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It is with great pleasure that we announce that in the last few months, we have had three recent additions to our COST Action network! Austria, Lithuania and Denmark joined the Action, bringing the total number of countries currently involved in the Distant Reading COST Action to thirty!

We would like to welcome the colleagues who represent their country in the management committee if our Action: for Austria, these are Martina Scholger and Georg Vogeler from the University of Graz; for Lithuania, the new members are Arūnas Gudinavičius and Andrius Suminas from Vilnius University; and for Denmark, the new members are Mads Rosendahl Thomsen and Jakob Ladegaard from Arhus University.

We’re excited to see that the COST Action is still growing and are looking forward to working together with our new management committee members.

Want to find out more? There is a list of all Management Committee members on the Action’s profile page at the COST Association.

We are proud to relay the news that the Czech Inter-COST project “Modeling of Complexity in Literary Texts” has just been launched. During the next three years, Dr. Silvie Cinkova and her team will investigate matters of readability in literary texts from the nineteenth century, for example adapting readability measures to the Czech language and evaluating their accuracy and usefulness for texts in Czech.

The project is associated with the Distant Reading COST Action and collaborates with several COST Action members, notably those working together in the Computational Stylistics Group.

The project is located at the Institute of Formal and Applied Linguistics (ÚFAL) at the Computer Science School, Faculty of Mathematics and Physics, Charles University, Prague, and is funded by the Ministry of Education, Youth and Sport of the Czech Republic.