Today, the kickoff meeting for the project Quantifying Historical Perspectives on WWII was held. This is one of the projects funded by the Data Science Research Center. In this VU-UvA collaboration project*, two students will be investigating different perspectives on the Second World War. Specifically, they will employ a data science pipeline to look in all kinds of different media (Wikipedia, Verrijkt Koninkrijk, KB newspapers,…) and identify and visualize different perspectives.
The students will build on previous work (Verrijkt Koninkrijk, …) and on existing analysis tool (xTAS, ThemeStreams) to provide insight into the volume, selection and depth of WWII-related topics across different media, times and locations.
* The project proposal was submitted by Daan Odijk from UvA and Laura Hollink, Jacco van Ossenbruggen and Victor de Boer from VUA.