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DH2019 Workshop: The Case Of Interview Data Group

Tuesday, 9 July 2019 from 09:00 to 13:00 (CEST)

DH2019 Workshop: The Case Of Interview Data

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DH2019 Workshop: The Case Of Interview Data

A multidisciplinary approach to the use of technology in research using interview methods

When considering research processes that involve interview data, we observe a variety of scholarly approaches, that are typically not shared across disciplines. Scholars hold on to engrained research practices drawn from specific research paradigms and they seldom venture outside their comfort zone. The inability to ‘reach across’ methods and tools arises from tight disciplinary boundaries, where terminology and literature may not overlap, or from different priorities placed upon digital skills in research. We believe that offering accessible and customized information on how to appreciate and use technology can help to bridge these gaps.

This workshop aims to break down some of these barriers by offering scholars who work with interview data the opportunity to apply, experiment and exchange tools and methods that have been developed in the realm of Digital Humanities.

Previous work

As a multidisciplinary group of European scholars, tools and data professionals, spanning the fields of speech technology, social sciences, human computer interaction, oral history and linguistics, we are interested in strengthening the position of interview data in Digital Humanities. Since 2016 we have organized a series of workshops, supported by CLARIN on this topic (See this website).

Our first concrete output was the development of the T-Chain, a tool that supports transcription and alignment of audio and text in multiple languages. Second, we developed a format for experimenting with a variety of annotation, text analysis and emotion recognition tools as they apply to interview data.

The workshop

This half-day workshop will provide a fruitful cross-disciplinary knowledge exchange session. It will:

  1. Show how you can convert your AV-material into a suitable format and then use automatic speech recognition (ASR) via the OH-portal

  2. Demonstrate the correction of the ASR-results and the annotation of the resulting text

  3. Demonstrate how you can get started with free online text-analysis tools

  4. Demonstrate the possibility of emotion extraction with tools

Please ensure that you have registered and paid for this workshop on the  DH19 website before registering with this Eventbrite.

Organising Committee

  • Louise Corti, UK Data Archive, University of Essex
  • Christoph Draxler, University of Munchen
  • Arjan van Hessen, University Twente
  • Henk van de Heuvel, Radboud Universiteit Nijmegen
  • Stef Scagliola; University of Luxembourg


Draft programme

9.00 - 9.30

Introduction and short presentation on ‘Digital Humanities approaches to interview data - can historians, linguists and social scientists share tools?’

9.30 - 11.00

Preparing your audio-data, uploading these audio to the portal and automatic recognizing the speech.

Correcting the ASR-results

Downloading the (corrected) results and improving the readability

11.00 - 11.20

Coffee/Tea break

11.20 - 12.00

Introducing linguistic analysis of text: free tools

12.00 - 12.30

Introducing and exploring emotion extraction

12.30 - 13.00


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TivoliVredenburgh - Co-located with Digital Humanities (DH) Conference 2019
Vredenburg 89
3511 DX Utrecht

Tuesday, 9 July 2019 from 09:00 to 13:00 (CEST)

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