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Digital Audiovisual Archives by Peter Stockinger

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Introduction 1

We discussed the issue of analyzing digital audiovisual corpora in [STO 11a] using a variety of concrete examples. We also examined in this book a working environment which enables us to analyze these corpora that are specifically adapted to their users’ professional or personal needs.

Analyzing audiovisual corpora involves identifying the stages in work processes which define every digitizing project of knowledge heritages (i.e. scientific, cultural, etc.). This follows the (audiovisual) data collection stage which documents a “research terrain” and precedes the publication and dissemination of (analyzed, i.e. described, classified, annotated, interpreted etc.) data. Along with the technical processing (“cleaning”, improving visual creation, etc.) and auctorial (i.e. mounting) stages of data collection and creation of field corpora, this is an unavoidable movement from transforming the status of virtually relevant digital data into a potential resource that is a potential “advantage” for the audience and its expectations, needs, and curiosities for various contexts of usage. In [STO 11a], various approaches are discussed which might define a concrete analysis and approaches such as:

stricto sensu textual analysis, which consists of locating (identifying) only those passages in an audiovisual text that are genuinely relevant for an analysis project, presuming that for a given analysis not the whole audiovisual text (no matter if it is a documentary or a simply ...

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