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Filtering the “News”: Uncovering Morphine's Multiple Meanings on Delpher’s Dutch Newspapers and the Need to Distinguish More Article Types

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Lisanne Walma

About Lisanne

Lisanne Walma is a PhD Candidate at Utrecht University. She is part of the Translantis project, in which researchers use text-mining to study the role of the United States in twentieth-century Dutch public discourse. More information on this project can be found on http://www.translantis.nl.

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Abstract

The current categorization of digitized newspaper archives prevents optimal use of the range of newspaper article types. Drawing examples from close reading research into the reputation of morphine in Dutch newspapers from 1880-1914, this article discusses how further specifying the article types can benefit different ways of historical research into digitized newspapers. Based on this discussion, the article argues that the interface of Delpher should allow researchers to search specifically for headings. Furthermore, the semi-automatic categorization of article types based on headings and matching newspaper sections should also be investigated, supported by crowd sourcing and niche sourcing.

DOI: http://doi.org/10.18352/ts.345
How to Cite: Walma, L., (2015). Filtering the “News”: Uncovering Morphine's Multiple Meanings on Delpher’s Dutch Newspapers and the Need to Distinguish More Article Types. Tijdschrift voor Tijdschriftstudies. (38), pp.61–78. DOI: http://doi.org/10.18352/ts.345
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Published on 07 Dec 2015.
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