MOMFER: A Search Engine of Thompson's Motif-Index of Folk Literature

@article{Karsdorp2015MOMFERAS,
  title={MOMFER: A Search Engine of Thompson's Motif-Index of Folk Literature},
  author={Folgert Karsdorp and Marten van der Meulen and Th. Meder and Antal van den Bosch},
  journal={Folklore},
  year={2015},
  volume={126},
  pages={37 - 52}
}
More than fifty years after the first edition of Thompson's seminal Motif-Indexof Folk Literature, we present an online search engine tailored to fully disclose the index digitally. This search engine, called MOMFER, greatly enhances the searchability of the Motif-Index and provides exciting new ways to explore the collection. This is enabled by our use of modern techniques from both natural language processing and information retrieval. The key feature of the search tool is the way in which it… 

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