Computer-Assisted Language Comparison in Practice https://ojs3.uni-passau.de/index.php/calcip <p>Computer-Assisted Language Comparison in Practice offers tutorials and discussion notes devoted to the topic of computer-assisted approaches to language history and diversity. The tutorials cover a broad range of topics, ranging from introductory notes on programming, via examples for data-sharing and re-use, up to code examples for complex analyses using software like Python and R.</p> Chair of Multilingual Computational Linguistics en-US Computer-Assisted Language Comparison in Practice 2629-5873 <p>As a general rule, all articles in this journal are published with CC-BY Attribution 4.0 License.</p> A New Python Library for the Manipulation and Annotation of Linguistic Sequences https://ojs3.uni-passau.de/index.php/calcip/article/view/321 <p>The Python package linse (<a href="https://pypi.org/project/linse">https://pypi.org/project/linse</a>) offers various methods for the manipulation and annotation of sequences. In this short overview, we summarize its major functionalities and provide some information on its background and how we intend to develop it further in the future.</p> Robert Forkel Johann-Mattis List Copyright (c) 2024 Copyright remains with the author. https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0 2024-03-25 2024-03-25 7 1 17 23 10.15475/calcip.2024.1.3 Past and Future of Computer-Assisted Language Comparison in Practice https://ojs3.uni-passau.de/index.php/calcip/article/view/319 <p>Our blog "Computer-Assisted Language Comparison in Practice" goes into its seventh year. We reflect on the role the blog played in the past and present and new goals and concrete ideas for the future. The most drastic innovation we initiated is to turn the blog into an open journal, which means that all future and successively also past contributions will be archived in PDF format with digital object identifiers.</p> Johann-Mattis List Annika Tjuka Copyright (c) 2024 Copyright remains with the author. https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0 2024-01-17 2024-01-17 7 1 1 6 10.15475/calcip.2024.1.1 How to Visualize Colexification Networks in Cytoscape (How to Do X in Linguistics 14) https://ojs3.uni-passau.de/index.php/calcip/article/view/320 <p>The ability to visualize data in an intelligible way is an important skill for scientists. In linguistics, especially in lexical semantics, data are often visualized using graphs, i.e., networks. For example, in the web app for the Database of Cross-Linguistic Colexifications (<a href="https://clics.clld.org/">CLICS</a>), we use networks to illustrate that a lexical form refers to two different concepts by connecting the concepts (i.e., nodes) with a line (i.e., edge). When identifying the colexifications between concepts across a large number of languages, the network grows and a tool to visualize multiple data points becomes necessary. Here, I present a tutorial for the first steps to visualize a colexification network with <a href="https://cytoscape.org/">Cytoscape</a>. The tutorial is intended for beginners who want to learn how the tool works and serves as a starting point for further skill development.</p> Annika Tjuka Copyright (c) 2024 Copyright remains with the author. https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0 2024-02-19 2024-02-19 7 1 7 16 10.15475/calcip.2024.1.2