Europeana Newspapers project contribution to the freedom of information: finding out about Nikola Tesla from historical newspapers

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Europeana Newspapers project contribution to the freedom of information: finding out about Nikola Tesla from historical newspapers

  1. 1. Europeana newspapers project contribution to the freedom of information: finding out about Nikola Tesla from historical newspapers Dr Stela Filipi Matutinovic Jelena Andonovski University of Belgrade, University Library “Svetozar Markovic” INFORUM, Prague, 2013
  2. 2. Europeana Newspapers: Aims and Objectives • Aggregation and refinement of newspapers for portal Europeana. • Will use refinement methods for OCR, OLR (article segmentation), and named entity (NER) • The libraries participating in the project will provide around 18 million digitised newspaper pages to Europeana • European libraries will be encouraged to contribute newspapers to Europeana, 11 already invited 2
  3. 3. EUROPEANA NEWSPAPERS CONSORTIUM SBB ONB NLP BnF SUB HH USAL NLL KB LIBER CCS NLT UB UBIK LFT BL
  4. 4. Who was Nikola Tesla? “When wireless is perfectly applied the whole earth will be converted into a huge brain, which in fact it is, all things being particles of a real and rhythmic whole. We shall be able to communicate with one another instantly, irrespective of distance. Not only this, but through television and telephony we shall see and hear one another as perfectly as though we were face to face, despite intervening distances of thousands of miles; and the instruments through which we shall be able to do his will be amazingly simple compared with our present telephone. A man will be able to carry one in his vest pocket.” Nikola Tesla, 1926 4
  5. 5. Contemporary newspaper`s articles on Tesla Press clippings in Nikola Tesla Museum in Belgrade Searchable full text articles in open access from American newspapers
  6. 6. Searchable articles on Tesla in Europe 6
  7. 7. Thank you for your attention! Stela Filipi Matutinovic stela@unilib.bg.ac.rs

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