Text Processing Procedures for Analysing a Corpus with Medieval Marian Miracle Tales in Old Swedish

Bengt Dahlqvist

Abstract

A text corpus of one hundred and one Marian Miracle stories in Old Swedish written between c. 1272 and 1430 has been digitally compiled from three transcribed sources from the 19th Century. Highly specialized knowledge is needed to interpret these texts, since the medieval variant of Swedish differs significantly from the modern form of the language. Both the vocabulary and spelling as well as the grammar show substantial variances compared to modern Swedish. To advance the understanding of these texts, automated tools for textual processing are needed. This paper preliminary investigates a number of strategies, such as frequency list analysis and methods for identifying spelling variations for producing stop word lists and exposing the key words of the texts. This can be a help to understand the texts, identifying different word forms of the same word, to ease a lexicon lookup and be a starting point for lemmatisation.

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Dahlqvist B. (2020). Text Processing Procedures for Analysing a Corpus with Medieval Marian Miracle Tales in Old Swedish.In Proceedings of the 12th International Conference on Agents and Artificial Intelligence - Volume 1: NLPinAI, ISBN 978-989-758-395-7, pages 452-458. DOI: 10.5220/0009372204520458


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@conference{nlpinai20,
author={Bengt Dahlqvist},
title={Text Processing Procedures for Analysing a Corpus with Medieval Marian Miracle Tales in Old Swedish},
booktitle={Proceedings of the 12th International Conference on Agents and Artificial Intelligence - Volume 1: NLPinAI,},
year={2020},
pages={452-458},
publisher={SciTePress},
organization={INSTICC},
doi={10.5220/0009372204520458},
isbn={978-989-758-395-7},
}


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TY - CONF

JO - Proceedings of the 12th International Conference on Agents and Artificial Intelligence - Volume 1: NLPinAI,
TI - Text Processing Procedures for Analysing a Corpus with Medieval Marian Miracle Tales in Old Swedish
SN - 978-989-758-395-7
AU - Dahlqvist B.
PY - 2020
SP - 452
EP - 458
DO - 10.5220/0009372204520458