Historical Oral Poems and Digital Humanities: Starting with a Finnish Corpus

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In this essay, we describe early experiments in a computational folkloristics project FILTER aimed at studying formulaic intertextuality, thematic networks and poetic variation across regional cultures of Finnic oral poetry. Due to the vast amount of linguistic and poetic variation and historical biases in the corpora, existing automated approaches are unusable. Instead, advances must be made through intelligently interleaving computational and manual analysis.
Original languageEnglish
Article number2
JournalFF Network
Issue number54
Pages (from-to)12-18
Number of pages7
Publication statusPublished - 2020
MoE publication typeB1 Journal article

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