Project team

Karina van Dalen-Oskam, Huygens ING – KNAW (main project leader)
Maarten Marx, University of Amsterdam (local project leader)
Isaac Sijaranamual, University of Amsterdam
Katrien Depuydt, Institute for Dutch Lexicology (CLARIN center, local project leader)
Jesse de Does, Institute for Dutch Lexicology
Boukje Verheij, Institute for Dutch Lexicology

Karina van Dalen-Oskam is head of the Department of Literary Studies / Textual Scholarship at the Huygens Institute for the History of the Netherlands and professor of Computational Literary Studies at the University of Amsterdam. Her research involves research of medieval and modern Dutch literature from a digital and computational perspective. One of her research topics is the quantitative stylistic analysis of proper names in modern Dutch and English novels. She is the project leader of Namescape. She can be contacted at karina.van.dalen at

Maarten Marx is assistant professor at the Informatics Institute of the University of Amsterdam. He obtained his master in political science and his PhD in mathematical logic. Since 2002 his main research topic is XML, in particular XPath dialects. His current research interest is integration of large amounts of semi-structured, text-centric, data. He is a much-valued partner in several CLARIN-projects. In Namescape he coordinates the work done at the University of Amsterdam.

Isaac Sijaranamual is the programmer responsible for the tasks of the University of Amsterdam in Namescape.

Katrien Depuydt is head of the Dutch Language Bank at the INL (Institute for Dutch Lexicology) in Leiden. She is a historical linguist and lexicographer. She has worked on two major historical dictionaries and has many years of experience in managing electronic publishing and content management projects. In Namescape she coordinates the work done at the Institute for Dutch Lexicology, which acts as CLARIN center for the demonstrator project.

Jesse de Does works at the Institute for Dutch Lexicology as a computer linguist. In Namescape he is responsible for the adaptation and fine-tuning of the named entity recognition tools for literary application.

Boukje Verheij is lexicological assistant at the Institute for Dutch Lexicology. She takes care of the data curation and related tasks in the Namescape project.