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Why aggregate European Historic Newspapers

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A short presentation, using the example of the Sinking of the Titanic, on what can be gained from comparing different historical newspapers

A short presentation, using the example of the Sinking of the Titanic, on what can be gained from comparing different historical newspapers

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    Why aggregate European Historic Newspapers Why aggregate European Historic Newspapers Presentation Transcript

    • Europeana Newspapers 17 September 2013 – Amsterdam – Morning Edition Published by Alastair Dunning, The European Library
    • On 15th April 1912, the passenger ship Titanic, carrying over 2000 passengers and crew, crashed into an iceberg on its maiden voyage from Southampton to New York
    • Responses to the Titanic Disaster
    • Responses to the Titanic Disaster
    • Responses to the Titanic Disaster
    • Responses to the Titanic Disaster
    • Responses to the Titanic Disaster
    • News travels at different speeds, with importance that diminishes at different rates. This is true now as is was in 1912. (though the web changes things …)
    • The Europeana Newspapers project is making this kind of investigation easier, in several ways
    • 1. By creating full text for 8m pages
    • 2. By undertaking article segmentation for 2m pages
    • 3. By undertaking named entity extraction for 2m pages
    • 4. By developing a cross- searchable newspapers browser at The European Library (with metadata forwarded to Europeana)
    • Blue– Providing Content Yellow –Providing Technical Services Green – Associate Partners Europeana Newspapers - Partners https://maps.google.nl/maps/ms?msid=217164746645697066594.0004c3d764fcb71ed2314&msa=0&ll=52.589701,11.777344&spn=42.275511,114.169922
    • Timetable for rest of project Now - Test version of interface shared with project yesterday Throughout 2014 - Ongoing creation of OCR, and other related technical work (OLR, Named Entities) Throughout 2014 – Live version of website improved / usability testing Late 2014 - Final project conference Late 2014 - Newspaper browser completed with content and tools from project More information at http://www.europeana-newspapers.eu/