Technik & Wissen


Exploring Austrias culture through the language glass

The texture of the German language is rich, especially in Austria. Through a citizen science approach ExploreAT enlarged the unique colletion of Bavarian Dialects.

This project aimed to reveal unique insights into the rich texture of the German Language, especially in Austria, by providing state of the art tools for exploring the unique collection (1911-1998) of the Bavarian Dialects in the region of the Austro-Hungarian Empire. This corpus is large and rich, estimated to contain 200,000 headwords in estimated 4 Million records. The collection includes a five-volume dictionary of about 50,000 headwords, covering a period from the beginning of German language until the present (DBÖ, WBÖ).

In order to create enduring value from this resource, the project applied open science and citizen science techniques to improve access and to leverage the crowd’s wisdom. The engagement of users with the system was the subject for mind-brain studies, and the results and records were enriched and interlinked using the best practices of semantic content publishing of Linked Open Data on the Web of Data.



Bereich: Technik & Wissen

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Tags: citizen science, participation

Typ: Forschung

Projekt Status: Abgeschlossen

Von/Bis: 01/2016 - 06/2017

Laufzeit: 18 Monate