Maria Clara Paixão de Sousa

Also published as: Maria Clara Paixão de Sousa, Maria Clara Paixão de Sousa


An Integrated Tool for Annotating Historical Corpora
Pablo Picasso Feliciano de Faria | Fabio Natanael Kepler | Maria Clara Paixão de Sousa
Proceedings of the Fourth Linguistic Annotation Workshop


Building a historical corpus for Classical Portuguese: some technological aspects
Maria Clara Paixão de Sousa | Thorsten Trippel
Proceedings of the Fifth International Conference on Language Resources and Evaluation (LREC’06)

This paper describes the restructuring process of a large corpus of historical documents and the system architecture that is used for accessing it. The initial challenge of this process was to get the most out of existing material, normalizing the legacy markup and harvesting the inherent information using widely available standards. This resulted in a conceptual and technical restructuring of the formerly existing corpus. The development of the standardized markup and techniques allowed the inclusion of important new materials, such as original 16th and 17th century prints and manuscripts; and enlarged the potential user groups. On the technological side, we were grounded on the premise that open standards are the best way of making sure that the resources will be accessible even after years in an archive. This is a welcomed result in view of the additional consequence of the remodeled corpus concept: it serves as a repository for important historical documents, some of which had been preserved for 500 years in paper format. This very rich material can from now on be handled freely for linguistic research goals.