About the project

TRIFECTA is a 5-year research project funded by the European Research Council that combines language and semantic web technology to extract and relate information from different texts over time. TRIFECTA will create a database that describes complex entities and concepts and their contexts for big data humanities research. In addition, a key aim of TRIFECTA is to advance the state of the art in these technologies to deal with change over time and connections to different narratives.

TRIFECTA will investigate two use cases: 1) Tracing Contentious Entities and Concepts in Maritime History (years 1 – 4), and 2) Tracing Contentious Entities and Concepts in Food History (years 2-5). By jointly investigating two use cases case-specific as well as general aspects of dealing with identity, change, and the long tail in digital humanities research can be addressed.