The Language Bank of Finland is a service for researchers using language resources. Antti Kanner, a doctoral student at the University of Helsinki, describes his research on the Newspaper and Periodical Corpus of the National Library of Finland.
I am Antti Kanner, a doctoral student of Finnish language and the language research doctoral program. My thesis concerns lexical semantics, polysemy and the historical variation of meaning in large text corpora.
My research is related to The Bank of Finnish Terminology in Arts and Sciences, especially the development of social justice terminology, because the words I study are precisely related to the development of social politics and justice, and on the other hand the COMHIS project that studies how publicity changed in Finland in 1640–1910.
The main corpus of my research is the Newspaper and Periodical Corpus of the National Library of Finland, which I am supplementing to some extent with the Language Bank’s other corpora. I utilize the corpora via the Korp service’s API, which enables me to both automatically run long lists of queries and collect detailed context and frequency information on a large amount of search terms and benefit from morphological annotation.
The FIN-CLARIN consortium consists of a group of Finnish universities along with CSC – IT Center for Science and the Institute for the Languages of Finland (Kotus). FIN-CLARIN helps the researchers in Finland to use, to refine, to preserve and to share their language resources. The Language Bank of Finland is the collection of services that provides the language materials and tools for the research community.
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