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HistoBankVis: Detecting Language Change via Data Visualization

Christin Schätzle
Department of Linguistics, University of Konstanz, Germany

Michael Hund
Department of Computer Science, University of Konstanz, Germany

Frederik L. Dennig
Department of Computer Science, University of Konstanz, Germany

Miriam Butt
Department of Linguistics, University of Konstanz, Germany

Daniel A. Keim
Department of Computer Science, University of Konstanz, Germany

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Published in: Proceedings of the NoDaLiDa 2017 Workshop on Processing Historical Language

Linköping Electronic Conference Proceedings 133:7, p. 32-39

NEALT Proceedings Series 32:7, p. 32-39

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Published: 2017-05-10

ISBN: 978-91-7685-503-4

ISSN: 1650-3686 (print), 1650-3740 (online)


We present HistoBankVis, a novel visualization system designed for the interactive analysis of complex, multidimensional data to facilitate historical linguistic work. In this paper, we illustrate the visualization’s efficacy and power by means of a concrete case study investigating the diachronic interaction of word order and subject case in Icelandic.


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