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Parliamentary Discourse

Parliamentary Discourse

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Funded by:  JISC

Main contact:   Jean Anderson

Start date:  2011

End date:  2011

Subject area:
English Language - School of Critical Studies, College of Arts

Enhancing the text of Hansard from 1803-2003 for linguists, historians, cultural scholars and the public.

The Parliamentary Discourse project will enhance and enrich data from two hundred years of the UK Parliament in order to expose it to a wider audience within Higher Education and to the general public.

The project saw a collaboration between the University of Glasgow Enroller project (a joint initiative of the National e-Science Centre and Glasgow's College of Arts) and two further partners: the General Architecture for Text Engineering project (GATE) at the University of Sheffield, and the UCREL centre for language processing research at Lancaster University.

Through combining the expertise and infrastructure of Enroller with the advanced text-processing techniques of the project's partners and the high-quality data provided by Parliament, we will maximize the potential and exposure of this unique resource for linguists, historians, cultural scholars, and the citizen.

The project was funded by JISC and under active development during 2011.