Paula Witkamp


An Oral History Annotation Tool for INTER-VIEWs
Henk van den Heuvel | Eric Sanders | Robin Rutten | Stef Scagliola | Paula Witkamp
Proceedings of the Eighth International Conference on Language Resources and Evaluation (LREC'12)

We present a web-based tool for retrieving and annotating audio fragments of e.g. interviews. Our collection contains 250 interviews with veterans of Dutch conflicts and military missions. The audio files of the interviews were disclosed using ASR technology focussed at keyword retrieval. Resulting transcripts were stored in a MySQL database together with metadata, summary texts, and keywords, and carefully indexed. Retrieved fragments can be made audible and annotated. Annotations can be kept personal or be shared with other users. The tool and formats comply with CLARIN standards. A demo version of the tool is available at


The VeteranTapes: Research Corpus, Fragment Processing Tool, and Enhanced Publications for the e-Humanities
Henk van den Heuvel | René van Horik | Stef Scagliola | Eric Sanders | Paula Witkamp
Proceedings of the Seventh International Conference on Language Resources and Evaluation (LREC'10)

Enhanced Publications are a new way to publish scientific and other results in an electronic article. The advantage of EPs is that the relation between the article and the underlying data facilitate the peer review process and other quality assessment activities. Due to the link between de publication and the research data the publication can be much richer than a paper edition permits. We present an example of EPs in which links are made to interview fragments that include transcripts, audio segments, annotations and metadata. EPs call for a new paradigm of research methodology in which digital persistent access to research data are a central issue. In this contribution we highlight 1. The research data as it is archived and curated, 2. the concept ""enhanced publication"" and its scientific value, 3. the ""fragment fitter tool"", a language processing tool to facilitate the creation of EPs, 4. IPR issues related to the re-use of the interview data.