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.
|Title of host publication||Proceedings of the Ninth International Conference on Language Resources and Evaluation (LREC'14)|
|Place of Publication||Reykjavik|
|Number of pages||7|
|Publication status||Published - May 2014|
|Event||9th International Conference on Language Resources and Evaluation 2014 - Harpa Concert Hall and Conference Center, Reykjavik, Iceland|
Duration: 26 May 2014 → 31 May 2014
Conference number: 9
|Conference||9th International Conference on Language Resources and Evaluation 2014|
|Abbreviated title||LREC 2014|
|Period||26/05/14 → 31/05/14|
de Jong, F. M. G., van Hessen, A. J., Petrovic, T., & Scagliola, S. (2014). Croatian Memories : speech, meaning and emotions in a collection of interviews on experiences of war and trauma. In Proceedings of the Ninth International Conference on Language Resources and Evaluation (LREC'14) (pp. -). Reykjavik: ELRA.