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

Educational background

  • 2010: Ph.D. in Literature, Department of Comparative Literature, University of Montreal, Canada.
  • 2003: M.Sc. in Computer Science, Department of Computer Science and Operations Research, University of Montreal, Canada.
  • 1997: Diploma in Philology, Faculty of Letters, University of Craiova, Romania.
  • 1989: Engineer Diploma, Faculty of Automation and Computers, University of Craiova, Romania.
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Experience

  • 2017-present: Research scientist, Luxembourg Centre for Contemporary and Digital History (C2DH), University of Luxembourg, Luxembourg.
  • 2016-2017: Researcher, Digital European Integration Studies (DEIS), University of Luxembourg, Luxembourg.
  • 2012-2016: Researcher, Digital Humanities Lab, CVCE (Centre Virtuel de la Connaissance sur l'Europe), Luxembourg.
  • 2010-2012: Researcher, Zoomimagine, Heidelberg, Germany.
  • 2006-2010: Researcher and software developer, NorthSide Inc., Montreal, Canada.
  • 2006: Teaching assistant, University of Montreal, Département de l'histoire de l'art et d'études cinématographiques, Canada.
  • 2005-2006: Research assistant, University of Montreal, Centre for Research on Intermediality, Canada.
  • 2002-2003: Teaching assistant, University of Montreal, Department of Computer Science and Operations Research, Canada.
  • 1996-2001: Assistant lecturer, University of Craiova, Faculty of Letters, Romania.
  • 1992-1996: Technical editor, University of Craiova, Publishing House Universitaria, Romania.
  • 1990-1992: Analyst-programmer, MAT-S.A. Craiova, Department of Informatics and Statistics, Romania.
  • 1989-1990: Analyst-programmer, IRE, Drobeta Turnu Severin, Romania.
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My work

Theses and dissertations

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Journal articles

  1. Armaselu, Florentina. “Genetic Criticism and Analysis of Interface Design. A Case Study”, Digital Studies / Le champ numérique, Daniel O’Donnell (ed.), 2021. (in process)
  2. Armaselu, Florentina. “The Digital Humanities Classroom as a ‘Node’. From Toolbox to Mindset?”, DH Benelux Journal, The Humanities in a Digital World, Marijn Koolen, Wout Dillen, Marieke van Erp, Antske Fokkens, Christian Gosvig Olesen (eds.), Volume 3, 2021. (in process)
  3. Armaselu, Florentina. "Towards a computer-assisted aesthetics of user response", Digital Scholarship in the Humanities, Edward Vanhoutte (ed.), Oxford University Press, 2021.
  4. Armaselu, Florentina. "Lexicometric and Informational Measures in Political and Literary Corpora", Studii si Cercetari Lingvistice (Linguistic Studies and Research), Daniela Rautu, Emanuela Timotin, Monica Vasileanu (eds.), Volume 2, Issue LXXI - 2020, July-December, pp. 163-178, Romanian Academy, 2021.
  5. 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, Julia Flanders (ed.), Volume 11, Number 3, 2017.
  6. Armaselu, Florentina. Martins, Verónica. Jones, Catherine. “Materiality of TEI Encoding and Decoding: An Analysis of the Western European Union Archives on Armament Policy”, Journal of the Text Encoding Initiative, Martin Müller (ed.), Issue 9, 2016.
  7. Armaselu, Florentina. The Text as a Scalable Structure. New ways of Storytelling?", The International Journal of the Book, Howard Dare, Mary Kalantzis (eds.), Volume 4, Issue 4, Common Ground, Melbourne, Australia, 2007.
  8. Armaselu, Florentina. "The Book under the Magnifying Glass. New Forms of Electronic Textuality", The International Journal of the Book, Howard Dare, Mary Kalantzis (eds.), Volume 3, Number 1, Common Ground, Melbourne, Australia, 2006.
  9. Armaselu, Florentina. « Représentation du sens dans les systèmes de traduction automatique », Bulletin de linguistique appliquée et générale (B.U.L.A.G.), Sylviane Cardey, Radomir Mandic (eds.), La traduction et le Traitement Automatique des Langues, N° 25, pp. 47-55, Presses universitaires franc-comtoises, Besançon, France, 2000.
  10. Armaselu, Florentina. « Dictionnaire d’informatique », Terminometro, La terminologie en Roumanie et en République de Moldova, Hors-Série, pp. 24-26, 2000.
  11. Armaselu, Florentina. « Microsoft Word et la conception des leçons de langue », Bulletin de linguistique appliquée et générale (B.U.L.A.G.), Peter Greenfeld (ed.), Génie Linguistique et Génie Logiciel, N° 24, pp. 81-88, Presses universitaires franc-comtoises, Besançon, France, 1999.
  12. Armaselu, Florentina. « Le système auteur WINCALIS. La leçon multimédia », Annales de l’Université de Craiova, Série des sciences philologiques, pp. 55-58, Universitaria, Craiova, Romania, 1998.
  13. Armaselu, Florentina. “Program pentru studiul verbelor neregulate din limba engleza” (Computer Program for the Study of Irregular Verbs in English), Annals of the University of Craiova, Philology Series, Universitaria, Craiova, Romania, 1996.
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Authored and edited books

  1. Lars Wieneke, Catherine Jones, Marten Düring, Florentina Armaselu, René Leboutte (eds.). Proceedings of the Third Conference on Digital Humanities in Luxembourg with a Special Focus on Reading Historical Sources in the Digital Age, Luxembourg, December 5-6, 2013, CEUR Workshop Proceedings, 2016.
  2. Armaselu, Florentina. Armaselu, Florian. Crearea paginilor Web. HTML, JavaScript, Java (Web Page Design. HTML, JavaScript, Java), 372 p., Info, Craiova, Romania, 2000.
  3. Armaselu, Florentina. Microsoft Word. Utilizare si aplicatii (Microsoft Word. Use and applications), 308 p., Info, Craiova, Romania, 1999.
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Book chapters

  1. Armaselu, Florentina. "Social Media: Snapshots in Public History", In Handbook Digital Public History, Serge Noiret, Gerben Zaagsma, Mark Tebeau (eds.), De Gruyter, 2021. (in process)
  2. Vasilescu Armaselu, Florentina. « Du texte électronique au contexte culturel », Performances et objets culturels. Nouvelles perspectives, Louis Hébert, Lucie Guillemette (eds.), pp. 483-493, Presses de l'Université Laval, Canada, 2010.
  3. Vasilescu Armaselu, Florentina. « Analyseur combinatoire de texte. De la littérature potentielle à l'analyse potentielle », Omagiu aniversar academicianului Marius Sala, Cristiana Teodorescu, Doina Negomireanu, Ioana Murar, Gabriel Cosoveanu, Elena Pîrvu, Nicolae Panea, Gabriela Scurtu, Ion Buzerea (eds.), pp. 690-700, Universitaria, Craiova, Romania, 2007
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Conference articles

  1. Armaselu, Florentina. Apostol, Elena-Simona. Khan, Anas Fahad. Liebeskind, Chaya. McGillivray, Barbara. Truică, Ciprian-Octavian. Valūnaitė Oleškevičienė, Giedrė. "HISTORIAE, History of Socio-Cultural Transformation as Linguistic Data Science. A Humanities Use Case", Open Access Series in Informatics (OASIcs), 3rd Conference on Language, Data and Knowledge (LDK 2021), Dagmar Gromann, Gilles Sérasset, Thierry Declerck, John P. McCrae, Jorge Gracia, Julia Bosque-Gil, Fernando Bobillo, Barbara Heinisch (eds.), Volume 93, Schloss Dagstuhl - Leibniz-Zentrum für Informatik, Dagstuhl, Germany, 2021.
  2. Armaselu, Florentina. Danescu, Elena. Klein, François. "Oral History and Linguistic Analysis. A Study in Digital and Contemporary European History", Linköping Electronic Conference Proceedings Series, Selected papers from the CLARIN Annual Conference 2018, Inguna Skadina, Maria Eskevich (eds.), Issue 159, Linköping University Electronic Press, 2019.
  3. Armaselu, Florentina. "Digital Enquieries: Narativisation of Sources in European Integration History", Proceedings of the 7th Narrative Matters Conference: Narrative Knowing/Récit et Savoir, hal-01099478, Paris, France, 2014.
  4. 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, Nicolas Hernandez, Guillaume Pitel (eds.), pp. 715–720, Association pour le Traitement Automatique des Langues (ATALA), 2005.
  5. Vasilescu, Florentina. Langlais, Philippe. Lapalme, Guy. "Evaluating Variants of the Lesk Approach for Disambiguating Words", Proceedings of the Fourth International Conference on Language Resources And Evaluation (LREC), Maria Teresa Lino, Maria Francisca Xavier, Fátima Ferreira, Rute Costa, Raquel Silva (eds.), pp. 633-636, European Language Resources Association (ELRA), 2004.
  6. Vasilescu, Florentina. Langlais, Philippe. « Désambiguïsation de corpus monolingues par des approches de type Lesk », Actes de la 11ème conférence sur le Traitement Automatique des Langues Naturelles, Philippe Blache, Noël Nguyen, Nouredine Chenfour, Abdenbi Rajouani (eds.), pp.189–198, Association pour le Traitement Automatique des Langues (ATALA), 2004.
  7. 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.
  8. Armaselu, Florentina. Teodorescu, Cristiana. « Centre de documentation en terminologie juridique. Réalisation et intégration », Actes de la Conférence pour une Infrastructure terminologique en Europe, pp. 127-131, Paris, March 2000.
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Conference abstracts

  1. Armaselu, Florentina. “Modelling Scale in Historiographical Data”, EADH 2018: Data in Digital Humanities, Galway, Ireland, 7–9 December, 2018, 2018.
  2. Armaselu, Florentina. “The Magnifying Glass and the Kaleidoscope. Analysing Scale in Digital History and Historiography”, Digital Humanities 2018: Puentes/Bridges, Mexico City, Mexico, 26-29 June 2018, Conference Abstracts, pp. 531-533, 2018.
  3. Armaselu, Florentina. Jones, Catherine. “From Usability Testing and Text Analysis to User Response Criticism”, Digital Humanities 2017: Access/Accès, Montreal, Canada, 5–8 August, 2017.
  4. Armaselu, Florentina. Danescu, Elena. “The Quest for Questions in Digital History: A Comparative View on Werner- and Delors Report on Economic and Monetary Union”, The fourth DHBenelux Conference 2017, Conference Abstracts, pp. 16-21, Utrecht, The Netherlands, 3-5 July, 2017.
  5. 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 2016: Digital Identities: the Past and the Future, Kraków, Poland, 11-16 July, 2016.
  6. 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 2016: Digital Identities: the Past and the Future, Kraków, Poland, 12-16 July, 2016.
  7. Armaselu, Florentina. Jones, Catherine."Towards a Digital Hermeneutics? Interpreting the User’s Response to a Visualisation Platform for Historical Documents", DHBenelux 2016, Belval, Luxembourg, 9-10 June, 2016.
  8. Van den Heuvel, Charles. Armaselu, Florentina. "Zooming as a Didactic Metaphor: A Multi-layered Depiction of Simon Stevin’s 'Mirror-Symmetry'", DHBenelux 2016, Belval, Luxembourg, 9-10 June, 2016.
  9. Armaselu, Florentina. Allemand, Frédéric. "Building a multi-dimensional space for the analysis of European Integration Treaties. An XML-TEI scenario", Digital Humanities 2014, Conference Abstracts, pp. 77-80, Lausanne, Switzerland, 7-12 July, 2014.
  10. Armaselu, Florentina. "The Layered Text. From Textual Zoom, Text Network Analysis and Text Summarisation to a Layered Interpretation of Meaning", Digital Humanities 2014, Conference Abstracts, pp. 80-83, Lausanne, Switzerland, 7-12 July, 2014.
  11. Armaselu, Florentina. "Words made Image. Towards a Language-Based Segmentation of Digitized Art Collections", Digital Humanities 2012: Digital Diversity: Cultures, languages and methods, Conference Abstracts, pp. 91-94, recorded presentation, Hamburg, Germany, 16-22 July, 2012.
  12. Vasilescu Armaselu, Florentina. « Le livre sous la loupe. Nouvelles métaphores pour nouvelles formes de textualité électronique », Digital Humanities 2006, Conference Abstracts, pp. 221-225, Paris, France, 5-9 July, 2006.
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Conference/workshop presentations

  • Armaselu, Florentina. “Preprocessing and textometry tools”, CLARIN Workshop on Oral History: Users and their Scholarly Practices in a Multidisciplinary World, Munich, Germany, 19-21 September, 2018.
  • Armaselu, Florentina. "Writing under the Magnifying Glass. Encoding the Text in Progress", TEI Conference and Members' Meeting 2016, Book of Abstracts, pp. 31-33, Vienna, Austria, 26-30 September, 2016.
  • Armaselu, Florentina. "From a Small-Scale Digital Edition to a TEI Publication Framework in Modern European History", TEI Conference and Members' Meeting 2015, Connect - Animate - Innovate, Lyon, France, 26-31 October, 2015
  • Armaselu, Florentina. Martins, Verónica. Jones, Catherine. "Text Encoding and Enrichment for Linguistic Analysis: Archives on the policy of Armaments within Western European Union", 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, 8-9 December, 2014.
  • Armaselu, Florentina. "XML-TEI corpora for European Integration Studies", Using large-scale text collections for research, NeDiMAH Workshop, Würzburg, Germany, 1-2 April, 2014.
  • Armaselu, Florentina. "Electrifying Detail: Writing and Reading Triggers in Textual Zoom", Electrifying Literature: Affordances and Constraints, the fifth biennial conference of the Electronic Literature Organization (ELO), Morgantown, WV, USA, 20-23 June, 2012.
  • Armaselu, Florentina. "Models and Tools for Digital Scholarly Editions: Textual Zoom", Scholarly Digital Editions, Tools and Infrastructure, Interedition Symposium, The Hague, The Netherlands, 19-20 March 2012.
  • Armaselu, Florentina. "The Intermedial Zoom", Getting Started in Digital Humanities with DHCommons, Modern Language Association Workshop, Seattle, USA, 5 January, 2012.
  • Vasilescu Armaselu, Florentina. « Code, signe, modèle. Perspective sémiotique sur le design d'un éditeur de texte zoomable », Approches sémiotiques au design, 78e Congrès annuel de l'ACFAS, Montréal, Canada, 10-11 May, 2010.
  • Armaselu, Florentina. "Z-Text. Navigating the Text as a Scalable Map", Geography and the Humanities Symposium, Virginia, Charlottesville, USA, 22-24 June, 2007.
  • Armaselu, Florentina. "Zooming-in and out through the knowledge space. New forms of local / global interaction", The City: A Festival of Knowledge, Congress of the Society for Digital Humanities / Société pour l'étude des Médias Interactifs (SDH/SEMI), Toronto, Canada, 29-31 May, 2006.
  • Vasilescu Armaselu, Florentina. « Le livre sous la loupe. L’interactivité par degrés d’immersion », Interactivité et formes narratives, 74e congrès de l'ACFAS, Montreal, Canada, 17-18 May, 2006.
  • Vasilescu, Florentina. "The Fractal Geometry of Text. New Digital Approaches to the Textual Paradigm", CaSTA 2005, Canadian Symposium on Text Analysis, Edmonton, Alberta, Canada, 3-7 October, 2005.
  • Vasilescu, Florentina. "The Book under the Magnifying Glass", The Networked Citizen: New Contributions of the Digital Humanities, Consortium for Computers in the Humanities/Consortium pour Ordinateurs en Sciences Humaines (COCH/COSH), Congress of the Social Sciences and Humanities, London, Ontario, Canada, 29-31 May, 2005.
  • Vasilescu, Florentina. "Zooming In and Out through the Text. Visual Tools for New Forms of Electronic Textuality", Eyedeologies: En-visioning the Readable/Reading the Visual, University of Toronto Comparative Literature Annual Graduate Student Colloquium, Toronto, 7-8 April, 2005.
  • Vasilescu, Florentina. "One Hundred Thousand Billion Sonnets and How Many Meanings?", Modern Language Association Annual Convention, Discussion Group on Media and Literature – Lyric and Media, Philadelphia, USA, 27-30 December, 2004.
  • Vasilescu, Florentina. « Texte et hypertexte deux facettes du même paradigme », Intertextualité, interdiscursivité et intermédialité, Xe Colloque annuel de sémiotique de la francophonie, 72e Congrès de la Société des Savoirs, ACFAS, Montréal, Canada, 10-14 May, 2004.
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General public presentations

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Software

  1. Armaselu, Florentina. Reis, Frederic. Jones, Catherine. Wieneke, Lars. Berettoni, Aymeric. Alzetta, Chiara. Hingray, Emmanuelle. Piticco, Maria Cristina. Cooper, Sarah. Guido, Daniele. TEI Transviewer (version 1.0), C2DH, University of Luxembourg, 2018.
  2. Armaselu, Florentina. Reis, Frederic. Open TEI Transviewer (version 1.0), C2DH, University of Luxembourg, 2018.
  3. Armaselu, Florentina. Z-editor (version 1.3), 2007-2021.
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Blogs and other writings

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Mentions

  • 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 Cristiana Teodorescu).
  • 1999, Special award in technical and scientific terminology for Romanian Language (computer science), Latin Union, Romanian Academy, Romanian Association for Terminology, ITC Soft.
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