Analysing World War 1 diaries

World War 1 was a significant event in Australian history which helped shape our national identity.

Historians have manually analysed individual diaries and other personal accounts of soldiers to gain an insight into what the soldiers went through. 

In recent years the NSW State library has digitised and transcribed their collection of approximately 660 WW1 diaries, giving researchers access to digital (text) versions of the diaries. This project applies computational techniques to these diaries to understand how the soldiers' emotions, and the topics they wrote about, changed as the war progressed. At this display you will be able to use a web app to explore the diaries using these computational techniques.

Transforming technologies


Mathematical Sciences

Ashley Grace Dennis-Henderson

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