Title (eng)

Navigating through 200 Years of Historical Newspapers: Paper - iPRES 2016 - Swiss National Library, Bern

Author

Yannick Rochat

Frédéric Kaplan

Cyril Bornet

Vincent Buntinx

Maud Ehrmann

Publisher

  Swiss National Library, Bern

Description

This paper describes the processes which led to the creation of an innovative interface to access a digital archive composed of two Swiss newspapers, namely Gazette de Lausanne (1798–1998) and Journal de Gen`eve (1826–1998). Based on several textual processing steps, including lexical indexation, n-grams computation and named entity recognition, a general purpose web-based application was designed and implemented ; it allows a large variety of users (e.g. historians, journalists, linguists and the general public) to explore different facets of about 4 million press articles spanning an almost 200 hundred years period.

Object languages

English

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o:502812 iPRES 2016 - Proceedings of the 13th International Conference on Digital Preservation: iPRES 2016 – Swiss National Library, Bern