The Austrian Baroque Corpus is a new historical thematic coprus based on german sacred literature of the Baroque period. The digital collection consists of several texts specific to the memento mori genre including sermons, devotional books and works related to the dance-of-death theme.

All texts in the Austrian Baroque Corpus have been enriched with several layers of structural information and tagged using automated tools adapted to the specific needs of the language of the period. One important achievement of the project is that each occurring historical word form has been electronically mapped to its corresponding lemma in High German and corrected or verified by domain experts. In all phases of the workflow, the interdisciplinary team (literary, linguistic, and computer technology specialists) insisted on high quality annotation and worked towards creating a sound basis that would allow for more sophisticated research questions.

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