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ShiCo

Introduction

ShiCo – Exploring Shifting Concepts Through Time in Digitized Newspapers.

ShiCo is a tool for visualizing semantic shifts in certain concepts over an extended period of time. “Concept” here means a set of terms which are semantically related to a central subject term. ShiCo uses a set of semantic models (word2vec) spanning a number of years to explore how concepts change over time – words related to a given concept at time t=0 may differ from the words related to the same concept at time t=n.

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Developed by

  • Netherlands eScience Center
  • Institute for Natural Language Processing University of Stuttgart

Berliner Schlagzeilen (aka “Berlin Headlines”)

Introduction

100 years ago, the Berliner Volks-Zeitung was the daily newspaper for the metropolis of Berlin. With a mix of serious high-brow content, light entertainment and sensational pieces it became the most successful tabloid newspaper of its time. The Twitter bot “Berliner Schlagzeilen” tweets the headlines and a picture of the title page from 100 years ago every day, on the day. In this way we connect the past with the present and make history accessible to a broad audience.

This application was developed during the event Coding Da Vinci Berlin 2017. The aim of the application is to make digitized historical newspaper articles easily accessible for users. In cooperation with the Berlin State Library, digitized newspaper articles were integrated into a Twitter bot.

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Developed by

  • Falko Krause
  • Erik Koenen
  • Olivier Wagener

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Altpapier (aka “used paper”)

Introduction

Read news from 100 years ago. With this app you can discover random newspaper articles from the days before yesterday. Find your favourites, such as quirky anecdotes, old personal ads or local phenomena.

The Altpapier (aka “used paper”) app brings the most exciting and unusual newspaper reports from the beginning of the 20th century to your smartphone. The app accesses digitized historical newspapers from Berlin State Library and makes them available via a modern news app. The app offers various feeds; individual articles are displayed with the date, the name of the newspaper, the headline and the actual news item.

This app was created during the event Coding Da Vinci Berlin 2017. The aim of the application is to make digitized historical newspaper articles easily accessible for users. In cooperation with Berlin State Library, digitized newspaper articles were integrated into an Android app.

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Altpapier can be downloaded from the Appstore.

This app was created using Android Studio. A version for iOS is under development.

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Developed by

  • Maria Becker
  • Erik Koenen
  • Kathrin Konkol
  • Maike Orlikowski

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