From the Logbooks to CLARIN:EL
Celebrating World Poetry Day (21 March), we dedicate this month to poetry collections of significant poets, which are hosted in the CLARIN:EL Infrastructure and constitute members of the Poetry Resource Family.
Katerina T. Frantzi, Professor of Informatics & Corpus Processing, Head of the Department of Mediterranean Studies of the University of the Aegean and Scientific Responsible of the University of the Aegean Repository in CLARIN:EL, talks about the resource titled Poetry of George Seferis: a corpus comprised of 240 poems from the collections of George Seferis Strophe, The Cistern, Mythical narrative, [Ship's] Log Book I, Log Book II, Log Book III, The Thrush, Three Secret Poems, Book of Exercises, Book of Exercises ΙΙ.
The resource was created during a student’s internship which was carried out at the Informatics Laboratory of the Department of Mediterranean Studies of the University of the Aegean and is freely available for research purposes through CLARIN:EL under a CC-BY-NC-ND License of Use (Attribution, Non-Commercial use, No Derivatives).
The Laboratory of Informatics systematically informs students about the CLARIN:EL Infrastructure and provides training on the construction and documentation of text corpora.
The Poetry of George Seferis corpus has been used in various scenarios of language and literature teaching process, in the context of the integration and use of corpora in several projects of the courses offered by the Interdepartmental Postgraduate Programme Analysis and Teaching of First & Second/Foreign Language of the Department of Mediterranean Studies and the Department of Primary Education of the University of the Aegean.
Postgraduate students made particularly interesting suggestions for the use of this resource (and other related resources) in education. In fact, if we consider that a large number of these students are actually teachers in primary and secondary education, that means that the development and use of this type of resources is an important step in the introduction and establishment of digital methods in the Humanities.
Scientific Responsible of the University of the Aegean Repository