Supervisors: Ivan Kisjes (CREATE) and Tessa Wijckmans (COLEM)

This Nederlab research project is about orthographic variation in in Early Modern texts. Historical Dutch texts are characterized by its unstable orthographies, which troubles automatic processing and analyzing of the texts. By using VARD2 (a tool for dealing with spelling variation in historical corpora) Ivan and Tessa will (semi)automatic translate seventeenth-century prose texts into the modern Dutch language, and compare stylistic, semantic and syntactic characteristics to identify anonymous authors.