digital history

sources. data. analysis.


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[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 […]

Examples of Datasets

Data fron the British Library Downloadable data from UK Hansard Transcriptions of the minutes of the Zurich executive in the 19th century (Regierungsratsprotokolle) as TEI XML with automatic entity recognition The dataset is provided via ZENODO: Dataset about the Paris-Bataclan attack

Introduction to Automatic Text Recognition

Tobias Hodel, Staatsarchiv des Kantons Zürich 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 […]