WAHSP/BILAND: web application for (bilingual) historical sentiment mining in public media


WAHSP/BILAND is a research tool for historians that uses textual data of news media from the period 1863-1940 of the Koninklijke Bibliotheek, the Deutsche Nationalbibliothek and Staatsbibliothek zu Berlin – Preußischer Kulturbesitz as input material. One can search with single query terms or with combinations thereof. Apart from showing the articles that match the query, the results can be visualized by word clouds of single articles together with sentiment words highlighted, or by a word cloud of the whole result set together with newspaper statistics derived from their metadata.

Tool type

Genuine application

Tool task


Key words

corpus, text corpus, service, web-application, multi-lingual

Research domain

Communication & Media Studies, History


Dutch, German



CLARIN centre

Huygens ING

Contact person

prof. dr. Toine Pieters (Utrecht University)


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