Refereed article in conference proceedings (A4)

A System for Identifying and Exploring Text Repetition in Large Historical Document Corpora

List of Authors: Aleksi Vesanto, Asko Nivala, Tapio Salakoski, Hannu Salmi, Filip Ginter

Conference name: Nordic Conference of Computational Linguistics

Place: Gothenburg

Publication year: 2017

Book title *: Proceedings of the 21st Nordic Conference on Computational Linguistics, NoDaLiDa, 22-24 May 2017, Gothenburg, Sweden

Title of series: NEALT Proceedings Series

Number in series: 29

ISBN: 978-91-7685-601-7

ISSN: 1650-3686


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We present a software for retrieving and
exploring duplicated text passages in low
quality OCR historical text corpora. The
system combines NCBI BLAST, a software created for comparing and aligning
biological sequences, with the Solr search
and indexing engine, providing a web interface to easily query and browse the
clusters of duplicated texts. We demonstrate the system on a corpus of scanned
and OCR-recognized Finnish newspapers
and journals from years 1771 to 1910.

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