CLARIAH Demo Session

Monday 23 October 2023, 10 am - 12 pm

Digital Humanities is a new field of research that uses digital tools and techniques to process larger amounts of data in a more systematic way. It is often thought that DH often requires a lot of computer knowledge and it is sometimes difficult to see how these resources are relevant for your own research/education. In addition, the range is incredibly large, making it difficult to know where to start. To change that, CLARIAH has actively worked to develop tools, datasets, methods and programs that can be used without much prior knowledge and to offer them centrally. During this session, Liselore Tissen will tell you more about what CLARIAH has to offer in terms of datasets, tools, methods, standards and workflows, but also with regard to implementing Digital Humanities in research and education. On the basis of cases, projects and examples, a number of tools developed by CLARIAH will be explained, how they can be used and which questions they can answer or raise. In addition, we can provide support to learn these tools through the tutorials, manuals and teaching materials we have developed, but we are also happy to organise workshops, courses and training sessions.


We have organised separate sessions for RICH & FFTR and for CLS.

The session for RICH & FFTR researchers is scheduled between 10 am and 11 am in room E2.55, and the session for CLS researchers takes place between 11 am and 12 pm in the same room E2.55.

For CLS, Liselore Tissen will show you the 10 most useful tools and we will take a closer look at:

  • GrETEL – Easy tool to search in large and richly annotated corpora on the basis of an example sentence and without knowledge of a query language or the exact nature of the linguistic annotations.
  • OpenSoNaR - Online corpus retrieval system that allows for analyzing and searching the SoNaR and CGN corpora.
  • TextFabric - Text-Fabric is machinery for processing such corpora as annotated graphs. It treats corpora and annotations as data, much like big tables, but without loosing the rich structure of text, such as embedding and multiple representations. It deals with text in a state where all markup is gone, but where the complete logical structure still sits in the data.

For RICH she will showcase how you as a historian can work with digital methods, what you should do and what it can yield:

  • Data mining for historians.
  • Visualisations for historians.
  • What can you do as a historian with digital databases.
  • Text mining and text analysis.


Please register at dataofficer [at] (dataofficer[at]let[dot]ru[dot]nl)Indicate for which meeting you register:

A: For RICH & FFTR researchers, 10 am - 11 am, E2.55.

B: For CLS researchers, 11 am - 12 pm, E2.55.

Monday 23 October 2023, 10 am - 12 pm
Liselore Tissen
, E2.55