Browsing and Searching the Spoken Words of Buchenwald Survivors

Roeland Ordelman, Willemijn Heeren, Arjan van Hessen, Djoerd Hiemstra, Hendri Hondorp, Marijn Huijbregts, Franciska de Jong, Thijs Verschoor

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Abstract

The ‘Buchenwald’ project is the successor of the ‘Radio Oranje’ project that aimed at the transformation of a set of World War II related mono-media documents –speeches of the Dutch Queen Wilhelmina, textual transcripts of the speeches, and a database of WWII related photographs– to an attractive online multimedia presentation of the Queen’s speeches with keyword search functionality [6, 3]. The ‘Buchenwald’ project links up and extends the ‘Radio Oranje’ approach. The goal in the project was to develop a Dutch multimedia information portal on World War II concentration camp Buchenwald1. The portal holds both textual information sources and a video collection of testimonies from 38 Dutch camp survivors with durations between a half and two and a half hours. For each interview, an elaborate description, a speaker profile and a short summary are available.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationBNAIC 2008
Subtitle of host publicationProceedings of BNAIC 2008, the twentieth Belgian-Dutch Artificial Intelligence Conference, Enschede/Bad Boekelo, October 30-31, 2008
Place of PublicationEnschede
PublisherUniversity of Twente
Pages403-404
Number of pages2
Publication statusPublished - 2008
Event20th Benelux Conference on Artificial Intelligence, BNAIC 2008 - Boekelo, Netherlands
Duration: 30 Oct 200831 Oct 2008
Conference number: 20

Publication series

NameBNAIC: proceedings of the ... Belgium/Netherlands Artificial Intelligence Conference
PublisherUniversity of Twente
Volume20
ISSN (Print)1568-7805

Conference

Conference20th Benelux Conference on Artificial Intelligence, BNAIC 2008
Abbreviated titleBNAIC
CountryNetherlands
CityBoekelo
Period30/10/0831/10/08

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