Phillip Ströbel

Phillip Ströbel, M. A.

PhD Student

Tel.: +41 44 635 72 46

Raumbezeichnung: AND-2-20

As of September 2017, I have been collaborating in the impresso project. impresso stands for Integrated Monitoring of Historical Press Corpora. During a project phase of three years, which is financed by a SNSF Sinergia grant, the DHLAB at the EPFL, the C2DH at the University of Luxembourg, and our department will work on text mining of historical newspapers.

My main contribution to this undertaking, which will (hopefully) end in a dissertation, will comprise lexical semantic indexing of texts, as well as topic modeling of historical newspaper articles. 

In January 2021, I joined the Bullinger Digital project, which is dedicated to the digitalisation of the correspondence by Swiss reformer Heinrich Bullinger. The project's aim is to apply Handwritten Text Recognition (HTR) to the over 12,000 letters Bullinger has written and received from many colleagues of his time from all over Europe. The project is kindly funded by the Hasler Foundation and also involves a partnership with Andreas Fischer from the Department of Informatics at the University of Fribourg and Tobias Hodel from the Digital Humanities group at the University of Bern.

Right now I am ...

... preparing data for HTR.

... preparing an updated proposal for my dissertation.

If you want to know more about what is going on right now, you might be interested in my blog.

Upcoming Events

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Past Events


Digital Humanities 2019 - Presentation at Conference, 8 - 12 July. Title: Improving OCR of Black Letter in Historical Newspapers: The Unreasonable Effectiveness of HTR Models on Low-Resolution Images. Slides.

Vom Diarium zum Digitarium - Invited Talk at Workshop, 24 - 25 April. Slides (in German)


Sinergia: Kick-Off Workshop at the EPFL, 24 - 25 October.
Digital Humanities Austria 2017 - Invited Talk a workshop about "building bridges", 4 - 6 December. Slides



FS 2016 Teaching Assistant in Einführung in die Multilinguale Textanalyse, with Martin Volk
SS 2017 Teaching Assistant in Semantische Rollen und relationale Fakten, with Simon Clematide
SS 2018 Teaching Assistant in Sentimentanalyse und Media Monitoring, with Simon Clematide
FS 2018 Teaching Assistant in Deep Learning in der Sprachtechnologie, with Simon Clematide
FS 2018 Teaching Assistant in Automated Media Content Analysis, with Gerold Schneider
FS 2019 Teaching Assistant in Machine Learning for Natural Language Processing 1, with Simon Clematide