Nederlab, looking back and looking forward
The Nederlab project started with the ambitious aim to make all digitized texts relevant to Dutch national heritage, the history of Dutch language and culture (from 800 – present) available for humanities research. The Nederlab team is building a comprehensive research corpus that brings together collections from various sources. It also brings together relevant tools for processing, searching and analyzing this research corpus, in one virtual research environment that primarily supports historians, literary scholars en linguists.
Nederlab started in 2013 and will finish end of 2017. Halfway through the project, I will present, evaluate and demonstrate the current version of Nederlab and sketch what to expect next. In the final part of the presentation I would like to explore potential new use cases together with the audience.
Since almost 25 years, Hennie Brugman is a scientific software developer and (technical) project coordinator. His involvement with research software started at the Max Planck Institute for Psycholinguistics, where he participated in the early stages of CLARIN, did the technical coordination of DOBES (Documentation of Endangered Languages) and was part of a CATCH project team. At the Meertens Institute he was technical coordinator of the CATCHPlus project. Currently, he coordinates the Nederlab project.