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Digital Humanities Lab

Digital Cultural Heritage

AVresearcher XL

Project leader: Jasmijn van Gorp
Partners: NWO-CATCH, BRIDGE & Nederlands Instituut voor Beeld & Geluid
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AVResearcherXL is a tool for exploring radio and television programme descriptions, television subtitles, tweets about television programmes, and general newspaper articles. The interface searches across the catalogue “iMMix” of the Netherlands Institute for Sound and Vision and a selection of newspapers of KB Royal Archive of the Netherlands. For an elaborate user manual, we refer to the help page.

AVResearcherXL is financially supported by CLARIN-NL within the ‘QuaMeRDES-project’ and by CLARIAH-SEED within the ‘Research Instruments for Media Studies-project’. AVResearcherXL is an extended version of MeRDES, the tool developed in 2012 by the NWO-CATCH project BRIDGE. MeRDES was further developed into AVResearcher by the Netherlands Institute for Sound and Vision in 2013.

AVResearcherXL is a collaborative project of Centre for Television in Transition (Utrecht University), Intelligent Systems Lab Amsterdam (University of Amsterdam) and the Netherlands Institute for Sound and Vision. The partners worked together with Dispectufor the development of the interface and back-end, and with Frontwise for the styling of the interface.