Marieke van Erp
Marieke van Erp uses language technology to make big data more accessible for humanities research. In her research, she has made various datasets more insightful, enabling semi-automatic storytelling from data as well as discoveries of needles in data haystacks, such as shady actors involved in the financial crisis and half-eaten animal specimens.
Marieke van Erp is the team leader of the Digital Humanities Lab. Van Erp, language technologist and specialist in the field of semantic analysis of texts on entities and events, worked at Tilburg University, Naturalis, and since 2009 at the VU; she pioneered her PhD research (defended in 2010) on digital humanities methods on historical textual sources.