A data-driven approach to the changing vocabulary of the ‘nation’ in English, Dutch, Swedish and Finnish newspapers, 1750-1950

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Abstract

This project aims to mine two centuries worth of digitised newspapers in four languages, and to propose a methodologically sound, reusable approach to carry out quality historical research on the changing vocabulary relating to nationhood. The newspapers stem from different sources and countries, and are available in different formats. Massive digitized newspaper collections are increasingly used to address historical questions through mining textual data. They are more seldom used for comparative projects cross linguistic and national boundaries. In this paper, we address the methodological challenges the use of newspapers from different political contexts, languages and datasets poses, and lay out our approach to tackle a comparative study for the Netherlands, Finland, Sweden, and the UK.
Original languageEnglish
Publication statusPublished - Jul 2019
MoE publication typeNot Eligible
EventDigital Humanities 2019 - Utrecht, Netherlands
Duration: 9 Jul 201912 Jul 2019

Conference

ConferenceDigital Humanities 2019
CountryNetherlands
CityUtrecht
Period09/07/201912/07/2019

Fields of Science

  • 6160 Other humanities
  • 113 Computer and information sciences

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A data-driven approach to the changing vocabulary of the ‘nation’ in English, Dutch, Swedish and Finnish newspapers, 1750-1950. / Hengchen, Simon; Ros, Ruben; Marjanen, Jani.

2019. Abstract from Digital Humanities 2019, Utrecht, Netherlands.

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