About me

I’m a full-time Researcher at the Faculty of Mathematics and Computer Science at the University of Göttingen. I’m also a completing PhD student at University College London. I’m a Classicist by training and I conduct interdisciplinary research in the fields of Digital Classics, Digital Scholarly Editing and Natural Language Processing.

Current projects

Italian translations


Book chapters

  • Franzini, G., Mahony, S., and Terras, M. (2016), ‘A Catalogue of Digital Editions’, In: Pierazzo, E. and Driscoll, M. J. (eds) Digital Scholarly Editing: Theories and Practices. Cambridge: Open Book Publishers.
  • Büchler, M., Burns, P.R., Müller, M., Franzini, E., Franzini, G. (2014) ‘Towards a Historical Text Re-use Detection‘, In: Biemann, C. and Mehler, A. (eds) Text Mining, Theory and Applications of Natural Language Processing. Springer International Publishing Switzerland. DOI: 10.1007/978-3-319-12655-511

Journal articles

  • Jänicke, S., Franzini, G., Faisal, C., Scheuermann, G. (2016) ‘Visual Text Analysis in Digital Humanities’, Computer Graphics Forum, 35(2). DOI: 10.1111/cgf.12873
  • Moritz, M., Pavlek, B., Franzini, G., Crane, G. (2016) ‘Sentence Shortening via Morpho-Syntactic Annotated Data in Historical Language Learning‘, ACM Journal on Computing and Cultural Heritage, 9(1). DOI: 10.1145/2810040
  • Jänicke, S., Geßner, A., Franzini, G., Terras, M., Mahony, S., Scheuermann, G. (2015) ‘TRAViz: A Visualization for Variant Graphs‘, Digital Scholarship in the Humanities (Digital Humanities 2014 Special Issue). DOI: 10.1093/llc/fqv049
  • Berti, M., Almas, B., Dubin, D., Franzini, G., Stoyanova, S. and Crane, G. (2015) ‘The Linked Fragment: TEI and the encoding of text reuses of lost authors‘, Journal of the Text Encoding Initiative, 8. DOI: 10.4000/jtei.1218

Conference proceedings

  • Büchler, M., Eckart, T., Franzini, G., Franzini, E. (forthcoming 2017) ‘Mining and Analysing One Billion Requests to Linguistic Services’, In: (Proceedings) The IEEE International Conference on Big Data 2016 (IEEE BigData 2016). Washington DC, December 2016, 5-8.
  • Jänicke, S., Franzini, G., Faisal, C., Scheuermann, G. (2015) ‘On Close and Distant Reading in Digital Humanities: A Survey and Future Challenges. A State-of-the-Art (STAR) Report‘, In: (Proceedings) EuroVis 2015: The EG/VGTC Conference on Visualization. Cagliari, May 2015, 25-29. DOI: 10.2312/eurovisstar.20151113
  • Büchler, M., Franzini, G., Franzini, E., Moritz, M. (2014) ‘Scaling Historical Text Re-Use‘, In: (Proceedings) The IEEE International Conference on Big Data 2014 (IEEE BigData 2014). Washington DC, October 2014, 27-30. DOI: 10.1109/BigData.2014.7004449
  • Berti, M., Franzini, G., Franzini, E., Celano, G. (2014) ‘L’Open Philology Project dell’Università di Lipsia: per una filologia “sostenibile” in un mondo globale’, In: (Proceedings) AIUCD 2013.

Edited volumes and issues


  • Franzini, G. (In progress) TBA. Reviewed in RIDE: A Review Journal for Scholarly Digital Editions and Resources.
  • Franzini, G. (forthcoming) A New Republic of Letters by Jerome McGann (Harvard University Press, 2014). Reviewed in Variants.
  • Franzini, G. (2015) Digital Critical Editions by Daniel Apollon, Claire Bélisle, and Philippe Régnier (University of Illinois Press, 2014). Reviewed in Digital Scholarship in the Humanities, 30(4). DOI: 10.1093/llc/fqv025

User manual

  • Franzini, G., Franzini, E., Bulert, K., Büchler, M. (2016-) TRACER: An Automatic Text Reuse Detection Machine.

Surveys and data-sets

  • Franzini, G., Terras, M., Mahony, S. (forthcoming 2017) Expectations of Digital (Textual) Editions: A Short Questionnaire. March-April. University College London.
  • Franzini, G. (2012-) Catalogue of Digital Editions.