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START-UP grant

OnomOs - The Ostrava Corpus of Proper Names
Project IdSGS02/FF/2023
Main solverdoc. Mgr. Jaroslav David, Ph.D.
Period1/2023 - 12/2023
ProviderSpecifický VŠ výzkum
AnotationThe goal of the one-year project OnomOs - The Ostrava Corpus of Proper Names is to create a specialised language corpus for proper names research with the participation of students and academics. The planned corpus corresponds to the research topics addressed at the proponent's workplace (quantitative text analysis, stylometry, onomastics) and to the current GAČR project Quantitative Onomastics: backgrounds, concepts, applications. However, in contrast to the above mentioned GAČR project, which focuses on researching the behaviour of proper names in text and the usage of quantitative and corpus approaches in their analysis, the proposed SGS project aims at the very creation of corpora. It aims to build a specific, period-based corpus, which will be compiled in cooperation with the Institute of the Czech National Corpus of the Faculty of Arts, Charles University in Prague, and to explore and detect the possibilities and problems of annotating proper names (via the named entity annotation method). The key outcome of the project are the OnomOs corpus, 2 papers, and conference presentations. The proposed procedure may be subsequently used for the automatic annotation of the SYN Czech National Corpora. The structure of the grant team: 4 university teachers (academicians), 3 students in the M.A. study programme, and 3 students in the Ph.D. study programme (the team includes 1 foreign student).