijs’ biecht. Stilistisch en semiotisch onderzoek. Saarbrücken, 2009. In: Queeste. Journal of Medieval Literature in the Low Countries 18:1 (2011), 81-84.
  • Kestemont, M., Review of: Macroanalysis. Digital Methods and Literary History. By Matthew L. Jockers. In: LLC. The Journal of Digital Scholarship in the Humanities [advance access; doi:10.1093/llc/fqt056].

General public

  • Kestemont, M., ‘EACL toont ook de muziek van de literatuur’ [‘EACL also Shows Music in Literature’], in E-data & Research8:3 (2014), p. 2.
  • Kestemont, M., ‘Het gewicht van de auteur. Reflecties over auteursattributie in samenleving en wetenschap’ [‘The Weight of the Author. Reflections on Authorship Attribution in Society and Academia’], in Streven. Cultureel maatschappelijk maandblad 78:3 (2011), 234-244.
  • Kestemont, M., ‘Plagiaat in de Guldensporenslag’ [‘Plagiarism in the Battle of the Golden Spurs’], in: Eos. Actueel maandblad over wetenschapen technologie 27:1 (2011), 36-39.
  • Kestemont, M., ‘Oraal erfgoed – bewaart dat? Enkele bespiegelingen over schrift- en taalcultuur’, introductory contribution to the heritage project Peepel Tervuren. Taal en verhaal in Tervuren online