Technical aspects of Nederlab, such as searching and vizualisation
The goal of Nederlab is to provide a laboratory for research on the patterns of change in the Dutch language and culture to scholars in the humanities and to enable them to find answers to new, longitudinal research questions. For this purpose Nederlab aims at setting up a user-friendly tool-enriched web interface, allowing researchers to simultaneously search and analyse the digital historical texts made available by scientific libraries and institutions, at text and metadata level. See nederlab.nl.
Erik Tjong Kim Sang is a computational linguist working at the Meertens Institute. He obtained a PhD from the University of Groningen in 1998 and has since then worked at the universities of Uppsala, Antwerp, Tilburg and Amsterdam, and at the Netherlands eScience Center. In the Nederlab project he is adapting tools for automatic linguistic analysis to historical texts.
Junte Zhang works on search technology at the Meertens Institute in Amsterdam. In 2011 he obtained a PhD from the University of Amsterdam with the thesis System Evaluation of Archival Description and Access.