TNA Fellow Nikolche Mickoski

Macedonian Poetry Corpus

Nikolche Mickoski is Research Associate at Macedonian Academy of Sciences and Arts. The aim of the project was to create the first Macedonian poetry corpus from the folk songs collected by Miladinov brothers in the Collection and to try to annotate the corpus with Part- Of-Speech tags by using the available resources for Macedonian. Miladinov Brothers were Macedonian folklorists and representatives of Macedonian revival of the 19th century. The Collection of Miladinov Brothers was the first published collection of Macedonian songs. The Collection was published on June 24, 1961 in Zagreb, Croatia. It contains over 600 folk songs, traditions, games, riddles, proverbs and names. The Collection of Miladinov Brothers is regarded as the first big collection of Macedonian folk poetry.