The aim of the aggregate activity within CLARIAH-VL is to facilitate the creation of datasets and corpora for use in digital humanities research.
This activity focuses on: collaboration with cultural heritage institutions (e.g. libraries, archives and museums) in Flanders, Belgium and beyond to facilitate access to their digitised and born-digital ‘collections as data’ for digital humanities research and b) work with our CLARIN colleagues to understand how to facilitate corpus building for linguistically-based research.
These aggregation activities will be undertaken in three phases:
Phase 1: Outreach: to reach out to cultural heritage institutions (e.g. libraries, archives and museums) in Flanders and in Belgium to identify relevant digitised and born-digital collections which could be provided as digital humanities datasets through CLARIAH-VL. The main focus will be on the data that can be used with CLARIAH-VL tools and services.
Phase 2: Extraction: to extract, aggregate, and preprocess data from a selected number of collections identified in Phase 1 to create digital humanities datasets, automating this process as much as possible
Phase 3: Publish: to publish the data available as FAIR (Findable, Accessible, Interoperable and Reusable) datasets.
- Design of methodology of research-driven thematic datasets
- Aggregation of data from large-scale data collections
- Organisation of three workshops or humanities datathons
- Event 1: workshop to assess research needs
- Event 2: humanities datathon theme: extraction
- Event 3: humanities datathon: theme analysis
- Workflow Documentation