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  • Marco Büchler


The eTRACES project (2011-07-01 to 2014-06-30) was a collaboration between the chair for Natural Language Processing at the University of Leipzig (ASV), the Göttingen Centre for Digital Humanities (GCDH) and the GESIS – Leibniz-Institute for the Social Sciences in Bonn. With 1.2 Million € funding by the Federal Ministry of Education and Research (BMBF), eTRACES studied the temporal traces and interconnecting relations of text passages in German language novels from between 1500 and 1900, as well as social science texts from 1909 onwards. In particular, it sought to harness text mining methods in order to better understand the intentional re-use of a text passage. The project also researched ways of analysing and visualising the geographical, temporal and semantic cross-linking of citations.