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.
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.
|Dutch Ships and Sailors Linked Data|
|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|
- 13-09-2016 Towards Interoperability in CLARIN
- 14-06-2016 grlc Makes GitHub Taste Like Linked Data APIs
- 30-05-2016 Context-enhanced Adaptive Entity Linking
- 30-05-2016 Discovering an Encyclopaedic Novel: a case study in automatically analysing Harry Mulisch’s The Discovery of Heaven (1992)
- 30-05-2016 Integrating Diachronous Conceptual Lexicons through Linked Open Data
- 04-03-2016 Enriching a Descriptive Grammar with Treebank Queries
- 03-03-2016 Croatian Memories: Speech, Meaning and Emotions in a Collection of Interviews on Experiences of War and Trauma Abstract
- 01-11-2015 Dutch Ships and Sailors Linked Data
- 01-09-2015 CLARIAH-Pushing boundaries in humanities research