Exploring Spoken Word Data in Oral History Archives

As part of the CLARIN-PLUS project, a two-day workshop will take place at the University of Oxford on Monday 18th and Tuesday 19th April 2016.

The focus of the workshop will be on the following questions:

  • What language technologies exist and can be used to help explore and analyse collections?
  • What are the barriers to uptake for these tools, and what can CLARIN do to take them away?
  • How can we integrate disparate collections to make more coherent historical collections, language corpora, and virtual collections?
  • Can we identify themes that could be studied from a cross-European (comparative) perspective and what could CLARIN do to support such studies?

The outcomes of the workshop will include:

  • Proposals for new resource development and integration¬†in CLARIN;
  • Proposals for new future joint research projects;
  • Requirements for the tools and services that could support of researchers working with oral history data, including ideas for tutorial development.

The workshop is funded by the European Commission under Horizon2020 as part of the CLARIN-PLUS project. 

Read more on the workshop webpages here.