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Political meetings mapper, British Library Labs symposium, 2 November 2015

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Slides for my talk at the British Library, 2 November 2015

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Political meetings mapper, British Library Labs symposium, 2 November 2015

  1. 1. http://www.bl.uk/learning/histcitizen/21cc/struggle/chartists1/historicalsources/source6/kenningtoncommon.html
  2. 2. But how many meetings?
  3. 3. Days of searching the images and mapping by hand …. Or just under 2.30 mins of Python running? Take your choice!
  4. 4. • Redo the OCR of original image files using Abbyy Finereader 12 OCR
  5. 5. • Redo the OCR of original image files using Abbyy Finereader 12 OCR • Python code to extract place names & • geo-code places using a gazetteer Geo-code • Python code with regex to extract dates • Basic NLP to calculate the dates of words like ‘tomorrow’ Date
  6. 6. In 462 towns & villages and counting…
  7. 7. https://about.me/katrina.navickas

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