ICAME40Jeffries, L. & Sanjurjo-González, H. (2019). Making Hansard accessible to non-expert users through data visualisation. Talk presented at ICAME40 conference. Neuchâtel, Switzerland
CILC 2019Jeffries, L. & Sanjurjo-González, H. (2019). Making corpus-based searching accessible for non-expert users: the case of Hansard. Talk presented at XI International Conference on Corpus Linguistics (CILC 2019) conference. Valencia, Spain
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Download here a number of sample case studies that exemplify the different ways this site’s tools may be used and their results interpreted to help answer research questions about the way parliamentarians discuss topics relevant to their governance of the UK.
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Interested to learn what you may use Hansard at Huddersfield for? Find here upcoming workshops that aim to demonstrate the potential of our site for your research. If you cannot make any of these workshops, please get in touch by emailing email@example.com to see if we can arrange to visit you and/or your organisation.
End-user event 11th July 2018 Huddersfield, Oastler Building: University of Huddersfield
End-user event 18th July 2018 London, Friends House
End-user event 6th December 2018 London, InTuition House
End-user event 11th December 2018 Huddersfield, Oastler Building: University of Huddersfield
Launch event 6th March 2019 London, House of Lords: Houses of Parliament
Launch event 13th March 2019 Huddersfield, Heritage Quay: University of Huddersfield
Workshop British Library 24th September 2019 London, British Library
Workshop Goldsmiths 19th November 2019 London, Margaret MacMillan Building, Goldsmiths: University of London
Workshop University of Leeds 11th December 2019 Leeds, Baines Wing SR 1.06: University of Leeds
Lesley JeffriesPrincipal Investigator
Marc AlexanderCo-investigator (SAMUELS)
Alex von LunenCo-Investigator (Technical lead)
Hugo Sanjurjo-GonzálezResearch Fellow (Programmer)
Fransina StradlingResearch Assistant
Arts and Humanities Research Council (AHRC)Funder
HansardProvided Hansard data
Wikidata British PoliticiansProvided MP data
Andrew Gray (Wikidata)Provided MP data
Dr Andy MycockEnd-user
Campaign for Nuclear DisarmamentEnd-user
Centre for Disability StudiesEnd-user
Equality and Human Rights CommissionEnd-user
Dr Gavin HartEnd-user
History of ParliamentEnd-user
House of Commons LibraryEnd-user
Institute for GovernmentEnd-user
Kirklees Democracy CommissionEnd-user
Parliamentary Digital ServiceEnd-user
Parliamentary Office of Science and TechnologyEnd-user
People’s History MuseumEnd-user
The Green PartyEnd-user
The Young FoundationEnd-user
Dr Thomas LoughranEnd-user
Linguistics and Modern Languages
School of Music, Humanities and Media
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Hellenic OCR Team
We are working with the Hellenic OCR Team, which is a crowd-sourced project aimed at digitising proceedings in the Greek parliament. Our Principal Investigator, Lesley Jeffries, and Hellenic OCR Team Co-Founders George Mikros and Fotis Fitsilis have agreed on the exchange of knowhow, methods and code to jointly tackle common challenges that are related not only to data openness but also to increased visibility and understanding of parliamentary data sources. Future plans resulting from this partnership may include joint conference announcements and scientific publications in the area of computational linguistics.
John Vice (Editor Hansard Lords) and Jack Homer (Editor Hansard Commons)
We have been working in partnership with Hansard in Westminster from the outset. We have had the support and cooperation of the editors and their staff in accessing the Hansard data and in developing the functionality of our site. We are also in discussion with Hansard about the future of our site.
The History of Parliament Trust
The History of Parliament Trust has been one of our key supporters and has communicated with its networks about the website. They have attended end-user meetings, given us feedback about the site and co-organised a workshop to introduce new end-users to the site.
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We are particularly interested in hearing from you how you have used the site and for what purpose. If you use it in your work, please let us have details and (if possible) copies of any internal or published work drawing on the website.