UCREL and FORGE are pleased to announce the second FORGE speakers of the academic year: Prof Tim Grant and Dr Lucia Busso (York). Details of the talk can be found below:
FoLD: a permanent, controlled-access, online repository for forensic linguistic research
This talk presents an innovative online resource for sharing and accessing forensic linguistics data, the Forensic Linguistic Databank (FoLD – https://fold.aston.ac.uk), developed in the Aston Institute for Forensic Linguistics (AIFL) at Aston University, Birmingham. FoLD is a permanent, controlled access online repository for forensic linguistic data, including malicious communication data, investigative interview data, hate speech, and legal language.
Since access to relevant forensic linguistic data has been notoriously challenging since the conception of the discipline in the 1960s, FoLD represents the first attempt to provide researchers with the opportunity of sharing datasets of different levels of sensitivity and ethical concern.
In this talk we present the FoLD repository, how to donate data, and how to access already existing datasets from the website.
We further showcase a project carried out by researchers in the FoLD research centre at AIFL using data from FoLD.
TIME & PLACE
W04, 1400-1450, Mon 31st Oct 2022. Teams.