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Adapting a Topic Modelling Tool to the Task of Finding Recurring Themes in Folk Legends
Institute for Language and Folklore.
Institute for Language and Folklore, Språkrådet.
Institute for Language and Folklore, Department of Dialectology, Onomastics and Folklore Research, Gothenburg.
2020 (English)In: Proceedings of the Digital Humanities in the Nordic Countries 5th Conference (DHN 2020) / [ed] Reinsone et al., 2020, p. 388-392Conference paper, Oral presentation with published abstract (Refereed)
Abstract [en]

A topic modelling tool, which was originally developed for performing text analysis on very short texts written in English, was adapted to the text genre of Swedish folk legends. The topic modelling tool was configured to use a word space model trained on a Swedish corpus, as well as a Swedish stop word list. The stop word list consisted of standard Swedish stop words, as well as 380 additional stop words that were tailored to the content of the corpus and therefore also included older spelling versions and grammatical forms of Swedish words. The adapted version of the tool was applied on a corpus consisting of around 10,000 Swedish folk legends, which resulted in the automatic extraction of 20 topics. Future versions of the tool will be extended with text summarisation func- tionality, in order to retain the text overview provided by the tool also when it is applied on longer folk legends.

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2020. p. 388-392
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Language Technology
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URN: urn:nbn:se:sprakochfolkminnen:diva-1813OAI: oai:DiVA.org:sprakochfolkminnen-1813DiVA, id: diva2:1508854
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Digital Humanities in the Nordic Countries 5th Conference (DHN 2020)
Available from: 2020-12-10 Created: 2020-12-10 Last updated: 2021-12-29Bibliographically approved

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