The Syntax of Dutch (SoD) is a descriptive and detailed grammar of Dutch, that provides data for many issues raised in linguistic theory. We present the results of a pilot project that investigated the possibility of enriching the on-line version of the text with links to queries that provide relevant results from syntactically annotated corpora.


PDF Enriching a Descriptive Grammar with Treebank Queries
iconwww Proceedings of the Fourteenth International Workshop on Treebanks and Linguistic Theories (TLT14)
group41 Gosse Bouma, Marjo van Koppen,Frank Landsbergen, Jan Odijk, Ton van der Wouden and Matje van de Camp


In this contribution we describe a collection of approximately 400 video interviews recorded in the context of the project Croatian Memories (CroMe) with the objective of documenting personal war-related experiences. The value of this type of sources is threefold: they contain information that is missing in written sources, they can contribute to the process of reconciliation, and they provide a basis for reuse of data in disciplines with an interest in narrative data. The CroMe collection is not primarily designed as a linguistic corpus, but is the result of an archival effort to collect so-called oral history data. For researchers in the fields of natural language processing and speech analysis this type of life-stories may function as an object trouvé containing real-life language data that can prove to be useful for the purpose of modelling specific aspects of human expression and communication.

PDF Croatian Memories Speech, Meaning and Emotions in a Collection of Interviews on Experiences of War and Trauma Abstract
iconwww Proceedings, LREC 2014, Reykjavic
group41 Franciska de Jong, Arjan van Hessen, Tanja Petrovic, Stef Scagliola
Keywords multimodal spoken word corpus, narrative data, oral history, data reuse

We present the Dutch Ships and Sailors Linked Data Cloud.
This heterogeneous dataset brings together four curated datasets on Dutch Maritime history as ve-star linked data. The individual datasets use separate datamodels, designed in close collaboration with maritime historical researchers. The individual models are mapped to a common interoperability layer, allowing for analysis of the data on the general level. We present the datasets, modeling decisions, internal links and links to external data sources. We show ways of accessing the data and present a number of examples of how the dataset can be used for historical research. The Dutch Ships and Sailors Linked Data Cloud is a potential hub dataset for digital history research and a prime example of the bene ts of Linked Data for this field.


PDF Dutch Ships and Sailors Linked Data
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group41 Victor de Boer, Matthias van Rossum, Jurjen Leinenga and Rik Hoekstra
keywords Digital History, Maritime Data, Heterogeneous Data Cloud

How to compare and analyse hundreds of texts or thousands of images? How to study in detail the history of colonialism over several hundred years? Until recently these were almost impossible to carry out. Now that more and more scholarly sources are becoming available in digital form, and computers help us in doing research, these research questions may find answers that shock the world and change completely our view on history.


  CLARIAH-Pushing boundaries in humanities research
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group41 Patricia Alkhoven