A4 Article in conference proceedings
Applying BLAST to Text Reuse Detection in Finnish Newspapers and Journals, 1771–1910

List of Authors: Aleksi Vesanto, Asko Nivala, Heli Rantala, Tapio Salakoski, Hannu Salmi, Filip Ginter
Place: Gothenburg
Publication year: 2017
Book title *: Proceedings of the NoDaLiDa 2017 Workshop on Processing Historical Language
Title of series: NEALT Proceedings Series
Number in series: 133
Volume number: 32
ISBN: 978-91-7685-503-4
ISSN: 1650-3686


We present the results of text reuse de-
tection, based on the corpus of scanned
and OCR-recognized Finnish newspapers
and journals from 1771 to 1910. Our
study draws on BLAST, a software cre-
ated for comparing and aligning biologi-
cal sequences. We show different types of
text reuse in this corpus, and also present
a comparison to the software Passim, de-
veloped at the Northeastern University in
Boston, for text reuse detection. 

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