Croatian Memories : speech, meaning and emotions in a collection of interviews on experiences of war and trauma

Franciska M.G. de Jong, Adrianus J. van Hessen, Tanja Petrovic, Stef Scagliola

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    In this contribution we describe a collection of approximately 400 video interviews recorded in the context of the project Croatian Memories (CroMe) with the objective of documenting personal war-related experiences. The value of this type of sources is threefold: they contain information that is missing in written sources, they can contribute to the process of reconciliation, and they provide a basis for reuse of data in disciplines with an interest in narrative data. The CroMe collection is not primarily designed as a linguistic corpus, but is the result of an archival effort to collect so-called oral history data. For researchers in the fields of natural language processing and speech analysis this type of life-stories may function as an 'objet trouvé' containing real-life language data that can prove to be useful for the purpose of modelling specific aspects of human expression and communication.
    Original languageUndefined
    Title of host publicationProceedings of the Ninth International Conference on Language Resources and Evaluation (LREC'14)
    Place of PublicationReykjavik
    Number of pages7
    ISBN (Print)978-2-9517408-8-4
    Publication statusPublished - May 2014
    Event9th International Conference on Language Resources and Evaluation 2014 - Harpa Concert Hall and Conference Center, Reykjavik, Iceland
    Duration: 26 May 201431 May 2014
    Conference number: 9

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    Conference9th International Conference on Language Resources and Evaluation 2014
    Abbreviated titleLREC 2014
    Internet address


    • METIS-304069
    • IR-91063
    • EWI-24671

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