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Travelogues: Perceptions of the Other 1500–1876 – A Computerized Analysis


Brief description

The project “Travelogues” focuses on German language travelogues in the collections of the Austrian National Library, covering the period from 1500 to 1876. Researchers and scientists from the fields of history and computer science, as well as library and information science are jointly developing algorithms for the semi-automatized detection and evaluation of the perceptions of the other in a large-scale text corpus. As a result, German language travelogues are systematically collected and qualitatively analysed for the first time. The Austrian National Library provides ground data, such as digitized texts, OCR results and metadata and the expertise on information retrieval.

Project coordination

Institute for Modern and Contemporary Historical Research / Austrian Academy of Sciences
Austrian Institute of Technology (AIT)
Institute L3S / Hannover
Austrian National Library

Project duration

April 2018 – April 2021

Funding

FWF and DFG

Website

» https://travelogues-project.info

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