Corpus VU-DNC (VU University Diachronic News text Corpus)

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The VU-DNC Corpus is a diachronic Dutch newspaper corpus (VU Free University Dutch Newspaper Corpus).

The corpus consists of data from five newspapers: Algemeen Dagblad, NRC (Handelsblad), De Telegraaf, Trouw and De Volkskrant. For each of the newspapers, data of two years (1950/1951 and 2002) are available. The articles were selected by topic (e.g. headline news, foreign news and sports). Special feature of the corpus is that both the presence of subjective elements in the articles and the presence of direct speech have been annotated. The subjective elements are annotated based on a set of lexical elements (subjectivity lexicon). As a result, the corpus is very useful to linguistically oriented researchers who are interested in diachrony and/or subjectivity and to communication scientists and media scholars who are interested in changing practices regarding the framing of coverage.

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