Oral History and Linguistic Analysis. A Study in Digital and Contemporary European History

Florentina Armaselu
Luxembourg Centre for Contemporary and Digital History (C2DH), University of Luxembourg

Elena Danescu
Luxembourg Centre for Contemporary and Digital History (C2DH), University of Luxembourg

François Klein
Luxembourg Centre for Contemporary and Digital History (C2DH), University of Luxembourg

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Ingår i: Selected papers from the CLARIN Annual Conference 2018, Pisa, 8-10 October 2018

Linköping Electronic Conference Proceedings 159:2, s. 15-27

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Publicerad: 2019-05-28

ISBN: 978-91-7685-034-3

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


The article presents a workflow for combining oral history and language technology, and for evaluating this combination in the context of two use cases in European contemporary history research and teaching. Two experiments have been devised to analyse how interdisciplinary connections between history and linguistics are built and evaluated within a digital framework. The longer-term objective of this type of enquiry is to draw up an “inventory” of strengths and weaknesses and potentially build an online collection of use cases to share reflections and render more transparent the process of applying language technology to research and teaching in different areas of study in the humanities.


Oral history, Textometric analysis, XML-TEI, European integration history, Evaluation


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