Category: Workshops

[Workshop] Introduction to Semantic Web technologies for Digital History

The objective of this workshop is to examine the challenges of how to store, represent and exploit digital historical information. The first part will give an overview of the Semantic Web technologies ecosystem, with the introduction of Linked Data, RDF, Ontologies, and SPARQL. The second part will be a hands-on SPARQL training, with the exploration […]

Introduction to Automatic Text Recognition

Tobias Hodel, Staatsarchiv des Kantons Zürich tobias.hodel@uzh.ch The workshop will give an introduction in the technologies of text recognition. We will use Transkribus, a free and open platform for recognizing text, using Optical Character Recognition (OCR) as well as Handwritten Text Recognition (HTR). Transkribus is developed in project READ: Archives, libraries and universities are increasingly […]

[workshop] Laws as a trace of History. Searching for societal shifts in XML data

This workshop aims to explore the digital collection of laws of the Official Compilation (Recueil Officiel des lois fédérales) from 1947 to 1998. Unlike most literary texts, legal texts are deeply nested and interlinked: they require a specific approach, but their systematic structure also facilitates the extraction of numeric and categorical data, such as dates […]