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Tunes & Tales

Project leaders: Louis Grijp, Theo Meder

Reseach staff: Peter van Kranenburg, Berit Janssen, Folgert Karsdorp, Martine de Bruin, Ellen van der Grijn, Marianne van Zuijlen

Finance: Computational Humanities (KNAW)

Short description:

The hypothesis of this project is that tunes and tales both consist of motif sequences acting as vehicles of oral transmission. First, a computer program will be developed for the automatic recognition of motifs in large amounts of data. Secondly, generative models will be created to simulate oral transmission including the inherent variation. This model will be able to predict the occurrence of variable motif patterns in oral tradition over time.