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Digital Humanities Lab


  • The Glossary Project – Graphical randomizer for glossary concepts
    A graphical randomizer for glossary concepts. The tool is used to spark curiosity and conversationvarious glossart concepts.
  • LiNT
    LiNT provides an estimate of text difficulty based on a readability study in which text features are linked to levels of text comprehension.
  • Semi-Automatic Analysis of Spontaneous Language (SASTA)
    Clinical linguists can use SASTA to automate the process of labeling language in patient transcripts with high accuracy.
  • Automatic Analysis of Speech Prosody (AASP)
    AASP enables scientists to classify speech prosody automatically. It can generate tone labels for Dutch intonation, and finds descriptors for speech melody.
  • PEACE – Portal of Jewish Funerary Culture
    The PEACE portal provides a broad epigraphic search into Jewish funerary inscriptions from antiquity to the twentieth century.
  • Upgrade of the Medieval Memoria Online (MeMO) Database
    MeMO provides a database of items in the medieval commemoration of the dead in the area that is currently the Netherlands, until 1580.
  • Digital cartography of new materialism
    With this digital critical cartography, a creative representation of Evelien Geerts’ situated findings concerning contemporary new materialist thought is depicted.
  • Fieldnotes Gephi Plugin
    Fieldnotes logs the settings that were deployed for individual visualizations, thus making network visualization in Gephi accountable.
  • I-Analyzer
    I-Analyzer is an online text and data mining application that combines online availability and ease of use with flexibility.
  • CEMROL: Collecting Epistolary Metadata of the Republic of Letters
    A crowdsourcing platform to harvest the metadata of letters from printed editions of early modern letters.
  • Panel Randomizer
    Allows researchers to create surveys in which participants can be rotated over various experimental groups.
  • Moeder(taal) Int(ernationaal)
    The app details common problems with learning a specific language from different mother tongues, and includes suggestions for exercises for teachers.
  • Visualization of polysemy in a Greek lexicon of the New Testament
    An interactive visualization of how words in the Greek New Testament can have extended meanings on top of their basic meanings.
  • Funerary Inscriptions of Jews from Italy
    An interface for a database that contains over 800 Jewish epitaphs, dating to the 2nd – 11th century CE, from Rome and Southern Italy.
  • Extensions to the GrETEL Treebank Query Application
    Our extensions to the treebank query application GrETEL address user needs expressed by multiple linguistic researchers.
  • Nameface for Drongo
    An application with which the hypothesis that we can we guess peoples’ first names based on their faces with higher probability than pure chance.
  • Dialect for Drongo
    Dialect allows to test the knowledge of participants about language variation within the Netherlands.
    Aims to understand technique in the arts by integrating methodologies typical for the humanities and historical disciplines with laboratory work.
  • Catharijneverhalen
    Museum Catharijneconvent is researching how to collect personal memories about objects from its collection. We built a web application as part of the research.
  • Parade
    A web application in which users can declare the types of words in their lexicon along with the rules to combine them, after which sentence derivations are constructed automatically.
  • Persistent Forking
    The tool allows people to publish their game experiments. Aside from that, participants can comment on the experiments by posting their own, renewed version: A ‘fork’.
  • Doordenkertjes
    Doordenkertjes is an app that is meant to encourage pedagogical employees to talk with each other about difficult questions. New cases and reflections are published periodically, to which people can react.
  • Thematical Networks
    Dr. Iris van der Tuin asked the DH Lab to start a pilot to see whether there is a recent growing number of references to the twenties in contemporary philosophy. The DHLab developed tools to help answer this question.
  • CfH Lectures Video Archives
    The DH Lab developed a clear and intuitively searchable video archive of lectures from the Centre for Humanities by leading researchers from around the world.
  • Coloringbook
    Manuela Pinto and Shalom Zuckerman have been in need of a friendly, unbiased way to test how children and bilinguals interpret a sentence. We created a web application for this purpose.
  • CorpusScraper
    CorpusScraper is a tool with which one can “scrape” the search results from a range of websites featuring various corpora fully automatically
  • HisTEI
    HisTEI is an open-source framework for the Oxygen XML Editor that allows historians and historical linguists to transcribe texts in TEI in a word-processor-like view.
  • LimeSurvey Speech Collector
    LimeSurvey allows users to quickly create intuitive, powerful, online question-and-answer surveys. The DH-lab extended the tool with an audio recording question type.
  • Treechecker
    Genealogical data collected by laymen can be a rich source for social-economical historical research. Treechecker checks family trees for common mistakes and errors, and allows researchers to use the quality-checked data.