ParHistVis: Visualization of Parallel Multilingual Historical Data

Aikaterini-Lida Kalouli, Rebecca Kehlbeck, Rita Sevastjanova, Katharina Kaiser, Georg A. Kaiser, Miriam Butt


Abstract
The study of language change through parallel corpora can be advantageous for the analysis of complex interactions between time, text domain and language. Often, those advantages cannot be fully exploited due to the sparse but high-dimensional nature of such historical data. To tackle this challenge, we introduce ParHistVis: a novel, free, easy-to-use, interactive visualization tool for parallel, multilingual, diachronic and synchronic linguistic data. We illustrate the suitability of the components of the tool based on a use case of word order change in Romance wh-interrogatives.
Anthology ID:
W19-4714
Volume:
Proceedings of the 1st International Workshop on Computational Approaches to Historical Language Change
Month:
August
Year:
2019
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Florence, Italy
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ACL | WS
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Association for Computational Linguistics
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109–114
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https://www.aclweb.org/anthology/W19-4714
DOI:
10.18653/v1/W19-4714
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