Folkert de Vriend

Also published as: F. De Vriend, F. de Vriend


Evaluating the Relationship between Linguistic and Geographic Distances using a 3D Visualization
Folkert de Vriend | Jan Pieter Kunst | Louis ten Bosch | Charlotte Giesbers | Roeland van Hout
Proceedings of the Sixth International Conference on Language Resources and Evaluation (LREC'08)

In this paper we discuss how linguistic and geographic distances can be related using a 3D visualization. We will convert linguistic data for locations along the German-Dutch border to linguistic distances that can be compared directly to geographic distances. This enables us to visualize linguistic distances as “real” distances with the use of the third dimension available in 3D modelling software. With such a visualization we will test if descriptive dialect data support the hypothesis that the German-Dutch state border became a linguistic border between the German and Dutch dialects. Our visualization is implemented in the 3D modelling software SketchUp.


A Unified Structure for Dutch Dialect Dictionary Data
Folkert de Vriend | Lou Boves | Henk van den Heuvel | Roeland van Hout | Joep Kruijsen | Jos Swanenberg
Proceedings of the Fifth International Conference on Language Resources and Evaluation (LREC’06)

The traditional dialect vocabulary of the Netherlands and Flanders is recorded and researched in several Dutch and Belgian research institutes and universities. Most of these distributed dictionary creation and research projects collaborate in the “Permanent Overlegorgaan Regionale Woordenboeken” (ReWo). In the project “digital databases and digital tools for WBD and WLD” (D-square) the dialect data published by two of these dictionary projects (Woordenboek van de Brabantse Dialecten and Woordenboek van de Limburgse Dialecten) is being digitised. One of the additional goals of the D-square project is the development of an infrastructure for electronic access to all dialect dictionaries collaborating in the ReWo. In this paper we will firstly reconsider the nature of the core data types - form, sense and location - present in the different dialect dictionaries and the ways these data types are further classified. Next we will focus on the problems encountered when trying to unify this dictionary data and their classifications and suggest solutions. Finally we will look at several implementation issues regarding a specific encoding for the dictionaries.


SLR Validation: Current Trends and Developments
Henk van den Heuvel | Dorota Iskra | Eric Sanders | Folkert de Vriend
Proceedings of the Fourth International Conference on Language Resources and Evaluation (LREC’04)

This paper deals with the quality evaluation (validation) of Spoken Language Resources (SLR). The current situation in terms of relevant validation criteria and procedures is briefly presented. Next, a number of validation issues related to new data formats (XML-based annotations, UTF-16 encoding) are discussed. Further, new validation cycles that were introduced in a series of new projects like SpeeCon and OrienTel are addressed: prompt sheet validation, lexicon validation and pre-release validation. Finally, SPEX's current and future


A Field Survey for Establishing Priorities in the Development of HLT Resources for Dutch
D. Binnenpoorte | F. De Vriend | J. Sturm | W. Daelemans | H. Strik | C. Cucchiarini
Proceedings of the Third International Conference on Language Resources and Evaluation (LREC’02)

Using Grammatical Description as a Metalanguage Resource
F. de Vriend | P.A. Coppen | W. Haeseryn
Proceedings of the Third International Conference on Language Resources and Evaluation (LREC’02)