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

Simon Hengchen, Ruben Ros, Jani Marjanen

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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.
StatusPublicerad - juli 2019
MoE-publikationstypEj behörig
EvenemangDigital Humanities 2019 - Utrecht, Holland
Varaktighet: 9 juli 201912 juli 2019


KonferensDigital Humanities 2019


  • 6160 Övriga humanistiska vetenskaper
  • 113 Data- och informationsvetenskap
  • Digital Humanities 2019

    Simon Hengchen (Närvarande)

    9 juli 201912 juli 2019

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